The Freeze in Seattle Fri 4/10
The Freeze (Boston) - http://www.myspace.com/rabidreaction
The Freeze are a hardcore punk rock band from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Freeze formed in late 1978. At the time all members were in high school. The Freeze are generally considered to be a Boston hardcore band, but they never truly fit into the typical Boston mould. Like most hardcore groups, the band was started by enthusiastic teenagers. Indeed, despite the popularity of their first record, the band's ability to capitalize on their local fame was limited only by their age at the time. Most members weren't old enough to drive to Boston, the local mecca of hardcore.
The Freeze were neither straight edge nor heavy metal-influenced like their Boston contemporaries DYS and SSD. The Freeze have a more melodic sound which hints more to punk rock than hardcore.
Clif Hanger (real name: Clifton Croce), the lead singer of the Freeze, set up dozens of all-ages shows in Cape Cod in the early years of American hardcore music. Virtually all of the Boston hardcore bands played with The Freeze at these shows, as well as nationally known bands like Black Flag. They also went on two considerably successful tours following the release of their "Guilty Face" EP and "Land of the Lost" LP.
The Freeze have undergone numerous lineup changes, but they are praised for their longevity and unwavering idealism. Currently, Clif Hanger is the only remaining original member. The Freeze have not had the greatest success in the realm of hardcore punk, but their influence on more recent punk and melodic hardcore is far more reaching than their fan base. 2007/2008 will be the band's busiest years for them. With the help of their new label Beer City, The Freeze will be putting out a comprehensive "best of" CD/DVD titled 27 Years of Defiance in the Spring, to be followed by their third headlining tour of Europe as well as their long-awaited second tour of the U.S. Beer City has plans to put The Freeze back in the recording studio sometime during Fall 2008 to record their tenth release.
206 5th Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98109
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|