Friday, Dec. 26, 2008
Pigs on Ice
Tonight @ the Y-Not III - 10 p.m.
Though they’re clearly influenced by the Jesus Lizard and other seminal acts from Touch and Go’s back catalog, Milwaukee’s Pigs on Ice play their tightly wound punk and post-punk with a theatrical flamboyance that most of their no-frills muses eschewed. Using low-key, loosely themed costumes, the band aims to create a visual complement to their edgy rock ’n’ roll. This attention to detail and the subsequent word-of-mouth has helped them rise to the top of Milwaukee’s crowded basement scene. They play tonight as part of a 10 p.m. bill with Freight and Call Me Lightning tonight at the Y-Not III.