Dustonious Maximus (DMax) / Press

“The name "Dustonius Maximus" might seem a little mysterious to the uninitiated. Is it death metal? Punk? Psychedelic pop? But in fact, Dustonious Maximus is the pseudonym of none other than Dustin James, keyboardist of San Jose's beloved traditional ska band, Monkey. He, along with his band of merry San Jose men (some of whom are also in Monkey) plays some nice mid-tempo rock steady and ska that is perfect for that post-work Wednesday night blues. Speaking of singing the blues, Mr. Maximus has an engaging, gruff singing voice, not unlike Tom Waits. (Who is one of many artists they cover—ska style, of course).”