Showing posts with label Paul Smith. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paul Smith. Show all posts

Monday, October 1, 2012

Maximo Park LIVE at Schubas #show photos

ChiIL Live Shows original shots--Maximo Park at Schubas, Chicago 9/17/12 


ChiIL Live Shows just had the great pleasure of catching Maximo Park's Chi-town show.   Despite being booked for the Monday after 3 raucous days of Riot Fest, in a torrential downpour, they played to a packed house at Schubas.    This is one of the strongest shows we've seen recently in an intimate venue.    

They have a compelling, original sound with a heavier, edgier Joe Jackson tinge.   Lead singer, Paul Smith's witty and literate banter between songs had the audience cracking up.   Their lyrics are insightful and genuine and their danceable riffs are impossible to resist.   Couple that with intensity, talent and stage presence, and you've got a winning combination.   Maximo Park is one to watch.

Check back with ChiIL Live Shows like we vote in Chi, IL...early and often.   We'll have a full review of The National Health up in the very near 

"The album’s title track [The National Health] is the sort of runaway jittery guitar anthem that we’re not getting quite so often from the UK’s postpunkrevivalists anymore."  --- STEREOGUM


"Maxïmo Park have always been best at their fastest, when they sprint through verses into choruses and back out again just as quickly. That's thanks mostly to singer Paul Smith, who has a unique ability to slip into controlled mania like a jockey cracking a whip.”  --- PITCHFORK


“Maxïmo Park live at the crossroads of Joy Division, Franz Ferdinand and early Joe Jackson…”  - ROLLING STONE 

"Maximo Park are back with their quintessential furiously fast-paced indie rock – and it’s great."

Straight To The Sun Records celebrate Maximo Park's first USA tour in over 5 years and the release of their brand new album “The National Health” on 8.28.12.


Their videos are truly creative works of art.   Check out their humorous new video featuring the concept of a crazed, obsessed fan, set to their addictive and endearing new song, "Hips and Lips".

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