SUNDAY, June 14: Ozric Tentacles @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill (moved from Highline Ballroom) - Tickets $20 in advance, $25 day of show - Doors @ 6:00pm, Show @ 8:00pm - Purchase tix here
For over 30 years, Ozric Tentacles has pursued its defiantly independent, free-thinking and fundamentally groovy path through contemporary music. The group was the rock band that joyously united the free festival crowd and the rave scene back in the late '80s and early '90s, and through successive passing trends and the abatement of the mainstream music business, has fearlessly let its freak flag fly, shrugged off the urge to compromise and stuck to its core values. Consequently, the result is pure music, made for love and joy, and the ecstatic reward that comes from habitually pushing its boundaries to create beauty to the limit of current human capabilities. The aim is not just to make truly unique and culturally diverse music, but also to harmoniously unite all in attendance, and create portals for astral travel. Many fans and listeners report feelings of euphoria, an immediate connection to nature as well as others around them, and intense feelings that they have journeyed to other dimensions or met with other-worldly beings. It's an open exploration of music and the soul.
The band's 2015 double album "Technicians of the Sacred" is a superb sojourn to the world of Ozrics. Richly layered, evocatively ambient, and ethereal musical landscapes, seamlessly morphing through beatific freeform dub trips, incredible rave grooves, and psychedelic progressive rock, create a heady, kaleidoscopic mixture of tones and textures.
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