Live Concert Photography: The Coathangers with Patio and Tijuana Panthers
Baby’s All Right
March 29, 2016
Since their formation over a decade ago, Atlanta, GA-based trio and JOVM mainstay The Coathangers have released four full-length albums and have gone on a number of North American and European tours, all of which have cemented their reputation for incredibly gritty and catchy songs — and for unruly live shows. Now, if you’ve been frequenting this site over the past few months, you’d know that during the recording sessions for Suck My Shirt, the band went through a lineup change as Candice Jones left the band, making the band a trio comprised of Julia Kugel (vocals and guitar), Meredith Franco (bass), and Stephanie Luke (drums). And as a result, Suck My Shirt revealed a refined a songwriting approach in which the material was more streamlined and direct while retaining the raw, fury and (seeming) spontaneity that won them national and international attention. The Atlanta-based trio’s recently released fifth full-length effort, Nosebleed Weekend continues in the same lines of Suck My Shirt as album singles like “Make It Right,” and “Nosebleed Weekend” possess a similar primal simplicity as those singles nod at garage punk and surfer rock — but with the sort of anthemic hooks that you can imagine a room full of sweaty, moshing concertgoers could yell along with lustily.
The Coathangers are in the middle of a rather lengthy tour to support Nosebleed Weekend and I caught the band when they stopped at Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s hottest new music venue, Baby’s All Right for a rowdy and raucous set at the end of last month. Opening the night was Brooklyn-based post-punk trio Patio. Comprised of Loren DiBlasi, Lindsey-Paige McCloy and Alice Suh, the trio will be playing an EP release show at Palisades on April 22. Patio was followed by the Long Beach, CA-based punk trio Tijuana Panthers, who played a blistering opening set. Check out some photos from the show below.
(Photo Caption: Patio performing at Baby’s All Right last month.)
(Photo Caption: Concertgoers having a great time at Baby’s All Right last month)