Iceage, Mary Lattimore tonight at The Waiting Room…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 12:48 pm June 18, 2018

Iceage at Slowdown Jr., Oct. 24, 2014. The band plays tonight at The Waiting Room.

by Tim McMahan,

Iceage plays tonight at The Waiting Room. Here’s an excerpt from my review of their show at Slowdown Jr. back in 2014: “Iceage music is rough, a dry-heave style of punk with shadows of early monsters like Gang of Four and The Fall lying hidden beneath the waves. The rhythm section always is front and center providing a solid bedrock for Rønnenfelt’s low, breathy brays and yells.

Their latest album, Beyondless (2018, Matador), carries on in a similar style, though with a bit more of a pop sense (there’s even a track with Sky Ferreira). These days their sound more closely resembles The Cure than The Fall.

Opening act Mary Lattimore is a classically trained LA harpist who has performed with, among others, Thurston Moore, Steve Gunn and Kurt Vile. Judging from the track below, which sounds like something I’d hear while having a massage, it should be quite a contrast to Iceage’s abrasive minor-key punk.

This is an early show — 8 p.m. $15.

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