Broke Ass Stuart: Get Some Booty In Your Life

I first got to see Planet Booty at the old Cafe Du Nord, it was a sweaty, high energy, free for all, that involved great beats, costumes, emceeing, and butt cheeks clapping. In short we had a blast, they had us laughing and dancing the entire time, the crowd was going nuts. They were also nice enough to answer a few of our question on just how the magic happens. If you think you’re up for the dance-off, check out Planet Booty at that The Chapel this Saturday Jun 27th.
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If the name Planet Booty doesn’t grab your attention, then we’re not sure what will.

Again, Planet. Booty.

You with us? Ok, good. Now that we’ve got you engaged, we’ll explain what, or in this case, who, Planet Booty is. Better yet, we’ll let the endorphin-fueled electro-funk dance group tell you themselves in an exclusive Q & A interview.
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Mercury News: Top 10 Bay Area Acts Playing SXSW 2015
Jim Harrington

Get ready to dance, Austin, because these Oakland electro-funk champs are headed your way. Planet Booty draws inspiration from sources both classic (Prince, Talking Heads) and modern (Major Lazer, Chromeo) to create its own brand of boogie fever. The group was founded by the Germick brothers — Dylan (vocals/trumpet/beats) and Nathan (keyboards and electronic doohickeys).

The Daily Californian: Planet Booty’s music is more than just the booty of jokes
Caitlin Kelly

Planet Booty wants you to know that they’re not just a joke band. Even though they don skimpy sailor costumes and write songs about — who would’ve thought — booties, they are taking their sound in a more serious direction come June 2, when their second full-length album, Future Sweat, drops. Their performance at Oakland Drops Beats on Saturday is the first leg of promotion for Planet Booty’s summer tour and album release.
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MusicInPress: Planet Booty are Men on a Mission
Chelsea Jeheber

Shake your tail feather, that’s the mission of these men. Get down, get funky, feel the groove, feel the soul and ladies, please adjust your dresses before leaving. Planet Booty, a couple of brothers from San Francisco, not only share a blood line, but a pure and almost unholy desire for you to shake that ass. Shake that ass.

I grew up listening to funk. My mom loved it, she loves to dance and she loves to get down. I am a shameless dancer myself, I got it from my momma and thanks to her, my ears know a thing or two about the good “stuff.” It’s called funk, and Planet Booty knows what’s up about getting funky. Their beats are a danceable mixture of soul and R&B with a rhythmic groove of electric bass.
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Bay Bridged: Everyday Lightning
Russell Jelinek

I’ll be honest: when I initially saw that East Bay funk band Planet Booty submitted to The Bay Bridged, I didn’t think I would enjoy what I was about to hear. In the past, I’ve complained about how bad modern efforts at funk have been, and the first photo I saw of them was six guys posed around what appears to be an ass-shaped disco ball. Also, their name is “Planet Booty”. Still, I gave it a chance (we listen to ALL submissions at The Bay Bridged), and I’m glad I did. The talk box intro on “Treat My Body Right” over heavy synths and subtle guitar hooked me, and things just got better (and more funky) from that point forward.
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East Bay Express: Review of Success EP
By Rachel Swan

Planet Booty is about the most faithful homage to Seventies disco that exists in the Bay Area: Each song is a tight, forward-moving dance track with syncopated rhythm and a rubber-band bass. And the lyrics follow suit: Set your fashion free, sings lead vocalist Dylan Charles Germick on a song about looking fabulous. (self-released)

Life Is Awesome: Planet Booty at the Mint
Christopher Powell

WARNING: This review contains explicit booty!

Descending upon Los Angeles at The Mint this past Sunday, the inhabitants of Planet Booty arrived in the form of a 6-piece electro-funk group. Armed with tasty tunes, they came prepared to abduct minds and inspire an intergalactic warfare of shaking tail feathers. By way of the Bay Area, these bouncing individuals carry with them the proclaimed mission to ensure by the next morning each and every member of the audience would “wake up and realize how truly beautiful their booty is”.

Presented in outfits reminiscent of icons ranging from James Brown and Miami Vice to LL Cool J and Spinal Tap, the ensemble’s garb was living the words of their undeniably entertaining song, “Dress For Success” (Be sure to check out the music video on YouTube). However, the clothes would prove to be only the tip of the fun to erupt.
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The SF Examiner: Shakin’ it with Planet Booty’s funky soul
By: Lauren Gallagher
Special to The SF Examiner

Part of the magic of a live performance is that anything can happen. Bay Area band Planet Booty has seen its share of miscellaneous mischief.

A male yoga devotee split his pants dancing a kung-fu-hustle crossover, a girl once turned a fire extinguisher on the crowd, and one sweaty slip landed a Planet Booty fan in the emergency room with a twisted ankle.

“Hopefully this time we’ll just have fun,” frontman Dylan Germick says of the band’s show at the Mission district’s Blue Macaw on Friday.  “We have nothing but the best intentions, but people just get excited.”
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