13th January 2014

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This February / March, I’m doing a solo tour of Australia with Wil Wagner of The Smith Street Band and Pinch Hitter.
Between booking/playing a few shows on their debut US tour in 2012 and traveling along on their most recent tour supporting Frank Turner, I’ve gotten to know the Smith Street crew pretty damn well and I am very honored to have been invited over to support Wil at these shows. I was also fortunate enough to spend some time with Dave of Pinch Hitter in February and March of 2013 and could not be more excited to share this experience with such good friends.
I’ll be playing Signals Midwest songs, Meridian songs, new songs, covers - basically anything is fair game. If you plan on coming to a show and want to hear something, just let me know: signalsmidwest at gmail dot com. Also, THIS song will probably happen a lot.
After this tour ends, I have a few more solo shows supporting The Smith Street Band before I fly home. More on that soon.
You can get updated info about all the shows via the nice folks at Poison City Records. See you in February, Australia!- max

This February / March, I’m doing a solo tour of Australia with Wil Wagner of The Smith Street Band and Pinch Hitter.

Between booking/playing a few shows on their debut US tour in 2012 and traveling along on their most recent tour supporting Frank Turner, I’ve gotten to know the Smith Street crew pretty damn well and I am very honored to have been invited over to support Wil at these shows. I was also fortunate enough to spend some time with Dave of Pinch Hitter in February and March of 2013 and could not be more excited to share this experience with such good friends.

I’ll be playing Signals Midwest songs, Meridian songs, new songs, covers - basically anything is fair game. If you plan on coming to a show and want to hear something, just let me know: signalsmidwest at gmail dot com. Also, THIS song will probably happen a lot.

After this tour ends, I have a few more solo shows supporting The Smith Street Band before I fly home. More on that soon.

You can get updated info about all the shows via the nice folks at Poison City Records. See you in February, Australia!

- max

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9th September 2013

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Hi folks. Max here. I’ve been writing and playing songs under the name Meridian for the past year or so. Normally it’s with my brother Jake, but he’s in Spain for the next few months. SO:

This September I’ve been writing and recording one song every day. On Thursday, Oct. 3 I’ll be playing some of my favorite ones alongside some very good friends: The Gunshy, Tim Remis and Wolf Creek.

The songs constitute an “album” (maybe more like a musical journal?) called “The Harvest Month”. They will all be released for free download / donation on Tuesday, Oct. 1st and some cheap physical copies will be available at the show. 

MERIDIAN “THE HARVEST MONTH” RELEASE SHOW (click to RSVP)

at MAHALL’S 20 LANES (Cleveland, OH)

w/ The Gunshy, Tim Remis, Wolf Creek

7pm doors, 8pm show

$5 / all ages

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19th August 2013

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Weapons of Mass Creation Fest was such a blast. Thank you for having us!

Next up: We’re playing the Reverse The Curse record release show at Cleveland’s Grog Shop next Thursday 8/29. RSVP here.

Also, Max and Steve’s other band Meridian is celebrating THEIR record release, ALSO at the Grog Shop. This takes place this Thursday 8/22.

Lastly, I hate to do the “announcing an announcement” thing, but keep an eye out later this week for some info about a batch of 12 songs that we played into microphones and had pressed into circular pieces of plastic.

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24th June 2013

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"AGING TRUTHS" LP!

meridianohio:

Incredibly honored to announce that we have joined the Youth Conspiracy Records family. YCR will be releasing our debut LP “Aging Truths” next month. You can pre-order it here.

The pressing is limited to 300 random color 12” LPs. The earlier you order, the rarer color you get. How cool is that!?

Additionally, we’re throwing a big ol’ release party for the record on August 22nd at The Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights, OH. RSVP here.

max and steve play in another band called Meridian. they’re releasing a record next month. if you like the quieter/stripped-down SMW stuff, you’ll probably dig it. please consider picking up a record. thank you!

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26th April 2013

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cleveland folks: i’m playing some Signals songs/other songs tonight at CellarDoorCLE. it’s sort of a “songs and stories” kind of thing - basically, i’ll talk for a minute or two about what i wrote the song about and how it came to be, and then play it.

the show starts at 8pm and costs $10. you can find more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/284758058320815/

the whole night is gonna be filmed for a live video series, too. this will be a new and strange and fun thing.

- max

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8th November 2012

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AKRON, OH house show tonight with Banquets, PJ Bond and more! →

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14th September 2012

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FALL

these are things that we are doing:

9/29 - w/ Luther/Timeshares/WSPC/Sweater Muskie at 222 Ormsby (Pittsburgh, PA) // https://www.facebook.com/events/271976519579483/

10/9 - w/ Propagandhi/Comeback Kid at the Grog Shop (Cleveland, OH) // https://www.facebook.com/events/259931124123531/

10/17 - w/ Into It. Over It./Hostage Calm/Make Do & Mend at Now That’s Class (Cleveland, OH) // https://www.facebook.com/events/391218534277197/

10/27 - THE FEST 11 w/ Hold Tight, Timeshares, more (Gainesville, FL)

these are things that some of us are doing:

9/17 - Meridian/The Ohioans at Bad Racket Recording Studio (Cleveland, OH)

9/22 - Meridian/Shady Ave/many more at Spiderfest III (Lewis Run, PA) // https://www.facebook.com/events/163135987148644/

9/28 - Lost Jon and The Ghosts/Margot & the Nuclear So-and-So’s at the Grog Shop (Cleveland, OH) // https://www.facebook.com/events/502118173136405/

9/28 - Ultra Ultra/Luther/Timeshares/Worship This/more at Now That’s Class (Cleveland, OH) // https://www.facebook.com/events/434758979879267/

10/12 - Meridian/The Smith Street Band at 222 Ormsby (Pittsburgh, PA)

10/13 - Meridian (CD RELEASE SHOW!)/The Smith Street Band/The Ohioans/Ohio Burns at Now That’s Class (Cleveland, OH) // https://www.facebook.com/events/354587024623989/

let’s hang out, dude

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11th September 2012

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hi folks, this is max. i have an acoustic/folk project that I recorded a full length record with. it’s called Meridian.

click HERE to check out some songs, "like" our page HEREand RSVP to our CD release show on Oct. 13th HERE.

steve plays drums/bass on the record and my brother and i play a bunch of different instruments. as of now you can only hear 3 songs but the entire full length will be up for free download next week. check it out if ya want! thanks!



meridianohio:

next month, we are putting out our debut full length entitled “Aging Truths”. here’s a brand new version of a song called “prosthetic hand”.

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17th August 2012

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Max is playing this show as Meridian a week from today at Now That’s Class.  With the Front Bottoms and Runaway Brother.  Gonna be a good one!
get tickets here

Max is playing this show as Meridian a week from today at Now That’s Class.  With the Front Bottoms and Runaway Brother.  Gonna be a good one!

get tickets here

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22nd June 2012

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Max and his brother Jake playing “Setting Suns, Settling Sons” off of our first record “Burn The Blueprints”.

This was part of their first show as Meridian.  You can see the rest here, including another Signals song and a pretty funny Weezer cover.

You can follow Meridian here and listen to a few recorded songs here. A full-length record has been recorded and is currently in the mixing stage.

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