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Today we chat with Julia Kugel, aka Crooked Kid, from The Coathangers; an all girl punk band straight out of Atlanta. Nothing like a badass group of chicks to get your blood pumping!
The Coathangers have been shredding the punk rock night scene for 10years now and show no signs of stopping. “It just kind of happened,” Kugel tells BTRtoday, “and 10 years later it’s still happening!”
The band consist of Crooked Kid (Julia Kugel) killing it on guitar, Minnie (Meredith Franco) going hard on bass, and Rusty (Stephanie Luke) slamming it down on the drums– all three contribute to vocals.
Photo courtesy of Matt Odom
Though they do not claim to be a political band, because, as Kugel puts it, “nobody likes to be preached to,” their band name obviously has a pro-choice reference and each of their nicknames represent some sort of coat-hanger. They have strong political views that they are not afraid to stand up for, especially reproductive rights. “It’s crazy, right?!” Kugel passionately asks, “it’s still relevant now so many years later. We’re still being threatened and it feels like even more important now than ever to stand up!”
Don’t worry though! Their music is no exclusive anarchist party, like so many punk bands tend to be. “Nosebleed Weekend” and “Suck My Shirt” are albums that anyone can head bang and mosh to! With a raw and catchy hardcore sound, their songs sing about tequila induced situations and funny stories from on the road.
Album artwork courtesy of the band
So grab a pitcher of margaritas, hit play on this week’s Discovery Corner podcast, and let your hair down loose to start rocking out to The Coathangers!
They will be creating a ruckus March 29th at Baby’s Alright and March 31st at Silent Barn in NYC! You’re not going to want to miss out on this nosebleed-inducing weekend!
And don’t forget to check out the Discovery Artist feature on The Coathangers!
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