Plasticland emerged onto the Milwaukee music scene in 1980, and quickly gained recognition nationally, as one of the uniquely successful psychedelic garage rock bands. Several guitarists and drummers would rotate in and out of the band over time, but Glenn Rehse and John Frankovic remained the core of the band. Dan Mullen was the second guitarist for most of the 1980s recordings and live appearances. The band signed to Enigma Records, as well as several European labels.
They released six albums and three EPs.
Sigmund Snopek III
Sigmund Snopek III has been a staple within the Wisconsin music scene and points beyond. He’s done a little bit of everything -- and has drawn acclaim across a variety of musical pursuits.
Snopek has been active since the late 1960s as a performer, composer, recording artist, bandleader and orchestrator. The genres for which he has received acclaim range from progressive rock to classical symphonies. Snopek began his career in the late 1960s with a progressive rock band called The Bloomsbury People. He’s done pop songs and classical compositions. He’s performed and recorded with the Violent Femmes.
Snopek composed a jazz symphony to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of Waukesha, which was performed at the University of Wisconsin–Waukesha in 1984. His classical works have been performed by groups including the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra.
Hailing from Oconomowoc, The Robbs are perhaps best known as the 1966-67 “house band” on Dick Clark’s 1960’s weekly television show, “Where the Action Is.” They replaced Paul Revere and the Raiders on the program. The pop band, noted for their vocal harmonies, signed to Mercury Records in 1966. All of their single releases charted on Wisconsin radio stations. Their 1966 single, "Race With The Wind" was a l hit in Chicago. Though nationally, The Robbs always remained on the cusp. They’re known for placing the most singles on Billboard magazine's "Bubbling Under" chart without ever once crossing into the Billboard Hot 100.