DAVIS

The Wayfarer Presents : October Residency

DAVIS

Max Pain and the Groovies

Mon, October 15, 2018

8:00 pm

Free

This event is 21 and over

DAVIS
DAVIS
After Davis heard Chuck Berry at the age of 12, he was compelled to pick up his first guitar – a Gibson 335. From California's Inland Empire, music shaped his childhood. Davis immersed himself in the iconic songwriting of such artists as Nirvana, Bob Dylan, and John Lennon, as well as the euphoric melodies of The Strokes and The Libertines. This fusion of musical interests gives Davis a unique sound all his own. His guitar tones are both unique and technical, while his vocal range gives him the freedom to hit Little Richard notes in an effortlessly cool manner. His sound has been compared to everything from Bob Dylan to Arcade Fire; Kings of Leon to Beastie Boys; John Lennon to James Brown.
Davis performs with a full backing band. He delivers Rock & Roll in a way that is both fresh and nostalgic. Currently working on his debut album, Davis hopes to push the Rock & Roll genre forward into new territories, writing honest and modern songs about timeless emotions. Davis has been recording all throughout the U.S., everywhere from an RV trailer park in Utah to the legendary Sound Emporium Studios in Nashville. Davis' writing taps into the history of American youth culture, just as his influences did with their songs. With a nod to the past, Davis looks forward.
Max Pain and the Groovies
Max Pain and the Groovies
Max Pain and The Groovies are a five-piece from Salt Lake City, Utah who play rock 'n' roll. The group played their first show at a New Years Eve party 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. Max Pain and the Groovies released their first full length Album on New Years Eve via Psych Lake City Records for CD/Vinyl Lolipop records on Cassette and Eager Waves Records for Euro promotion and distribution. 2015 so far has them playing official SXSW showcases and caravan tours with Lolipop Records and Burger Records. Catch them at Lolipalooza 2! Drop out of school and smoke bud.
Venue Information:
The Wayfarer
843 W 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
http://www.wayfarercm.com