By: Philamonjaro Studio
Danish punk rock band Iceage played a headling set at House of Vans Chicago on Thursday, June 21st while on their current US tour. The show came on the heels of their fourth release, Beyondless, out on Matador records.
The band dropped its first single, "Catch It", in February, and it was given Best New Track acclaim from Pitchfork. Two more tracks were quickly released, "Pain Killer", and "Take it All" -- all three are marked by strong melodic arrangements for an aggressive band.
Two of those three were part of a tight, eleven song set that served as a taste of what this band is capable of.
Iceage conveys attitude while blending smart, tight instrumentalization with raw power.
Frontman Elias Bender Rønnenfelt works the stage with abandon and a devil-may-care poise.
While reaching over the security barrier to be close to the fans Rønnenfelt risked life and limb as he slipped off the stage for a hard fall never missing a beat or lyric.
Security helped the singer back on to the stage and he simply continued on.
Fans were clearly excited to witness the performance, singing along while reaching a pitched fury. A few crowd-surfers getting dump by the stage and escorted out.
This was truly an exciting performance with many memorable moments. House of Vans Chicago can claim another in a series of unique events that cater to true music lovers.