Tuesday December 31, 2013 | 8:00PM
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Diarrhea Planet & The Protomen w/ Ri¢hie & No Regrets Coyote
Bring in 2014 with Diarrhea Planet & The Protomen!!!

Evan P. Donohue and Hodan Dickie originally started Diarrhea Planet as a noise project. The next year, they invited Casey to play drums with them playing guitars and no bass. Diarrhea Planet was born. Eventually, they all wanted more guitars, so a few lineup changes and a year down the road and here we are ...with 4 screaming guitars, one jungle-stompin bass, one power rock drumset, and 6 best friends doing what they love as loud as they possibly can.

The Protomen's live show is a rock opera from the future about the good, the evil and the in-between. Their two records are not merely collections of the band's songs. Perhaps they are best understood as original cast recordings of the songs from their hit musical.

Event Schedule

No Regrets Coyote

9:00 PM

Ri¢hie

9:15 PM

The Protomen

10:30 PM

Diarrhea Planet

11:45 PM

Ticket Prices

General Admission

$15

Ticket sales ended Dec 31, 2013 7:00 PM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.

No Regrets Coyote | 9:00 PM
Danny Herrmann- Guitar, Vocals
Steve Mage- Solos, Vocals
Tom Oakes- Bass 'n' stuff
Ian Bush- Drums and Cymbals more >>>
Ri¢hie | 9:15 PM
As the opening act of the 2013 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Richie Kirkpatrick slung his guitar strap over his blue striped suit and welcomed the small but growing crowd that entered the grounds just minutes before.

“We don’t know where you came from, but we’re glad you’re here,” said Kirkpatrick, lead singer and gutarist for the 9-piece band Ri¢hie, which played at the “New Music on Tap Lounge.”

Kirkpatrick was born in Johnson City, lived in Murfreesboro, and now hails from Nashville. He has played Bonnaroo three times before: first for Bobby Bare Jr. and twice for Jessica Lea Mayfield. Now he and his crew – which includes two drummers and three female backup singers – rocked the ‘Roo as Ri¢hie. The group with “Take Another Piece of my Heart” and then went into a song called “Animal Print.”
Kirkpatrick hammed it up for the crowd and the media photographers capturing his set, dancing around the stage and jamming on his guitar.

“I am honored to open it up and start it off with some jams,” Kirkpatrick said during soundcheck before the gates opened.

He added: “It’s really fun to be able to play a festival I went to before I was playing it.”
And, he said, it’s a lot different than other places he has played, like, say, Holland.
“Here it’s like ‘Yeah, Tennessee, I speak the language,” he joked. more >>>
The Protomen | 10:30 PM
Presumably you have things to do, so I'm going to get you up to speed on The Protomen in a hurry, so you can make it to happy hour at Applebee's.

Allow me to make a bulleted list:
The Protomen have distilled a thousand years of rock 'n' roll into a cocktail of rock 'n' roll awesome.
This cocktail is not available for two-for-one during the Applebee's happy hour.
The Protomen are from Nashville, Tenn.
Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey is made in Tennessee.
TGI Friday's uses a Jack Daniel's Whiskey sauce on a lot of their dishes.
Applebee's and TGI Friday's are arch rivals.
Rivalry is a theme on both of The Protomen's records.
The Protomen's live show is a rock opera from the future about the good, the evil and the in-between. Their two records are not merely collections of the band's songs. Perhaps they are best understood as original cast recordings of the songs from their hit musical.

The music is epic. It's downright Homeric if Homer were a robot Meatloaf from the future. That's Meatloaf the singer (who was also in David Fincher's "Fight Club" and did a fine acting job, if I do say so myself), not the meatloaf sandwich available at Applebee's for $7.99 with garlic smashed potatoes, which are delicious but hardly epic.

There is a story being told on these two records which is as epic as the music. Act I (2005) takes place in a post-apocalyptic landscape as reflected in the the distorted, fuzzy and digital music. You can hear it in the sounds. It makes you feel things. It's musicalness.

Act II: The Father of Death, released in 2009 to much acclaim, is a prequel, and as such is set in pre-apocalyptic times. Whereas Act I is the story of two robots, Act II is the story of two men. See how that's different? You could write a term paper about that. If Act I was epic. Act II is downright Wagnerian. Just wait until you hear it. Oh, don't wait. I'm excited for you to hear it for the first time. Might I suggest you keep a journal of your listening experience?

Man, I tell you what, this is where it gets real. Act II was produced by Alan Shacklock (Meatloaf, The Alarm, Bonnie Tyler, Babe Ruth, Roger Daltry) and The Protomen. Mastering was provided by Richard Dodd (Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Traveling Wilburys).

Yeah, I'm dropping names. What of it? You'll need those to jack up your word count, anyhow.

Speaking of name dropping, The Protomen were recently handpicked by Tenacious D to open a number of shows in Canada. Before that, they spent the last six years building a large and fiercely devoted fan base by kicking some major ass and headlining their own tours across the US and choice parts of Canada. more >>>
Diarrhea Planet | 11:45 PM
"Shred till you're dead, or go to hell." - 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.

Diarrhea Planet put out their first physical release in the spring of 2011, when Philadelphia's Evil Weevil label released Aloha on 7" vinyl. That summer, the band signed to Nashville's Infinity Cat Recordings (home of Jeff the Brotherhood, Heavy Cream, Natural Child, Pujol, and more) and released the 7" Yama-Uba as part of Infinity Cat's Econoline series. The band has traveled throughout the East coast on extensive self-booked tours in support of their two releases. This fall, the band will continue to tour in support of their full-length album, Loose Jewels, which comes out September 20th on Infinity Cat Recordings. more >>>