The Coathangers

9 p.m. Monday, November 21. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

Since the '50s, girl groups have been using rock & roll as a means to jettison skyward in a male-dominated music world. Laying the groundwork for liberated post-punk, bands like the Shaggs and the Raincoats would build the altar for future generations of female punks and riot grrls. Enter the Coathangers: The result of years of feministic rock evolution found in four Atlanta hellcats. Each of the four members' voices is her own respective instrument, and the band marries a varied vocal arsenal to feverish brothel rhythms. Thrashing out frenetic garage punk, the Coathangers manages to pay respect to its, uh...forefathers, while rocking by its own rules.

The Coathangers.
Jason Travis
The Coathangers.

Location Info


The Firebird

2706 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: St. Louis - Midtown


$10 to $13. 314-535-0353.

Rock & Roll Recipe: Add two-thirds Mika Miko with one-third Wild Flag and a dash of Kleenex to taste.