GOD SAVE THE QUEEN CITY - 7th Annual Music Festival

Ink Floyd, PBR Music & MaxxMusic present

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN CITY - 7th Annual Music Festival

Diarrhea Planet, Jeff The Brotherhood, Spaceface, Daddy Issues, Faye

Fri, August 25, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Neighborhood Theatre

Charlotte, NC

$25 2-Day Pass

$3 Under 21 Surcharge at Door (Valid ID required for entry into venue. Under 18 permitted with parent.)

Accepted forms of ID: State Issued ID or Driver's License, Military ID, Passport.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN CITY - 7th Annual Music Festival
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN CITY - 7th Annual Music Festival
Ink Floyd, PBR Music & MaxxMusic present
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN CITY - 7th Annual Music Festival

Back for its seventh year in August, God Save the Queen City music festival announces a stellar lineup of regional and national acts including Strand of Oaks, Twin Limb, Spaceface, and Jeff The Brotherhood. Local bands include Charlotte’s own Faye, Shadowgraphs and Ancient Cities.

Presented by local print shop Ink Floyd and PBR Music, the festival will take part over two weekends with the main shows on Friday, Aug. 25 & Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, NC.

New this year, the festival will partner with 3 local breweries – Heist Brewery, Free Range Brewing and Salud Cerveceria on a special God Save The Queen City IPA beer release. In addition, each brewery will host a special show leading up to the festival weekend. Show and beer release details will be announced soon. The beer will be available at all GSTQC shows and related events surrounding the festival.

The festival is also excited to partner with Time Out Youth, as its charity beneficiary for 2017. 1$ from each ticket sale will go towards the outreach of Time Out Youth and its various programs.

Full 2017 lineup includes (schedule tba):
Friday, Aug. 25 – Neighborhood Theatre
Diarrhea Planet (Nashville, TN)
Jeff The Brotherhood (Nashville, TN)
Spaceface * 2 SETS (Memphis, TN)
Daddy Issues (Nashville, TN)
Faye (Charlotte, NC)

Saturday, Aug. 26 – Neighborhood Theatre
Strand of Oaks (Goshen, IN)
Twin Limb (Louisville, KY)
Ancient Cities * 2 SETS (Charlotte, NC)
Shadowgraphs (Charlotte, NC)

Ticket Info: Early Bird weekend passes will be available June 16th – July 1st for only $25. Individual tickets go on sale July 1st for $15. Day of show tickets will be will be $20 each.

Doors open at 6:30. Shows starts at 7:30 on both nights.

God Save The Queen City was founded in 2011 by local Charlotte Screen Printing shop Ink Floyd, located in the NODA arts district.
Diarrhea Planet
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.

This past March at SXSW, Diarrhea Planet set about solidifying a new wave of converts: Despite a busy schedule that saw them doing double duty on a few days — while also competing with the fest's deafening echo chamber and hyper-branded "secret" events — DP dominated every venue they played, and soon found their name on everyone's lips. How could it not be after such heroics like Miller and Bird scaling a rickety scaffolding at Cheer Up Charlie's for the final shred-off of fan favorite (and first DP song ever written) "Ghost With A Boner"? But while the over-the-top theatrics and goofiness provided good fodder, the music itself was just as impossible to ignore, even when their sets were packed with new songs unfamiliar to many audience members. With the impending release of I'm Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams and a sprawling summer tour, Diarrhea Planet are ready to conquer hearts, demolish ear drums, and remind you that while rock and roll's never needed saving, it's damn good to have a band that makes it as wholly life-affirming and flat out fun as it's supposed to be.

Jeff The Brotherhood
Jeff The Brotherhood
JEFF the Brotherhood (with JEFF stylized in all capital letters) is an American two-piece rock band founded in 2001 by Nashville, Tennessee-based brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall. Jake and Jamin are sons of producer/singer/songwriter Robert Ellis Orrall and grew up surrounded by music.

Prior to JEFF The Brotherhood, the band was named Jeff (or possibly JEFF).
Daddy Issues
Daddy Issues
Greensboro, North Carolina’s Daddy Issues want you to know that punk isn’t dead – it’s dad. Daddy Issues consists of Lindsey Sprague on lead guitar and backing vocals; Lo Davy on lead vocals, rhythm guitar and tambourine; Madeline Putney on bass; and Hannah Hawkins on drums.

There’s no pretense to this four piece; no unrequited fantasy from afar. These are girls having fun. Their attitude comes from myriad influences, all showing their sense of humor and lack of pretension — North Carolina’s own Link Wray, B-movies, the Ramones, tacos, surf rock, and of course, girl groups before them, like the Continental Co-Ets and the Shangri-Las.

Late in 2013, Lindsey and Lo conceived Daddy Issues in the wake of recent breakups, “to do something fun and empowering and not be totally depressed,” according to Lindsey. The duo’s first performance was a tequila-fueled karaoke rendition of “Total Eclipse of the Heart” at a local bar where they introduced themselves as “Daddy Issues, we’re in a band now.”

Soon, they began working on original songs. Around the same time, they brought bassist Madeline Putney into the fold and original drummer Raina Märtens joined shortly after.
After a few short weeks of rehearsal, Daddy Issues debuted at New York Pizza on Jan. 31, 2014, playing a fast five-song set. The seed planted, Daddy Issues’s popularity rose slowly and surely.
However, in March 2014, Raina left the band to focus on her visual art thesis. The void needed to be filled.

Thankfully, Hannah Hawkins joined the ranks, and Daddy Issues hasn’t looked back since.

Queer feminist undertones coupled with hyperbolic imagery and an irreverent attitude makes Daddy Issues a true punk band. They sing about whatever subject matter they feel like exploring - sea monsters, dreamy nights, going to the mall, lovers, girlfriends, getting laid, and dying young.

Lindsey slinks behind the guitar, playing both chunky rhythms and sneaky, simple solos. Lo owns the microphone, alternating between deadpan croon and sexy stutter at moment’s notice, never suppressing a laugh when one comes. Madeline glues the band together, either playing hard on the root note or melodically walking the dog on the low end. And Hannah holds it all down as the manic metronome, occasionally throwing out fantastic flourishes and fills.

Daddy Issues represents the first band for every member, but you wouldn’t know it from their reviews. Jordan Green of Triad City Beat wrote that they “suggested the Velvet Underground stripped of ennui.” Calling the band “a perfect, shining moment of girl-group surf pop,” Stewart Bremner of Product Magazine (UK) also stated that “there’s something here reminiscent of the Vaselines.” Morgan Y. Evans of New Noise Magazine was even more straight-forward: “Clearly, these are rock goddesses.”

Long-awaited releases arrive in the near future. UK-based Punk Fox Records will release a 7” single in the early months of 2015, and their debut EP will be released on Feb. 14, just in time for Valentine’s Day. With a New York debut at the end of January, a confirmed show with La Luz in March, plans to travel to SXSW, and an extensive summer tour in the works, Daddy Issues is bursting into 2015 with a fierce momentum. -Anthony Harrison, Triad City Beat

“North Carolina oddities revel in the absurd and risque, writing sexually-charged tunes with names like 'So Hard.' Their first cassette EP, 'Double Loser,' will be out on Valentine's Day, naturally.” -NME

"It’s difficult not to love this North Carolina based quartet’s surfy pop rock. Like Chastity Belt’s ‘Cool Slut‘, the track says, “Hey! Girls can have sex too!” -Overblown (UK)

"This is simply a perfect, shining moment of girl group surf pop. There’s something here reminiscent of The Vaselines." - Product Magazine (UK)
Indie band from Charlotte, NC.

Current and Ex-members of: Alright, Secret Hospital, Hello Handshake

RIYL: The Breeders, Speedy Ortiz

Just three girls playing the music our boyfriends wish they could play...
Venue Information:
Neighborhood Theatre
511 East 36th Street
Charlotte, NC, 28205