By Ben Olson
What better way to ring in the new year than with one of the funkiest bands around.
The Fourth Annual Hive New Year’s Eve Ball features Orgōne, an eight-person band that delivers dirty, organic funk and soul with heart. It’s music that grabs you by the collar, pulls you to your feet and shoves you right to the dance floor.
Best of all, a portion of each ticket goes to benefit the Angels Over Sandpoint, a local nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping those in need in the community.
Based in Los Angeles, Orgōne’s sound has been drawn from the funk and soul era of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Members of the octet have been playing together since the early 1990s, and the band has backed and opened for many of the top hip hop musicians in the world.
“We intend our music to have an inhibition-canceling effect,” said founding guitarist Sergio Rios. “It speaks to those who may have wallflower tendencies encouraging everyone to own the freakiness that lives inside them, and enjoy the spotlight for a little while. Sometimes it takes a nudge to let go and get on the dance floor. And sometimes it takes a big ol’ push… a love shove, if you will. And we’re well versed in those.”
Vocalist Adryon de León elevates the band’s soulfulness to intoxicating new levels on Orgōne’s latest studio album, “Beyond the Sun,” which can be accessed via Soundcloud or Spotify.
The New Year’s Eve Ball is the biggest production of the year at the Hive, complete with electrifying countdown, balloon drop and a confetti blizzard. Tickets are available for $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 10:30 p.m. V.I.P. Booths are available for this show – contact VIP@livefromthehive.com for more information. This is a 21 and up show. More information available at www.livefromthehive.com.