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One thing you can say for the kids coming out of the Atlanta punk rock scene: they know how to have a good time with their audiences. While their Athens counterparts sometimes exude a too-cool contempt for their fans—see Muuy Biien’s Josh Evans’ “I don’t give a fuck about anyone here” acceptance speech at this year’s Flagpole Athens Music Awards—party rockers from the (big) A are keen to have a good time with their fans, rather than in spite of them.

Take the Coathangers, for example. The foursome came together seven years ago over a love of partying and, apparently, a shared vulgar taste in humor, and have been kicking ass ever since. The band’s 2011 release, Larceny & Old Lace, showcased the Coathangers’ developing songwriting chops, and the group’s hard-working tour ethic has won it a reputation as a live act not to be missed.

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