Special Kickacts thanks goes out to Amanda Blide for interview with Planet Booty!
Welcome to Kick Acts. Tell us a little about yourself and your band and were you can be found at on the web.
Howdy. I’m Nathan Germick, co-creator of “Planet Booty” with my brother Dylan Germick. Originally we’re from Northwest Indiana but have since landed in the San Francisco Bay Area. Planet Booty started as a concept album but has since evolved into a 6-piece electrofunk ensemble.
Who are your musical heroes, influences & why?
The list is long but includes: Prince (for being Prince), Talking Heads (for blending Afrofunk influences with unique synth pop), and Ween (for their sense of humor and defiance of genre limitations)
Do you have any advice for someone just getting started in playing music? Any pitfalls they should avoid?
Follow your passion. Ignore the haters. Make as much music as possible. Finish things.
Do you have a greatest gig story you’d like to share?
One of our first shows ever was on the day Michael Jackson died and we ended it with an a cappella sing-a-long of “Man in the Mirror”. We happened to be playing in a dance studio with tons of mirrors. It was quite an inspirational moment
On the same token as the above question. How about a “worse gig” ever story.
We once played a show where someone (not in our band) thought it would be a good idea to spray the audience with a fire extinguisher—perhaps thinking sexy soapsuds would cover the crowd. Instead toxic chemicals forced everyone to evacuate the dance floor.
Do you have any other hobbies other than playing music? Collect stamps? Collect hats from off the side of the road? Draw pictures of boobs?
I’ve got mad BBQ skills. I’ve also been known to sculpt intricate jello molds.
What do you think about the present music scene or lack of here in the Evansville area? Care to address that?
Book us a show and we’ll do our best to help turn things around!
Tell us something about each of your band members that we wouldn’t expect to hear… Like their hobbies or something like that
Nathan is a master jello mold maker. Max’ dad has a pirate ship. Dylan will do your dishes. Rob studied film making with Werner Herzog. Mike sleeps with his drums.
Hypothetical situation. You’re stranded on Gilligan’s island and you get to hook up with only one of the girls. Is it Ginger, Mary Ann or Mrs. Howell and why?
Mrs. Howell—she clearly has a freaky side.
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