Diarrhea Planet

Neon Reverb Presents

Diarrhea Planet

L.A. Witch, The Quitters, Wax Pig Melting

Sat · November 18, 2017

9:00 pm

Backstage Bar & Billiards

Las Vegas, Nevada

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Diarrhea Planet - (Set time: 12:00 AM)
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.
The band initially formed in the Spring of 2009 with drummer Casey, and two guitarists
Jordan Smith and Evan P. Donohue. That fall the band decided to flesh out their sound
with bass and a third guitar, adding Mike Boyle and Brent Toler. They self-released the
five song EP, Aloha, in November. The album sounded like a mix between an
uncontrollable college party and a gut-wrenching Tae Bo workout. With the Mediafire
link popping up on a variety of blogs, Aloha became a sleeper online sensation.
Perhaps due to the unusual band name, the EP garnered around 1,500 downloads in its
first week online. By the time the band took down the Mediafire link early the next year,
The EP had collected over 10,000 downloads.
In the summer of 2010, Evan P. Donohue decided to focus on his own music and left
Diarrhea Planet. The band quickly adopted shredders Evan Bird and Emmett Miller,
generating Diarrhea Planet's most empowering line-up. The band shifted some of their
focus from delinquent party rock to slightly more sophisticated songwriting and guitar
theatrics that will make every living guitar hero cry out of joy and/or despair. After this
change-up, the band played an exhausting amount of local shows. They have opened
for acts such as Wavves, Fucked Up, Jeff the Brotherhood, Andrew Jackson Jihad,
Defiance OH, Jacuzzi Boys, The Spits, and The Coathangers. They have also played a
variety of basements, warehouses, frat bars, and dorm rooms. The overwhelming
volume and sheer brutality of their live onslaught satiates those who crave power and
thunder, while the meek grovel on the beer-soaked floor. The wall of heavy riffage and
intricate shredding infuses audiences with enough electrical energy to stave off sleep for
the rest of the weekend. Despite their leanings towards punk and heavy metal, Diarrhea
Planet swears by the Bible of pop. With a distinct emphasis on vocal hooks and
harmonies, their shows often morph into massive, drunken sing-alongs.
L.A. Witch - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
L.A. Witch
In the dimly lit interior of a small nightclub, where the stale smell of a thousand
extinguished cigarettes drowns out the smell of spilt beer and broken dreams, a
band plays against a backdrop of cheap golden tinsel. Outside, palm trees line the
night’s horizon. In the years to come, the streets will swell into highways and
interstates, but for now Los Angeles is still a young city growing daily with
transplants from across the United States, all looking for a new life. It’s still a city
largely cut off from the rest of the country, and in the years before the Manson family
forever tarnishes the infinite hope of the Western enclave and before the Hell’s
Angels of Altamont interrupt rock n’ roll’s peaceful trajectory with unprecedented
violence, there is still a dreamy California sound for those dark rooms suffused with
neon light. The three women of L.A. Witch wouldn’t be born for several decades, but
their sound transports you back to those warm Californian nights in smoky rooms. 
The name is a partial misnomer. Though the band hails from Los Angeles, they do
not partake in any sort of witchcraft. Yet their ability to conjure a specific time and
place through their sound does suggest a kind of magic. On their eponymous debut
album, L.A. Witch’s reverb-drenched guitar jangle and sultry vocals conjure the
analog sound of a collector’s prized 45 from some short-lived footnote cult band. The
melodies forgo the bubblegum pop for a druggy haze that straddles the line between
seedy glory and ominous balladry; the production can’t afford Phil Spector’s wall-of-
sound, but the instruments’ simple beauty provides an economic grace that renders
studio trickery unnecessary; the lyrics seem more descendent of Johnny Cash’s first-
person morality tales than the vacuous empty gestures of pre-fab pop bands. This
isn’t music for the masses; it’s music for miscreants, burnouts, down-and- out
dreamers, and obsessive historians.
The Quitters - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
The Quitters
Hailing from Las Vegas, NV, The Quitters, featuring Marc (lead Vocals/bass), Micah (drums/vocals), Tommy (lead guitar/vocals) and Randy (guitar/vocals) met in their high school Jazz band and played their first show on July 20th, 2004. Since then they have been named “Best Punk Rock Band” by Vegas Rocks Magazine in 2011, and have developed a large, loyal following through tireless dedication, relentless touring and a high-speed, energetic live show that can’t help but prompt an old-school mosh pit.

The Quitters play progressive, aggressive, obnoxious punk rock filtered through rock, jazz and latin influences and sustained by a relentless hardcore punk energy. Their style is as unique as it is frenzied and they push beyond the typical 4 chord progression of traditional punk music. Each song incorporates an element of adopted style, something they haven't done before, to make the music approachable but also complex. In the typically repetitive genre of modern punk The Quitters pride themselves on breaking the mold while holding on to the ideal and influences of their punk past.

With such diverse influences as Refused, Bad Religion, Queens Of The Stone Age, The Bronx, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Mars Volta, Green Day, Offspring, MGMT and Dillinger Escape Plan their powerful sound punches you in the face with lightning-fast drumming, shredding guitar and bass and frantic high-energy vocals.

The Quitters indie label debut will be released in the summer of 2013, by SquidHat Records, with extensive tour support to follow. Halfway between hipster and hardcore these Quitters won’t be quitting anytime soon.
Wax Pig Melting - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Venue Information:
Backstage Bar & Billiards
601 E Fremont St
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89101
http://www.backstagebarandbilliards.com/