The Foundry in Dallas played host to a night of raucous punk rock in support of Planned Parenthood Dallas. The show was outside on a custom-built stage made of wooden pallets and the bar was full of people looking forward to a exciting night of music.
Kicking the night off was Jacuzzi Boys out of Miami, Florida. They did an excellent job setting the mood for the evening with their mix of punk and rock. The played a short 15-minute set, but they seemed like they were capable of more if they were given the time to get into a rhythm. As the temperature started to drop, Control Top took the stage and brought in-your-face punk rock and a ton of energy from bassist and vocalist Ali Carter, who channeled her inner Bowie, in an electric set that again went way to quickly and left the audience wanting more.
Finally, The Coathangers were set to take the stage and the place had filled up with people who have been following the band’s escapades for the last few years as they traveled around the U.S. The band members all acknowledged the reason for the show and their support of Planned Parenthood before blasting right into their set. You could tell that the band has been frequent travelers to the Dallas area by the audience’s reaction to the songs and the banter back and forth with the band members. Vocalist and guitarist Julia Kugel-Montoya was bundled up in a sweater and beret while drummer Stephanie Luke braved the elements in a sleeveless tee shirt. No matter what the attire, the band gave their all for their 40-minute set and the crowd ate up every bit of it and begged for more.
Overall, this was a well put together show and I assume it would have been a longer evening of music if the weather had co-operated a little better. That being said, there were little complaints and everyone went home happy knowing they saw a highly talented group of bands and supported a quality cause.
– Robb Miller