Photo by Jason Travis


The Coathangers

July 26
7:30 p.m.
Indie Rock, Rock

The Coathangers—guitarist Julia Kugel, bassist Meredith Franco, and drummer Stephanie Luke, all of whom share vocal duties—continue to be an underrated punk band. Coming up in the Atlanta rock scene not far behind the Black Lips and the late Jay Reatard, the Suicide Squeeze Records signees are one of the most consistent units produced from their hometown in recent memory. Keyboardist Candice Jones left the group in 2013—a setback for sure, but the remaining members flexed all the muscles of their crunchy, efficient attack on subsequent records. Last year, the ’Hangers made a leap forward with their most professional LP yet, Nosebleed Weekend, which proved their affinity for kinetic fun is unfadeable. This May, Kugel, Franco, and Luke followed it up with a politically inspired, 12-minute blast of an EP, Parasite, written during the 2016 U.S. election. Aside from the delicate closer “Drifter,” it’s another fiery onslaught from the band, highlighted by the alternate version of Nosebleed Weekend’s “Down Down.”