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Diarrhea Planet get explosive, loud and a little stinky at The Independent

Diarrhea PlanetBy Diana Cordero //

Diarrhea Planet with Left & Right //
The Independent – San Francisco
May 27th, 2015 //

Nashville’s own Diarrhea Planet brought a cup of fresh heavy metal to The Independent last Wednesday, and yes, use the band’s name as an indicator for the type of personality these guys have: explosive, loud and maybe even a little stinky. They do sweat a lot by jumping all throughout their set, but it ignites an amazing energy from the audience and there was a lot of moshing on this night at The Indy.

The band has the energy and attitude of a teenage punk band, but their skills go way beyond that label. These guys know how to shred and kill it on their instruments. Diarrhea Planet is composed of singer-guitarist Jordan Smith, guitarist-singer Emmett Miller, guitarist Evan Bird, guitarist-singer Brent Toler, bassist Mike Boyle and drummer Ian Bush.

Diarrhea Planet

Smith is a wild animal who only stops to get his guitar tuned every now and then. The pinnacle of the night came when he threw himself into the frantic audience to do a bit of crowd surfing — and it’s precisely the band’s interaction with its fans that makes Diarrhea Planet so unique and memorable with no dull moment in their set.

The six-piece ended the night with a great surprise by covering The Who’s “Baba O’Riley”, which Smith called “his favorite song ever.” Philadelphia psychedelic fuzz rockers Left & Right opened the show.

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