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Thursday, April 30th, 2009
3:42 pm
5/21 - Witch Hunt, The Max Levine Ensemble, Death Rats, Cringe @ Al Fishawy
MAY 21st 7pm
$7-10 to benefit the RNC8 (www.rnc8.org)

Witch Hunt
The Max Levine Ensemble
Death Rats

@ Peoples Media Center at Al Fishawy internet cafe:
4132 Georgia Avenue N.W., Washington D.C. 20011

(between Upshur & Taylor streets. between the 2 Shell gas stations. 4 blocks North of Petworth metro station on the green line, on the #70/71/64 bus line)

Monday, April 13th, 2009
4:06 am
4/24 - Bomb the Music Industry! STZA! The Max Levine Ensemble! Good Luck! Control!
Friday, April 24th

A show in conjunction with the IMF/World Bank protests to benefit Global
Justice Action and legal support protesters. Check out all the protest
events planned for the weekend at http://www.globaljusticeaction.org

BOMB THE MUSIC INDUSTRY! (synth punk ska heros)
STZAcoustic (of Leftover Crack, Choking Victim, Star Fucking Hipsters)
THE MAX LEVINE ENSEMBLE (dc punk pop agitators)
GOOD LUCK (no idea records - lots of noodles, never gets out of hand)
CONTROL (local energy-punx)

$5-10 sliding scale

8pm @ Mitchell Hall Theatre
519 19th St NW DC
Inside the 7/11!

The show is within the IMF/World Bank security perimeter, so police may be
conducting random searches. No drugs or alcohol are allowed in the space,
and please be careful about what you carry on your person.

Thursday, March 13th, 2008
1:28 pm
***THIS JUST IN!!***
HOLY SHIT!! Last minute show, but it's gonna be sweet. Tell everyone you know!


Friday, March 21st
7pm $5-8

The World/Inferno Friendship Society
The Max Levine Ensemble
+1 TBA

@ Peoples MEDIA Center @ Al Fishawy
4132 Georgia Avenue NW(between Upshur & Taylor)
Washington DC 20011
3 blocks North of Petworth green line metro station, bus #70/71

Monday, March 3rd, 2008
3:20 pm

the Max Levine Ensemble a.k.a. me, Nick and Bepstein are going to guest DJ on DC's Dissonance Radio on Radio CPR 97.5 FM tonight from 10pm-12am. If you live anywhere close to Mount Pleasant in Washington, DC, you should be able to pick up the signal. If not, the show will be available for download next Wednesday at http://dissonance.libsyn.com/. Check it out!

Friday, February 22nd, 2008
12:22 am
3/5 - Erin Tobey, Al Burian, Mini-Meadows, Spoonboy (fiction) @ the Infoshop
March 5th

ERIN TOBEY (quiet songs, like rain)
AL BURIAN (author of Burn Collector)
MINI MEADOWS (acoustic vibes feat. Christian Brady of Antlers and ex-Mass Movement)
SPOONBOY (reading as of yet unwritten fiction)

6:30pm @ the Brian MacKenzie Infoshop
1426 9th St. NW DC
Shaw/Howard or Mt. Vernon metro stops
Wednesday, February 20th, 2008
10:57 pm
NEW MUSIC VIDEO from the Max Levine Ensemble
Hello friends.

I would like you and all your most casual aquaintances to know that the Max Levine Ensemble has made a music video for a very very old joke song we recorded in high school entitled "Embryonic Rockabilly Polka Dotted Fighter Pilots."

Enjoy and spread the word!


The Max Levine Ensemble
Thursday, January 17th, 2008
12:41 am
1/27 - The Max Levine Ensemble (CD RELEASE!!), Pink Razors, Turboslut (TAPE RELEASE!) @ Black Cat

1811 14TH ST. NW WDC 20009

1st new TMLE CD in 4 years! First Turboslut release ever! First Pink Razors DC show in forever! CHECK IT OUT! BRING YOUR PEEPS!
Monday, December 24th, 2007
2:05 am
remember tour?
we are going on one even though i have bronchitis. come hang out

12/26 -PITTSBURGH, PA @ 3449 Melwood Ave. w/ Eskimoses, Doomhawk, Delay

12/27 - COLUMBUS, OH @ Monster House (115 W. 10th Ave.) w/ 80HD, Doomhawk, Delay

12/28 (afternoon) 2pm - LEXINGTON, KY @ Vegass (161 Glenn Pl) w/ Doomhawk, Delay

12/28 (night) - LOUISVILLE, KY @ St. John's Church (637 E. Market St.)
w/ Zegota, Doomhawk, Delay, Mountain Asleep

12/29 - BLOOMINGTON, IN - 8pm @ House of Guilty Pleasures (2nd and Washington) w/ Zegota, Good Luck, Doomhawk, Delay

12/30 (afternoon) - NEWPORT, TN @ TBA w/ Doomhawk, Delay

12/30 (night) - CHATTANOOGA, TN @ Tom's House w/ Nester Makhno, Doomhawk, Delay

12/31 - PENSACOLA, FL @ Sluggo's w/ Doomhawk

1/1 - GAINESVILLE, FL @ Wayward Council w/ Doomhawk

1/2 - TAMPA, FL @ Transitions Gallery w/ Doomhawk, Inertia

1/3 - NAPLES, FL @ Lion House (2624 Tamiami Trl E) w/ Fake Problems, Doomhawk

1/4 - ST AUGUSTINE, FL @ Cafe 11 w/ Environmental Youth Crunch, Brainworms, Capsule, Doomhawk

1/5 - (afternoon show) HAYESVILLE, NC @ Mountain High Skate Park (5676 Hwy 64 East) w/ Doomhawk, the Pack

1/5 - (night show) ATHENS, GA @ Fag Farm (1400 Athens Rd) w/ American Cheeseburger, Doomhawk


1/7 - LOS ANGELES, CA @ 1269 East 6th Street w/ Defiance Ohio, This Bike is a Pipe Bomb, Vena Cava



1/10 - SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA @ Mitchell Park Gazebo w/ Fire Fucking Everywhere, Neato-Bandito

1/11- SANTA CRUZ, CA @ 600 Encinal St. w/ Graf Orlock, Dangers, Ghostlimb, Fischer

1/12 - OAKLAND, CA @ Apgar House

1/13 - BERKELEY @ 924 Gilman St. w/ This Bike is a Pipe Bomb, This is My Fist, Vena Cava, and Love Songs

1/14 - SAN FRANCISCO @ Thrillhouse Records (3422 Mission St.) w/ Cobra Skulls, Short Hair

1/15 - RENO, NV @ TBA

1/16 - ASHLAND, OR @ Diversions (in the Stevenson Union on the Southern Oregon University campus) w/ Scott Garriott, and "the Bad Habit Bandits"

1/17 - PORTLAND, OR @ The Ranch (NE 19th & emerson) w/ Drunken Boat

1/18 - PORTLAND, OR @ Ivy House (117 NE IVY) w/ Hey Tiger, Popitilopitilus

1/19 - SEATTLE, WA @ TBA w/ Doomhawk

1/20 - OLYMPIA, WA @ TBA

1/21 - SEATTLE, WA @ TBA

1/27 - Washington, DC @ the Black Cat w/ Pink Razors, Turboslut
Sunday, December 9th, 2007
6:20 pm
Wednesday, Dec 12th
6:30pm $3

The Max Levine Ensemble
AND A VEGAN CAKE OFF!! (rules and regulations below)

@ the Bobby Fisher Memorial Building
1644 N. Capitol St. NW WDC


For an additional $3 you get ALL YOU CAN EAT VEGAN CAKE and get to judge the cake bake off competition!

If you bring a vegan cake YOU EAT CAKE FOR FREE and eligible for FABULOUS and DELICIOUS PRIZES!!!

You can enter the seperate competition for gluten free cakes!

All cake money goes to benefit the Bobby Fisher Memorial Building construction funds.
Tuesday, July 17th, 2007
2:03 am
7/30 - The Max Levine Ensemble, Matty Pop Chart, Best Friends Forever, and Eat This McKinley

Monday July 30th
$5 to benefit the Brian MacKenzie Infoshop

The Max Levine Ensemble (just like the best band)
Best Friends Forever (girl pop from MPLS)
Matty Pop Chart (boy pop from Bloomington)
Eat This McKinley (KY punker punk)

7pm @ The Bobby Fisher Memorial
1644 N. Capitol St. NW DC

Sunday, June 17th, 2007
12:14 pm
TMLE Tour this weekend
Seriously! Get psyched!

June 21 - Richmond, VA - 8pm @ 304A E. Grace St. w/ Pink Razors, Kickball, Clara Clara

June 22 - Pittsburgh, PA - 7:30pm @ 4438 Milgate st. (Bloomfield) w/ Unarmed (last show!? featuring Tommy!) and Whiskey Smile

June 23 - Bloomington, IN @ Sweet Hickory (317 E. 3rd St.) w/ Punkin' Pie and Dirtbike (grunge featuring Matty Pop Chart and Ryan Woods)

June 24 - Wilkes-Barre, PA 6:30pm @ Cafe Metropolis (94 South Main St.) w/ Captain We're Sinking, Set to Detonate, Jerk Reaction
Tuesday, May 15th, 2007
7:05 pm
The Consolation of Ruin: BORF ART SHOW!
The Consolation of Ruin
a spectacular display of banal art objects orchestrated by the delinquents of the Borf Brigade.

Open Friday-Sunday, 5-10:00 p.m.
May 18th-20th & 25th-27th

Opening Reception: May 18th, 2007, 6-9:00 p.m.
Featuring DJ SMK

At The Bobby Fisher Memorial Building
1644 North Capitol Street NW Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After a brief time-out, the Borf Brigade, is learning to use their inside voice. Transforming a derelict and dilapidated music hall in NW DC into the Institute for the Advanced Study of Delinquency and the Arts, Borf's first show opens the last two weekends of May, featuring pieces ranging from the first stencils ever cut to new explorations in re-sculpting interior space. Maintaining a disregard for convention and rules, Borf approaches fine art with a wit and spontaneity that has carried the legacy of Bobby Fisher, whom the graffiti is a tribute to, across borders worldwide. Resisting self-negation, the show places its emphasis on the joy of discovery rather than any aesthetic of the streets. Reflecting a personalized approach to education and experience that builds from traditional graffiti and street art, the stencil and paint can have been temporarily set aside for the brush and the canvas.

Creating many of their "banal objects" within the Memorial Building as renovations took place, careful planning and an attention to space were paid to create a striking and engaging space. The exhibit holds two floors of pieces, some for sale which will act as a fundraiser to benefit the District of Columbia's $12,000 extortion of ex-Borf participant John Tsombikos who is banned from even possessing a pencil or glue stick in the city.

Borf graffiti, seen all over Washington, commonly associated with the work of one artist is in actuality the work of The Borf Brigade, a tight-knit group of vandals, visual artists, and juvenile delinquents of all styles, shapes, and sizes. For the past three and a half years, DC has been littered with the remnants of their adventurous nights and illegal escapades, from highway overpasses to mundane and forgotten park benches. Borf actively seeks to challenge the numerous forms of degradation and exploitation existing both structurally and within the ebb and flow of everyday life. Functionally, their graffiti serves as DIY grief therapy, providing an exciting alternative to over-prescribed anti-depressants and the abuse of continually being bored and ignored. Instead, property destruction, proper construction, and dialog function in chaotic harmony, essential to the project's growth process. At its root, Borf is both a consolation and painful reminder of one of the 30,000 Americans between the ages of fifteen and twenty-four who will take their own lives every year. In this reality, the problem of the youth within modern capitalism is part of the total crisis of this society. It is just that youth feels the crisis most acutely.

A sneak peak at the show!

For more information contact: chuckburgundy@gmail.com
Sunday, May 20th, 2007
1:06 pm
May 6th!
Sunday, May 6
9:30pm $6

The Max Levine Ensemble (dc pop punk)
Fake Problems (fl country punk)
Gaslight Anthem (nj pop punk)
The Ruckus (VA ska!)

@ Warehouse Next Door
1017 7th St. NW DC
Sunday, April 29th, 2007
1:21 pm
9:20pm (getthereontime) $7

Ultra Dolphins
Nakatomi Plaza
The Max Levine Ensemble

@ Warehouse Next Door
1017 7th St. NW DC

Hot Cross was playing originally but they are sick and cancelled and TMLE just jumped on. It should be fun!
Tuesday, March 13th, 2007
8:23 pm
3 Max Levine Ensemble shows this week
Hey we're playing three shows this week!

Wednesday March 14 7pm

The Max Levine Ensemble
Teenage Waistband

@ the Corpse Fortress
906 Philadelphia Ave. SIlver SPring, MD 20910


Friday March 16th 6pm

Dawn Treader
Baby Killer Estelle
Ryan Harvey
The Max Levine Ensemble

@ The College Perk
9078 Baltimore Ave. College Park, MD


Friday, March 16th 9:30pm

The Max Levine Ensemble
Bear Kills Cops
Peter Maybarduk

Friday, March 9th, 2007
2:20 pm
NCOR weekend music events
National Conference on Organized Resistance [www.organizedresistance.org] Concerts:

Friday, March 9th

-Nakatomi Plaza
-the Dubber
-Des Ark
-Los Gatos Negros

Saturday, March 10th

-Broadcast Live
-Tiny Hawks
-Son of Nun
-Tradition Dies Here

both nights $6, doors at 7pm, in the Tavern @ American University, on the 1st floor of the Mary Graydon Center.

both nights benefits for:
the Midnight Forum [midnightforum.org"]
-The Midnight Forum empowers youth to generate positive changes through Hip-Hop within their communities. The Midnight Forum believes in individuals and communities to unify the ideas and resources of society.


Youth Action Resource Group [www.yargdc.org"]
-YARG is a youth-driven, membership-based, media and organizing project in Washington DC that supports young people in creating media, doing action research, building social and political analysis, and organizing around issues that directly impact their lives and communities.


On Saturday you can catch this show before the NCOR show:

Saturday, March 9th
6pm $8

Matt and Kim
The Max Levine Ensemble

@ the Rock and Roll Hotel
1353 H St. NE DC

On Sunday don't miss the Gadabout Film Fest:

Sunday, March 11th at 7:30 pm

The Gadabout Film Fest is a traveling DIY film fest compiling movies and videos from independant film makers.

w/ acoustic music by:
Matty Pop Chart
Bear Kills Cops
Eric Ayotte

as well as a screen printing workshop by Pat Crann of Shout Out Loud prints, and an art show by Kristine Virsis.

Sunday March 11th - $6 - 7:30pm doors

@ The Warehouse Next Door
1017 7th St. NW DC
Friday, February 16th, 2007
2:49 am
expect a root beer keg, four cakes, quinua suprise, 12 bean salad, motown, punk and dancing.

6:00 PM
$3 for the touring bands

has played a show here once a month for the past 9 months.

get crucified on a sound system fifty stories high

congratulations jesse, it's twins! and the play pop punk!

mega p'opera

a graceful roar... raaaaoooooaaawwwrrrrrrrzzzzzzzzzz


this show is super fucking close to the silver spring metro. walk north up colesville, and then turn right on spring. after a block spring turns into cedar and the house is at 8603 cedar street.
Friday, February 9th, 2007
12:14 pm
Hey all,
the DEATH STAR 20910 house is ending, so we are going to have a KILLER last show. Come pay your final respects, bring a vegan cake, wear a costume, be ready to dance, and come thirsty and sugar-toothed because we're going to have a ROOT BEER KEG!!! here's the line up:

6:00 PM
$3 for the touring bands

has played a show here once a month for the past 9 months.

get crucified on a sound system fifty stories high

congratulations jesse, it's twins! and the play pop punk!

mega p'opera

a graceful roar... raaaaoooooaaawwwrrrrrrrzzzzzzzzzz


this show is super fucking close to the silver spring metro. walk north up colesville, and then turn right on spring. after a block spring turns into cedar and the house is at 8603 cedar street.
Baby Killer Estelle (piano prodigy crust klezmer)
Mt. Gigantic (on tour from mt. gigantic)
Bird Noises (angular indie rock from dc)
Paul Joyner (by himself)

@ the Aqueeriam
1361 Monroe St. NW DC
Friday, January 26th, 2007
10:51 am
petition to stop dc all ages ban!!
Hey there is an online petition to stop the DC all ages venue ban!

Sign it: http://www.petitiononline.com/DCallage/petition.html
Saturday, December 2nd, 2006
9:00 pm
Silver Spring house shows:
Monday December 11th,
7pm $3-5

Trouble Trouble Trouble (NC punk feat. Cindy of Doris zine)
Something's Wrong (NC crusty pop punk)
Blackpowder Fuzzbox (NoVA pixies style punk)
+ 1 more TBA (and they're gonna be sweet)

@ The Corpse Fortress
(906 Philadelphia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910)



Thursday, December 14th
6pm, $4

Brainworms (RVA hardcore)
How We Tie Knots (DC pop punk - possibly last show ever)
The Max Levine Ensemble (7 year old ska kids)
Delay (Columbus, OH high school pop punk)
The Minotaurs (Baltimore mythic disciples of Motorhead)

@ Deathstar (8603 Cedar St. Silver Spring, MD 20910)
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