The Catalyst

Max Frost

Event Cancelled: Unfortunately, the Max Frost show is being cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. Refunds available at point of purchase. We are doing our best to reschedule the show for 2019.

Live in the Atrium

Max Frost

Mikey Mike

Tue, October 9, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA



This event is 16 and over

Max Frost
Max Frost
Atlantic recording artist Max Frost has announced the release of his new EP “INTOXICATION,” set to arrive everywhere on Friday, September 18th. “INTOXICATION,” co-produced by Frost, follows the success of his much-admired debut EP, 2013’s “LOW HIGH LOW.” The Austin, TX-based tunesmith will celebrate the new EP’s long awaited release with a North American tour alongside fellow Austinites Wild Child, set to get underway October 7th in San Diego, CA and then travel through the month (see attached itinerary). Max will also perform a headline show in Phoenix, AZ on October 5th with additional headline dates to be announced soon.
Named by both NPR and Rolling Stone as one of “10 Artists You Need To Know,” Max Frost has earned acclaim with his electrifyingly idiosyncratic sonic blend, a musical merging of soul, funk, hip-hop, pop, and electronica that saw 2013’s breakthrough single, “White Lies,” lauded in such high profile national outlets as Interview, Billboard, and NPR Music.
Frost first picked up the guitar when he was eight, playing his debut live shows at 12 before developing his own eclectic creative voice in various projects throughout his teen years. His fresh beats and tight songwriting received local notice and the gifted young musician was soon invited to collaborate with such Austin icons as singer/songwriter Bob Schneider and MC/producer Kydd.
Frost eventually began playing more and more shows, winning over new fans nearly nightly. The April 2013 release of “White Lies” proved an instant sensation, topping The Hype Machine’s “Most Popular Tracks on Blogs Now” chart while also scoring placement in a nationally televised Beats By Dre commercial that even saw an appearance from Max himself. “White Lies” drew widespread applause in top music blogs and other major publications. Pastehailed the track as “a jolt of energy,” naming it among “The Best Songs of 2013 So Far.” “A soul-pop gem with nimble vocal delivery, suspicious lyrics, and an irresistible groove,” said The Austin Chronicle, while My Old Kentucky Blogpraised the song as “accessible, dancey...No need for multiple listens. This one will hit you immediately.” “The upbeat guitar mixed with the synthy electronic production come together to form a killer musical marriage,” declared Pigeons & Planes, adding, “If this is what the newcomer has to offer below the radar, it will be very exciting to see what he comes up with once he breaks.”
Frost released his debut EP, “LOW HIGH LOW,” in October 2013. The EP affirmed the promise of “White Lies” and then some, with the single, “Nice and Slow,” earning top 3 status on The Hype Machine blog rankings. The multi-talented tunesmith celebrated with a nearly non-stop tour schedule, headlining his own shows while also sharing stages with Warner Bros. recording artist (and fellow Austinite) Gary Clark Jr. and Atlantic’s own Fitz & The Tantrums.
In late 2014 he unveiled a new single/video, entitled “Paranoia,” which will be featured on the upcoming EP and once again drew online acclaim. “Raucous, wild, and fresh,” said Baeble, “an echoing rock song, with bouncy beats, tambourine, and stripped down drums.” “A chaotic, bandwidth walloping force of black and white shenanigans,” crowed Rooster, while My Old Kentucky Blogdeclared the track to be “high-energy and loads of fun.” Earlier this year, Max released “Let Me Down Easy,” another track from “INTOXICATION,” which immediately hit #1 on Hype Machine.
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060