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Ozric Tentacles + Reality Engine
Ozric Tentacles. Only one word to describe this band. LEGEND. This is the show of a lifetime, and M.B.P is honored to help bring it to the gorgeous B.B. Kings Blues Club in NYC. This will sell out... get your tickets NOW.
Thursday, April 5th, 2012
B.B. Kings Blues Club - 237 W. 42nd St New York, NY 10036
Doors: 6:00 / Music: 8:00
Tickets $15 adv / $19 d.o.s
Ozric Tentacles are, simply put, legends of the U.K. underground. One of the most influential bands to emerge from the U.K.'s festival scene, the band (also known simply as the Ozrics) layers ambient and ethereal soundscapes with freeform dub trips, incredible rave grooves, and psychedelic progressive rock in an open exploration of music and the soul. In their over 25-year career, the Ozrics have experienced the vicissitudes of the rock 'n' roll life. The band has flourished through a number of lineup changes, spawned several side projects (including Eat Static and Nodens Ictus), created their own record label (Dovetail & Stretchy), put out over 25 albums, scored a hit record, and sold over a million albums worldwide. And yet, the basic motivation behind the band's existence has never wavered.
A campfire at the Stonehenge Free Festival in 1983 witnessed the birth of Ozric Tentacles. It was there that composer and band leader Ed Wynne (guitar) and brother Roly Wynne (bass), who were performing in a band known at the time as Bolshem People along with drummer Nick "Tig" Van Gelder (Jamiroquai), stumbled upon synth player Joie Hinton. From that very first jam session, a musical compatibility was evoked that has since been a trademark of the Ozric Tentacles. Throughout the early '90s, constant touring of the U.K. helped the band build a tremendous national fanbase on a grassroots level. With the band's 1993 release Jurassic Shift, which debuted at No. 11 on the British pop chart and climbed into the Top 10 in the national album charts, the Ozrics eventually won over the adulation of mainstream press and found themselves heralded in publications such as NME and Melody Maker. It was, and still is, an astonishing accomplishment for a band with no hit single, no celebrity status, and no major record label backing.
Over the years, Ozric Tentacles have toured extensively both at home and abroad, performing regularly throughout Europe, North America, South America, and Asia. They also recently celebrated their 25th anniversary by releasing their first ever live DVD, Ozric Tentacles: Live at Sunrise Festival. The band's latest releases, including The Floor's Too Far Away (2006), The Yum Yum Tree (2009), and Paper Monkeys (2011), continue to feature music that combines rock, world music, trance, and ethereal jams with organic drums and bass in a way that only the Ozrics can.
Reality Engine is an electronic music band with an innovative Holographic AV project, powered by a trio of professionals from New York City's avant-garde scene. The band members: Luis Campos, Matyas Kelemen, and Mikhail Gervits, draw on the rich pallet of NYCâ€™s club legacy for their debut album REVENGE OF THE KNURDS. Combining a unique blend of progressive house and techno elements with a synchronized visual stream in the mix, these seasoned audio-visual professionals set the stage for a journey with music you can see, and visuals you can hear.
Reality Engine aims at redefining the lines between cinema, theater, mainstream entertainment and electronic dance music, with a multi-sensory, multi-media concert experience. The goal is to escape the boundaries of conventional entertainment through the use of cutting edge technology, integration of abstract with conceptual, retro with avant-garde. The Reality Engine Holographic AV Show evokes yet another step in the evolution of electronic experience.
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