Diet Cig

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Diet Cig

Ratboys, The Ok-Ok's, Space is Crunchy

Sat, September 16, 2017

6:30 pm

The Lizard Lounge

$12.00 - $15.00

Off Sale

This event is all ages

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.
The Ok-Ok's
The Ok-Ok's
The Ok-Ok’s are an indie rock band hailing from humble York, PA, featuring vocalist Sadie Swartz, guitarist Isaac Swartz, drummer Chris Ridolfi, and bassist Andrew Sterner. The band’s original music explores various styles ranging from blues to punk, while still maintaining a signature sound, featuring catchy guitar riffs, ear-busting Bonham-style drums, and driving bass lines, topped off with a powerful, soulful female vocal.

Since its creation in 2013, the band has been making waves and catching reviewers’ ears. The Underground Lounge’s interviewer wrote, “The Ok-Ok’s are primed to be at the forefront of the next wave of great music,” and, “This is the youngest band we’ve sat down with [as a podcast feature artist]. They bring forth the energy of bands ten years their senior." Fly Magazine’s headline for its feature article on the band proclaims, “York’s The Ok-Ok’s are the New Class of Indie Rock” (The Fly Magazine, Dec. 2014).

The Ok-Ok’s are passionate about their live performances and the unique qualities of each musician that combine to create a dynamic experience. They focus on being genuine and enthusiastic in their delivery, rather than rehash overused antics. “They are one of the best bands in the area,” according to Josh Beck, manager of The Stage at New Grounds, where the band has been welcomed to play on many occasions.

This band takes every opportunity to play along the way, and puts heart into every performance, whether they are close to home in central Pennsylvania, or branching out into other areas like Baltimore, Philadelphia, and anywhere they are lead. In addition to traditional venues, the band performs in all kinds of places, including private parties, taverns, breweries, street fairs, and charity events. The Ok-Ok’s make new friends at every show, and the number of people who follow them continues to grow.

Currently, the band is booking shows for the year and is finished there debut album available for purchase on there website!

Stay tuned for more!

Contact us with any thoughts, questions, or even just hello’s. We would love to hear from you!
Venue Information:
The Lizard Lounge
223 North Water Street
Lancaster, PA, 17603