with Vera Mesmer / Wicker / The Knife Outline / DJ Dayle
Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 7:30 PM PDT
Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
ORGY THE BAND Behind this provocative name (Orgy) hides a bunch of talented musicians who have caught both the media and public’s attention. Their first album Candyass, which was named in honor of a Drag Queen that Jay met in a bar, sold more than one and a half million copies and obtained, therefore, platinum status. The album was recorded in a studio situated in the magnificent mountainous region of Tahoe.
Blue Monday is certainly the aspect of Candyass which has held the public and media’s attention the most. The moment this cover of a New Order song was broadcasted on American radio and television, the hype surrounding this song, as well as its own intrinsic value, created a bustle in the musical industry. The majority of people actually believed that Blue Monday was the first single from Candyass, while it was in fact the song Stitches which was selected as its first opus. Two videos were also done for these two songs.
It is difficult to categorize Orgy’s music style on the album which includes a great mixture of various genres such as alternative rock, gothic music and industrial rock. "Death pop”, which is the way the group actually categorizes itself, is probably the best term to date to describe what Orgy really is. For beginners, “death pop” could easily mean “underground pop”, or in a better way, “music that anyone could listen to but tinted with darker parts”. Group aesthetics is another thing which causes to make them quickly noticed by the public and media in general. Orgy clearly stands out due to their very pronounced clothing style, the great quantity of make up the members wear and their uniquely styled hair.
VERA MESMER Mr. Mesmer and Miss Nadja met on a warm winter night under starlight and over wine. At eleven thirty he leant in and sang softly into her ear. She smiled, pulled at her glove, and slapped him. They both knew this was the beginning of something magnificent. Christopher Mesmer (formerly of Reveille), Nadja Mesmer (formerly of Coal Chamber) and Eli James, are the trio known as Vera Mesmer, one of the most exciting new acts on the hard rock scene, a sonic and literary depiction of the lost craft of storytelling and artistry. With an album to be released later this year, entitled “Orphans & Outlaws” the group recruited mixer Sean Beaven (Marilyn Manson, NIN). You can get a taste of what is coming from Vera Mesmer by watching their single “Back from the Dead,” which has become a viral videosuccess.With a short musical film for the single and an inaugural U.S.Tours booked with the likes of Stolen Babies, Vera Mesmer invites you to venture into their Music Noir.