The Coathangers play ‘The Devil You Know’ at the Independent

The Coathangers (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)  Back with a brand new record, The Coathangers performed songs off the band's new album, The Devil You Know, at the Independent in San Francisco and proved that at its core, the Atlanta trio hold the same fearlessness and outspoken attitude they're known for. The first single "F the NRA" tackles one of the nations biggest issues— even if it means the song isn't exactly radio-friendly. With the alarming rate of gun violence plaguing our nation, public outcry has been more prevalent than ever and the push to amend gun regulations is at an all-time high, Disturbingly, last year was the worst on record [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 22 – 24

Friday, February 22 Si Se Puede: Dolores Huerta's Playlist @ Paramount Theater With a little help from Jazz Mafia, the Oakland Symphony pays tribute to the civil rights icon with a program of jazz and pop classics made famous by folks like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Stravinksy, and John Lennon. Down & Outlaws @ Bottom of the Hill It can sometimes seem like guitars are on their way out in the Bay. If you're still a fan of a good old six-string, hit up Down & Outlaws for some classic rock and roll. The Soul Rebels, Big Freedia @ August [...]

Sponsored: Get excited about winter at the Independent

Local music fans, rejoice: The Independent has (once again) curated a calendar of upcoming shows that is sure to excite fans of all types. Over the course of the next few weeks, Bay Area music fans of all shapes and sizes — from connoisseurs of garage rock to French synth-pop, noise rock to self-aware pop-rock - will be able to enjoy the offerings of one of our top local music venues. It all begins with the Atlanta-bred powerhouse rock outfit, the Coathangers, as they make their way to a headlining gig at the Independent on Saturday, February 23. Opening the [...]

Behind the Scenes: The Coathangers

The Coathangers (photo: Estefany Gonzalez) Laurel Thatcher Ulrich once wrote "Well-behaved women seldom make history" — a quote which now appears on cups, T-shirts, and bumper stickers. If the iconic quote considers quiet women well-behaved, the roar of the Coathangers live shows are bound to write the band a place in history. The 2018 Noise Pop Music and Arts Festival kicked off at the tail end of a three-day weekend, and there was no better way to spend what the Coathangers dubbed “Not My Presidents Day” than by being surround in a room full of a diverse concert-goers at gig that [...]

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Phono del Sol Profile: The Coathangers

The Coathangers (photo: Erika Reinsel) The members of The Coathangers are bold, loud and do what they want. "The reason that we're so blunt and upfront is because what you see is what you get with us. I think that's just who we are as people," says drummer Stephanie Luke, aka Rusty Coathanger. "If we have a problem with something, we're going to address it to your face. If we love you, we're going to give you a big old hug and buy you a shot." I caught up with the drummer via phone a few days post the band's European [...]

Announcing the 2017 Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival: Thee Oh Sees, The Coathangers, Jay Som lead an amazing musical lineup! Phono del Sol — the Bay’s beloved community-centered nonprofit music and food festival — is back for amazing seventh year in Potrero del Sol Park. Come hang with music fans of all ages on Saturday, June 17, and take in the summer vibes with an incredible lineup of indie rock, punk and hip-hop sounds that’s sure to keep your ears happy all day long. Phono del Sol 2017 features a ton of national and local heavy hitters, including the return of garage-punk giants Thee Oh Sees, Atlanta noise-punks The Coathangers, Oakland-based indie favorite Jay Som, acclaimed SF singer-songster Sean [...]

The Bay Abridged: Aug 17 – 30

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every other Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of the Bay Area concert scene. The Redlight District, Bobcat Rob Armenti at Don Quixote’s International Music Hall (Felton) Aug. 17. On Wednesday the 17th, Santa Cruz’s favorite psychedelic hard rock and roll quartet The Redlight District kicked off a 4-gig mini-tour in Felton at Don Quixote’s. The boys took the [...]

The Coathangers to take control of the stage at The Independent

The first time I heard about The Coathangers was after I had been ranting to a friend about how I wanted to start a band but felt like it was too late and that I just wasn't good enough. She explained to me how (as the story goes) the members of The Coathangers felt the need to start a band and make music even though they could barely play their instruments. They just wanted to be in a band, make music, have fun, and take control of that fear that restricts so many femme musicians from taking the stage. [...]

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Live This Month: May 2016 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: May 2016 (Podcast #385) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. Plenty of younger bands populate this month's set of concert picks, but May's highlights include a significant number of indie veterans. Take the Atlanta trio pictured above, The Coathangers, whose fifth album may be the group's best yet. Local vets Rogue Wave returned last month after a three year break between records with their sixth LP, Delusions of Grand Fur, while the new LP from former [...]

The Bay Abridged: Sept 13 – Sept 21

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of last week's Bay Area concert scene. Zedd at The Bill Graham Civic AuditoriumThe Gathering of the Tribes with The Gentle Cycle, Buzzmutt, The Spiral Electric and more at Public Works (SF) Sept. 13. More than anything, I think it’s embarrassing to say that I had yet to venture out to Public Works - [...]

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