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Event Archive - Needs, MANIAC , Sex Crime, Sore Points

Thu. August 4th 2016 The Biltmore Cabaret (No Minors)
8pm doors at 7pm
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Presented by: MRG Concerts

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Music: Punk / Metal / Hardcore
Calling on their past influences, the group invokes feelings similar to the first time you heard Nation of Ulysses and Big Black, or that time you discovered the Wipers. NEEDS call on the mighty lords of DC; They pillage the record bags of Trash Talk and Fucked Up; They kneel before fuzz and distortion… Pay heed to the gods of avarice.

Recently the group lost drummer Bobby Siadat to a little thing called WEED* and guitarist Al Boyle has embarked on a mandatory life mission to Toronto. The two members have been replaced by Devin O'Rourke and Colin Spensley of the band Eeek!

Sensing the volatility of the energy they have sparked, the boys have already recorded five songs with Jordan Koop at the Noise Floor in Ladysmith, BC. With a seven-inch release on its way shortly.

Maniac’s lyrics come mainly from Davis' comic yet dark sense of humor, drawing from both personal experience and a distinct passion for French poetry and literature. His themes range from sexual frustration to internal turmoil. Like L.A. songsmith Easy E., Davis has since quit his drug dealing profession to focus on music and to pursue a Bachelor's Degree at UCLA.

Maniac are a quintessentially L.A. band in that they love both punk rock and classic rock and bring to a table a deep understanding of the city they live in and the music they play. Maniac were finalists in LA Weekly's "Best Live Band in LA" awards category.


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