Max Allen Band

Max Allen Band

Max Allen Band (MAB) is the brainchild and workhorse of
singer/songwriter/guitarist/
producer Max Allen. Performing
professionally since the age of 16, Allen got his start by selling
home recordings out of a lunchbox at school, later making waves as an
upcoming blues guitar prodigy. Some thirteen years later, he has grown
into a seasoned performer and composer whose tastes have evolved to
include the very best of funk, rock, blues, pop, jazz, reggae,
classical, EDM and hip-hop. For over a decade, Allen and MAB have kept
audiences all over the country coming back for more of the wide
variety of genres, incredible musicianship, thoughtful lyrics and
contagious melodies that each show brings. Max Allen has six studio
albums and thousands of performances to his credit, and he is still
going strong.

Armed with a newly solidified lineup that features more talent than
ever before, Max Allen Band is proud to present its 2013 release,
Everyone Thinks You're Weird. The album features many new territories
for the band, from bassist Dace Robie's lush string quartet
arrangements to drummer Shaan France's layered percussion to Max
Allen's most sophisticated and exciting solo work to date. ETYW also
features additional keys and synths from composer/producer Gary Mielke
and vocals by Midwest hip-hop favorite Rusty Redenbacher.

Another exciting new feature of ETYW is the songwriting team that is
Allen and Robie, whose diverse backgrounds and tastes complement each
other wonderfully. The album creates a journey through contrasts:
light to dark, catchy to complex, and old school to fresh and new. Max
Allen keeps listeners guessing with a recording that features
everything from pop to progressive rock to dubstep to calypso and
more, all the while bringing out Max Allen's signature vocal and
guitar sound. ETYW is the culmination of a rich musical past for MAB
and marks the beginning of a bright new era of music making for the
band.

2013 brings us to a tumultuous time in the music industry. The days of major labels dominating the market aren't behind us, but with new information and technology readily available, being an independent artist has never been easier. That is to say, if you have the perseverance, determination, and charisma to do it on your own.
Houston native BC, has been through enough drama as a DIY artist to authentically deliver a new message, heART. This record is a five song journey into the soul of the American Independent: a look into the psyche of an eternal underdog, fighting through personal battles and impossible situations to deliver the truth. There is hope through struggle, knowledge through experience, and if we learn to listen to our heART, nothing is out of reach.

Skee-Town Stylee

This three piece takes the best vibes of the lakeshore, chills them out and grinds them up into what Summer sounds like. It’s beaches, beer and weed; it’s a Long Beach-meets-Midwest sound. Skee-Town Stylee has been bringing their liquid reggae-dub grooves to the lakeshore since 2009, drawing crowds both young and old to a fresh take on a classic sound.

$8.00 - $10.00

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Max Allen Band with BC, Skee-Town Stylee

Friday, October 11 · 8:00 PM at Tonic Room