Upcoming Events At Mad Planet

  • Fri
  • Sep
  • 05
  • 2014
  • 9:00 PM
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  • Sat
  • Sep
  • 06
  • 2014
  • 9:00 PM
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HERMAN ASTRO ALBUM RELEASE with BRYAN CHERRY, DJ TARIK MOODY

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$8 (includes album download card)

Soul rockers Herman Astro celebrate the release of their new album, 'Mean Gene.'

Herman Astro is a Milwaukee-based band whose current lineup was solidified in 2009. Stepbrothers Zachary Pluer (vocals/acoustic guitar) and Cody Calderon (drums), joined childhood friends Eric LeMieux (electric guitar) and Adam Dosemagen (bass), in what proved to be a powerful assemblage of their diverse musical backgrounds. Characterized by locked in drums and bass (funk, jazz and latin influences), gritty and riffy guitar hooks, and buttery, deeply soulful vocals, Herman Astro has created a sound with rich dynamics and intensely emotive qualities.

The quartet's following is vast and live résumé impressive, having played shows with giant acts like Alabama Shakes, Blues Traveler, and Fitz and the Tantrums. 'Mean Gene' is their third release and is the fullest album yet including horns and keyboards. Admission includes a download card of the album.

Fellow MKE soul rockers Bryan Cherry and Radio Milwaukee DJ extraordinaire Tarik Moody will get the party started. Check out the links below for more info on each of the three acts.

Herman Astro Links
Appearance as first act on Fox 6's new show, 'Studio A': http://fox6now.com/2013/09/11/herman-astro/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hermanastro
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HermanAstro
"Tell Me (What I Gotta Do" Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78MkGv9PSWE

Bryan Cherry Links
OnMilwaukee Interview: http://onmilwaukee.com/music/articles/bryancherryblackhole.html
Website: http://bryancherry.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bryancherryband
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BryanCherry
"Act A Fool": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1Vg_zlLie0

Tarik Moody Links
Urban Milwaukee Interview: http://urbanmilwaukee.com/2013/01/20/city-people-tarik-moody/
Rhythm Lab Feed at Radio Milwaukee: http://www.radiomilwaukee.org/rhythmlab
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RadioMilwaukee

  • Wed
  • Sep
  • 10
  • 2014
  • 9:00 PM
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SOLE & DJ PAIN 1 w/ Yo DOT, The Calamity Janes FSB

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$8 BUY TIX

Sole. founder of Anticon Records, and DJ Pain 1, Wisconsin's own producer who broke out with a beat on Young Jeezy's song, "Don't Do It," hit the stage together on September 10th,

Tickets available now!

'Death Drive' is a collision of two very distinct worlds; the scorched earth of indie rap legend, Sole, and the concrete jungles of certified platinum producer, DJ Pain1. 'Death Drive' combines modern pop/rap aesthetics with the political edge reminiscent of hip-hop classics such as “Fear Of A Black Planet". Sole & DJ Pain1 utilize the golden era hip-hop approach of a rapper and DJ without employing gimmicks or rap cliches typical with more formulaic two-turntables-and-a-mic unions. Cross-pollination between mainstream music and the underground has been happening for years, but anything that bubbles up is always devoid of substance. Death Drive is a political rap album executed in a way that eschews the rapper persona of martyr/prophet and speaks from the riot line. In a period of human history where critical music is absent from the airwaves, this is true resistance music.

Sole: In 1998 he founded Anticon Records, the first collectively owned indie Hip-Hop label in the United States. Since then, Sole has played over a thousand shows throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Japan. In 2009, Sole pulled his masters from anticon and has re-invented himself as a new kind of artist, business, and political entity. His music has been recently featured in major media outlets such as Rolling Stone, 2DopeBoyz, Pitchfork, MTV, Impose, Huffington Post, Spin, Alarm Press, All Hip-hop, Alternet and many more. Sole has released ten full length studio albums and over a dozen mixtapes. In 2009, together with award winning visual artist, Ravi Zupa, he published The Pyre, an illustrated epic poem exploring empire, radical philosophy, anti-capitalism, and collapse. Throughout his career sole has been known as one to push the limits in terms of genre and content and is widely heralded as a pioneer of avant garde & experimental rap music. In 2013, Sole launched "The Solecast", a podcast featuring long form interviews with academics, artists and activists. Sole’s activism reaches beyond the studio and stage into his everyday life where he is deeply involved material and logistical support to many projects that engage directly in the class struggle.

“Sole is an Indie hip hop legend.” - The Huffington Post
"Sole is a true revolutionary." - Pitchfork
"Cult indie-rap icon" - Spin
“Sole is controversial and experimental...the Crass of the hip-hop world” - Diffuser.fm

DJ Pain 1: Known for his 2008 break-out beat on "Don't Do It" for Young Jeezy's platinum-selling album "The Recession", producer DJ Pain 1 stays busy. He tours as a DJ, produces full albums, as well as creating original and free content for the producer community - this Hip-Hop musician takes no breaks. Pain 1 spent the late 90's cultivating his hip-hop sensibilities through graffiti, DJing and beatmaking. He juggled a youth service/teaching career with creating music, often times marrying the two worlds-- he co-founded the first hip-hop performing arts program to be hosted in an institute of higher education in his city. Once Pain 1 decided to focus on his production career, his resume quickly grew to include both legendary hip-hop acts (Public Enemy, Kool G Rap, MC Lyte) as well as contemporary hit-makers (Juicy J, 2 Chainz, 50 Cent). He has also garnered attention for his multiple Youtube video series on both production technique and music business know-how.

-"[T]he next truth in sonic production." - Chuck D of Public Enemy
-"DJ Pain 1 has done a lot for Madison’s hip-hop rep and a lot for others period, either as a beatsmith for Young Jeezy and Kool G Rap or as an educator working in the community." - The AV Club
-"DJ Pain 1 provides the cure for the common beat." - 77Square Magazine

  • Fri
  • Sep
  • 12
  • 2014
  • 9:00 PM
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  • Sat
  • Sep
  • 13
  • 2014
  • 10:00 PM
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THE GET DOWN

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SPINNING FUNK & SOUL

  • Fri
  • Sep
  • 19
  • 2014
  • 9:00 PM
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RETRO DANCE PARTY

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  • Sat
  • Sep
  • 20
  • 2014
  • 9:00 PM
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CANOPIES with GGOOLLDD and RIO TURBO, DJing by WAX ADDICTS

Presented by Honeycomb Productions, Sponsored by Milwaukee Record
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$5

Synth-pop outfit Canopies returns from a live show hiatus of nearly a year at Mad Planet on September 20th. They rose to prominence with self-titled EP which found a place on Milwaukee Record's "Top Milwaukee albums of the 2010s (So Far)" list at #4. The time off from playing live was used to ready a new album. This show will offer a prime opportunity to preview songs from the new album in a live setting.

Joining them will be GGOOLLDD, who also know a thing or two about quick rises to popularity. Songs from debut EP '$tandard$' have been dominating the airwaves of stations like Radio Milwaukee and WMSE of late. Recently, they opened for The Polyphonic Spree.

Getting us started will be Rio Turbo, who have such a ridiculously unique and energetic show that it can't be accurately described by the English language... so just check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJGnqHAkMlE

Check out links below for more information and join us on Saturday, September 20th for a night of dancey synth-pop.

Milwaukee Record Show Preview:
http://milwaukeerecord.com/music/canopies-returns-stage-ggoolldd-rio-turbo-september-20/

Canopies Links
NME Buzz Playlist featuring "Miss You Now": http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-radar/buzz-playlist-of-the-week-hear-20-brand-new-tracks
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/canopies
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/canopiesband
Twitter: https://twitter.com/canopiesband
"Miss You Now" Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj_ICCZq3jU

GGOOLLDD Links
Shepherd Express feature: http://expressmilwaukee.com/blog-10515-ggoolldd-offer-a-better-kind-of-synth-pop-on-their-debut-ep,-%22$tandard$%22.html
Bandcamp: http://ggoolldd.bandcamp.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ggoollddband
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GGOOLLDDband
"Gold" Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLSnYSbcp6c

Rio Turbo Links
Milwaukee Mag Interview: http://www.milwaukeemag.com/article/9252012-Tomakebodiesmovestrangelyandsweat
Bandcamp: http://rioturbo.bandcamp.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rio-Turbo/126439764087996
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RioTurbo
"Brown Eyed World" Music Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeBo87By49o

  • Fri
  • Sep
  • 26
  • 2014
  • 9:00 PM
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  • Sat
  • Sep
  • 27
  • 2014
  • 9:00 PM
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MADONNA VS. JANET JACKSON VS. BLONDIE

$5

DJ FRANK STRAKA

  • Fri
  • Oct
  • 03
  • 2014
  • 9:00 PM
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