The So So Glos, Diarrhea Planet

Late Show

The So So Glos

Diarrhea Planet

Fri, August 30, 2013

Doors: 10:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


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The So So Glos - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
The So So Glos
You may have gone to, or heard about, The Market Hotel in Brooklyn. It's that way out-of-the-way party place that puts on all those crazy energetic shows (like No Age and Dan Deacon and The Black Lips) that are all DIY and entertaining and, well, punk. Shows at The Market Hotel can turn into "a happening" at a crappy amp's notice. You go there knowing you're going into the great unknown, ready to rock to whatever is hurled your way.

Not only did The So So Glos start that performance space (with Todd P), but they used to reside there too. Now that's living the lifestyle. These four guys, born and bred in Brooklyn, mix a wonderfully sloppy blend of angular punk, jangly pop and a little bit of surf-rock. I hear lots of Richard Hell (especially in the vocals) and a little bit of The Clash too.

The So So Glos definitely seem to be influenced by the glory days of punks past. But by looking backward, these guys are helping to make punk's present a much more entertaining musical era to live in, especially in NYC. Their shows are a sweaty and, perhaps most importantly, FUN good time. -Oh My Rockness
Diarrhea Planet - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Diarrhea Planet
Diarrhea Planet is a six-piece rock and roll band from Nashville, TN. Their sound has often been described as The Ramones holding Van Halen hostage with an arsenal of fireworks and explosives. Diarrhea Planet's four guitarists provide enough riffs to make Jack Black squeal like a schoolgirl, while lead singer Hodan delivers enough hooks to straighten the curl out of Justin Timberlake's hair. In a world of unintelligible lo-fi recording, reverb drenched vocals, and tuneless guitars, Diarrhea Planet aims to put the backbone back into rock and roll.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002