Mad haPPy / Scratch Track
- Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 10 p.m.
- The Replay Lounge, 946 Mass., Lawrence
- Cost: $3
- Age limit: Not available
Mad haPPy is a duo that draws on a rainbow of influences, from Hasidic folk melodies to Public Enemy to Hank Williams to Madonna. Members Rivka and Mike iLL met in 1997 in a sweat lodge at Nature’s Friends Farm in New Jersey. Five years later they launched Mad haPPy, which blends electro-pop/hip-hop with lyrics promoting tolerance and individuality. Or as they put it, “The charismatic pair, with manic colored hair, a laptop and a free-spirited approach, can start a party anywhere.”