Posted in music | tour dates on February 3, 2010

by Bill Pearis

Diamond Nights
Diamond Nights

For those who miss the hedonistic days of Williamsburg 2004, this show's for you: Diamond Nights and Cheeseburger play Brooklyn Bowl on February 13. $5.00 tickets are on sale.

Diamond Nights, who also play Coco 66 the night before (2/12), haven't played together since 2007. For a while it seemed like they were going to be the next big thing with their mix of Thin Lizzy and The Cars and a song -- "The Girl's Attractive" -- that was everywhere for a while. They were also a fun, super-tight live band. But Diamond Nights dissolved soon after the release of their debut album, Popsicle, and singer Morgan Phalen moved to California and guitarist Rob Laakso joined Amazing Baby. Pretty sure these two shows are for the fun of it, but as someone who thought they ended too soon, maybe playing live again will rekindle things.


Meanwhile Cheeseburger (who played at least a few shows in 2009) have just put the finishing touches on their second album and have grown from a bassless trio to having two guitarists and a full rhythm section and one of our premier party-rock bands. I've heard some of the new record and while it would be incorrect to say they've grown up, they've definitely matured as songwriters and musicians. Live shows are still mayhem, though more from the fans than on-stage shenanigans these days. I hope shiny Brooklyn Bowl knows what it's in for.

However, this won't be your typical Cheeseburger show. Singer Joe Bradley is due to be a new father any minute and won't be there. Instead, the band is getting a different guest vocalist for every song, including comedian Jon Glaser (Adult Swim's Delocated), Les Savy Fav's Tim Harrington and Andy Reuland, Jason Green of Violent Bullshit, Diamond Nights' Morgan Phalen, and some surprise guests. Personally, I think they should rename themselves Cheeseburger Deluxe for this gig but that's just me.

A couple Diamond Nights and Cheeseburger videos after the jump...

Diamond Nights - "Destination Diamonds"

Cheeseburger @ Glasslands August 2008, last date of Colt 45/Vice tour



Comments (19)

diamond nights have one of the all time best rock songs that features the word "modicum".

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 3:28 PM

diamond nights....opened for jet....vomit

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 3:32 PM

cheeseburger, woah

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 3:33 PM

I saw Diamond Nights at Maxwell's
They were fucking gay
bye bye hipsters

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 3:42 PM


Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 3:53 PM

Wow, I think Cheeseburger might be the worst band name I have ever heard. Awful.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 3:57 PM

Cheeseburger's press photo is somehow worse than their name. Kill me.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 5:06 PM

Cheeseburger live are so much goddamn fun. Pop rock smarts like Misfits & GBV.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 6:17 PM

Amazing Baby is the worst band I have heard in a long time, I am so glad that Diamond nights is getting back together and rob is ditching them.

I heard through some friends that play with Amazing Baby that they might be breaking up for good and I think they already got dropped from their label. That's what happens when you buy a ton of publicity and fail to sell any albums.

Posted by Jeff Donovan | February 3, 2010 7:26 PM

Cheeseburger...Meatloaf...I think food and bad music have to go hand in hand. Note to self: never name my band after a beef food product. In any event, I agree with the above. Terrible sound.

Posted by Heaven | February 3, 2010 9:11 PM

fuck all you cheeseburger haters... they are one of the only rock bands around that still act like sloppy rock fucks with catchy songs, rowdy live shows, and straight forward guitar licks.


Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 11:37 PM

Last Feb, saw listing here on BV about free Andrew WK show at Santos. Never been to venue, decided to check it out. Never heard of Cheeseburger, but loved their set.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 2:24 PM

That’s the BIZNESS!

Posted by Indie Power | February 4, 2010 6:26 PM

people that actually leave comments on these things and yelp or whatever are funny and probably lead pretty pathetic lives. with that being said, cheeseburger are rad... and i lead a pathetic life.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 6:35 AM

fuck you - don't spam here

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 10:46 AM

Coco66 show cancelled

Posted by brooklynvegan | February 10, 2010 1:48 PM

eat shit stupid fuck face faggots who dont like cheeseburger or diamond nights. you dont know what the hell rock is. go listen to some nickelback or taylor swift you butt jousting rump raiders!

Posted by ou812 | May 15, 2010 8:25 PM

It is a nice news! I adore Diamond Nights! Hope, in 2011 they will give the concerts often too.

Posted by Music SE | September 15, 2010 3:17 AM

I recently came into cheese as I am in London, UK, great band, love your style and brilliant video. I hope this tour I'd love to see them live, im going to stop clapping now if I get beaten to death by poachers stamp XD

Posted by recados para orkut | February 16, 2011 8:34 AM

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