Since first catching them at The End early last year, then being blown away by their summer performances at both Shaky Knees and Wrecking Ball, we’ve been pretty obsessed with Brooklyn by way of New Paltz, NY poppy, punk duo Diet Cig. Having just wrapped a tour with local faves Daddy Issues, and celebrating their brand new, debut full-length, Swear I’m Good At This (which we’ve been spinning on repeat the past few weeks), the band, made up of singer/guitarist Alex Luciano and drummer Noah Bowman, are experiencing their biggest wave of buzz yet- and for good reason.
With an impossibly energetic live show fueled by Luciano’s infectiously positive energy and enthusiasm, backed by punk songs with fuzzy, pop hooks and hyper personal, earnest, feminist, and coming of age themes, Diet Cig are a pop punk band primed less for the Warped Tour and more for the DIY indie punk scene, definitely relatable and accessible for teen fans, but substantive and sincere enough to have the same emotional resonance for 20-somethings and beyond.
Touring extensively in support of their debut, Diet Cig earlier this month expanded their summer leg of dates to include a June 1 appearance at The High Watt, with support from SPORTS and locals Reality Something. Needless to say, we couldn’t be more thrilled for the group’s Music City return, and if you like your punk poppy with a dash of hyperactive, hyper-honest energy, this show is for you. Grab tickets right here while they last!