Diet Cig

DSP Shows

Diet Cig

Teencat, Lazy Bones

Fri · December 8, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

**Reschedule Date from Tuesday 9/12**


Diet Cig
Diet Cig
Diet Cig are here to have fun. They’re here to tear you away from the soul-sucking sanctity of your dumpster-fire life and replace it with pop-blessed punk jams about navigating the impending doom of adulthood when all you want is to have ice cream on your birthday.
Alex Luciano (guitar and vocals) and Noah Bowman (drums) have been playing music together ever since Luciano interrupted the set of Bowman's previous band for a lighter. The New York duo have since released the infectious, 2015 ‘Over Easy’ EP that introduced consistent sing-a-long lyrics with thrashing drums and strums that never held back.

‘Swear I’m Good At This’ is the first full-length from the band and accumulates their tenacity for crafting life-affirming, relatable tales with a gutsy heart at their core. Luciano has the ability to write lyrics that are both vulnerable and badass, perfecting a storm of emotive reflection that creates a vision of a sweaty, pumped-up room screaming these lines in unison. Diet Cig make it okay to be the hot mess that you are.

But there’s also a deeper, more powerful fuck-you among the bangers that see Diet Cig grow into an unstoppable and inspiring force. “I’m not being dramatic, I’ve just fucking had it with the things that you say you think that I should be” spits Luciano on “Link in Bio”; “I am bigger than the outside shell of my body and if you touch it without asking then you’ll be sorry” she yells on “Maid Of The Mist”. It’s the sound of a band doing things on their own terms.

Wrapping up ‘Swear I’m Good At This’ on Halloween 2016, exactly two years after they finished recording ‘Over Easy’ on Halloween 2014, Diet Cig’s first, full-length LP validates the experiences of punks who aren’t always accepted first time around; the punks who throw their deuces up at the dominating bro-dudes and ignite the importance of owning everything that you are.
Teencat thinks you’re hot and hopes you have ears.

Often described as a sexy fruit salad that plays upbeat pop-punk and post-punk music in alternating strokes of their flesh-paws, the band is sometimes chided for their unwillingness to take most things and people seriously.

They’re lyrics are the wit-driven prose of one Karrot Prufrock, a barbarian poet of the highest order and bass player by default. Much of the musical arrangements are the responsibility of Ash Eastman, lauded as “the real stickler” in the band, who plays the drum and tries to make the songs have more than 4 chords, much to the chagrin of guitarist Pete Moss, who plays guitar with all of the focus and intensity of a much larger man hitting a barbed wire fence with a piece of wood.

All three of these failed comedians sing in tune with one an other, to the distaste of punk music fans everywhere.
Lazy Bones
Lazy Bones
Lazy Bones is an alternative band consisting of two multi-intstrumentalists, Sam Stein and Brendan Olivieri, and a drummer, Caleb Matheson. All recording, mixing, and mastering is done by the trio, who can be reached at any hour of the night by knocking on the door at IC's studio.
Venue Information:
The Haunt
702 Willow Ave
Ithaca, NY, 14850