Saturday, September 19th, 2015
Mark Mallman with Tigernite, NO/NO
9 pm, 21+, $8
Twin Cities via Milwaukee legend Mark Mallman hits Mad Planet’s stage on Saturday, September 19th with Tigernite!
Over the past two decades, Mallman has made a name for himself through a unique quirk pop sound, electric performances, and original artistry in all senses of the word. Between collaborations, solo work, and project Ruby Isle, he’s released 11 albums and is poised to release his twelfth by the end of the year. His albums have included guest spots by heavy hitters like Craig Finn of The Hold Steady, high school classmate Davey Von Bohlen of The Promise Ring / Maritime, Kat Bjelland of Babes in Toyland, Shannon Frid of Cloud Cult, and Radiohead producer Paul Q Kolderie.
As great as his studio albums are, they’re only one piece of his expansive portfolio and arsenal of talents. In 2007 and 2009, Mallman released with Ruby Isle pop-heavy covers of popular indie songs from the year on the website elbo.ws. Between 1999 to 2012, he arranged and completed four progressively-longer music marathons – 26-, 52-. 78-, and 150 hours long. October 7th – 10th, 2012 were named “Mark Mallman Days” by St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman. Also this year, he sang via video transmission to a remote control robot at a venue at which his band was playing. Thanks to his original, insane live shows, Mallman has been honored as best Twin Cities male vocalist (2000) and live act (2010) by City Pages, and was chosen as house act for a Minnesota Twins game this year. He has also composed music for various film trailers, including Adventureland and 10,000 B.C.
Joining him will be Milwaukee’s own glam-punkers Tigernite, who have blown Milwaukee away with their recent self-titled debut. Songs drip with energy and sincerity, concerned with fun rather than cool-factor. Informed by their art school pasts, their performances are as colorful and upbeat as their music. They were tapped to open for The Offspring at Summerfest earlier this summer and will be an excellent complement to Mr. Mallman.
Homegrown dream-rockers NO/NO round out the bill. Born from the ashes of The Delphines, the band has captured the attention of many with two EPs in less than a year, Drag and X.O. They played with Electric Six at Mad Planet in June, a band with whom Mark Mallman has toured and collaborated.