The Catalyst

Diarrhea Planet

Live in The Atrium

Diarrhea Planet

Adult School, The Fading Sound

Tue, November 14, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$10 in advance / $12 at the door

Off Sale

This event is 16 and over

Diarrhea Planet
Diarrhea Planet
The gravitational pull of Diarrhea Planet is strong; once you get caught in the
orbit of its stadium-sized riffs and blistering solos, it’s hard to escape. The Nashville
six-piece has been melting faces since its debut 7” Aloha first started making
waves outside the leafy campus of Belmont University, where its members first
met. What started as a dorm room dick joke between two friends bored by the
music-business ladder-climbing of their classmates has grown into one of the
biggest—and loudest—rock acts to come out of Nashville since their big bros and
labelmates in JEFF The Brotherhood. As they toured the country behind their
critically acclaimed 2013 LP I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, the likes of
Billboard, Rolling Stone, SPIN, and even BuzzFeed have taken notice. Ignore
them at your own peril.

On their latest LP for Infinity Cat Recordings, Turn to Gold, the Planet boys worked
with Vance Powell, the Grammy-winning engineer and Jack White confidant. Powell
used his expertise in recording live sound to capture some of the energy of the
Diarrhea Planet live experience—they tracked the main guitar and drum tracks live,
in the same room, for a record that’s both massive and frenetic. It’s easily the most
sophisticated and complex music they’ve ever made, but still carries the joyous
irreverence that minted thousands of RAWK fans across the country.

The band’s rhythm section, which features drummer Ian Bush (a.k.a. Tuff Gus) and
bassist Mike Boyle, is the bedrock on which the foundation is built, but what makes
Diarrhea Planet explode is the raw power of its four guitars. Not one note is wasted,
and each ax slinger plays a role; Jordan Smith writes soaring power pop singalong
hooks; Brent Toler brings a classic rock sensibility and chunky, fuzzy riffs; Emmett
Miller’s wields classical training and a wizard-like five-finger pick-less technique for
mind-bending, finger-tapping solos; and Evan Bird is the glue that holds them all
together, capable of playing any part (or instrument) as needed.

Diarrhea Planet is a nationally touring band, playing a punishing schedule of more
than 200 shows a year. But they cut their teeth in the clubs and house shows of the
Nashville DIY scene, built by the likes of JEFF, Heavy Cream, Natural Child, Pujol,
and shaped in legendary spaces like the old police precinct that would come to be
known as Glenn Danzig’s House. As they’ve graduated from living rooms to clubs
to festivals, the energy has remained constant—just ask the ladies in the mosh pit
or the crowdsurfing dads you’re sure to find at any Diarrhea Planet show. They’re
carrying the torch for the past, present and future of rock, and you’d be wise to take
notice—everyone else sure has.
The Fading Sound
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060