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Two Nights of Diarrhea Planet Live at Rough Trade NYC

December 27th, 2017

Let’s get it out of the way: Diarrhea Planet (above, performing “Heat Wave” live in the studio for KEXP FM) may not be the most enticing name, but with their heady four-guitar rock attack, the Nashville six-piece—Evan Bird, Emmett Miller, Jordan Smith and Brent Toler (each on guitar), Mike Boyle (bass) and Casey Weissbach (drums)—win over people with what AllMusic calls a “’70s power pop meets ’90s grunge vibe” and a “potent and sometimes ridiculous mix of blistering garage rock, pop punk, metal and even Southern rock,” per NPR Music. Last year, the road warriors put out their second full-length album, Turn to Gold (stream it below), which “rolls forth like a stoner rock take on Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run being blasted out the windows of a dragon mural-encrusted boogie van,” according to AllMusic. “With Turn to Gold, Diarrhea Planet, a group with arguably one of the best-worst band names in rock history, have crafted their first truly great album.” And as good as their recorded stuff is, Stereogum calls Diarrhea Planet’s live show “reliably fucking awesome.” Find out for yourself when they play Rough Trade NYC on Saturday and then again on New Year’s Eve.

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Diarrhea Planet – Music Hall of Williamsburg – October 4, 2016

October 5th, 2016

Diarrhea Planet - Music Hall of Williamsburg - October 4, 2016

(Diarrhea Planet play The Bowery Ballroom tomorrow night.)

Photos courtesy of Julia Berke | juliaberkephoto.com

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A Double Dose of Diarrhea Planet’s New Music This Week

October 3rd, 2016

Let’s get it out of the way: Diarrhea Planet (above, performing “Heat Wave” live in the studio for KEXP FM) may not be the most enticing name, but with their heady four-guitar rock attack, the Nashville six-piece—Evan Bird, Emmett Miller, Jordan Smith and Brent Toler (each on guitar), Mike Boyle (bass) and Casey Weissbach (drums)—win over people with what AllMusic calls a “’70s power pop meets ’90s grunge vibe” and a “potent and sometimes ridiculous mix of blistering garage rock, pop punk, metal and even Southern rock,” per NPR Music. Earlier this year, the road warriors put out their second full-length album, Turn to Gold (stream it below), which “rolls forth like a stoner rock take on Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run being blasted out the windows of a dragon mural-encrusted boogie van,” according to AllMusic. “With Turn to Gold, Diarrhea Planet, a group with arguably one of the best-worst band names in rock history, have crafted their first truly great album.” And as good as their recorded stuff is, Stereogum calls Diarrhea Planet’s live show “reliably fucking awesome.” See them tomorrow at Music Hall of Williamsburg and on Thursday at The Bowery Ballroom.

 

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Spend Sunday Night with Those Darlins and Diarrhea Planet

February 14th, 2014

Those Darlins write songs that effectively mix country, pop, punk and rock, most recently on last fall’s Blur the Line (stream it below). The trio—Kelley Darlin (bass), Jessi Darlin (guitar) and Nikki Darlin (baritone ukulele)—hails from Murfreesboro, Tenn., but they record their music here in NYC. And while it’s true that Those Darlins (above, playing “Oh God” for KDHX FM) are a band comprised entirely of ladies, they’d rather be known for their rowdy performances (“There are fucking tons of dude bands out there and they’re not described as an all-male band,” says Nikki), which have charmed audiences across the country and have garnered them a fair amount of positive press.

Let’s get it out of the way: Diarrhea Planet may not be the most enticing name, but the Nashville six-piece—Evan Bird, Emmett Miller, Jordan Smith and Brent Toler (each on guitar), Mike Boyle (bass) and Casey Weissbach (drums)—will win you over with their heady four-guitar rock attack. Just listen to their most recent release, I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams (stream it below), watch them perform “Separations” for SPIN, above, and then go see them, alongside Those Darlins, on Sunday night at Music Hall of Williamsburg.