This is on Sunday (25th Nov)
Aboard the Big Spaceship we appreciate all forms of technological progression within the changing universe, but, it was the age of analog that was the initial catalyst for our musical voyage.
Vinyl is a format which is making somewhat of a comeback, a format that in the last few years has been creeping its way back into the public eye. Bands are releasing their vibrations on vinyl, pop-up record fairs appearing up and down the country, and each visit to your parents house resulting in a quick look in the attic, hoping to find the non-biodegradable artifacts of their youth. This instills a journey and a need to dig through whatever sweet crates of vinyl the people of earth may stumble upon, searching for 12 & 7 inch circles of plastic, old and new.
In this modern age it would seem that we are often looking back in time, seeking musical offerings possessing more character and texture, away from the compressed limitations of the all to familiar MP3. In our fine city of Leeds there just so happens to be a magical place, seldom seen in our futuristic universe, that caters for the ears of the analog cosmonaught earthling dweller. This place is known as Wax Bar. Wax Bar offers a variety of beers and cocktails crafted by some of the cities most highly accomplished bar tenders, and... And! They only play Vinyl. It is this, and the fact that the employees are fellow comrades of the riff that inspired us to host our vinyl appreciation night 'Space Truckin' here, at Leeds finest Juke Joint, Wax Bar.
'Space Truckin' is a name born of Wax Bar Co-owner and bar tender Lee Jones, when we asked him what he expects from the monthly event he replied " I'm always after new music, especially anything with a great groove to it, usually drowned in fuzzy guitars and epic sounds. I want this night to bring some more to my attention and also, allow me to share my own"
The idea behind 'Space Truckin' is to host a monthly event where we play records akin to our riff worshiping desires. We will be playing Psychedelic / Prog / Stoner / Garage Rock / Krout Rock etc etc from Blues Magoos to Black Sabbath - From Acid King to Electric Wizard and everything in between. Delving into all genres to create a setlist of head nodding, fuzz face
laced ear ticklers! Expect the common and uncommon likes of....
DEEP PURPLE, FOCUS, DANAVA, LITTLE FEAT, KING CRIMSON, RUSH, IRON
BUTTERFLY, SANTANA, BOWIE, KADAVER, APHRODITES CHILD, ZAPPA, ZEPPELIN,
CREAM, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, BUDGIE, TAME IMPALA, BLACK MOUNTAIN, WOLF
PEOPLE, SIR LORD BALTIMORE, T-REX, CAPTAIN BEYOND, FREE, LEAFHOUND....
Words by Dan Standish