What: Diarrhea Planet with No Regrets Coyote and Chad Shivers
When: Saturday, Dec. 21, 10 p.m.
Where: 231 E. M.L. King Blvd.
Diarrhea Planet has a built a formidable following based on their often frenetic and unpredictable live shows, where the band can be seen flailing around onstage with only a modicum of concern for their own safety. This physical impulsiveness mixes with a musical restlessness to create a volatile concoction of garage rock, pop-punk and angular indie rock.
Their latest album, "I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams," finds the band stoking their power-chord rhythms and vocal antagonism into some atmospheric levels of arena rock. This is music that you can’t help but scream along to—a mish-mash of Kiss theatrics and Queen-esque rock anthems.
But to fully appreciate Diarrhea Planet’s vicious fretwork, oddly hummable melodies and thunderous rhythms, you have to see them live. And thankfully, JJ’s has you covered with their annual Christmas show, where the Christmas spirit is on tap.
Also working the stage that night is Nashville outfit No Regrets Coyote, a garage rock four-piece that specializes in cacophonous solos, garage-punk attitude and wild live shows. They are gearing up for the release of their latest EP, "Little Brother," sometime in 2014 via Evil Weevil Records. Coming off a busy year touring and sharing the stage with bands like Hunters, Futurebirds and Diarrhea Planet, the band has used their exhaustive tour schedule to hone their already considerable garage rock chops to a fine edge. Get close to the stage, but watch out for flying elbows.
Rounding out the night will be Chad Shivers and The Silent Knights performing selections from The Beach Boys' and The Ventures' Christmas albums. Equal parts holiday cheer and surf rock, Chad Shivers should open the night with a blast of Christmas spirit and tremolo-spiked riffs. Check out his performance at The EARL from a few years ago below.
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