THE MAINE

Psyko Steve Presents:

THE MAINE

DREAMERS, NIGHT RIOTS

Wed, November 22, 2017

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Van Buren

Phoenix, AZ

$26.00 - $40.00

This event is 13 and over

THE MAINE
THE MAINE
Seven albums in, and The Maine’s new release You Are Ok is arguably the band’s most considerable sonic leap in their twelve-year career. What makes The Maine, The Maine is their ability and inspiration to take risks, all while staying tuned in and consistently exceeding the expectations of their fans. 2019 is shaping up to be another milestone year for these desert dwellers, which kicked off with their second ever headlining music festival in their hometown. You Are Ok marks The Maine’s first top 10 album in its premiere on the charts (peaking at #8), and also came in at #1 independent record, #2 rock album, #2 vinyl album, and #3 alternative album. Known for their live show, The Maine is taking You Are Ok around the globe this year including stops on their home continent, across South America, Europe, and more. The band will spend their summer on the Sad Summer Festival, co-headlining the inaugural year of a touring music festival in the US.
The Maine is John O’Callaghan, Pat Kirch, Jared Monaco, Garrett Nickelsen, and Kennedy Brock.
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/