I made a journey back to Iowa after being away for a while, and the one thing I knew to check out was if there was anything going on with Grinnell concerts (Rating: A). Grinnell College is the self-proclaimed rock and roll capital of Poweshiek County, and nearly every weekend they…
Quick correction. Iceage did in fact play “You’re Nothing.”
And when a band has a total of less than an hour of released material, I wouldn’t expect a long set.
We drove from Omaha to see it, which is a three hour trek, and though the show was really short, I had kind of expected it to be. I thought that that’s what punk was about: A quick, cathartic release.
There is no way that this was the best show I’ve ever seen, nor the worse, but it was by far the most strange, eerie show I’ve ever attended. There’s something about Elias as a vocalist that is mystical, enigmatic, and quite unnerving that I can’t put my finger on.