We don’t hear from the Canopies camp too often, but when the reclusive and calculated Milwaukee synth-pop project breaks its silence, it’s always worth listening to. Canopies’ self-titled debut required just five songs to take the town by surprise in 2011. Three years later, the outfit managed just two new songs on a lathe-cut record limited to just 25 copies…that just so happen to eclipse the output of the introductory EP that effortlessly cracked the top five on our top 50 Milwaukee albums of the 2010s (so far) list. The show schedule, too, has slowed significantly. Until now, that is.
Saturday, September 20, Canopies will take Mad Planet’s stage for its first Milwaukee show since 2013. The latest installment in Honeycomb Productions’ bi-monthly “Honeycomb Presents” series—which Milwaukee Record sponsors—will feature opening support from GGOOLLDD (fresh off the band’s recent Turner Hall opening slot for The Polyphonic Spree) and the sexualized party-pop persona that is Rio Turbo. Wax Addicts will DJ before the show and between sets. The 21+ event begins at 9 p.m. and costs $5 at the door. If you miss Canopies (now), this is a rare chance to see the band back in action.