The influential space rock pioneers Hawkwind may have been around for several millennia and gone through umpteen line up changes in their illustrious career, but they remain one the most innovative bands in rock history. Back with another addition to their extraordinary musical canon, the new album ‘Into the Woods’ freshly released on May 5th shows no let-up in their much respected industry stalwart status. The band’s spiritual anchor and founding member, the enigmatic Dave Brock still wears the rock god title with much-entitled aplomb and the stage is still set for mindblowing musical innovation. Dabbling in garage sized synthesizers before most people knew what they were, championing the free festival movement and giving Lemmy his first big musical break (and the band name Motorhead) just skims the surface of the legendary Hawkwind history. Get your aura cleansed and musical mind re-educated in a cacophony of psychedelic visuals and powerhouse riffs as Brock’s band of spiritual prog rock cowboys shovel feed the good people of Birmingham a healthy dose of fiercely good karma.

Tue 16 May 7pm at O2 Institute, 78 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DY £28.69

Tue 16 May
Giles Logan
Published on:
Mon 1 May 2017