NIK TURNER is 73 years old and has traveled through more galaxies than Capt. Kirk and Douglas Adams combined. Mr. Turner is a founding member of HAWKWIND, the sci-fi space-metal kings of the 1970's. Interesting fact: this is where Lemmy started his music career as a roadie (he later became the bass player, and was fired for preferring meth instead of hallucinogenics). Nic Turner (sax, flute, wackiness) and his band will be playing HAWKWIND's all-time, hashtacular Space Ritual at the Echoplex this Sunday. Special "psychedelic friends" are promised on the bill, along with Arcata, California's WHITE MANNA, who according to their website, play "space rock using a scorched-earth policy." Fire up the "Orgone Accumulator", and get ready to travel a billion light years from Earth.
Congrats to local eastsiders GYPSYHAWK as they prepare to embark on their headlining tour next month with a penultimate stop at The Joint on April 4th before finishing off, as every tour should, in the birthplace of KORN.