The Freeze

The Freeze

The Linecutters, Loafass, Kaiju Go-Go

Wed, October 31, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

The Freeze
The Freeze
Since their inception in 1978, The Freeze have the distinction of being the first punk rock band from
Cape Cod, which is the small off shoot of the state of Massachusetts that looks like a flexing arm if you
are checking out a map. Formed by Clif Hanger (aka Clifton Croce), The Freeze has had a revolving cast
of bandmates, including Hanger’s longtime songwriting collaborator, Bill Close, who’s incendiary guitar
style punctuates the bands unique sound, The Freeze have carved out a respectable, if not legendary,
40-year career.

Initially, the band first received international attention in the punk rock world from being part of the
This Is Boston, Not LA compilation in 1982. The Freeze provided the title track to the record which also
featured fellow Boston area bands like The F.U.’s, Gang Green, The Proletariat, and Jerry’s Kids, among
others. When the band played four of the seven tracks off of This Is Boston, Not LA at their 2018 Punk
Rock Bowling appearance in Las Vegas, Nevada, from the crowd’s reaction, you would have never
guessed the songs were over 36 years old.

With nine LPs under their belt and a handful of singles, The Freeze have continued to crank out one
excellent record after another during their lengthy career. From the first single, “I Hate Tourists” which
came out on Newbury Comics imprint, Modern Method Records, to their upcoming 40 Years of Defiance
Volume 1 compilation coming out in the Fall of 2018 on Slope Records, The Freeze have continued to
deliver great music combining Hanger’s biting yet thought provoking lyrics and Close’s intricate riffs that
are both catchy and caustic. In addition to the upcoming retrospective of their storied career, Slope
Records will also be releasing and album of all new material by the band in late 2018 or early 2019.

Hanger moved to Phoenix in the mid-2000s and Close now resides in Los Angeles, but the east coast
attitude is still part of the band. Rhythm guitarist Zack Carmichael has been with the band for over a
decade, drummer Aaron Hjalmarson for the last three, and newcomer, bassist Tom Reardon is a
longtime veteran of the Phoenix scene and also the A&R Director for Slope Records. With a rock-solid
lineup, new records to promote, and having recently signed to Slope, the future looks bright for The
Freeze. Check them out when they come to your town in 2018, 2019, and beyond.
The Linecutters
The Linecutters
Since 2013, The Linecutters have been infecting the Phoenix area with their ska/punk infused sound one show at a time. The three-piece band from the east valley is made up of Jett Smith, on bass and vocals, Marceliano Festa, on guitar and vocals, and Kaz McClain, on drums.
Loafass came together in the mid 90's when good friends Tommy and Fish said, let's start a band! They soon discovered V , who took on the bass, under a Tyrannosaurs Rex. Fueled by a happening Philadelphia music scene the duo found a drummer and bass player and Loafass developed a festive punk rock sound mixed with some heavy groove. A few years down the line Metal Mike took over on drums and the loaf only got better. Over the years Loafass has played from New York to Los Angles and many cities in between. Loafass has shared the stage with such classic bands as the The Bullys, Dwarves, Mondo Generator, Gang Green, Peelander Z, MOD, The Dickies, Guttermouth, and Green Jelly to name a few.
Kaiju Go-Go
Kaiju Go-Go
Kaiju Go-Go is a female fronted sci-fi/horror punk band from Philly.
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122

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