Listings are in the opposite order of appearance: headliner is listed at the top, next is the support band(s), and the last band listed is the opener.
October 12 2013
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:30PM ••• ALL AGES
$13 in advance / $15 at the door
guitar power rock
punk and post-punk and riot grrrl and rock 'n' roll and reggae and metal
rock punk rock
Guitar Wolf (Japanese: ギターウルフ) is a Japanese garage rock power trio founded in Nagasaki in 1987. The band is known for songs with piercing vocals and an extremely loud style of noise-influenced punk which emphasizes heavy distortion and feedback. They coined the phrase "jet rock 'n' roll", which they also use to describe their musical style — an energetic cross between the Ramones, rockabilly, 77 punk, and garage rock. The band is part of Sony Music Japan's Ki/oon Records division.
Guitar Wolf has released nine studio albums internationally as well as a live album, numerous singles, and a retrospective compilation called Golden Black. The band members have also been featured in two B-grade science fiction horror movies: Wild Zero and Sore Losers. A collection of Guitar Wolf's most popular videos and live performances have been compiled into a limited edition DVD entitled Red Idol. In March 2005, bassist and founding member Billy, also known as Bass Wolf, died of a heart attack at the age of 38. His replacement in the band, bassist U.G., has become a permanent member of Guitar Wolf and now rounds out the trio which currently consist of band members Seiji (Guitar Wolf): U.G. (Bass Wolf); and Toru (Drum Wolf).
Guitar Wolf are well known for their frenetic live shows. They sometimes rely on elaborate stage productions, including lighted banners, comically oversized speakers, and microphones that spew fire. There is little-to-no time in between songs and the band has been known, on many occasions, to play completely non-stop through their entire set.
Crook Kid Coathanger:
vox | guitar
vox | bass
vox | drums
vox | keys
With songs like 'Gettin' Mad and Pumpin' Iron' and 'Nestle in My Boobies,' Atlanta-based band the Coathangers mixes indie rock and experimental punk with a fun, feminist sass. Band members Julia Kugel, Stephanie Luke, Candice Jones and Meredith Franco are known for their party-infused shows, complete with confetti, balloons and homemade cookies. The quartet of friends, now in their mid-20s, has recorded two albums, with plans to release a 7-inch of remixes this summer. The Coathangers have performed at SXSW every year since forming in 2006. Spinner recently spoke with singer-guitarist Kugel, the group's unofficial frontwoman, and bassist Franco from their hometown of Atlanta.
Our sound is like Christmas and cupcakes. It's like a hodgepodge of punk and post-punk and riot grrrl and rock 'n' roll and reggae and metal. It's whatever comes out. Our sound is the sound that we make when we play instruments, so it's not like a defined sound. We're not trying to sound like any particular band or any particular genre. We have slow songs, we have fast songs. We have silly songs. 'Nestle in My Boobies' -- one of the silliest songs we could have made -- was inspired by Peaches, not in terms of being political but in terms of having fun with sexuality.
quartet started out as an excuse to hang out and play parties. Their
jokey attitude ran deep, right down to their name--a self-admittedly
crude abortion reference for an all-girl group. The whole
knowing-how-to-play-an-instrument thing was just a minor hurdle in
their musical mission. And to their credit, The Coathangers stormed
onto the scene, regardless of the handicap, as a completely
unaffected, unpretentious, deliciously sloppy, and totally infectious
rock band. What they lacked in formal training they made up for in an
innate understanding of how to craft a hook and propel a song forward
on sheer charisma. It was impossible not to like them.
Despite the casualness of The Coathangers approach to making music,
that devil-may-care attitude and rowdy house-show vibe resonated with
folks across the globe. The band released two albums and toured the
states with bands like The Thermals, Mika Miko, These Arms Are Snakes,
and Young Widows. Five years later, that reckless energy from their
half-serious roots is every bit as vibrant and rambunctious on their
latest album, Larceny & Old Lace. But this time around we’re hearing a
band that’s honed their trade and incorporated more stylistic
variations. It’s also the band’s first experience in a proper studio;
the album was recorded with Ed Rawls at The Living Room in Atlanta,
Georgia. The result is a record that feels like The Coathangers we’ve
always known and loved, but sounds like a band taking their trade more
seriously. Where their past recordings were a mash-up of garage rock’s
rough and loose instrumentation and no-wave’s abrasive tonalities,
Larceny & Old Lace showcases a broader song-writing range. “Go Away”
taps into a ‘60s girl-group sound. “Call to Nothing” employs the
paint-peeling guitars, dance beats, and slightly ominous melodies of
the early post-punk pioneers. “Well Alright” is reminiscent of Rolling
Stones’ bawdy R&B strut. “Tabbacco Road” is perhaps the biggest leap
for the band, completely eschewing their rabble-rousing strategy in
favor of penning a pensive and somber ballad. Are we seeing a kinder,
“Never!” is the response from drummer Rusty Coathanger. “We're
definitely in a different place creatively and personally. This album
has songs that go deeper than on [sophmore album] Scramble, much more
serious for us... say whaaaaa?!” Old fans needn’t worry though—lead
single “Hurricane” is still a glorious, gritty garage rocker and
“Johnny” is still a brilliantly noisy no-wave tune. The Coathangers
are merely stretching their boundaries, as you’d expect any other act
on their third album to do. “We wanted to try and write different
styles of songs and push ourselves to really create something familiar
but still unique,” says Rusty. “Because everyone is into so many
different types of music, you get a hodgepodge kind of sound. However
different the songs we feel its still a cohesive album, as far as
every song sounding distinctly like a Coathanger's song.”
With this broadened artistic horizon, refinement of technique, and Ed
Rawls’ production allowing every instrument to shine without
detracting from the band’s natural grit, The Coathangers’ latest
offering is easily their best record to date. Larceny & Old Lace will
be released June 7, 2011 on Suicide Squeeze Records. Join the party.
At least 6 bands have used this name:
1) A 1990s power-pop band formed by Vocalist Sheppard, guitarist Joey Sykes, drummer Billy Alemaghides, and bassist Pete Savad.
2) A 1980s Japanese hardcore punk/noisecore band in the vein of Confuse and Gasmask.
3) An alternative rock band formed in 2008 from Glasgow, Scotland heavily influenced by The Smiths.
4) A shoegaze/post-rock band from Columbia, MO similar to Mogwai and Explosions in the Sky, with an electronic influence akin to The Album Leaf.
5) A band whose bandcamp is coward.bandcamp.com/ and on that webpage it is listed that they are the Coward band that is playing at Bottom Of The Hill on October 12 2013 opening for Guitar Wolf, but they are not.
None of the above are the Coward band playing this show.
This one is Coward from Nashville, with Erik & Brian.
Brian's other band is Sex.