WHITE MYSTERY, THE COATHANGERS, GHOST MOM, PATAHA HISS
(East End, 203 SE Grand) Georgia quartet the Coathangers are a welcome whirlwind of all-girl punk-rock exuberance, spitting bratty choruses like it's 1997 while embracing a confident, theatrical sexuality that's entirely of the moment. ALISON HALLETT
LOZEN, BLASTED CANYONS, HOT VICTORY, DJ MATT SCAPHISM
(The Know, 2026 NE Alberta) You already love the brutal and beautiful sounds of Helms Alee (I mean, right? I hope!). Now make some room on your record shelf for Lozen. The noisy Seattle-based duo features HA drummer Hozoji Matheson-Margullis on guitar and Justine Maria Valdez on drums and their songs—with dueling vocals, fuzzy guitar, and pounding drumming—will definitely appeal to fans of Helms and Shellac. The band hasn't released anything since 2009's Oona (which you can hear at ruralwolf.bandcamp.com), but those of you already in the Lozen fan base will be happy to hear there are plans to release their follow-up, Para Vida, very soon on their own label, Silent Queef (which, as far as I'm concerned, gets the Record Label Name of the Year award). MARJORIE SKINNER
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