Progressive rock can be both challenging and accessible, much like a James Joyce pop-up book or a mathematical proof written in barbecue sauce. Calculate the thrills of the incalculably catchy with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $31, you get one ticket to KFOX Kihncert 2011, with Yes, Styx, Kansas, and the Greg Kihn Band, on Wednesday, August 3, at 5:30 p.m. (a $49.50 value before fees, or up to a $62.50 value online, including all ticketing fees) at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View. Seating is located in sections 201–204 and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis upon ticket pickup at will call. In order to sit together, Groupons must be redeemed together. Parking is available for an additional fee, and doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Having helped shape the rock landscape, Yes, Styx, Kansas, and the Greg Kihn Band continue to flex their honed and toned musical muscles as they infuse the KFOX Kihncert 2011 with memory-stirring classic rock. The virtuosos of Yes flaunt their titanic talents as they crack the spine on a songbook that includes showstoppers such as “Roundabout” and “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” as well as material from their newest album, Fly From Here. Styx, responsible for tunes such as “Come Sail Away” and named for the most popular water park in ancient Greece, invites listeners to hitch their ears to its litany of hits, many of which have been re-recorded for the band's Regeneration series. Filling out the rock-chocked day, the wayward sons of Kansas carry on with orchestral opuses about philosophical dust, and Greg Kihn serenades cochleae with gems such as “Jeopardy” and “Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)” from his Kihnsolidation: The Best of Greg Khin box set.