Down The 5: Iceage strut, howl, and stagger in Los Angeles

Dropping into LA in support of their fourth album Beyondless, Denmark’s Iceage brought a swelling musical catalog, stage presence, and ego to The Regent in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Led by the swaggering moans of singer Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, Iceage ran through a 75-minute set pulling primarily from the new Nick Cave-inspired Beyondless. Everything about the band seems to be getting bigger. They used to play 15 minute sets when they stormed onto the scene back in 2011, the shows a slobbering mess of guitar noise, alcohol, and Rønnenfelt’s barely audible moaning. In those days, their carelessness on-stage [...]

Iceage returning to Elbo Room on Halloween night

Photo by Isabel Asha Penzlien Fresh off the release of their third album, Copenhagen's Iceage will return to Elbo Room this Halloween night for a rare, up close and personal San Francisco performance. Plowing Into the Field of Love was released on Matador earlier this month, and finds the band inching beyond the bleak, post-hardcore attitude of their previous releases. As the new album brings mandolin, organ, piano and viola into the mix, it will be interesting to see if Iceage will incorporate any of these new instruments into their live set. Just because the Iceage boys have grown as [...]

By |October 21, 2014|Tags: |

Why you should go see Iceage at Elbo Room

(Photo: Isabel Asha Penzlien) Danish post-punk outfit Iceage is playing San Francisco's own Elbo Room on Halloween, and you have to go see them. Why? Because: That's the video for "The Lord's Favorite", a song that will presumably be on the new album the band has said it will release later this year. They haven't released any details on the album yet, but they said that they're going to be featuring the new material on their North American tour. So if you want a sneak peek at the new album, you will want to be at this show. But the [...]

By |August 5, 2014|Tags: |

Review & Photos: Iceage, Merchandise @ Rickshaw Stop, 3/25/13

Photos by Nicole L. Browner The Danish post-punk group Iceage pounded their way through an intense set on Monday night at the Rickshaw Stop. Draped in a blue darkness occasionally blasted with white light from a photographer's camera flash, the teenage foursome played with a counterintuitively sloppy focus — like a band nuked on caffeine and alcohol — as they stumbled and swayed along with the grimy, tangled low-end that defines their 2013 LP You're Nothing. If you didn't already know the songs, you weren't going to learn them here: Iceage outright avoided playing the album's catchiest song, "Wounded Hearts," [...]

By |March 27, 2013|Tags: , |

Live This Month: March 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #301)

Live This Month: March 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #301) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. With South by Southwest leading much of independent music to converge in Austin later this month, tons of bands are hitting the road. All of them, it would seem, are playing in the San Francisco Bay Area in March. Even if you aren't going to SXSW this year, you can still catch plenty of buzzed-about acts, like Thurston Moore's [...]

Free Amoeba shows this week: Iceage, Release the Sunbird

Two bands playing recommended shows are also playing free sets at Amoeba SF this week, making the store even more tempting than usual. On Tuesday (6pm, Free), Danish post-punk band Iceage will be performing at Amoeba. If you missed them last night at the Elbo Room, you have one more chance to check out this buzzed-about quartet. Iceage - "White Rune" On Friday night (6pm, Free), Zach Rogue's Release the Sunbird graces the Amoeba stage. You can also see Release the Sunbird prior at the Swedish American Hall on July 28th and at Outside Lands.

Live This Month: July 2011 – an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #252)

Live This Month: July 2011 (Podcast #252) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. As summer touring heats up, a bunch of buzz bands are coming through town this month, and the arriving Iceage, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Cold Showers have all received strong praise for their debuts. Meanwhile, several locals, including Release the Sunbird, Form & Fate, and Painted Palms, all have new records they're supporting with SF shows. Last, but not least, we're gearing up for our free Phono Del [...]

Iceage is coming to the Elbo Room and Amoeba in July

Iceage - "White Rune" Iceage - "Broken Bone" The buzz around Iceage is of the sort that immediately puts my bullshit-sensors on heightened alert. They're teenagers! From Denmark! Playing catchy, intense post-/punk! The press release basically writes itself! But, you know what? As it turns out, New Brigade, out now on What's Your Rupture?, totally rules. And if the early reviews of the quartet's first US shows are any indication, the band is one to catch when it hits the Elbo Room on July 25th (with Cult of Youth, 9pm, $10) and Amoeba SF on the 26th (6pm, Free). Tickets [...]

By |June 28, 2011|Tags: |
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