Ice Hockey is a surprisingly muted name for this Quad-Cities screamo quartet, considering singer/guitarist Joe Rodriguez delivers every word as though it's battering his very soul. Witness "The UAW Hall," where Rodriguez's voice gradually degrades, shifting from an almost-conversational tone to a broken squawk that suggests he's moments from falling completely to pieces. The band's music traces a similar arc, swinging from gorgeous passages to frantic outbursts, like calm seas unexpectedly giving way to choppy waters.

Ice Hockey is a surprisingly muted name for this Quad-Cities screamo quartet, considering singer/guitarist Joe Rodriguez delivers every word as though it’s battering his very soul. Witness “The UAW Hall,” where Rodriguez’s voice gradually degrades, shifting from an almost-conversational tone to a broken squawk that suggests he’s moments from falling completely to pieces. The band’s music traces a similar arc, swinging from gorgeous passages to frantic outbursts, like calm seas unexpectedly giving way to choppy waters.

Pizza Spirits and Things Fall Apart also perform.

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