Burger A Go Go Tour #1 – The Coathangers – Tickets – Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA – February 27th, 2018

Burger A Go Go Tour #1 - The Coathangers

Casbah and Belly Up present

Burger A Go Go Tour #1 - The Coathangers

Death Valley Girls, The Flytraps, Feels

Tue, February 27, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Belly Up Tavern

Solana Beach, CA

$20 adv/$25 day of show/$35 reserved

This event is 21 and over

The Coathangers
The Coathangers
all-female garage punk band with an irreverent, fun-loving attitude, the Coathangers play purposefully simple, hooky tunes that borrow from vintage girl group sounds and contemporary teen pop acts as much as the old-school punk and new wave outfits that inform their sound. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, the Coathangers were formed in 2006 by guitarist and singer Julia Kugel (aka Crook Kid Coathanger), bassist and singer Meredith Franco (aka Minnie Coathanger), keyboardist and singer Candice Jones (aka Bebe Coathanger), and drummer and singer Stephanie Luke (aka Rusty Coathanger) -- Kugel and Franco were working together in a dress shop that specialized in wedding gowns and prom dresses; Jones and Luke were earning their living as bartenders. While they could barely play their instruments, they were eager to take the stage, and after playing their first show at a house party, the Coathangers soon made their proper stage debut opening for the Hiss, and their sense of fun soon won over hometown audiences.
They also became friends with fellow Atlanta band the Black Lips, who gave the Coathangers opening slots that helped them gain an even larger audience. In 2007, infamous Atlanta punk label Die Slaughterhaus Records teamed up with New York's Rob's House Records to issue the band's self-titled debut album, and the Coathangers were playing out as often as their schedules would permit, frequently gigging throughout Georgia and venturing out on short tours. Their second album, 2009's Scramble, was released by Suicide Squeeze Records, and by the time they put out 2011's Larceny & Old Lace, they were playing throughout the country and even toured Europe opening for the Thermals. In 2013, the Coathangers hit Europe again opening for ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, but by the end of the year, they were reduced to a trio when Candice Jones left the group. Undaunted, the Coathangers pressed on as a three-piece as they recorded album number four, Suck My Shirt, which was released in the spring of 2014. In 2016, the Coathangers returned with their fifth album, the well-received Nosebleed Weekend. The Parasite EP followed in the summer of 2017 on Suicide Squeeze Records. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Death Valley Girls
Death Valley Girls
Think of Death Valley Girls as an acid-tripping science experiment that’s been buried alive, and resurrected as a sexually liberated dystopian chain-gang. A cosmic scar, if you will, on the hills of Echo Park, where the experiment began in 2013 by proto-punk Bonnie Bloomgarden and guitarist Larry Schemel — who got lost in the desert, returned to their haunted garage in Echo Park, and pieced together their vision with shopworn images of sexploitation babes, a blood-soaked Iggy Pop, and Bloomgarden’s series of phantasms, the result of spending a year in a mental institution, where she planned her neon-glowing odyssey by listening to Black Sabbath and UFO, reading about alien conspiracy theories, and deriving her band’s moral compass from a line she saw in a movie:

“Everybody’s gotta be in a gang,” from campy sexploitation romp Switchblade Sisters (1975).
Live reviews:

Janky Smooth (The Constellation Room opening for King Tuff)
"I was especially excited to see Feels. They've changed a lot over the last year, altering everything from their name and lineup to their sound and it has been for the better, on all counts. They've figured out a way to be melodic yet rough as well as musically talented but raw. Laena's voice is downright beautiful and she performs with so much elegance. She has a Bowie-esque grace on stage which she is able to compliment with some pretty filthy guitar work. When her and guitarist Shannon Lay trade off vocals during songs expect goosebumps. The new addition to the lineup and contributor to their new, heavier sound is bassist Amy Allen. She is fast and drivey and is a perfect fit for how Feels should sound. When the crowd overcame the initial awe, violence ensued and a night full of substantial moshing commenced. Feels are dynamic, original, talented and easy to bang your head to. An A+ for sure." (http://goo.gl/705tij)

The Los Angeles Times (Burger-a-go-go):
"A hallway away, the smaller Constellation Room offered glimpses of a dozen-plus upstarts. The most promising was Feels, a new Los Angeles quartet formerly known as Raw Geronimo. Led by the assured, often electrifying hum of two strumming guitarists -- singer-guitarist Laena Geronimo (formerly of the Like) and rhythm guitarist and keyboardist Shannon Lay -- Feels pushed forth heavy, hard punk with more swagger than many of the acts on the main stage." (http://goo.gl/xY8l99)

Lo-Pie (Honeypower Cell-Out):
"Feels was aggressive in both sound and attitude. A trio of women with a male drummer, Feels played as if they were in an arena of 10,000 people instead of a sweaty tiny room filled to capacity. First off let's take the "girl" out of girl power and call it like it is, just plain power. If a prefix is necessary to add to the power that Feels emanated on this night than "raw" might be more apt. Yes, I made an Iggy comparison." (http://goo.gl/8QT8de)

The East Sider LA (Echo Park Rising):
"On Saturday, I caught Feels' set, which was just beautifully dense, the type of performance that leaves your head ringing for hours." (http://goo.gl/mTTSfW)

Buzzbands live review (Echo Park Rising):
"Feels, the post-Raw Geronimo quartet fronted by Laena Geronimo, get better and better every time we see them, as do those songs from Raw Geronimo's 2013 album. They're really too good to get lumped in with all the interchangeable neo-girl-groupers/pseudo-riot grrls on certain labels; can't wait to hear what's next." (http://goo.gl/qodmA5)

Long Beach Independent (Alex's Bar):
"Opening the night were Feels, a new incarnation of prog-punkers (yes, I made that up), Raw Geronimo. They have dropped from a six piece to a four piece, with Laena Geronimo taking over the lead guitar as well as vocals. Paradoxically, the smaller format made their sound much denser. Much of that was due to Ms. Geronimo's more aggressive guitar style. Although they played much of the material from Raw Geronimo's Dream Fever album, they sounded like a different band, with the emphasis on guitar over their previous percussion sound. The result was a tighter, harder rocking, but still imaginative band." (http://goo.gl/QViB6N)

Feels is currently recording their first full-length record and playing a ton in the L.A. area.

in March '14 Raw Geronimo toured the Southwest and played the official Psych Fest showcase and Burger/Lolipop SXSW showcase, following a West Coast tour in Oct. 2013.

Raw Geronimo "Dream Fever" was released on cassette through Lolipop Records in May, 2014 (available at the shop or at http://lolipoprecords.com/shop/18925906)

and continues to be available on vinyl (limited edition clear) and digitally through Neurotic Yell Records (http://neuroticyellrecords.bandcamp.com/album/dream-fever)
Venue Information:
Belly Up Tavern
143 South Cedros Avenue
Solana Beach, CA, 92075-1963