When: Fri., June 27 2014
punk, rock, 10 p.m.
In recent years, Charleston’s music scene has gotten progressively more diverse — and consequently, more attractive — especially for touring bands like the all-female garage rock powerhouse The Coathangers. Hailing from Atlanta’s concrete jungle, the band has a rough-and-ready, snarling sound that they’re excited to bring to Charleston. “We’ve never played there before,” says vocalist Stephanie Luke, a.k.a. Rusty Coathanger. “And we’re excited to go to the beach.” Everybody loves sand and sunshine, although you wouldn’t necessarily expect that from a group of women behind such song titles as “Nestle in My Boobies,” “Adderall,” “Smother,” and “Don’t Touch My Shit.” The girls originally decided to start the band solely so they could hang out and play parties — never mind their inability to play instruments at the time. This primal, no-holds-barred approach has likely contributed to the band’s success over the past seven years, and their unruly live show will no doubt be the kind of sweaty endeavor best suited for a drunken, rowdy Friday night. Their most recent and fourth album Suck My Shirt (Suicide Squeeze Records), received critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, Paste Magazine, and Pitchfork.com. The album title refers to the girls’ attempts to salvage spilled tequila during a recording session. That should tell you everything you need to know. —Lindsay Anne Bower FRIDAY