Mad Aleck
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Mad Aleck

Band Alternative Punk


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The best kept secret in music


"The Club Soda sizzles with Mad Aleck, local bands"

Kalamazoo has plenty of higher-learning institutions, and that means mean plenty of bands to entertain the young crowds -- i.e. a larger-than-average music scene.
Maryz Eyez, 19 Wheels and the other hodgepodge collections of sophomore drummers and senior lead vocalists converge on the weekend bar scene to fill the air with tunes to please patrons. Mad Aleck is one such addition to the Kalamazoo list of bands.
Bassist Brian Hubert, lead singer Nick Buchholz and rhythm guitarist and WMU alumnus Chris Sims sat down in their rehearsal room with Hubert’s technologically advanced speaker phone to discuss what it was like to open for Local H and Vitamin V recently.
“I wasn’t too nervous after I had a few shots of tequila,” Hubert said, of the Local H gig.
With only one gig under their belt, they were stepping into the good fortune of opening for a national act. How did they do? Well, Mad Aleck is playing The Club Soda again Oct. 13, this time as the headliner.
The band doesn’t hold back when it comes to discussing what they think of other bands.
“Puddle of Mudd sux a--,” Sims said.
Buchholz chimed in with own views, listing off Nickelback and Dave Matthews Band as others to be scratched off any WIDR play lists.
But when it comes to the music that they love, they’re just as adamant. Buchholz is a fan of The Clash. Hubert enjoys 19 Wheels and spoke well of Maryz Eyez, saying of the latter, “They’ve got a good sound. They could go places.”
Those wanting to experience “pop-rock punk with a full sack of funk,” as Sims so aptly dubbed it, can check out the band at 9:30 p.m. at The Club Soda with Carmody and Negative Nancy. Mad Aleck will return to The Club Soda Nov. 6th with Maryz Eyez and 19 Wheels. Tickets are available at the door. Ticket and band information is available by visiting or
- Western Herald


Red Light Mansion(demo 06/2004)
Live at Ten Bells(11/2004)
Upcoming Album(Summer 2005)

Been played on WIDR out of Kalamazoo and WGRD out of Grand Rapids.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Mad Aleck formed in February of 2004 in a dank basement. Shortly after inception the air was filled with catchy and addictively natured rock and roll. Mad Aleck brings to the table a mixture of sound and genres. Starting with the passion filled vocals and rolling guitar riffs and backed by simple bass progression and masterful drums, Mad Aleck is here to stay.

Mad Aleck likes to taste a flavor of several different styles of music. Anyone can play a show with the same bands over and over, why not rock it out with different styles bringing a complete taste of music to the event.