/ Grass Giraffes / Roach Beach / Frozen Pizza Disaster
Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 9:00 PM CDT
(9:00 PM Doors)
- Friday, Jul 20, 2012 1:00 AM CDT
Township, Chicago, IL
18 years and over
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.
That grass giraffes is a funny family. If you’re thinking Parenthood, the Athens-based trio would fit somewhere between Rick Moranis’ genius house and Steve Martin’s beastly brood. Odd couple Eddie the Wheel and Steven Trimmer have joined at the hip to form one of the most proficient songwriting duos this drowsy little town has seen in some years. Throw in drummer, Robby “Bobby” Kasso, a hyperactive whipper snapper with a penchant for Camels and Keith Moon, and you’ve got an act that’s sure to raise some rainbows.
ROACH BEACH (members of Catfish Haven, Remaindermen, Lord)
Roach Beach is a bastardized homage to the bands they grew up listening too, Naked Raygun, Motorhead, The Descendants, and Judas Priest. For the sake of labeling you could call it stoner punk; fast, thrashy, and explosive but sludgy and dreary when necessary. Oddly, the songs evoke pop sensibility while maintaining a garage ethos rooted in punk and metal.
Frozen Pizza Disaster is a Chicago trio about eyeing cute girls, hating diabetes, in-depth conversations about pizza/seinfeld, and holding hands. First connecting at Paninos Pizza in the greasy/cheesy underworld of boystown in Chicago they bring sounds of fast, garage pop nightbus with extra parm.