Hawkwind icon and English eccentric Nik Turner formed Inner City Unit in the slip stream of punk rock, which gave them their unique prog punk proto thrash sound. ICU’s psychedelic tinged aural assault has been compared with overdosing on ‘shrooms’ by some. Add Turner’s aggressive saxophone twiddling to the electrically disturbed out of brain experience their music fosters and you may possibly require a stint in rehab following the show. Until you’ve witnessed, as we have, Nik Turner doing naked yoga as dawn rises in a field full of wasted hippies then you haven’t really lived. There will be a sack at the door into which you can deposit your expectations. Support comes from ex Hawkwind weirdos Krankschaft.

Sun 21 Aug, Hare & Hounds, High Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7JZ. 7pm, £10 hareandhoundskingsheath

Sun 21 Aug
Giles Logan
Published on:
Mon 15 Aug 2016