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The Coathangers, XDS and Sexhair

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Holocene (map) Southeast
Mon., July 25, 8:30 p.m. 2011 21+

Jason Travis
The Coathangers
$7-8

Like any good punk band—and they are a great punk band—the Coathangers have a bit of a reputation. Their dubious backstory (of stolen drum sets and unrelenting live shows) is well regaled at this point, but there is so much more to this Atlanta quartet than their reckless past. Their debut, Scramble, made an art form out of unraveling, raw punk songs that harkened back to the glorious run of underappreciated bands like Huggy Bear. This year's Larceny and Old Lace finds the Coathangers maturing—gasp!—as they don't entirely destroy every song in a violent collision of overlapping screams and crashing instrumentation. While not exactly batting eyelashes and curtsying, the band does savor the moment on melodic and sincere numbers like "My Baby" and "Go Away." While the tempo might have slowed ever so slightly, that doesn't mean the Coathangers aren't afraid to go for the jugular. After all, they have a reputation to live up to. EZRA ACE CARAEFF

Holocene

1001 SE Morrison, Portland, OR 97214
239-7639
Hours: Wed-Thu 8pm-2:30am, Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat 8pm-2:30am, Sun-Tue see calendar
http://holocene.org/

Venue Hours
  • Wed-Thu 8pm-2:30am, Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat 8pm-2:30am, Sun-Tue see calendar
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Mon., July 25, 8:30 p.m. 2011