The Coathangers @ The Firebird w/Little Big Bangs, The Girls 2021 } 11.21.11

The Coathangers @ The Firebird

The Coathangers returned to St. Louis just a few months after their basement show at Apop, bringing their noisy punk to the bigger stage at the Firebird.


Girls 2021 @ The Firebird

The Girls 2021 started the evening taking their speed punk and adding a surf rock and sci-fi twist. The group has an EP (The Sharron is Karen) available for free on their Bandcamp page if you want to take another listen.

Little Big Bangs @ The Firebird

Then the Little Big Bangs happened. Maybe I don’t know all the details, but here’s a rundown of what I saw. The band knew they were out of time and decided to just stay on stage and play another song, opting to knock over all the venue’s mics and stands on the way out, not to mention the bassist knocking the glasses off of a staff member. I try not to focus too much on the negative with these recaps, but LBB showed themselves to be immature and classless this evening. Hope you enjoyed your tirade, I’m pretty sure we won’t see you back there anymore.

The Coathangers @ The Firebird
The Coathangers @ The Firebird
The Coathangers @ The Firebird
The Coathangers @ The Firebird
The Coathangers @ The Firebird

Thankfully, we had the Coathangers to make sure the evening ended on a positive note, with the quartet getting the crowd bobbing along to their sometimes sludgy, sometimes poppy, garage punk. One moment you want to goofily dance along, the next you want to pump a fist along with drummer Stephanie Luke’s growls. If you’re still seeking a soundtrack for your raucous party time needs, Larceny and Old Lace is available on Suicide Squeeze Records (for only $5 right now!).

Random Notes:

-Yup, it was dark. Prime lens barely eeked out enough light to get some shots, so I went B&W with their shots.

Their music video for “Hurricane” is pretty energetic and a good one to get a sense of the band.

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One thought on “The Coathangers @ The Firebird w/Little Big Bangs, The Girls 2021 } 11.21.11

  1. LIttle Big Bangs works there @$$ off. From my understanding Firebird did very little to compensate or even treat them professionally. They are extremely heavy in the local scene, and even Coathangers themselves are said to enjoy their show.

    Perhaps rock n’ roll is dead, but I’d like that music venues should support some of the wild and crazy… even in st. louis.

    -chalk

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