When: Thu., July 19, 9 p.m. 2012
Nashville imprint Infinity Cat has become one of the most prominent regional indies by tirelessly releasing music by a handful of rising hometown rock acts, chief among them Jeff the Brotherhood (who also run the label), Natural Child, and Heavy Cream. One of the brightest new acts in the Cat's family is a six-piece with a ridiculously shitty name and a penchant for short, anthemic songs, soaring guitars, and rapid-fire shredding: Diarrhea Planet. The band's 2011 debut, Loose Jewels, grabs hold of you from the opening notes of the first actual song ("Ice Age" is track two, but it's preceded by a silly intro), lighting up its gruff, shouty sing-alongs and chugging riffs with lots and lots of guitar fireworks. The album doesn't leave me with much to complain about—I'll even allow that calling your band "Diarrhea Planet" might not be as stupid as it seems, on account of people will at least remember you. —Leor Galil Grass Giraffes and Roach Beach open.