Julia Kugel: “When you’re a musician, there's no separation between work and self. That’s why criticism is so gnarly, because they’re criticizing you as a human”

Julia Kugel
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To hear Julia Kugel, co-founder of the Atlanta-born punk rock band, the Coathangers, play the guitar is to hop into a metaphorical elevator, press all of the buttons and get transported to song after song, floor after floor, of raucous, brain-shattering music. Whether Kugel is letting a heavy chord ring out or letting bouncy rhythms take over a room, she is supremely effective and very much present.  

The Coathangers, who formed in the Peach State in 2006, have released a number of LPs, including a recent deluxe edition re-release of their debut eponymous full-length

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