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The Coathangers

Noise Pop Festival 2018 & Burger A Go-Go present

The Coathangers

Death Valley Girls, The Flytraps, Feels

Mon, Feb 19, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$22.50 ADV / $25 DOOR

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

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The Coathangers
The Coathangers
An all-female garage punk band with an irreverent, fun-loving attitude, the Coathangers play purposefully simple, hooky tunes that borrow from vintage girl group sounds and contemporary teen pop acts as much as the old-school punk and new wave outfits that inform their sound. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, the Coathangers were formed in 2006 by guitarist and singer Julia Kugel (aka Crook Kid Coathanger), bassist and singer Meredith Franco (aka Minnie Coathanger), keyboardist and singer Candice Jones (aka Bebe Coathanger), and drummer and singer Stephanie Luke (aka Rusty Coathanger) -- Kugel and Franco were working together in a dress shop that specialized in wedding gowns and prom dresses; Jones and Luke were earning their living as bartenders. While they could barely play their instruments, they were eager to take the stage, and after playing their first show at a house party, the Coathangers soon made their proper stage debut opening for the Hiss, and their sense of fun soon won over hometown audiences.
They also became friends with fellow Atlanta band the Black Lips, who gave the Coathangers opening slots that helped them gain an even larger audience. In 2007, infamous Atlanta punk label Die Slaughterhaus Records teamed up with New York's Rob's House Records to issue the band's self-titled debut album, and the Coathangers were playing out as often as their schedules would permit, frequently gigging throughout Georgia and venturing out on short tours. Their second album, 2009's Scramble, was released by Suicide Squeeze Records, and by the time they put out 2011's Larceny & Old Lace, they were playing throughout the country and even toured Europe opening for the Thermals. In 2013, the Coathangers hit Europe again opening for ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, but by the end of the year, they were reduced to a trio when Candice Jones left the group. Undaunted, the Coathangers pressed on as a three-piece as they recorded album number four, Suck My Shirt, which was released in the spring of 2014. In 2016, the Coathangers returned with their fifth album, the well-received Nosebleed Weekend. The Parasite EP followed in the summer of 2017 on Suicide Squeeze Records. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Death Valley Girls
Death Valley Girls
Think of Death Valley Girls as an acid-tripping science experiment that’s been buried alive, and resurrected as a sexually liberated dystopian chain-gang. A cosmic scar, if you will, on the hills of Echo Park, where the experiment began in 2013 by proto-punk Bonnie Bloomgarden and guitarist Larry Schemel — who got lost in the desert, returned to their haunted garage in Echo Park, and pieced together their vision with shopworn images of sexploitation babes, a blood-soaked Iggy Pop, and Bloomgarden’s series of phantasms, the result of spending a year in a mental institution, where she planned her neon-glowing odyssey by listening to Black Sabbath and UFO, reading about alien conspiracy theories, and deriving her band’s moral compass from a line she saw in a movie:

“Everybody’s gotta be in a gang,” from campy sexploitation romp Switchblade Sisters (1975).

L.A. Weekly referred to them as “the city’s unofficial proto-metal boogie band” when their debut, Street Venom, resurrected the bygone spirit of sleazy rock and roll based on urban ills, tabloid nudes, dangerous sex, and the next generation of girls gangs.

Glow in the Dark, their much anticipated Burger Records debut was released in June of 2016.
Feels
Feels
The​ ​brainchild​ ​of​ ​four​ ​long-term​ ​friends​ ​and​ ​musical​ ​collaborators,​ ​FEELS​ ​got​ ​its​ ​start​ ​in​ ​2014​ ​-- although​ ​the​ ​group​ ​can​ ​trace​ ​its​ ​roots​ ​back​ ​much​ ​further.​ ​Laena​ ​Geronimo​ ​(guitar/vocals),​ ​Amy Allen​ ​(bass/vocals)​ ​and​ ​Michael​ ​Rudes​ ​(drums)​ ​formed​ ​their​ ​first​ ​punk​ ​band​ ​as​ ​teens​ ​in​ ​LA’s San​ ​Fernando​ ​Valley​ ​as​ ​an​ ​outlet​ ​for​ ​their​ ​high​ ​school​ ​angst​ ​and​ ​suburban​ ​ennui.

Fast-forward​ ​several​ ​years,​ ​and​ ​Laena​ ​and​ ​Michael​ ​had​ ​picked​ ​up​ ​another​ ​musical​ ​soulmate​ ​in the​ ​form​ ​of​ ​guitarist,​ ​vocalist​ ​and​ ​fellow​ ​Angeleno​ ​Shannon​ ​Lay.​ ​The​ ​stars​ ​aligned​ ​and​ ​sparks flew​ ​with​ ​Amy’s​ ​return,​ ​and​ ​FEELS​ ​was​ ​born.​ ​Without​ ​abandoning​ ​their​ ​raw​ ​punk​ ​background, FEELS​ ​has​ ​quickly​ ​progressed​ ​into​ ​exciting​ ​new​ ​sonic​ ​territory,​ ​balancing​ ​delicate​ ​vocal harmonies​ ​with​ ​piercing​ ​intertwined​ ​guitar​ ​leads​ ​and​ ​nervy,​ ​post-punk-inspired​ ​rhythms.

The​ ​band’s​ ​debut​ ​self-titled​ ​LP,​ ​recorded​ ​by​ ​garage​ ​rock​ ​auteur​ ​Ty​ ​Segall​ ​and​ ​released​ ​on​ ​John Dwyer’s​ ​Castle​ ​Face​ ​Records,​ ​established​ ​FEELS​ ​as​ ​a​ ​frontrunner​ ​in​ ​Los​ ​Angeles’​ ​vibrant underground​ ​scene,​ ​while​ ​tours​ ​across​ ​both​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States​ ​and​ ​Europe​ ​rightly​ ​earned​ ​the group​ ​an​ ​international​ ​following​ ​of​ ​ardent​ ​fans.

For​ ​their​ ​sophomore​ ​album,​ ​FEELS​ ​enlisted​ ​the​ ​help​ ​of​ ​producer​ ​Tim​ ​Green​ ​(Nation​ ​of​ ​Ulysses, The​ ​Fucking​ ​Champs)​ ​to​ ​help​ ​capture​ ​their​ ​dynamic​ ​songwriting​ ​and​ ​magnetic​ ​instrumental interplay.​ ​The​ ​resulting​ ​record​ ​offers​ ​a​ ​deft​ ​display​ ​of​ ​carefully​ ​orchestrated​ ​juxtaposition, marrying​ ​siren-inspired​ ​vocals​ ​with​ ​aggressive​ ​guitar​ ​work,​ ​psychedelic​ ​freakouts​ ​with​ ​post-punk minimalism,​ ​the​ ​ferocious​ ​growl​ ​of​ ​Hole​ ​with​ ​the​ ​impassioned​ ​howl​ ​of​ ​X.​ ​The​ ​daughter​ ​of​ ​Devo founding​ ​member​ ​Alan​ ​Myers,​ ​lead​ ​singer​ ​Laena​ ​exhibits​ ​an​ ​innate​ ​ear​ ​for​ ​unique​ ​melodies informed​ ​by​ ​her​ ​eclectic​ ​musical​ ​upbringing.​ ​Shannon​ ​and​ ​Amy​ ​also​ ​contribute​ ​heavy-hitting​ ​yet delicate​ ​songs,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​three​ ​as​ ​electrified​ ​players​ ​bring​ ​out​ ​the​ ​best​ ​in​ ​each​ ​other’s​ ​creations. Michael​ ​keeps​ ​things​ ​interesting​ ​with​ ​a​ ​rhythmic​ ​arsenal​ ​that​ ​is​ ​at​ ​once​ ​playful​ ​and​ ​powerful, making​ ​this​ ​record​ ​a​ ​true​ ​collaborative​ ​effort.

Moving​ ​forward​ ​into​ ​2018,​ ​FEELS​ ​continues​ ​to​ ​hone​ ​their​ ​sound​ ​and​ ​win​ ​over​ ​new​ ​audiences thanks​ ​to​ ​a​ ​tireless​ ​work​ ​ethos​ ​and​ ​a​ ​busy​ ​touring​ ​schedule.​ ​Although​ ​these​ ​lifelong​ ​friends have​ ​been​ ​making​ ​music​ ​together​ ​since​ ​childhood,​ ​this​ ​truly​ ​feels​ ​like​ ​just​ ​the​ ​beginning​ ​for FEELS.
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