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.
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.
Oakland, California’s Planet Booty took to the stage and were welcomed by Toronto with a hot fever. The group did not take long to kick the crowd into a sweat-soaked frenzy. This was my first time witnessing Planet Booty and the three-piece they did not disappoint!
Be a part of musical history and catch TWRP & Planet Booty on their “Together Through Time tour.”
“We really didn’t understand how awesome they were until we saw them live,” Doctor Sung said of Planet Booty. “I vividly recall being two songs into their set, and me and one of the other guys in TWRP just looked at each other with dumb grins on our faces, and almost in unison proclaimed, ‘This is my new favorite band.’”
PLANET BOOTY: In addition to being great guys that are fun to spend time with, the band had an amazing year. They played shows in SF as well as festivals like SxSW, Santa Cruz Music Festival, and performed in cities like Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Pontiac, Iowa City, Chicago, Phoenix, Albuquerque, and Denver. If you’re fortunate enough to see them in a venue near you, watch out for Dylan, he’s bound to release the freak inside you while progressively getting more naked.
I remember the euphoric sense of freedom I felt the first time I saw Planet Booty perform at Oakland’s Starline Social Club. Leaning against a pillar, I watched the already fervent crowd cry for more as the electro-funk R&B trio exercised their right to funk. By the end, frontman Dylan Germick stood smiling before the rowdy mob in his tiny, sparkly underwear.
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Nominated for Best Band in this year’s Best Of The East Bay contest, Planet Booty is on the rise and for good reason. Maybe it’s their radiant energy and stage presence, or perhaps it’s the unique mix of elecro-funk, soul, and live instrumentation. Either way, Planet Booty is coming to Oakland on Friday, and you should be stoked.
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Sex is in the air for Planet Booty, the high-energy electro-funk trio whose latest single was inspired by the sights and spirit of the East Bay city the band calls home.
“I got the song in my head one day when I was walking around Oakland. It was a beautiful warm day, one of those days where every lady you see has got a little cute dress on. All the guys are walking around, got their sunglasses on. People just have a smile on their face,” singer Dylan Charles Germick said.
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In The Flesh: Planet Booty, Dadsdad, and B4Skin at The Flycatcher. Gnarly!
Oakland, California’s Planet Booty kicked its show open with some funk-pop. Their music sounded like a mixture of Bruno Mars and LMFAO—funky groovy playful pop, y’all. The trio energized the crowd like pros. The audience danced, unable to keep their asses in seats. Singers Josh Cantero and Dylan Germick hypnotized; when the latter body rolled, the crowd body rolled.
Wallflowers and dance machines let loose on the dance floor. If you weren’t dancing, then you weren’t there.
When I saw Alex Lahey open the main stage Splendour in the Grass in 2016, my friend declared after her set that “the rest is gravy”. After seeing Planet Booty on the first night, it’s my turn to say it. The rest of SXSW is gravy. Stepping into the venue, I walk and then run into the photo pit because the photo opportunities are flying in thick and fast. Planet Booty from Oakland, CA are having some genuine, hair-down, sweaty fun. The lead singer Dylan Germick jumps into the crowd to grind and dance with the audience multiple times. A lot of warm fuzzies are tossed around, “It doesn’t matter what you look like…you are something to be celebrated…be a 110% yourself”. If you ever need a pick me up, put a Planet Booty gig on your medication list.