Free First Friday w/ Max Allen Band

Fountain Square Brewing Co. Presents

Free First Friday w/ Max Allen Band

The Dopacetics

Fri, April 7, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

Max Allen Band
Max Allen Band
Max Allen Band (MAB) is the brainchild and workhorse of
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 territories
for 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
The Dopacetics
The Dopacetics
Memphis soul, New Orleans funk, classic rock and cosmic vibes come together in the music of the Dopacetics, a circle of Indianapolis music veterans including Dave Harrison on lead vocals, Poncho Hedrick on bass, Lamar Owens on drums, Scott Hall on guitar and Bret Reyburn on trumpet. Frequent collaborators include Solar Hedrick and vocals and percussion, Mina Keohane on keyboards and Brian Hoover and Josh Silbert on various saxophones.
Vocalist/percussionist Harrison has performed experimental music with Glitch Clique and classic rock with Rat Shovel.
Poncho Hedrick leads the progressive funk project Blackberry Jam, with Owens as a longtime collaborator.
Hedrick, Hall and Keohane first met as members of the hip-hop collective Freehand Orchestra, backing wordsmith/frontman T.J. Reynolds.
Keohane is a sought-after side player in rock and jazz circles while fronting her own combo, Mina & the Wondrous Flying Machine. Reyburn's horn has been heard locally with such acts as Freddie T and the People and the Pork & Beans Brass Band.
The Dopacetics' collective output has a contemporary edge while drawing on a range of classic influences, from Otis Redding and Curtis Mayfield to Jimi Hendrix and Funkadelic. Contact them at, and hear more music at
Venue Information:
1043 Virginia Ave #4
Indianapolis, IN, 46203