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Milwaukee's best club, 2020

Published March 9, 2020

The MKE club scene clearly gravitates around one intergalactically funky spot: Mad Planet and its bright Riverwest spot, which has claimed victory in this Best of Bars poll category for seemingly as long as the universe has existed.

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Riverwest bar guide

Published March 23, 2019

Riverwest's bar offerings are as eclectic as the people who live there. From corner watering holes with cheap taps of Pabst to upscale lounges with cocktails on tap, no one's going to stay thirsty for long west of the river.

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Milwaukee's best club, 2019

Published March 10, 2019

With its eclectic crowds and funky motif, The Mad Planet continues to be Milwaukee's best club for dancing the night away.

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Milwaukee's best DJ/dance/club, 2018

Published March 10, 2018

For the umpteenth year in a row - honestly, we can't even keep track of how many years in a row at this point - the OnMilwaukee readers have voted The Mad Planet as the best place in Brew City to bust a move.

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3 ways to pay tribute to Prince this week, in song and on screen

Published April 25, 2016

We're still all broken up about the sudden, shocking death of Prince. Thankfully, several Milwaukee venues are offering opportunities to continue the Prince mourning process this week and pay tribute to his artistic genius in both music and movies.

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Brooklyn-based band Lazyeyes makes its way to Milwaukee

Published July 20, 2015

Brooklyn-based indie band Lazyeyes guitarist and singer Jason Abrishami has never been to Milwaukee - let alone any part of the Midwest really. He admits he hasn't even heard that much about the Cream City, but he'll learn about the city firsthand Wednesday night when the band and its shoegaze-laced dream rock makes its maiden trip to the city via a gig at The Mad Planet.

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Inaugural Arte Para Todos music event announces a flurry of local talent

Published Jan. 26, 2015

The brand new event is a weekend-long local music extravaganza running from Friday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 1, with 70 bands and 15 artists spread across three neighborhoods -- Bay View, Riverwest and the East Side -- and 15 venues. If that sounds cool, its motives (besides providing a ton of music) are even more so.

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Tank prepares to release "Almost Forever"

Published Aug. 23, 2014

After a couple of years in the works, rapper / writer / filmmaker WC Tank will drop a five-song EP called "Almost Forever" at the Mad Planet, 533 E. Center St. on Saturday, Aug. 30.

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Straka twists battle of bands concept

Published July 6, 2014

Four years ago, Frank Straka and John Kuester hosted their first event, "Prince vs. Michael Jackson." The concept was simple: play songs exclusively by the two bands and create a super fun dance party. Straka and DJ Minya will host Depeche Mode vs. The Cure on Saturday, July 19.