The Warlocks

Margin Walker Presents

The Warlocks

Bravo Max!, The Cush

Friday, September 22, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12 ADV // $14 Day of Show

The Warlocks
The Warlocks
Very little changes in the world of The Warlocks…four years have passed since The Mirror Explodes, three musicians have left the group, three have joined in their place, and despite it all this band is still drifting down an endless twilight road of beautiful but troubling sounds. Key Warlock Bobby Hecksher continues to fashion an aural netherworld where clouds of fuzz and distortion float overhead as the slow but relentless pulse of bass and drums echoes in the distance. Ultimately, the Warlocks only do one thing, but they've learned to do it quite well (or rather Hecksher does it quite well and knows where to get the assistance he needs), and 2013′s Skull Worship confirms his obsessions have not changed one bit with time. On Skull Worship, Hecksher (who handles guitar, keys, bass, and lead vocals) is joined by guitarist J.C. Rees (the only other holdover from The Mirror Explodes), guitarist Earl V. Miller, bassist Chris Di Pino, and drummer George Serrano, and the album is a well-crafted exercise in dark psychedelia, recalling the effectively minimal melodies and percussion of the Velvet Underground, the buzzy doomstruck tone of the Jesus and Mary Chain, and the layered guitar tones of My Bloody Valentine, while adding a sinister beauty that's unique to this band. (And the atmospheric production and engineering by Rod Cervera certainly deserve a shout-out.) If Hecksher's lyrics almost seem beside the point (and don't get much prominence in the mix), the sound is inarguably impressive if this is in your wheelhouse at all, especially the march into feedback of "Dead Generation," the narcotic drift of "He Looks Good in Space," and the reverse-gear loops that punctuate the concluding descent into the maelstrom, "Eyes Jam." Skull Worship is fine, satisfying stuff, though it may not suit those who prefer to listen to their music during daylight hours. Judging from this, one might guess it's been ages since Hecksher saw the morning sun of his own volition.
Bravo Max!
Bravo Max!
“Some sort of unholy fusion of

The Walkmen & Wilco.”

- Darryl Smyers, DALLAS OBSERVER

Bravo, Max! is an American indie rock band formed in 2007 in Dallas, Texas, by Johnny Beauford, Daniel Beauford, Ben Gastright and Steve Vanderheide. The band has since taken on several formations with line ups including up to 7 members. To date, they have released one LP: Dog’s Light produced by grammy winner Oz Fritz (Tom Waits, Mule Variations, Iggy Pop, William Burroughs). Locally, the album was well received and although they did some sporadic touring in the Southwest U.S. to promote the record, they played most of their dates from 2008-2011 in and around the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In 2013 the band released three follow up singles:Young Gun Silnger, Pills, and Sleepy Simon and have since shared the stage with a wide variety of national and regional acts including: The Warlocks, The Features, Parker Millsap, Rasputina, Girl in A Coma, The Orbans, Oil Boom, Telegraph Canyon, Possessed By Paul James, RTB2, Sarah Jaffe, Leopold & His Fiction, Eric Harvey (of Spoon), Gardens & Villa, Sons Of Fathers, Bob Schneider, Adam Faucett, Eric McFadden, and many more.
Venue Information:
Three Links
2704 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226