Diarrhea Planet—Best Live Band In The World Right Now?

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 27, 2015 5:50PM

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Photo by Wrenne Evans

Look, I am a grown adult and I can fully admit I hate saying the name Diarrhea Planet out loud. I feel like a twelve-year-old every time I say it. And it kills me because I have to say that name when trying to convey to folks just how great a band they are, despite their unfortunate nomenclature.

Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee the group is a multi-guitared attack on all your senses. Band member run from one side of the stage to the other, jump around in the crowd, scream at the tops of their lungs and basically look like they are having the absolute time of their lives every single time they hit the stage. At last year's winter block party outside Empty Bottle the band delivered a blistering and volcanic set amidst swirling snow and near zero temperatures. My feet could have frozen off and I would have kept dancing.

Now imagine all this intensity and wall of guitar and crashing drum sound, then filter it through sing-along melodies custom built for partying that would make Andrew WK proud. When the band takes the stage tonight at Lincoln Hall expect a high energy show that will make you forget all the problems of the week and strive to stretch that Friday feeling into an eternal moment, warmly ensconced within furious distortion and a giddy performance.

Diarrhea Planet plays tonight, March 27, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N Lincoln, 10 p.m., $14, 18+