Bravo Max


A new 15-track sophomore full length from Dallas trio Bravo Max, Bullfighter Blues out now on Spotify, Bandcamp, iTunes, etc.

The album was mixed by Grammy-winner Stuart Sikes (The Walkmen, Modest Mouse, White Stripes, Cat Power), recorded by Matthew Barnhart (Shearwater, Destroyer, Midlake, The New Pornographers), and mastered by Billy Stull (Okkervil River, Doug Sahm, Robert Gomez, Deathray Davies).


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The new work is a decisive shift in direction for Bravo Max and it is the culmination of nearly three years of truly collaborative writing. Since slimming down to a trio from the previous release’s line up as a sextet, the band has also taken on a vastly different sound, going from raucous Americana to progressive rock and roll. In addition to top shelf musicianship by the backbone trio, guest performances, including baritone sax, steel guitar, Hammond B3 organ, trumpet, flute, and trombone, help to solidify the rowdy and emphatic style of the November release. Bullfighter Blues is a gritty and triumphant trip; it is a dreamy flash of instrumental psychedelia mixed with easily accessible rock and roll.

“One of the most complete albums out of Dallas this year.”


“Writing slowly in a fishing cabin in Canton, the new album’s sound is certainly different than the songs on the folk-tinged debut. Imagine if the Theater Fire or Telegraph Canyon decided to play music more influenced by the Kinks and Kurt Vile. That’s what you hear on Bullfighter Blues, recorded in April 2015.

Padgett is to be thanked for the punk rock approach to the songs along with blues and ’60s rock. Beauford likes the Chicago-based Bloodshot Records approach: championing the music that’s in between genres. And that attitude definitely comes across in their sound.”



“‘Lay Low’ is just a great rock song. It comes in on a doomy, reverbed guitar riff and ultra tight drumming with a restrained, resigned vocal sitting sweetly in the mix and every now and again bursts out into grungy ‘Screaming Trees’ territory before settling down once more. It does finally break free at about two minutes twenty with an epic guitar solo and exquisitely recorded bass pushing things along, then back into the chorus briefly before another fine instrumental playout that ends entirely appropriately in a squeal of feedback. As I said, just a great rock song!

‘No Memory’ is another one of those spare, lean, muted guitar led tracks they seem to do so well while the final song ‘Seizure Girl’ is more ballad based and put me in mind of Chris Stapleton’s modern Americana and his take on ‘Tennessee Whiskey’.

This album is a lot of fun and passes a nod and wink to several musical genres, let alone eras, but the band is still able to maintain a cohesive, recognisable identity. The playing throughout is splendid and although the additional musicians add depth and interest, the core Bravo Max trio are a real rock powerhouse that remain at the heart of this sound. Top it off with great recording and production values and it all adds up to a fine piece of work indeed.”




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Publicity, Europe -Peter Holmstedt, Hemifrån

Publicity, US – Matt Kelly, Michael J Media

more about Bullfighter Blues (liner notes, lyrics, full album credits etc)… https://ilovebravomax.com/home/bio/


Upcoming Shows

Date City Venue
Tour: 2017 Tour
03/03/17 Dallas, TX The Free Man
Time: 10:30pm. Admission: $0.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2626 Commerce St. On Friday, March 3rd Bravo Max will perform at The Free Man in Dallas, TX. The show is free to attend and will feature 3 sets by Bravo Max starting at 10:30p. Related post. More information
03/17/17 Dallas, Tx CBC
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: $0.00. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 3600 Main St.. Venue phone: (214)370-9301. Bravo Max Duell Hawk Vs. Dove The Boobies Related post. More information
03/24/17 Dallas, TX The Double Wide
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10.00. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 3510 Commerce St. Venue phone: 214-887-6510. Bravo Max w/ Classy Affair, Slow Seers, I’m The One Who’s Fighting $10 | 8pm 21 + $2 Lone Star, $5 Jameson IN THE VENUE ONLY Related post. Buy Tickets More information
03/26/17 Dallas, TX Henry’s Majestic
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: $0.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4900 McKinney Ave.. Venue phone: (469) 893-9400. On Sunday, March 26th Bravo Max will be at Henry’s Majestic in Dallas for a full 3 sets of music starting at 4p. Buy Tickets More information
04/28/17 Dallas, TX Three Links
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $8-$10. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2704 Elm St.. Sweet Spirit Dead Flowers Bravo Max Buy Tickets More information
05/12/17 Dallas, TX The Double Wide
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $8-$10. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 3510 Commerce St. Venue phone: 214-887-6510. Crate Diggers Anniversary Party (Full line up TBD) More information

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