Thursday, November 12, 2015

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Nashville's always been a music town, with a huge role in country and soul; now it can also claim a big garage rock scene, with some outfits as Jeff The Brotherhood and the Infinity Cat label flying the flag. Add Diarrhea Planet and Music Band, two combos whose musical abilities are in direct contrast to their terrible names. Last Friday they landed at the House of Targ for a killer show alongside locals The Boreds. Here's Boreds frontman Adam!

The Boreds at House of Targ

Bass action with Dave!

The Boreds at House of Targ

James rounds out the trio on drums.

The Boreds at House of Targ

Adam sings!

The Boreds at House of Targ

The whole lot!

The Boreds at House of Targ

Rhythm section action!

The Boreds at House of Targ

On to Music Band - are they the worst-named band to go looking for on Google?!? Actually, no - they come up pretty fast if you add a qualifier like Nashville, where they're based. But it's kind of a bland name for a cool band. They started up in the Big Apple, and for some reason had me thinking of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. First a little soundcheck action with brothers Harry and Duncan.

Music Band at House of Targ

Here's drummer Lee!

Music Band at House of Targ

Brotherly action!

Music Band at House of Targ

Singalong action!

Music Band at House of Targ

The whole lot!

Music Band at House of Targ

Elbow action!

Music Band at House of Targ

Harry sings!

Music Band at House of Targ

Rhythm section action!

Music Band at House of Targ

The shouty bit!

Music Band at House of Targ

Leaning action!

Music Band at House of Targ

Lee sings!

Music Band at House of Targ

More singalong action!

Music Band at House of Targ

Crouching action!

Music Band at House of Targ

Diarrhea Planet have obviously got a classic rock jones - I can imagine them sharing a stage with Turbonegro, for example - and a serious love of guitars. They have four guitarists in all, but manage to keep things from getting cluttered. They also have a lot of fun on stage. Here's Evan Bird and bassist Mike Boyle.

Diarrhea Planet at House of Targ

Ian Bush hits!

Diarrhea Planet at House of Targ

More guitar with Brent Toler!

Diarrhea Planet at House of Targ

Hair-adjusting action with Jordan Smith!

Diarrhea Planet at House of Targ

Even more guitar with Emmett Miller!

Diarrhea Planet at House of Targ

Evan sings some!

Diarrhea Planet at House of Targ

Emmett sings!

Diarrhea Planet at House of Targ

Guitar action with Jordan and Brent!

Diarrhea Planet at House of Targ

Ian hits!

Diarrhea Planet at House of Targ

Jordan sings a bit!

Diarrhea Planet at House of Targ

Even more guitar!

Diarrhea Planet at House of Targ

Guest dancing action!

Diarrhea Planet at House of Targ

Bonus Brent!

Diarrhea Planet at House of Targ

For an encore they had Harry from Music Band up on stage to sing AC/DC's Thunderstruck.

Diarrhea Planet at House of Targ

The end!

Diarrhea Planet at House of Targ

Definitely one of the best shows so far this year.

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