Blood, Sweat & Beers presents
Maxwell Stern (US) // Pinch Hitter // Ess-Em // Nothing Rhymes With David Tickets
8:00pm, Mon 5 March, 2018
Rad Bar, NSW
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Signals Midwest frontman and acclaimed singer-songwriter in his own right,
Maxwell Stern will embark on his third tour of Australia this March, hitting the road
once again with Sydney's much-loved emo-folk banjo duo Pinch Hitter.
Stern has made a name for himself out the front of Cleveland Ohio's Signals
Midwest, who've grown to become a mainstay on the US indie-punk scene over the
last decade. From their promising debut, 2009's Burn the Blueprints, to joining the
Tiny Engines stable (The Hotelier, Cayetana, Tigers Jaw, Beach Slang), through
to their accomplished fourth set, 2016's At this Age, the band's star is still on the rise.
In March, Stern strips things back to showcase his emotive and vivid storytelling in
solo mode. No less powerful than a Signals Midwest set, Stern's personal, vivid tales
of love, loss and life resonate deeply. Australian audiences were introduced to this in
2014, on the back of the stunning debut EP Summering and a tour with Smith Street
Band's Wil Wagner and Pinch Hitter. Stern's 2017 set There's a Time for Everything
confirmed what fans already knew - this is a voice that's impossible to ignore.
He reunites with Pinch Hitter, the banjo-picking duo of Nick van Breda (Staying at
Home, Animal Shapes) and Dave Drayton (Between the Devil & the Deep,
Milhouse), whose unique emo-folk tunes have deservedly earned them an almost
cult-like following. As well as collaborating on a split seven-inch with Meridian -
Stern's project with his brother Jake - in 2015, Pinch Hitter have the well-received debut album When Friends Die in Accidents out now.