Nik Turner's Hawkwind

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:: The Starllite Room and Sweaty Palms Present ::

Nik Turner's Hawkwind

Hedersleben, Zebra Pulse

Friday, October 20, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Starlite Room – Lower Hall – (Brixx)


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This event is 18 and over

Nik Turner's Hawkwind
Nik Turner's Hawkwind
Eccentric, innovative, enigmatic, Nik is full of surprises.

From big band 'Janet Juve and the Red Hot Daddies' to soul bands 'Maurice Traveler and the Starting Handles' and 'Soulfinger'.

From circus orchestra M.D. for 'Gerry Cottle's Circus' to the esoteric mumbo jumbo jive of 'Sphynx'.

From the space jazz of 'Hawkwind', writing seminal anthems such as 'Master of the Universe', 'Brainstorm', and 'D-rider' as the driving force in the creation of the legend and mythology that created that band's success, to 60's ska 'Skastars'.

From the pomp rock of the 'Imperial Pompadours' to musical, political, satirical punk cabaret with 'Inner City Unit'.

From busking cool groovy music on the streets of Cardiff and Mexico City to Nik Turner's 'Fantastic All Stars' playing cool Latino jazz.

From equally fantastic Nik Turner's 'Galaktikos' playing big funk Latino hot grooves, to the 'Nik Turner Band' playing some of all that and more.

Guested and recorded with numerous bands, including 'Sham 69', 'The Damned','Stranglers', 'Ruts', 'Spirit' with Randy California, 'Utopians', 'Guillemots' etc.
Hedersleben was hatched in the village of the same name on the outskirts of Quedlinburg, Germany. Beside the ancient stone cloister in the half timbered Bauernhaus Nicky Garratt jammed with Krautrock luminary Uve Mülrich, (Embryo), inspiring his next project. Thereafter a summer jam, with various musicians, has become a tradition each year. The odd story of this region’s connection to Progressive and Krautrock music comes from the fact that the Quasar and Quedlinburg entries in the encyclopedia Britannica lay not so far apart. A fascination with space fused an old crosshatched picture of Quedlinburg’s Schlossberg in Garratt’s sixteen year old mind. (This odd connection, reinforced in the pitch black above Hedersleben where meteors light up the summer night sky, plays out on Hedersleben’s debut album Upgoer).
After a short incubation period, the prototype version of Hedersleben manifested in the US from the promotional line-up of Nik Turners Space Gypsy's. Remaining from an earlier trial version were bass player Jeff Piccinini, (Formerly of iconic punk band Chelsea) and guitarist Nicky Garratt, (Founding member of UK Subs). Drummer Jason Willer, (Former UK Subs drummer who featured along side Piccinini and Garratt on Turner's new album, writing the iconic single Fallen Angel STS -51-L), and free spirited keyboard player Lana Voronina from the touring band rounded out this first line-up.
The Space Gypsy LP, (Released later that year on Cleopatra Records), received great critical acclaimed solidifying the Willer and Garratt as core members of the emerging new band Hedersleben.

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Piccinini shortly left to be replaced by Oakland bass player Bryce Shelton and Kyrsten Bean vocals/keyboards/guitar. This line-up played only one gig at the Metro in Oakland.
Zebra Pulse
Zebra Pulse
Odd sounds from Edmonton, Alberta, we are Zebra Pulse. misfiring tape decks, drum machine, rap in rewind, rim-shots, and utter chaos.
Venue Information:
The Starlite Room – Lower Hall – (Brixx)
10030 102 Street Northwest
Edmonton, AB, T5J 0V6