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Iceage @ (le) poisson rouge
Iceage are the foremost ambassadors for Copenhagen storied punk scene, due to their excellent 2011 album New Brigade and general handsomeness. (Seriously, Ronnenfelt has gone Full Catalano at this point. Be careful out there ladies.) The downcast synth tone of the openers was no preparation for the surge of riffs and pouts they were about to unleash.
The nuance and melody that made New Brigade so excellent gets kind of steamrolled by the band's live pace and force. But still, you have to admire the intensity that turns (le) poisson rouge, a venue with "sedately hip" as its default mode, into a teeming mess of a mosh pit. The crowd looked like they wanted to rip the band, and each other, to pieces. Out of love. It was a very entertaining spectacle from the wings.
These kids are sooooo serious! I know they want to make it an intense and harrowing concert experience, but it can't help but be adorable, like kittens on the hunt.
If you look very closely here, you'll see the concentrated speed and impact with which a burly punk dude's head meets the stage once sufficiently hip-checked.