The Coathangers / Audacity / Tim Larson / Rabble Rabble DJs
Friday, Apr 11, 2014 9:30 PM CDT
(9:00 PM Doors)
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
It's been nearly four damn years since we hosted THE COATHANGERS, a scrappy band of young ladies from Atlanta who first started the band so they could hang out and play house parties. The fact that they didn't know "how" to "play" their instruments wasn't going to stop em from having a good time and, sure enough, they've been kicking asses ever since they started eight years ago. The trio has released a buttoload of split 7"s and three killer full lengths, all of which meet somewhere between no-wave’s caustic stabs of dissonance and garage rock’s primal minimalism. Their fourth LP, Suck My Shirt, is out on March 18th via Suicide Squeeze and it combines the grimy rock and brash sass of their early records with more locked-in and deliberate songwriting/recording than ever before. Fullerton, CA's AUDACITY blew us away with their youthful exuberance when they opened for HUNTERS back in November and it's no surprise that their Facebook bio says they're "the best band in the world" - congrats, dudes! You can take the boys out of the garage but you can't take the garage out of the boys and this rowdy quartet is hardly wet behind the ears after nine years of writing, recording and touring around the country. Their third LP, Butter Knife, was released on Suicide Squeeze last October and it's a balanced blend of pop sensibility and ribald power. It's their strongest album to date and proof they're one of the hottest bands on the Southern California scene. TIM LARSON opens the show with a sound that's shifted gears over the past year, but still maintains his dark, gothic leanings. LARSON last played here as AMERICAN PHARAOH back in September, opening for POP. 1280, and he blew us away with this new direction. He continues to dip his bluesy toes into the frozen underworld of stark, chilling Americana, and his blunt lyrics, weathered baritone and moody, shoegazy guitars are pure American folk/blues at heart.