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Max Fite, Derek Evry, and Kill For Sushi – Rock The Runaway

Los Angeles rockers maintain local Washington, D.C. ties on September 29

On September 29, 2023, The Runaway, located in the Brookland neighborhood of NW Washington D.C., will host indie rockers Max Fite from Los Angeles with support by local artists Derek Evry and Kill For Sushi (formerly Wandering Lies).

Tour banner with a secret service agent announcing that "Max Fite is back!"
Max Fite, Derek Evry, Kill For Sush - The Runaway - Sept 29, 2023.

Before moving to Los Angeles in 2004, Max Fite bassist Carl Rather made a name for himself in the Washington D.C. area as a member of The Issue, April Park Theory, The Little White Pills, and Rotoscope. Rotoscope, something of an Arlington staple before principal creator John Athayde relocated to Charlottesville, features the vocals of Courtney Totushek Brown.

Well, It just so happens that (many years ago now) Brown hosted an open mic at Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse frequented by Derek Every, a multi-instrumentalist and power pop singer-songwriter from Washington, D.C. Evry would celebrate his 18th birthday on this stage, and eventually took up the mantle as open mic host at age 21. It was here that Evry and Rather formed a friendship which now spans thousands of miles and more than two decades, 

With Max Fite hitting the road hot off the heels of new singles, “Some Kind of Sign” and “Cash In,” Rather invited Evry to join the bill for this Washington D.C. tour date which also features Kill For Sushi, a female fronted Washington, D.C. rock band led by Angie Pepa formerly known as Wandering Lies. 

With all the history behind it, the Sept. 29 show at The Runaway will be a reunion of sorts as this will be Derek Evry’s first full live band performance since 2017. It’s hard to gauge whether or not fans should expect any new material.

“I’m working on some new stuff, but I really don’t want to talk about it yet,” says Evry.

Meanwhile, you can catch Derek on Bandcamp for his 6th Anniversary Listening Party for his 2017 release Pop Perspective! Chat with Derek and learn about the making of the album. 

Tickets to see Max Fite, Derek Evry, and Kill For Sushi are available via Eventbrite.

“Some Kind Of Sign” is available now on major streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.

Daniel Warren Hill

Daniel Warren Hill is an American musician, writer, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the frontman for Washington DC area Alternative Rock band YellowTieGuy, as co-founder of Capitol Groove Collective, and increasing the exposure of artists on a global scale through his work with Alchemical Records. 

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