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The Coathangers @ The Fillmore 

Wednesday, May 25 2016

Atlanta's most famous musicians may be of the rap and hip-hop persuasions, but to pretend the city is a one-genre pony is an insult to The Coathangers. The ATL's hardest-rocking daughters cut their teeth in the local punk scene, releasing five albums and — in true punk fashion — a hefty stack of 7-inches over the last decade. They're currently on tour promoting Nosebleed Weekend, their latest, critically acclaimed effort, which is filled with take-no-shit cuts like the spiky "Watch Your Back" and "Make It Right." (And then there's the video for the title track, in which they beat up their party guests, spitting literal blood with their middle fingers skyward.) The trio rage where '60s pop sensibilities meet The Slits and Sleater-Kinney, making for a band that is equal parts fun and ferocious — and out to please absolutely no one. But you probably got that already based on their sleeve tattoos, violent videos, heavy eyeliner, and bone-saw riffs turned up to maximum volume, not to mention the band name itself, which alludes to back alley abortions. Some things go without saying.


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