Iron Chic is one of those bands that I could watch night after night and not get bored with so I’m super excited that they will be stopping by the 7th Street Entry on Tuesday, May 28th.
While the more obvious side of punk rock tends to be its discontent, New York’s Iron Chic use their melodic punk to evoke the genre’s sense of community and oneness unlike any other. Formed in 2008, the band cultivated a driving and infectious sound packed with so many singalong choruses and who-oh-ohs that it’s hard not to want to dive in and be a part of the action. Pair a sound like that with songs whose lyrics tackle the disappointment, angst, and uncertainty of life, and you have a virtual maelstrom of emotive and engaging punk reminiscent of bands like the Bouncing Souls.
Spanish Love Songs, who will be joining Iron Chic, is a five piece punk band based in Los Angeles, CA. They formed in 2014 after the demise of a previous band and a chance Craiglist post about lonely people looking to go to punk shows. Their sound combines the energy of drunken bar shows with the immediacy of intimate, lived-in lyrics. Self-released in 2015 (and later reissued on Wiretap Records), their first album, Giant Sings the Blues, chronicles singer Dylan Slocum’s mid-twenties through songs about apathy, anxiety, and a slowly disintegrating marriage, all told over fast drums and rousing power chords.
Kicking this incredible night off will be Minneapolis’ own- Butcher’s Union! Butcher’s Union are Paddy and Billy from Dillinger Four, Christy from Pink Mink, Shawn from Gay Witch Abortion, and Scott from United Teachers of Music.
Tickets are still available HERE!