San Diego CityBeat - Music http://www.sdcitybeat.com/sandiego/articles.sec-34-1-music.html <![CDATA[Iceage has a brutal mystique - Copenhagen punks are open to interpretation]]> Some performers choose to embrace openness. And then there’s Copenhagen punks Iceage. Maintaining a healthy level of ambiguity, they never reveal too much at once. ]]> <![CDATA[For Hills Like Elephants, it’s anything but Swift - Local rockers explore the realm between indie and pop]]> Hills Like Elephants—Davenport (keyboards, vocals), Armerding (guitar), Gregory Theilmann (synth, guitar), Daniel Gallo (bass), David Tye (drums)—is the type of band that fits comfortably in the space between “indie” and “pop.” ]]> <![CDATA[Merchandise’s extreme midnight - Florida indie-rockers get extra-dark on their new album]]> Back in 2009, the members of the Tampa outfit—Carson Cox, Pat Brady and Dave Vassalotti—began recording and releasing 7-inches and cassettes of fuzzy post-punk songs, with titles like Gone Are the Silk Gardens of Youth and Terminal Jagger Jane’s Addiction Box Set.]]> <![CDATA[Antibalas - Political ass-shaking Antibalas spurs more than dance-floor movements]]> Few will deny that America has some serious problems. Our troubles read like Apocalyptic signs: The war on Terror. The threat of war on Iraq. The faltering economy. Corporate scandals.]]>