Those Darlins Events/Concerts

where you can go see and hear and support them.
Those DarlinsDate: July 29, 2014, 9:00 pm
Venue: Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway, Denver, United States (Postal Code: 80209)
Performing: Those Darlins, Diarrhea Planet, The Knew, Headliner: Those Darlins
Soda Jerk Presents

Those Darlins
Diarrhea Planet
The Knew

Tue, July 29, 2014
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
$12.00 - $14.00

Those Darlins

Blur The Line feels like an eponymous debut. This record is not a departure, nor is it simply growth. It is a realization purely of where Those Darlins are as artists right now. After sophomore record Screws Get Loose, Jessi, Nikki, and Linwood set out to uncover the true complex, contradictory nature of themselves as individuals and as a band. The result is a record to file on your shelf between Patti Smith’s Easter and Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk. Blur The Line is a first-rate album of powerful tracks that mingle heavy rhythms and distorted Neil Young guitars with ear-candy harmonies and a slew of captivating lyrics. The band called on Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo, John Cale, JEFF the Brotherhood) to produce Blur The Line, and it turned out to be a revelation—a chance to stretch and give shape to their work with his supportive, laid back demeanor and experienced hands at the helm.

“Those Darlins come off like the toughest, most dangerous group around. They deliver thrilling song after thrilling song that’ll have you hyping them to all your rock & roll friends as soon the album stops spinning.” – All Music Guide

“Hooky, saucy, punky songwriting in a mood somewhere between Be Your Own Pet and the Donnas, only savvier. Those Darlins have mouths on them, yes they do. But their mouths are connected to their hearts and minds, and amped by loud guitars” – Robert Christgau A-, NPR's All Things Considered

“My favorite band right now is Those Darlins, who have a really cool garage-country vibe. They’re doing something totally out-of-the-box.” – Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast in Rolling Stone’s Best of Rock

Diarrhea Planet

"What's in a name? that which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet." - Romeo and Juliet

If Shakespeare was alive to get the led out, he would've listened to Diarrhea Planet, Nashville's favorite six-piece rock and roll band. Outfitted with a drummer and bassist that barrel forth with the power of a thousand locomotives and a four guitar arsenal able to unleash a meticulous torrent of expertly crafted hooks, riffs and solos, DP take everything you knew you loved about rock, punk and pop, jack it up way past 11, and leave you catching your breath and massaging the kink in your neck from all that head banging. Over the past few years, Diarrhea Planet have packed basements, bars and clubs with enough power to cause a blackout at the Super Bowl (no one's said they weren't not responsible for this year's fiasco), honing their chops and fine-tuning the 13 indelible cuts that make up their second LP I'm Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, which will see release via Infinity Cat recordings.

Formed back in 2009 by frontman Jordan Smith, friend Evan P. Donohue, and drummer Casey Weissbuch, Diarrhea Planet was the trio's answer to the often stuffy, self-serious environment of Belmont University, where they were students. Soon after, the band tapped bassist Mike Boyle and third guitarist Brent Toler, and set about recording their debut EP Aloha — a boisterous, bombastic effort with enough massive hooks and chants to betray the fact it was recorded in a bedroom — which was self-released in 2009 and wracked up over 10,000 downloads. When Donohue left the band in 2010 to focus on his own music, they added friends and sure-fire shredders Evan Bird and Emmett Miller, who's 12 additional strings allowed Diarrhea Planet to start striving for the kind of joyous, stadium-sized tunes that's the stuff of pure rock and roll dreams.

On their 2011 debut Loose Jewels (Infinity Cat), The Planet showcased not just their knack for hooks, but also a unique approach to songwriting: In a nod to the grindcore acts he grew up listening to, Smith did away with the traditional, rigid verse-chorus-verse structure in favor of more piecemeal arrangements that move assuredly and effortlessly from one part to the next. Fleshed out by undeniable pop sensibilities, Loose Jewels was a 100-meter sprint of pure joy peppered with shred offs, fret-taps and a whole lot of whooping and hollering. On the road, the band showed what they were truly made of, unleashing power stance tableaus, on-stage theatrics and six-string tricks, while still hitting every necessary note with pristine precision. In the years since, they've shared stages and tours with Jeff the Brotherhood, Fucked Up, The Men, Wavves, Screaming Females and Titus Andronicus, who even shouted out The Planet on their last LP Local Business. Just recently guitar goddess Marnie Stern said she'd be the band's fifth axe slinger, and someone has to make sure that happens.

Back in December 2012, DP headed to Marcata Recordings, the barn-turned-studio in Upstate New York owned and operated by Kevin S. McMahon, a famed indie producer behind records by Titus Andronicus, Swans, The Walkmen, Real Estate and plenty more. The band wanted to go as big as possible, and set about cutting an album that delivered just that — I'm Rich traipses giddily across the rock and roll spectrum thanks to the band's ever-expanding understanding of how to utilize its four guitarists to maximum, orchestral effect. It's glorious, unabashedly fun, and bolstered by a musical and emotional maturity that reveals itself in the increasing complexity of the arrangements, musicianship, and lyrics.

The Knew

The Knew are some front row boys that picked up some instruments and think everybody else should do the same.

Venue Information:
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209

Pickathon 2014Date: August 1, 2014, 8:55 am
Venue: Pendarvis Farm, , Happy Valley, Oregon, United States
Performing: Blind Pilot, Warpaint, Destroyer, The War on Drugs, Woods, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Nickel Creek, X, Mac DeMarco, Foxygen, Jonathan Richman, Jolie Holland, Parquet Courts, Mikal Cronin, Julianna Barwick, Angel Olsen, Courtney Barnett, The Sadies, Those Darlins, Valerie June, The Barr Brothers, Robbie Fulks, The Donkeys, Love As Laughter, Quilt, Charlie Parr, Hiss Golden Messenger, Mandolin Orange, Shakey Graves, Diarrhea Planet, Steve Gunn, Ages and Ages, Bobby Patterson, Son Little, Della Mae, Spanish Gold, Houndstooth, Eric D. Johnson, Willie Watson, Operators, Old Buck, POSSESED BY PAUL JAMES, Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners, Headliner: Blind Pilot
There’s plenty that could be said about Pickathon: The diverse and expertly crafted lineup; the festival’s pioneering ways in zero-waste food and beverage service; the celebration of Portland’s food-truck culture; Six stages creating unique environments for the performers, who all play twice over the course of the weekend; The emphasis of quality over quantity, with a 3500 paid attendance capacity; The family-friendly environment.

Pickathon is the best weekend a music-lover could ask for, but wouldn’t you rather see and hear it from the performers themselves?

“This is the most amazing place I think I’ve ever played before.” - Neko Case on the Wood Stage

“I get it now, I get it, I get why Pickathon is what it is.” - Andrew Bird on the Wood Stage

“Pickathon is the best...I’ve been taste testing festivals around the world...This is what they’re all trying to do” - Feist on the Wood Stage

“This might be the best air I have ever breathed.” - Bill Callahan on the Mountain View Stage

“It’s like today is the last day of summer camp, you know?...We all want this moment to last forever.”Sharon Van Etten

“Pickathon is the only festival by the fans and for the fans, and it really makes you feel a part of something special.” - Adam Granduciel, The War on Drugs

“I’ve got to say this is probably the best festival I’ve ever been to. I feel so relaxed, and everybody is so nice. Maybe I’m too relaxed, I don’t know.” - King Tuff on the Mountain View Stage

“You can do whatever you want, to try to dampen our try to pick away, chip away, erode the positive energy vibrations, the happiness we’ve absorbed over the past few days. Do what you will! It will not affect us…. We are in the bubble. Like John Travolta.” - Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy on the Mountain View Stage

“I have never been this excited about attending a festival, let alone playing and I'm so ready to bust out my tin cup and climb up and down that unparalleled weekend.” - Shakey Graves

"No advertisers, no waste, just music. This is what all music festivals should be like." - Andrew Savage, Parquet Courts

“We sort of had an amazing year. The best year we’ve ever had as a band, and in my mind it started here.” - Lake Street Dive

"Best American festival period." - Ty Segall

Those Darlins / Diarrhea PlanetDate: August 7, 2014, 9:00 pm
Venue: Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St, San Francisco, United States (Postal Code: CA 94103)
Performing: Those Darlins, Diarrhea Planet, Headliner: Those Darlins
Those Darlins entered the public eye in 2008. They took on matching surnames and announced themselves a gang of resilient outsiders, each a misfit of southern upbringing, with its problems and charms. Their self-titled debut carved out an ethos and a spot on the map.

Those DarlinsDate: August 8, 2014, 9:00 pm
Venue: Leo's, 5447 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, United States (Postal Code: 94609)
Performing: Those Darlins, Diarrhea Planet, Headliner: Those Darlins
Those Darlins entered the public eye in 2008. They took on matching surnames and announced themselves a gang of resilient outsiders, each a misfit of southern upbringing, with its problems and charms. Their self-titled debut carved out an ethos and a spot on the map.

Diarrhea PlanetDate: August 10, 2014, 8:30 pm
Venue: Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, United States (Postal Code: 92104)
Performing: Diarrhea Planet, Those Darlins, Buddy Banter, Headliner: Diarrhea Planet
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Those DarlinsDate: August 15, 2014, 9:30 pm
Venue: Record Bar, 1020 Westport Road, Kansas City, United States (Postal Code: 64111)
Performing: Those Darlins, Diarrhea Planet, Headliner: Those Darlins
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LouFest 2014Date: September 6, 2014, 7:03 pm
Venue: Central Field in Forest Park, 5595 Grand Dr, St Louis, United States (Postal Code: 63112)
Performing: Arctic Monkeys, Outkast, Cake, Kelis, Matt & Kim, Washed Out, Grouplove, Portugal. The Man, The 1975, Delta Spirit, Future Islands, RAC, Glass Animals, Cherub, Those Darlins, Kopecky Family Band, Lettuce, Trombone Shorty, Empires, Skaters, San Fermin, Black Pistol Fire, Blackberry Smoke, Vintage Trouble, AJR, HOLYCHILD, Young & Sick, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Falls, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Alanna Royale, Headliner: Arctic Monkeys

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