Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Coathangers, Grandchildren, The Tyler Trudeau Attempt

Friday, November 12, 2010, Manic Productions presents

Cafe Nine
250 State Street
New Haven, CT

9:00pm - 21+ - $8

Buy tickets now or pick them up at Redscroll Records

The Coathangers are newcomers to Atlanta's vibrant punk, pop and experimental music scene, but the group has risen quickly through the ranks to become one of the city s most talked about acts. Since July of 2006 Julia Kugel (guitar/vocals), Stephanie Luke (drums/vocals), Candice Jones (keyboard/vocals) and Meredith Franco (bass/vocals) have hammered out a bat cave crunk-punk dirge that explodes with energy and creativity. Don't be fooled by playful early song titles, like Nestle In My Boobies and Don't Touch My Shit. These women are real deal feminists, armed with a brash and irreverent sense of humor. They're more likely to be caught cracking jokes with Andrew W.K. than sharing tea and vegan cookies with Kathleen Hannah's crew. Simply put The Coathangers get the party started. They say what they want to say, do what they want to do, and they write songs because they want to have fun. Imagine if you will a marriage of the Beastie Boys circa Some Old Bullshit and the Slits when they were still a punk band and you're in the right ballpark. Suicide Squeeze

The drums smack you in the face first, like a hailstorm with no sign of letting up. Then, as waves of harmonies emerge unexpectedly, a joyous sensation sets in, as if someone just snapped you out of a fever dream. The beat-driven, orchestral-pop epics unfold like an audio scrapbook of memories from the life of Grandchildren songwriter Aleksander Martray.

The Tyler Trudeau Attempt is Brooklyn/New Haven powerpop/garage rock quartet that takes heavy sonic cues from '60s pop, early punk and what people in the '80s used to call "college rock." Includes members of Women's Basketball, The Cavemen Go, Apse and Shark. February Records


Brushback said...

You guys should list the credits for which web sites/PR people/record labels you get your write-ups from, so people don't think you're the ones making up this all of this total crap.

Jason said...

It's not a bad idea. I even wouldn't mind making fun of the blurbs, actually. Like this one thing I read about Bird Names http://www.ctindie.com/2010/10/bird-names-at-la-paloma-coffee-house.html and then said something about it in the post. With Manic, though, he's very particular about there being proper bios - so I just grab what he has instead of reinventing the wheel.

mark said...

I'm not particular at all. You should really put whatever you think would be best when posting.

Brushback said...

Clarifying, I'm just pointing out that when you put up pre-written bios with no writer credit underneath, it makes it look like you're taking credit for writing it.... or at the very least it makes it tough to separate the original, local blog material from the everyday press release type of stuff.