Old people probably like to stand near the speakers at concerts because the reverberating bass lines feel good on their bones. Catch the rhythm with this GrouponLive deal to The Scene Is Dead Tour 2012 with Blood On The Dance Floor, Jeffree Star, New Years Day, and Davey Suicide at Ace of Spades. For $21, you get a VIP package for Tuesday, December 11 (up to a $43.95 total value, including all fees). The VIP package includes:
- One general-admission ticket to the concert at 6:30 p.m. (up to a $18.95 value, including all fees)
- Meet-and-greet session at 5 p.m. (a $25 value)
Unabashed profanity, fever-pitch melodrama, transgressive politics, and rafter-shaking beats mingle in The Scene Is Dead Tour, running nearly nonstop through December. Sporting severely sleek, Kiss-like makeup, the frontmen of Blood On The Dance Floor rose to national attention with the release of Evolution earlier this year. Glossing over gothic melancholy with a Lisa Frank color scheme, the duo boast a stylistic agility highlighted on tracks such as “Rise and Shine,” which melds agonized lyrics and two-ton dubstep. The elaborately coiffed foot-looseners are joined by fellow beatmaker, beauty guru, and sometime collaborator Jeffree Star. The self-styled “Queen of the Internet” in dayglo-pink hair, Star spits straightforwardly obscene come-ons with aggressive glee. His frank vocal delivery of ridiculously raunchy camp surges through driving, chopped-up beats on “Jeffree Star Has More Fun Than You” and moves sinuously slow on “Legs Up,” a song about proper marching technique.
Whereas these electronic acts revel in glamorous, boundary-pushing kitsch, the rest of the bill supplies a grittier perspective. New Years Day evokes a female-fronted Fall Out Boy, particularly on the sneering rock-waltz “I Was Right.” By contrast, “Two in the Chest, One in the Head” builds blistering guitar riffs off of a minor-key techno intro. Davey Suicide completes the billing, with his blond dreadlocks, leather-clad band, and unfiltered profanity bespeaking his allegiance to both Marilyn Manson and Eminem.
Ace of Spades
Surrounded by the former warehouses of Sacramento's R Street District, Ace of Spades heightens the concert-going experience with a moodily industrial ambiance. Four bars spaced around the venue keep drinks freshened as the blistering guitar solos onstage melt ice, and vintage lights and crimson wallpaper decorate the main bar.