Oakland’s sexy dance trio Planet Booty released their new Guilty Pleasure EP, which they state will unlock your deepest secrets and fulfill your inner most desires. Sounds pretty irresistible! You can download the album now from their website, as well as order a physical copy. Don’t hesitate, let the summer fun begin, and don’t forget to keep loving the amazing person you are!
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Bay Area’s favorite dance outfit Planet Booty recently announced their first headlining tour fittingly named “Guilty Pleasure Tour” and they are hitting the road this Summer! The trio is performing 29 shows, starting with June 2 at Santa Cruz Pride and ending on August 23 in their hometown Oakland. Grab your tickets now so you don’t miss one of the best live bands I’ve ever seen! Their new EP drops in June and I can’t wait to hear the new tunes.
Oakland dance trio Planet Booty released their newest music video “Junk In The Trunk” today! The video theme is all about celebrating your sexiness that may result in a religious experience no matter where or who you are. The song features rapper El-Gun Legro and the video includes a lot of local fans. I myself almost made it to the filming, but sadly had something come up.
In case you missed the big Booty news: in addition to their 20+ remaining dates on tour with TWRP this summer, they've just been added to the rest of Ninja Sex Party’s Tour De Force (all dates except Houston)!
Have you ever had a sex sandwich because that’s exactly what will be on the menu every night with this insane lineup. Many shows have already sold out so buy your tickets now while you still can! 🤘💖🍑🌍
Oakland's Planet Booty and Toronto's TWRP partnered on the single “Tactile Sensation,” which is featured on TWRP’s new album Together Through Time, releasing today May 18th. You can stream the single here, plus check out the great article about these two bands uniting for this awesome song in The Bay Bridged. Planet Booty is opening for TWRP during their album release concert at The Opera House in Toronto tonight, then the bands will tour together this summer, playing about 30 dates across the US including a show at Brick and Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco on July 7th.bri
Balanced Breakfast announced their 1st National Music Industry Summit, taking place at PianoFight in San Francisco on Saturday February 10th, with a Pre-Party on Friday February 9th with Oakland electro-funk trio Planet Booty and DéCollage from Denver. Meet professionals from San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, Austin, Charlotte and more. Learn from panels discussing everything from social media to licensing.
Check out the Schedule & Panels:
10:00 AM Doors open
10:30 AM • Front Cabaret Stage
Welcome & Warm-up
Stefan Aronsen • BB Co-founder
11:00 AM • Front Cabaret Stage
Move Your Body, Train Your Mind: A Path To Peak Performance
Eve Fleishman (moderator) - Yoga Therapist & Musician
Jonathan Devoto - Dancer, Health Coach & Musician
Loryn Barbeau - Holistic Vocal and Performance Coach
Barb Siller - Yoga Instructor & Musician
11:00 AM • Small Theater
PROMOtivation! - Inspire and Enhance Connections through Marketing and Promotions
Paige Clem (mod) - Marketing Director for High Sierra Music
Mindi Levine - DJ at 99.3 The Vine & Music Marketer
M Florentino Buenaventura - CEO at EnterTalk Radio
Barbara Leung - RemixNoise
11:00 AM • Big Theater
Revival of Vinyl
Gordon Elgart (moderator) - Founder Spinning Platters
Ben Givarz - Artist Relations Mgr
Michael David Carney - Co-owner of Gulch Alley Music Studio
Jacob Horowitz - Record Scientist
Sarah Sexton - Owner at OIM Records
12:00 PM • Front Cabaret Stage
How to Use Social Media Better
Isabelle Garson (moderator) - CCO at Second Octave Media
Michael Brandvold - CEO Michael Brandvold Marketing
Bryce David Dow-Williamson - CEO at Second Octave Media
David A Sikorski - Senior Editor at EARMILK
Bob Duskis - President & Co-Founder of Six Degrees Records
12:00 PM • Small Theater
The Musician's Tech Tool Kit
Peter B. Jacobsen (moderator)- Studio Manager at Music City SF
Patti Silverman - Advisor at SF MusicTech Summit & Consultant
Todd Tate - Co-founder of Musical Turk
Aliza Hava - Founder of Musician's BASS
Cory Zechmann - Project Manager at TuneIn
12:00 PM • Large Theater
Got Gigs? Coffeeshops, Corporate, and Clubs
Brian Bergeron (moderator) - Ivy Hill Entertainment
Travis Hayes Busse - Talent Buyer at Neck of The Woods
Sarah - Booking at Boom Boom Room
Omar Peña - Event Coordinator and Promoter
KC Turner - Concert Promoter via KC Turner Presents
2:00 PM • Front Cabaret Stage
Josh Windmiller (moderator) - Manager, Producer & Artist
Casey Shafer - CEO Burning House Management
Victor Casillas Valle - Artist Manager at Counter Culture Group
Barbara M Wahli - Artist Manager via Barb Rocks
Brendan Dreaper - Band Manager at Mixtape Artist Management
Fred Hausman III - CEO Prize Fighter Records
2:00 PM • Small Theater
How to Write Better Songs
Jared Swanson (moderator) - Lead Singer of Abbot Kinney
Emily Moldenhauer - Lead Singer of Emily Afton
Adam Brookes - Lead Singer of Dangermaker
Matt Roads - Freelance Musician & Ivy Hill Entertainment
Mona Khalifa Magno - Lead Singer of Twin Flame Medicine
Roem Baur - Singer-Songwriter
2:00 PM • Big Theater
BRANDING: How Defining Your Message Will Skyrocket Your Career
Kit Russell (moderator) Creative Consultant & Strategist
Lyle Burns - Creative Consultant & Strategist
Zen Zenith - Musician & Podcaster
Angela Mastrogiacomo - Music Publicist
Annie Bacon - Musician & Blogger
3:00 PM • Front Cabaret Stage
Kanoa Blodgett (moderator) - Owner of Neck of The Woods
Dylan Charles Germick - Lead Singer of Planet Booty (Oakland)
Reed Cameron Fox - Lead Singer of DéCollage (Denver)
Lalin St. Juste - Lead Singer of The Seshen (Bay Area)
Sivan Lioncub - Lead Singer of Everyone Is Dirty (Oakland)
Emily Sevin - Photographer
3:00 PM • Small Theater
Music Law: Online and On Stage
Mark Pearson (moderator) - Entertainment Attorney
Vivek Sridharan - Entertainment Attorney
Jon Duman - Entertainment Attorney
Ben Van Houten - Entertainment Office City Hall
3:00 PM • Big Theater
Sound & Engineering
Seth Lael (moderator) - Sound Engineer
Michael Romanowski - Mastering Engineer at Coast Mastering
Starita - Producer, Engineer & Artist
Jesse Cassar - Audio Engineer & Talent Buyer
Carmen Caruso - Music Producer
Gabriel Sean Armstrong - Sound engineer
4:00 PM • Big Theater
Keynote: What is Success?
Stefan Aronsen (Moderator) - Balanced Breakfast Co-Founder
Aaron Axelsen - Alt 105 Music Director
John Vanderslice - Tiny Telphone Recording
Mike Deni - Geographer
5:00 PM - CLOSE • Front Cabaret Stage
LIVE MUSIC BY:
Mona Khalifa Magno
I know I'm behind on this as most blogs have already released their best of lists, but it's better late than never!
2017 was a big year of music for me. A few of my favorite artists/bands released wonderful albums, plus there were many songs that touched my soul in one way or another. Here's my Best of 2017 list, comprised of a few albums and some songs that ended up on repeat a lot, all with some commentary on why I selected each one. The list could be longer, but I forced myself to keep it somewhat short as I know attention spans don't last long for such things.
Lorde - Melodrama
I've loved Ella Yelich-O'Connor since the first time I heard "Royals" via some small music blog, which was a good six months before the hit made it onto radio and propelled her into stardom. Her debut album "Pure Heroin" was a breath a fresh air for me, something different from the mainstream Max Martin influenced pop that we hear daily, and "Melodrama" touched me just as deeply. Each song adds it's own story to the house party concept album, with some raw emotions of a love lost and dealing with ones own reflection and pain. I love the nostalgic feeling of "Supercut" and "Hard Feelings" really cut me deep, though I'm pretty sure I was already smitten when I heard "Green Light."
The War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
What a great follow up to "Lost In The Dream," which was my favorite album back in 2014. This band just strikes a chord in me with their melodic shoegaze sound. Perfect album to play in the background during a dinner party or while enjoying a fire pit with friends. What a joy to see them in the Coachella 2018 line-up!
HAIM - Something To Tell You
One can't help to love the sisters HAIM with their harmonies and chick rock lyrics of love and life that I can relate to. "Right Now" and "Want You Back" are stand-out tracks that had me yearning to hear the whole album, plus their set at the Fox Theater in Oakland (despite Danielle being sick) was an unforgettable night that tops my concert list for 2017.
Greta Van Fleet - From The Fires
If you haven't heard of this young Michigan band yet, then you better get schooled because their Led Zeppelin-era sound is taking over the airwaves. I was lucky enough to be introduced to their 4-song EP "Black Smoke Rising" by a good friend of mine last summer and I was instantly hooked by their classic rock hooks and lead singer Josh Kiszka's wailing howl, which is very reminiscent of Robert Plant and would surely make him proud. Composed of three brothers and a good friend, these 18-21 year olds are sure to become your next favorite rock band.
Halsey - Now Or Never
Oh how I love Halsey, let me count the ways. She's just amazing with a sultry voice and heartfelt lyrics, plus add in that she's absolutely gorgeous. I was so skeptical of her back when "New Americana" came out, but then I saw her live and was blown away, leading me to download "Badlands" and loving that album. When I heard "Now or Never" last year, I was once again reminded how much I adore her and it became one of my go-to songs. Maybe I should put the whole "Hopeless Fountain Kingdom" album on this list...
Banks - Underdog
When I heard that growling bark in the first verse, I was instantly hooked. There's just something fierce and full of angst that resonates with me in this new single from the talented Los Angeles R&B pop singer. I hope this tune brings in a new era of Banks, as I much prefer the fiery upbeat songs over the ballads.
Arcade Fire - Everything Now
This song combines a few of my favorite things: ABBA, Simple Minds, ABC, INXS, Tom Tom Club, and the Never Ending Story theme. I love the 70's disco overtones with 80's New Wave undertones -- you can't help but dance to this catchy tune. I was also a big fan of their live show; their whole branding was spot on with a boxing ring stage the band moved freely around on, providing that 360 feel for everyone in the arena.
Yoke Lore - Good Pain
Not many people know that Adrian Galvin used to drum for Walk The Moon, but he left the band due to artistic differences. Last year he carved his own mark with some great singles & an EP, including this one that tops my list. I have a feeling this is only the beginning of a fruitful musical endeavor as he continues to tell stories about how things are connected. If you're wondering about the name, it's based on a yoke that binds things together, and lore, which is a set of stories.
Gryffin, Illenium, Daya - Feel Good
My favorite electro-pop song of the year, probably because I bonded with my camping neighbors at Coachella over it, which we experienced live in the Sahara tent. Been a fan of Gryffin since I heard "Heading Home" in 2016 and I'm hoping he'll continually surprise me with good electronic tunes and remixes. This song also introduced me to Illenium, who's album "Awake" is also worth a listen.
Alan Walker - The Spectre
My other favorite DJ, Alan Walker took my heart with his debut song "Faded" back in 2015, and again in 2016 with "Sing Me To Sleep" and "Alone." 2017 brings this Norwegian DJ to the forefront of the EDM scene, leading to a Coachella 2018 booking, which pleases me beyond my wildest electronic dreams. Did you know that in early 2017, Walker's YouTube channel became the most subscribed channel registered in Norway? And he's only 20 years old!
Imagine Dragons - Mouth Of The River
Let's be honest, Imagine Dragons haven't nailed a full album since their debut "Night Visions" even though I'll say that "Evolve" did surpass "Smoke + Mirrors" by far. Despite that, this song really impacted me and ended up on repeat enough to make this list. Maybe it's the choir-like feel of the chorus, or maybe it's that hard-hitting drum beat that syncs well with my heart. Let's just say I sing out loud every time I hear it, especially the part where Dan Reynolds chants "I'm pacing, and I'm pacing."
Walk The Moon - One Foot
Let's just call it my guilty pleasure, because this song just makes me smile and wanna dance. From Nicholas Petricca's opening howls to the 80's synth pop feel of the music, it's one of those catchy earworms that gets stuck in your head for the rest of the day. I often catch myself humming and singing the lyrics, all while remembering those high schools days dancing around my house to Duran Duran. Even the video captures it's wild and upbeat feel that just radiates positivity.
K.Flay - Blood In The Cut
My girl Kristine has come so far since her Stanford days! I'm just so proud to see an artist I've known since she first came out in the San Francisco Bay Area music scene make it big. Getting signed to Dan Reynolds' Night Street Records and opening for his band on their Evolve Tour was just what she needed to thrust her into the spotlight and earn her a Grammy nomination. Having suffered my own heart-break at the beginning of 2017, her lyrics really hit the spot, especially "lately, I’ve been killing all my time, reading through your messages my favorite way to die."
Planet Booty - Naked
Yes Planet Booty is on my management roster, but that doesn't necessarily mean I'm being biased here. "Naked" is simply a great dance song with lyrics that make you smile. You can't help but shake your booty when you hear it and I'm sure many have added this to their bedroom playlist for getting it on. Every person that experiences this bootylicious trio's high energy live performance walks away in awe and sweat. Trust me, this electro-funk band will someday hit mainstream radio and you'll remember you heard it here first.
After raining sweat across most of the US this Summer and Fall, Planet Booty ends their 2017 season with Sun Hop Fat and DJ Jah Yzer at The Independent on Thursday November 30th. Set your mind and booty free as you dance the night away.
Come get the new album ‘NAKED’ on vinyl, grab the new ‘NAKED’ T-shirt, and wish Dylan a Happy Birthday when he gets one year sexier onstage at the stroke of midnight (12/1)! Don't forget to buy your tickets before this show sells out!
Planet Booty returns to the Midwest in October, hitting six cities in support of the incredible TWRP out of Toronto. If your in the Midwest, you do not want to miss these shows -- the amount of ridiculousness and sweat simply cannot be measured. Get your tickets now!
10/3: Shank Hall - Milwaukee
10/4: First Avenue - Minneapolis
10/6: Subterranean - Chicago
10/7: Gabe's - Iowa City
10/9: House of Blues - Cleveland
10/10: The Pike Room - Detroit
Electro-funk-dance trio Planet Booty dropped their new album "Naked" today! The album is available on vinyl, as well as on all digital stores and streaming sites (links below).
Come celebrate the release at The Chapel in San Francisco on Saturday September 9th and funk out to the new tunes and of course your favorite Booty classics with special guest and queer glam punk queens Bitch Please.
The high-energy electro-funk/dance trio also announced their Pacific Northwest "NAKED Tour" Phase 2 with stops in Medford, Corvallis, Eugene, Hood River, Olympia, Seattle, and Portland, ending with them playing the Oregon Eclipse Festival at Big Prairie Summit. Plus don't miss their tour kick-off show in Oakland at the Starline Social Club on Friday July 28th.
Planet Booty's 'NAKED Tour' Phase One is hitting 9 cities with 1 mission: spread the funk! Their Southwest tour starts in LA at The Hi Hat on Thurs June 1, then runs through Las Vegas at The Bunkhouse Saloon, followed by The Flycatcher in Tucson, Boxcar in Santa Fe, Barons in Grand Junction, Hi-Dive in Denver, Mezcal Tequileria in Albuquerque, Valley Bar in Phoenix, and ends with a bang at Starlite Lounge in Sacramento. Don't miss this unforgettable band that will make you shake your booty and feel good about yourself!
I am proud to announce that you can officially hear music from The Go Ahead, Planet Booty, and Lucas Gordon at San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's games in The Bay Area's BallPark Radio Show live from AT&T Park!
The online stream of this radio show will launch this weekend and there will be social media notification for all songs that play during the shows. There will also be a free app available in the iTunes app store first and android will soon follow. With the app, you will be able to share and tweet when the songs are played to let the fans know.
San Francisco music blog The Bay Bridged interviewed Oakland electro-funk trio Planet Booty about their upcoming show with Flynt Flossy and Turquoise Jeep at Great American Music Hall on Wed May 24th. The interview with frontman Dylan Germick dives deep into the band's new album, their upcoming tours across the Southwest and Pacific Northwest, and their successful showcases at SXSW earlier this year. The article also includes quotes from Krista Lettko, creative director at Authentic Audience, who is helping the band with social media, as well as myself on why I wanted to work with the band. Be sure the read the whole feature and don't miss the show next week to see why everyone's talking about this high-energy band that gets everyone in the audience dancing and leaves an unforgettable impression with their stage presence!
Airpusher Collective & Vau de Vire present the 5th Annual Steampunk Masquerade under the big top in the East Bay. The event is Saturday May 13th from 4pm to 2am and tickets are on sale now! This event has so much going on including 1 big top, 5 acres of art, parading art cars, multiple indoor/outdoor stages, badass bands, ass-bumpin' DJs, circus, burlesque, and fire performances, artisan galleries and gardens, carnival rides, and food vendors. My roster bands Planet Booty and The Go Ahead will be performing so that alone makes this event worth it!
I am proud to announce that Oakland trio Planet Booty, known for their infectious live shows filled with endorphin-fueled electro-funk dance music, have joined the Barb Rocks roster! If you haven't experienced Planet Booty yet, then you're missing out on the most entertaining band the Bay Area has to offer! Not only do their performances pack venues every time they play, but everyone at the show raves about it for days after. Frontman Dylan Germick is a true performer in every sense, engaging the audience with every look and body movement, add in Josh Cantero's powerful, soul-filled vocals, a dash of horns, plus Rob Gwin masterfully holding down the rhythm section, and you have the hardest working three-piece with a big sound that gets the audience dancing until the last unforgettable note. I recently had the front row experience with some Planet Booty grinding on the dance floor, including a sweaty forehead serenade from Dylan, therefore, I can personally guarantee the euphoric feeling one has leaving the show. I cannot rave enough about this talented band that I truly believe will go far. Planet Booty just played two packed SXSW official showcases in Austin last month and are scheduled to play the Oregon Eclipse Festival in August. I am beyond honored to be part of their team and help them achieve their goals. The band is going on tour twice this summer and releasing a new album, so there's a lot of work ahead. I encourage you to watch their latest video for their new single "Naked" and to follow them on social media: