THE MAINE

Psyko Steve Presents:

THE MAINE

DREAMERS, NIGHT RIOTS

Wed, November 22, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Van Buren

Phoenix, AZ

This event is all ages

THE MAINE
THE MAINE
The Maine is an American rock band from Tempe, Arizona formed in January of 2007. Their firstfull length, Can't Stop Won't Stop was released July 8th, 2008 to critical acclaim. Reachingnumber 4 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums, The Maine quickly became a household name.Their sophomore album, Black and White, saw the beginning of the band's departure from thesteadfast pop heard on their first release, and showcased a more cohesive rock sound. Theirmajor label debut peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Top 200 which led to their first headliningtour in 2010. Following a world tour in 2011, The Maine announced the release of their thirdalbum, Pioneer, which was released independently and self­funded after their decision to partways with Warner Bros. Records. With Pioneer debuting at number 11 on the Billboard TopAlternative chart, The Maine solidified their position as an indie rock band to be reckoned with.The Maine's success has lead to tours with the likes of Taking Back Sunday, New Found Glory,Good Charlotte and a co­headline tour with Augustana, as well as extensive dates on the VansWarped Tour.On June 4th of this year, The Maine is set to release their fourth full­length album, ForeverHalloween. The record will be released independently in the US in partnership with theirmanagement team, Eighty One Twenty Three, and will be released via Rude Records in Europe,UK, Southeast Asia, Australia and Japan. The album, produced by Brendan Benson of TheRaconteurs, will be the band's second consecutive self­funded release following their major label departure.The album was recorded live through analog tape without the use of computer editing techniqueswhich have become the standard in modern recordings. This gave the album an energy thatcannot be captured any other way than 5 people performing in a room together. "The tapemachine was like having an older, wiser, intimidatingly glowing woman in the room" saysfrontman John O'Callaghan on the experience. "We were all meeting her for the first time, butshe already knew everything there was to know about the five of us. In no single way judgmental,but she sniffed out the bullshit and wouldn't allow us to be anyone we are not. We are now bettermen for meeting that woman."In support of their new album, the band will embark on a US tour from June to July. The Mainewill take the stage headlining the first ever "The 8123 Tour". Look for Forever Halloween June 4th and check out www.wearethemaine.net for more information.The Maine is John O'Callaghan, Garrett Nickelsen, Pat Kirch, Kennedy Brock, and JaredMonaco.For all press inquiries please contact Tim@EightyOneTwentyThree.com.
DREAMERS
DREAMERS
- The Short Story -

When DREAMERS—Nick Wold (vocals/guitar), Nelson (bass/vocals), and Jacob Wick (drums)—talk about its debut LP This Album Does Not Exist, they assume a collective tone of considerate existentialism. They seek to counter the crassness of pop, the snobbery of jazz, and the pretention of indie that zaps the fun out of any music with meaning. Yet, they want to draw you in, indiscriminate of taste, style, or ideology.

Yet, these songs of playfulness come from a place of less—homelessness, joblessness, borderline hopelessness. In 2014, Wold simultaneously vacated a relationship and an apartment and began living in his Brooklyn practice room.

After two years of living in what Nelson jokes was a “musical prison,” Wold wrote than 100 songs, many of which ended up on This Album Does Not Exist.

So now, after bouts of vagrancy, nomadism, and vigilant attempts at normalcy, DREAMERS calls Los Angeles home, committed to its collective vision of artistry, inclusion, and idealism.

That’s the dreamer MO, after all—to find the joy in living and to chase it.
NIGHT RIOTS
NIGHT RIOTS
NIGHT RIOTS is setting the alternative underworld ablaze as swift and smartly as their brooding, melody rich and timeless songs have already endeared them to critics. The Southern California based band has a unique melodic sensibility -- delivering transcendent pop music that is both modern and timeless; as well as both sinister and romantic, with the downbeat flare of new wave, '80s movie soundtracks.

Frontman Travis Hawley spent five years in England before moving to a small coastal town with only one traffic light, where he met guitarists Nick Fotinakes and Matt DePauw, bassist Mikel Van Kranenburg and drummer Rico Rodriguez. Now heralded by Rolling Stone as one of the "Top 16 Unsigned Bands in North America," Night Riots are currently on tour with Young Rising Sons and have shared the stage with a diverse group of bands including Cage The Elephant, Walk The Moon, Meg Myers, OK Go, The Mowgli's, Wild Cub, Driver Friendly, Youngblood Hawke, The Front Bottoms, Angels & Airwaves and many more.

After the tremendous success of their debut EP, Young Lore, and praise from the likes of Billboard, Earmilk, KCRW, MTV, FUSE, Huffington Post, KROQ, All Things Go, NYLON, AV Club and Filter, Night Riots show no signs of slowing down. Signed to Sumerian Records, Night Riots recently released Howl, produced by Eric Palmquist (Bad Suns, Trash Talk, Waaves, Mars Volta). "Contagious," the EP's lead single, climbed the radio charts -- skyrocketing to #1 on SiriusXM's Alt Nation Alt 18 Countdown, and breaking into the Top 50 at Alt Radio.
Venue Information:
The Van Buren
401 W. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, AZ, 85003
http://thevanburenphx.com/