Live Footage: JOVM Mainstays The Coathangers Perform “Hurricane” at Alex’s Bar — Long Beach CA

Over the bulk of this site’s history, I’ve written quite a bit about the Atlanta, GA punk rock/garage rock band and JOVM mainstays The Coathangers, and as you may recall, the band, which is currently comprised of Julia Kugel (vocals and guitar), Meredith Franco (bass), and Stephanie Luke (drums) have released a handful of singles, three EPs and five full-length albums during 12 years together — and each album has found the band carefully refining their sound and songwriting approach, while balancing a brash, raw and seemingly spontaneous simplicity with a feral and biting urgency.  Interestingly, the band’s last two efforts 2016’s 2016’s Nosebleed Weekend and 2017’s Parasite EP found the band writing some of the most rousingly anthemic hooks they’ve ever written.

I’ve had the pleasure of catching the Atlanta, GA-based JOVM mainstays twice over the years, and live their set is frenetic and furious, and there’s a palpable sense of love, loyalty and intimacy between the bandmembers that makes their sets feel like an enormous punk rock love fest — and now, the members of The Coathangers have put their live sound to wax, with the release of their first live album, aptly titled Live, slated for a June 1, 2018 release through their longtime label home Suicide Squeeze Records. Now, as you may recall, Live was recorded during a two night stay Alex’s Bar in Long Beach, CA, and the album’s latest cut is a loose, jammy and feral barn burner-like rendition of “Hurricane.” Much like the live album’s first single “Gettin’ Mad and Pumpin’ Iron,” there’s accompanying live footage that captures the band’s frenetic, high energy live set.

The band have developed a reputation for being relentless road warriors, who tear up stages wherever they play, and they’re in the middle of a lengthy Stateside tour to support the live album.  The Coathangers will be touring throughout the European Union in the fall, and they recently announced those dates, which you can check out below.



06.01.18 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
06.02.18 – Gainesville, FL @ High Dive
06.03.18 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
06.05.18 – New Orleans, LA @ Santos
06.06.18 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
06.07.18 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
06.09.18 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
06.10.18 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street
06.12.18 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
06.13.18 – Davenport, IA @ Raccoon Motel
06.14.18 – DeKalb, IL @ The House Cafe
06.15.18 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi
06.16.18 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement
* with Minus the Bear

THU OCT 18 – Leeds UK, Hyde Park Book Club
FRI OCT 19 – London UK, Moth Club
SAT OCT 20 – Birmingham UK, Actress & Bishop
SUN OCT 21 – Brighton UK, Sticky Mikes
TUE OCT 23 – Roubaix FR, La Cave aux Poètes
WED OCT 24 – Utrecht NL, DB’s
TUE OCT 25 – Copenhagen DK, Stengade
FRI OCT 26 – Gothenburg SE, Oceanen
SAT OCT 27 – Stockholm SE, Bar Brooklyn
SUN OCT 28 – Malmo SE, Plan B
WED OCT 31 – Berlin DE, Urban Spree

THU NOV 1 – Hamburg DE, Nochwache
FRI NOV 2 – Leipzig SE, Conne Island
SUN NOV 4 – Vienna AT, Arena
MON NOV 5 – Munich DE, Kranhalle
TUE NOV 6 – Nurnberg DE, Club Stereo
WED NOV 7 – Karlsruhe DE, Alte Hackerei
FRI NOV 9 – Charleroi BE, Eden
MON NOV 12 – Paris FR, Supersonic
TUE NOV 13 – Angers FR, Le Chabada
THU NOV 15 – San Sebastián ES, Gastropote Market
FRI NOV 16 – Madrid ES, Wurlitzer Ballroom
SAT NOV 17 – Lisbon PT, Sabotage