Diarrhea Planet plays at Stickyz Friday night.
DIARRHEA PLANET, THE SO SO GLOS
9 p.m. Stickyz. $8.
Not trying to sound the alarm here or anything, but I think Nashville's Diarrhea Planet
just might be going pro on us. Not that that's a bad thing. However it must be noted that there's a serious amount of sheen on their brand-new album, "I'm Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams."
It's not just in terms of the production (though it is much, uh, slicker than past material), but the songwriting itself seems a little more, dare I say grown-up? "I'm Rich" has tons of the soaring choruses and triumphant quad-guitar weedly-weedly-weedly-weedlies we've all come to expect from this outfit (check out "Ugliest Son" for a fine example), but there are more serious concerns expressed on this new album than a mere "Ghost with a Boner" drinkin' their beer.
Also on the bill: The So So Glos
, who were in town a while back opening for Titus Andronicus. They've got a power-pop-punk sound that's refreshing like an ice-cold beer for your ears, or, well, you know what I mean. You should track down their very excellent song "Lost Weekend" — there has never been a better lead-off song for a killer mixtape ever.