Liven up this Wednesday with Audacity and The Coathangers, playing in Gardner Lounge at 9 PM!
Hailing from Fullerton, California, the garage-rock band Audacity has the rare capability of being energetic and noisy while also having sing-along choruses and lyrics worth reading. The four members of the band have played together since grad
e school, and their familiarity shows—not only do they jam seamlessly on their fast-paced tracks, but their lyrics often evoke a carefree, elementary school humor; for example, in the song “Indian Chief” off their 2012 album Mellow Cruisers, they sing, “Jesus has parties when God’s out of town/ Joseph and Mary are really not down.” In this sense, Audacity is like the garage-band that you formed in high school, except they stuck together and got better and better. With rough guitars, catchy hooks, and sweaty live performances, the band seems to relish in youthful, carefree energy that will be an exciting break from the workweek.
The band has put out a number of EPs and 7”s under with Burger Records (a label that has released the likes of King Kahn, the Pharcyde, and Hunx and His Punx), and most recently released their third full-length album, Butter Knife, under Suicide Squeeze Records. Check out their bandcamp here.
Atlanta-based punk band The Coathangers is made up of three members: Crook Kid Coathanger (Julia Kugel, on guiatar), Rusty Coathanger (Stephanie Luke, vocals), and Minnie Coathanger (Meredith Franc, on bass). With tracks titled “Shut Up,” “Smother,” “Love Em and Leave Em,” and “Adderall,” The Coathangers’ new album, Suck My Shirt (also released by Suicide Squeeze Records) has gotten rave reviews for its range of sound and moods. Pitchfork writes, “Suck My Shirt shows a band continuing to grow and refine their sound. Have they become more tame as they’ve become a tighter band? Hell no. Their instruments still bite and their vocals still growl. But this time, the subject matter feels weightier.” Better yet, Suicide Squeeze Records writes “the title [Suck My Shirt] refers to an incident involving the salvaging of spilled tequila during the recording session for the album.” You won’t want to miss them! Listen to their bandcamp here.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9th
This event is free and open to the public