words + photos by Joe Cortez
My first encounter with The Coathangers came earlier this month at Burger Records' Burger A Go Go event in Santa Ana. The trio left a serious impression on me during their brief set, so much so that I knew I had to give them another shot next time they were in town.
Fortunately, I didn't have to wait long as the band headlined LA's Los Globos this past Thursday night. Following sets by local heroes Feels and The Birth Defects, The Coathangers completely destroyed, turning the audience into a frenzied, unrestrained mob that nearly planted your humble photographer face first on the stage on a few occasions, but who could blame them? The Atlanta three piece held sway over the audience's actions, practically causing them to mosh involuntarily.
Be sure to check out my photos from Thursday night, also featuring openers Feels and The Birth Defects, below. For more on The Coathangers, including upcoming tour dates, visit thecoathangers.com and follow @TheCoathangers on Twitter.
The Coathangers Photo Gallery
The Birth Defects Photo Gallery
Feels Photo Gallery