Posts Tagged ‘Juiceboxxx’

Recap: Captured! By Robots/Juiceboxxx at Cactus Club 10/18/09

October 20, 2009

(Ed. Note: Yeah, yeah, this video is from San Francisco in 2007, but it features a song performed at Sunday night’s Cactus show, and seeing as it was performed by mechanical robots, how much different could it have been? Yeah, yeah, we were too busy rocking out to get any photos or video. We blew it. –F-B)

Words by Abbie Amadio

Cactus Club was surprisingly packed for a Sunday night—with Juiceboxxx and Captured! By Robots wrecking the back room and metalheads filtering in post–Mastodon/High On Fire/Converge to drink beers and talk metal. As typical for human hip-hop beat machine Juiceboxxx, he ripped through his set, climbing on tables, throwing himself on the floor, grabbing people by the hair and giving their skulls a good shake, and, per usual, delivering an unnervingly energetic performance. (“God, this is fun, but please don’t tackle me!”) The guy is seemingly possessed and always a good time, bouncing off the walls like some backwards preacher; his eyeballs wide, rolling them upward as he stares antagonistically at the crowd. Some of his more masochistic fans followed suit, getting up close to catch some of his sweat, dance, and join in the spastic chaos of his performance.

And then, robots. Or, wait? ROBOTS! (more…)


Get Motivated! By Captured! By Robots this Sunday

October 16, 2009
Photo of Captured! By Robots courtesy the band's MySpace

Photo of Captured! By Robots courtesy the band's MySpace

Words by DJ Hostettler

Not a lot of bands make use of the old-fashioned e-mail list anymore—not in the age of Facebook, Twitter and MySpace (where bands friend bands to see what other bands are up to). But getting the occasional email from JBOT of Captured! By Robots reminds me how handy this archaic form of electronic communication can still be, especially when he sends missives like the following:

“It’s been a long 2 years since we toured, lots of things have happened in the world, eh?
Everyone I have been speaking with is depressed, or struggling to keep their heads above water,
and I felt that something must be done by C!BR for all you folks needing some help at this difficult time.

Let’s face facts, people…
Times are tough these days…
Have you lost your job, lost your home, or lost your way?
Are you sick and tired of being down in the dumps?
Do you need some inspiration to help you get back on track?
Are you ready for Success? It’s ready for you!

The “Get Motivated by C!BR” Fall 2009 tour will inspire,
motivate, and make you want to grab for that brass ring.
It will include well known songs that will make you jump out of your seat .
You will be ready to take on the World, and YOU will WIN!
You are #1! (more…)

Tonight at Mad Planet: Free Energy + Juiceboxxx, Big Fun 4Ever

September 8, 2009

video of Free Energy courtesy of YouTube

The same folks who brought you the carefree pop stylings of Hockey Night are back at again as Free Energy. Bringing a little Bowie and T. Rex swagger to their MGMT leanings, the band from Philly offers up a more classic sound than is usually heard on their home label, DFA. Tonight, they join forces with two Milwaukee dance/electro/pop mainstays, Juiceboxxx and Big Fun 4Ever, for a show that will have more than enough energy to throw at the crowd, and then some. 

Free Energy plays tonight at the Mad Planet (533 E. Center). With Juiceboxxx and Big Fun 4Ever. 10 p.m. 21+

TGIT: Our Weekend Picks!

August 6, 2009
photo of Javelin from MySpace

photo of Javelin from MySpace

Thursday, August 6th

Javelin + Leo Minor, Juiceboxxx, Club Nutz DJs @ Y-Not III (1854 E. Kenilworth), 10 p.m.

Hailing from New York, Javelin makes good use of their record crates, digging in for the hidden dub, pop and psych deliciousness that  leaves their  live audience more than eager to eat up more. Leaving digital track trails across the Internet to complete their full-length Jamz n Jemz, Javelin’s cast of recycled characters, mainly comprised of George Langford and Tom Van Buskirk, will undoubtedly will be two DJs that will inspire the materialization of pens and notebooks.

photo of The Misfits from MySpace

photo of The Misfits from MySpace

Friday, August 7th

The Misfits + Speedfreaks, Get Rad, Self Destruckt @ The Modjeska (1134 W. Mitchell), 8 p.m. (all-ages)

The Misfits, the old-school, horror-punk band from New Jersey, will be in Milwaukee Friday to play alongside Milwaukee’s own hardcore heroes, Speedfreaks and Get Rad. Best associated with former front man Glenn Danzig (now, the band is lead by bassist Jerry Only), the Misfits made popular songs such as “Die, Die My Darling” and “Halloween” and played  alongside The Damned and Black Flag. Their skull logo, ripped from a 1940s film poster, is still their call-image to this day.


photo of Sleeping in the Aviary by Mike Krol

photo of Sleeping in the Aviary by Mike Krol

 Sleeping in the Aviary + the Candeliers, Amo Joy @ the Cactus Club (2496 S. Wentworth), 10 p.m.

Madison’s Sleeping in the Aviary has recently released a split 7″ with fellow Madisonian punkers The Hussy, which contains the pumped up track “Automatic (for Krol)”. This Friday, they hit the stage with Milwaukee’s “kitchen-sink pop” band The Candeliers, demonstrating that they fit right in between rambunctious pop and punk quite nicely.

photo of King Hell Bastard from MySpace

photo of King Hell Bastard from MySpace

 Saturday, August 8th

KingHell Bastard  + Exotic Matter, The MVs, SLDSUC, DJ Butta Tooth @ Stonefly (735 E. Center), 10 p.m.

With a name stolen from the pages of Hunter S. Thompson, it’s obvious that KingHell Bastard is as smart as they come. The local hip-hop mavens, when alongside local funk/jazz pros, Exotic Matter, KHB is an unstoppable force. The two join forces at Stonefly this Saturday as they bring down the house with The MVs and SLDSUC (Logic and Eddie Nygma).


photo of Red Knife Lottery by Chris Stingl

photo of Red Knife Lottery by Chris Stingl

Rockerbox 2009: Center Street: The Wildbirds, Red Knife Lottery, Speedfreaks, The Fatty Acids, Battle Royale, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Go for the bikes, stay for the bands. While custom bikes are the main attraction at the seventh-annual celebration that is Rockerbox  (dreamed up by Scott Johnson of Fuel Cafe), the event hasn’t overlooked the celebratory aspect of the event, inviting local bands to play the Rockerbox stage every year. This year features performances by The Wildbirds and Red Knife Lottery. The event runs from 11: 00 a.m. – 7 p.m. with bands playing sets between 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.