Garage punk group The Coathangers are playing Santos bar tomorrow night. Grab your tickets here!
If the coathangers are anything, it’s definitely not subtle. Their music is catchy and fun, but purposeful and direct. In the 13 years since their formation, they’ve kept the fun-loving spirit, but refined their songwriting and performance.
The all-female garage punk group is playing at Santos tomorrow, Nov. 17. The tour is not only in support of their latest album, The Devil You Know, but also a fundraising effort for Planned Parenthood. For every ticket sold, $1 goes to support the Gulf Coast branch of the nonprofit, reproductive healthcare organization.
In the seven years since their formation, The Coathangers have released a slew of records and toured across North America and Europe countless times. What started as a casual party endeavor for the girls has brought their infectious songs and unruly live shows across the world.
The Atlanta based group just released their seventh album, The Devil You Know. The three piece consists of singer Julia (Crook Kid Coathanger), bass player Meredith (Minnie Coathanger) and drummer Stephanie (Rusty Coathanger.)
With their latest album, listeners can hear a refinement to the group’s songwriting. While still retaining the happy spontaneity of their early releases, their musicality is now much more deliberate. But don’t mistake that to think the girls have tamed themselves.
They may have focused their instrumental abilities, but their music is still scrappy and damn proud of it. With blatant songs like “F the NRA” and “Stranger Danger,” there’s a candid charm to their music. And their catchy, old-school punk hooks might just have you singing “F*#! the NRA” all day long.
The Coathangers play with Control Top and Painted Hands on Sunday night at Santos. Doors are at 7 and show is at 8.
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