The Trip, 800lb Gorilla w/ Max Allen Band
About The Trip
A dynamic, original trio out of the midwest, The Trip has been captivating audiences since 2013 and are rapidly gaining recognition. The band is known for their psychedelic jam band style with a new twist, adding captivating vocals to the mix. The occasional addition of saxophone and keyboard as well as often improv jams, guarantees that you will never see two shows exactly the same. The Trip is pushing the boundaries of what a jam band can be and they are garnering a vast fanbase in the process.
“The Trip is one of the best power trios I’ve seen play in the mid-west. They draw the crowd and myself into their performance so much that at sudden stops, you could hear a pen if it were dropped on the ground.” -Honer Harmonica Sponsored Carson Diersing
“The Trip is a band of three, young well-rounded musicians in every way. Everywhere I see them play and when they perform at my radio show, their passion and desire for music really hits home with anyone and everyone that is listening.” -Penny Lane with WSVX Giant 96 Real Radio
About 800lb Gorilla
800 lb. Gorilla is a funk/rock/groove band from Indianapolis
About 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 territoriesfor 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.