Being the lead singer of a famous band requires nerves of steel, a surplus of swagger, and the patience to endure Cleveland's rambling, uncomfortably personal answer to "How you doin' tonight, Cleveland?" Catch master showmen in their element with this GrouponLive deal to see Orgy at The Yost Theater in Santa Ana. For $15, you get two tickets for general admission on Wednesday, December 5, at 8 p.m. (up to a $30 value). Doors open at 7 p.m.
Originally formed in 1994, Orgy shot up like a spike through the late 1990s and early 2000s, skewering on its way popular conceptions of metal while tacking a platinum and a gold record to their walls. Today, Orgy’s roster retains only lead singer Jay Gordon, but still focuses on a style the band refers to as “death pop.” The mascara-stained quintet infuses serrated riffs with sci-fi elements, such as the syncopated pop of synthesized rhythms and the sound of a lightsaber being turned on and off really fast. The band rattles brain cages with the thudding bass line of “Stitches” before flying into a hard-edged rendition of New Order’s “Blue Monday,” trading in the original’s 8-bit sensibility for crackling guitars and the screamed refrain of “How does it feel to treat me like you do?” Them Guns opens the night with a mix of psychedelic synth, effortless harmonies, heavy bass, and classic-rock rhythms.
Warning: Some coarse language