By MIRANDA KARANFILI, Staff Writer
Fresh off the Boyz Of Zummer tour with Fall Out Boy, MAX set off on his Sounds Like Gibberish tour to promote his new EP Ms. Anonymous.
Two hundred people crammed into The Crofoot in Pontiac on Wednesday, Oct. 21 to see MAX.
When the house lights went out and the beats to his first song of his set, “Puppeteer,” began, MAX surprised the crowd by coming through the audience to the stage. Everyone cheered as he began his performance.
MAX performed songs from his new EP, which included “Ms. Anonymous,” “Hotel Confidential,” “She’s Not That Girl Anymore,” and his popular hit single “Gibberish,” which features rapper Hoodie Allen. MAX showcased his rapping skills during Allen’s verse, something that the audience really enjoyed.
MAX is a high energy performer and he never stops moving. From the moment he steps on stage, he’s dancing, spinning around, and engaging with his fans in singing along with them, all with a smile on his face.
MAX’s energy is infectious; you can’t help but dance and sing along to match his performance. He sang a medley of songs from his old EP’s, including “Nothing Without Love,” “You Don’t Know Me,” and as a tribute to his start on YouTube, he pulled out his ukulele when he performed his hit song “Streets of Gold” from his Say Max EP.
He did covers of Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” Justin Bieber’s “Where R U Now,” and a cover with his opening act Kenzie Nimmo of the Hall & Oates classic “You Make My Dreams Come True.”
After signing to Pete Wentz’s label DCD2 Records earlier this year, and touring with Fall Out Boy this summer, MAX has been on the rise.
He was MTV’s Artist to Watch this summer and was met with a lot of success in Detroit when his hit single “Gibberish” was added to the 98.7 AMP Radio station lineup after being voted onto air 14 weeks in a row during their “Tweet Or Delete” online voting.
The station uses Twitter to encourage fans to tweet the station with the hashtag #987tweetordelete with their choice of which songs they want to play on air.