Two great Wisconsin bands will take the stage at Der Rathskeller tonight when Madison garage-punk band Giant People and Milwaukee folk-rockers Myles Coyne & The Rusty Nickel Band share a bill. Myles Coyne, whose band will kick off the show, is a veteran on the Milwaukee scene, having created solo music for quite some time. In August, he released his first record with a full band, the self-titled Myles Coyne & The Rusty Nickel Band EP, which has been positively-reviewed by numerous local publications (and lucky for you it can be streamed or downloaded at their Bandcamp). The band’s stop in Madison will be followed by a video shoot for the song “A Hand of Kings & Queens” on Sunday in a barn just outside Madison, which they’re giving fans the opportunity to be a part of.
Giant People will have a far shorter commute to the gig, as their roster includes members whom you may sit next to in class. Don’t be fooled, though; despite their young ages, their sound evokes more memories of 80’s punk bands like The Replacements and Hüsker Dü than Warped Tour punk acts. Their debut, Giant EP, lives up to its name with eight tracks of big sound. Giant People’s album can also be streamed or downloaded at the band’s Bandcamp.
Preview a song by each band below, and be sure to check them out at Der Rath tonight at 9:30.