Live Bands

The Coathangers, Birth Defects, Peru Resh, Fun Ladies

When: Tue., March 21, 8 p.m. 2017

The Coathangers started making ferocious, flippantly comic punk songs about a decade ago, and with each new release, the Atlanta-based trio has developed beyond the loud-quiet-loud dynamics that defined their early output. Don’t get us wrong: You can still cut yourself on the sharp, satirical edges of their songs; it’s just that they’ve obviously matured as songwriters in the years since their eponymous 2007 debut. The band’s most recent album, 2016’s Nosebleed Weekend, is caustic yet playful (one track employs a squeaky toy as percussion), and last week they announced an upcoming EP called Parasite, which is reportedly a burst of post-election fury committed to tape. It’s just the kind of hard-rock catharsis we all need during these troubling times.

Nathan Weinbender

Price: $8/$10