Max Pain and The Groovies at John and Peters in New Hope

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Date(s) - 04/22/2014
9:30 pm

John and Peter's



Drop Outta School and Smoke Bud

Max Pain and The Groovies are a five-piece from Salt Lake City, Utah who play psychedelic blues-influenced rock ‘n’ roll. The group played their first show on New Years Eve 2009 and quickly gained a following for their manic stage presence and performances that sometimes included a fire breathing front man. They quickly recorded some demos and started touring around their region, gigging around Salt Lake, Las Vegas, Southern Idaho and Denver and growing a name for themselves in the psyche rock revival scene. In 2012 they won “band of the year” during a contest hosted by Salt Lake’s local Alt-Weekly and used the prize money to plan their first U.S. tour. Max Pain and The Groovies self-released a four-song EP on Halloween 2013. The release features scorching guitar lines, hypnotic vocals and a woozy beat. It drones at times and explodes moments later. It’s an album you can zone to or dance your ass off too. This March Max Pain and The Groovies will set out on their second U.S. tour, a two-month stretch that has them playing shows for Burger Records in Arizona, Treefort Music Festival in Boise and a slew of unofficial shows in Austin during SXSW. Full tour schedule is below.

Max Pain and The Groovies are:

David Johnson – Vocals/Keys
Dallin Smith – Guitar
Shane Preece – Guitar
Kallan Campbell – Bass
Troy Coughlin – Drums

Max Pain and The Groovies sounds:

Suggested Track: “Waves”

Full Tour Schedule at:

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Charlie Sahner

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