Nik Turner ex Hawkwind Space Ritual

The Echo Presents

Nik Turner ex Hawkwind Space Ritual

White Manna, The Ultra Electric Mega Galactic (Ed Mundell ex Monster Magnet)

Sun, March 10, 2013

7:30 pm

Echoplex

Los Angeles, CA

$12.00 - $14.00

This event is 18 and over

**Tickets purchased on day of show at the door will have $1 facility fee applied **

Nik Turner ex Hawkwind Space Ritual
Nik Turner ex Hawkwind Space Ritual
A Founding member of Hawkwind, Nik Turner gave the group some of it's avant garde edge with this ambitious flute amd saxophone performances, which fit Hawkwind's visionary sound to perfection.
Nik Turner (born Nicholas Turner, 26 August 1940, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England) is a British musician, best known as a founding member of space rock pioneers Hawkwind. Turner plays saxophones, flute, sings and is a composer. While with Hawkwind, Turner was known for his experimental free jazz stylisations and outrageous stage presence, often donning full makeup and Ancient Egypt-inspired costumes.
White Manna
White Manna
Piccadilly Records:
"It was always gonna take some serious guts to fight off Wooden Shjips' and Moon Duo’s annual psychedelic take over; but somehow this year, I think White Manna have done it. Perhaps it’s that we all recognize Ripley’s cuddly face now, but White Manna’s self titled debut (released on Holy Mountain, as was the Shjips first record) instantly struck a darker, heavier, more “balls-out” chord with us here in the shop. These were instant air guitar anthems, and the aggressive, more Stooges-esque vocal delivery would leave us gasping for breath when the songs finished. With riffs as snappy and incessant as this, you've little chance to get lost in dreamworld, rather you're catapulted full-throttle down the Californian highways from which the band hail.

I have to quote the sales notes: "White Manna focus on mantric riffs that accelerate into speed-freak, headbanging frenzies that make you feel indestructible" - you can't really expand on that, but I'll try. Adopting some classic trad-psych arrangements with the speaker melting guitar production of today, White Manna don’t hide behind walls of synthesizers, throwing stones; instead they meet you head-on with a big fuck-off axe - “you want some?” they snarl, drummer and bassist on the wings – the pretenders shy away - and the Manna continue onwards, leaving everyone shaking in their boots.
The Ultra Electric Mega Galactic (Ed Mundell ex Monster Magnet)
The Ultra Electric Mega Galactic (Ed Mundell ex Monster Magnet)
Ed Mundell (Monster Magnet, The Atomic Bitchwax)
Collyn Mccoy (Trash Titan, Otep)
Rick Ferrante (Sasquatch)
Venue Information:
Echoplex
1822 W. Sunset Blvd
The Echoplex is located below The Echo, enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90026