Nothing can match the thrill of seeing a concert in person, not even watching it on high-definition Blu-ray or listening to it on a high-definition parrot. Get out of your cage with this GrouponLive deal to see Flogging Molly at The Palace Theatre. For $20, you get one ticket for reserved seating in the left, left-center, right, or right-center of the orchestra section on Saturday, June 16, at 8 p.m. (up to a $40.30 value, including all fees).
Flogging Molly has sated musical appetites with a soufflé of classic Celtic folk cooked in a punk-fueled oven since 1997. Led by Dublin-born lead singer Dave King, the uncompromising Los Angeles septet has earned a fervent fan base with its frenetic live performances, which mix hellion vocals and atomizing guitars with traditional Irish fiddle, mandolin, and accordions. The band weaves this iconoclastic instrumentation into underdog anthems and bruising lyrics that suggest William Butler Yeats head-butting Johnny Rotten. Pied-pipering their dedicated legion of fans into jaunty jigs and sing-along euphoria, their live show is packed with fan favorites such as “Drunken Lullabies” and “What’s Left of the Flag,” along with urgent instigators from their latest release, Speed of Darkness. The splendor of The Palace Theatre’s spacious interior suits the spectacle, and the venue’s history of surviving the Great Depression echoes Flogging Molly’s defiant conquest of potato famines.