A very talented band with an identity that has been deliberately honed. The spectacle would not be effective if the songs were not genuinely good and well crafted. The back-and-forth vocal leads and harmonies of Germick and Josh Cantero are on point, and rival anything you might hear on a Justin Timberlake or Pharell track.
Only if You Say Yes” makes it clear they stand for enthusiastic consent. And now, in the post-pandemic world, they are hoping to help people rediscover the joys of loving their bodies.
It was song after song asking you to consensually and respectfully shake your groove thing. Anthems like “Take Off Your Pants” and “Only If You Say Yes” preach themes of respect, consent and positivity. It may seem strange coming from a band whose main focus is sex based tunes, but the vibe in the room was sexy and respectful.
Like a more glam version of Chromeo, San Francisco’s Planet Booty has been one of the sweatiest, most raucous live acts in the city for the past 10 years. With its fourth album, “Yes,” the band has renewed its focus on bridging the gap between what it creates in the studio and what it puts down on stage…
The Planet Booty bandmates have always been experts in funk, acceptance, and positivity, but in the video for their latest single “Connoisseur,” they show that taste is in the eye of the beholder.
The trio from Oakland, California, have a slew of ridiculously oversexed YouTube music videos for tracks like “Das Booty” and “Junk in the Trunk” that show a love for everything from 2 Live Crew sex raps, Miami bass, New Orleans bounce and Peter Frampton-esque talkboxes to straight-up disco. It’s a combination that’s nigh-irresistible on the dancefloor, but paired with openers like the raunch queen Luscious Lisa and rappers Bleubird and Rickolus’ Hurricane Party project, this becomes one of the hottest parties of the summer. Get naked.
Planet Booty headlined and blew the Reno venue apart with laughter and twerking. The Oakland three-piece with a Chromeo-vibe also meets at the intersection of talent and hilarity with endearing choruses about taking off your pants. Frontman Dylan Germick has the rap skills of a dirty Macklemore and the croons of a raunchy Brian McKnight. He’s a preacher who makes booty endearing.
Planet Booty is easily one of the best opening acts I’ve seen in a long while. It’s like a woke-as-fuck musical assembly at a public school teaching consent, sex positivity and booty appreciation. Frontman Dylan Germick is an electric presence and had every audience member, regardless of gender identity or age, eating out of the palm of his hand. With songs like “Naked” and “Take Off Your Pants,” it would be easy to dismiss the band as another sex-crazed party act, but between songs, Germick and co-vocalist Josh Cantero would wax poetic about being true to yourself, embracing your sexuality, letting your freak flag fly and loving and living your truth.
Dancing is a legit workout even if that isn’t the reason you go out on a Friday night, get loaded, and shake your moneymaker. Local electro-funk band Booty Planet wants you to have fun dancing at its show, but the group also wants you to burn some calories. The word “sweat” appears in Booty Planet’s songs and website repeatedly. Sure, the guys are talking about “making love” and “having a good time,” but we get what they really mean: exercise. They got that semi-retro and electric, ’80s funk sound that will immediately remind you of the workout videos your mom used to watch. Fun grooves aside, the band keeps the whole affair lighthearted and with just a dash of tongue-in-cheek irony. (Planet Booty, anyone?) But hey, it’s good to laugh a little while you’re working out.