Sorry I couldn’t find a way to incorporate the movie Ice Age into the headline.
And we’re back. Just an hour or two after Christopher Owens romanced the Chapel, Danish punks Iceage stormed the newly constructed side stage at Eclectic, topping off what must be the best Chapel/Eclectic double feature since My Brightest Diamond vs. Bear Hands nearly two years ago to the date. Perhaps because it’s the first concert night of the semester and no one has homework (or maybe because of the dearth of punk shows last semester), a surprisingly substantial population of WesKids braved the arctic temperatures for an aptly named headliner. There was moshing and crowdsurfing and all that hooligan stuff, and the acclaimed Danish quartet held their own, alternating between 2011’s New Brigade and the upcoming You’re Nothing for a satisfying 40 minutes of punishing, rhythm-heavy noise-punk. In the words of energetic frontman Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, “Shout-out to all the frat boys. This song is not about you.”
Here is some shoddily filmed footage from Iceage’s set. If you squint hard near the end, you can sort of make out the singer grabbing Jesse Ross-Silverman ’13 by the hair:
Finally, a shout-out to homegrown punk openers Slasher Roth (the best band name since, err, Cum Tissue, which was the same band), Let’s Party Hats! Hats! Hats!, and Bakshi. I sadly missed Slasher’s set, but Bakshi was just as fun and psychotic as they were opening for Author & Punisher, and Let’s Party (featuring Nate Repasz ’14, Adam Johnson ’14, and
a third whose name I don’t know Sean Winnik ’14) slowed the tempos and brought some thick sludge and squealing saxophones into the mix.
Mediocre photos by me and homeboy Cal Hickox ’15. Last four photos by Rachel Pincus ’13.