Max Pain and the Groovies, PINK MEXICO, THICK

Late Show

Max Pain and the Groovies



Fri, January 20, 2017

Doors: 10:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

Max Pain and the Groovies - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
Max Pain and the Groovies
”Electro Cosmic is a cohesive, high-energy set from start to finish, but with 12 tracks, it’s three times as good. Here, psychedelic garage rock is taken to a new level: The boys go a littler harder, with the confidence to loosen up and let the reverb and mysticism flow. The interludes are undeniably groovier than before—even the song titles give it away: “Electro Cosmic Chronic Jam.” If you’re looking for a way to kick off 2015 the right way, don’t miss out on one of the best albums of the year.” –Lizz Corrigan Slug Magazine


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 growing a name for themselves in the psyche rock revival scene. 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.

“Blues-drenched romps. Their music naturally grips fans of real and stripped-down rock ‘n’ roll, with interludes of Sabbath riffs, and glimpses of Iggy and the Stooges’ raw power.”-Jordan Wallis Salt Lake City Weekly

Max Pain and the Groovies released their first full length Album on New Years Eve 2015 via Psych Lake City Records for CD/Vinyl Lolipop records on Cassette and Eager Waves Records for Euro promotion and distribution. 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 playing SXSW showcases and caravan tours with Lolipop Records and Burger Records. Drop out of school and smoke bud.

Max Pain and The Groovies are:

David Johnson – Vocals/Keys
Dallin Smith - Guitar
Shane Preece - Guitar
Kallan Campbell - Bass
Troy Coughlin - Drums
PINK MEXICO - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
The debut album, PNIK MXEICO from the band PINK MEXICO was self-released on June 10th 2013 via

PINK MEXICO is the music of Robert Preston, the drummer/vocalist of the late Brooklyn Duo, Anything But Animals.

It all began in 1991, surviving various musical collaborations and a wealth of trial and error, Preston attempted to individually capture the sound he had been eager to achieve since pre-puberty.

The recording process took place in a booze-drenched party basement in Bestuy, Brooklyn. All the instruments on the album were performed by Preston and engineered/mixed by Jon Granoff (producer/musician)

After moving across the country, from Brookyn, NY to Venice, CA, Preston self-released the album PNIK MXEICO, mastered by Nuutti Kataja of the NYC band Dead Combo.

Post album release, John Chambers was enlisted as the first and only other official member of the band, PINK MEXICO.
THICK - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Based in Brooklyn, the three piece (Nikki, Shari, Kate) pump out high-energy girlwave anthems. Drawing from the Riot Grrrls of 90s and your favorite Blink-182 pop punk jams, THICK’s beer-soaked tunes are as infectious as their “I’m going to be myself—and you can’t stop me” attitudes.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002