friday 11th Kassel K19
saturday 12th Tillburg ROADBURN FESTIVAL
sunday 13th Amsterdam OCII
monday 14th Liege La Zone
tuesday 15th Paris La mecanique ondulatoire
wednes. 16th Stuttgart secret show - bad cannstatt
thursday 17th Winterthur Sahara Bar
friday 18th Milano La società psicadelica @ COX18
saturday 19th Pescara Tube cult fest
sunday 20th Vicenza Arcadia
monday 21st Zagreb Akc Attack
tuesday 22nd Budapest Trafik
wednes. 23th Prague Café v Lese
thursday 24th Warsaw Fonobar
friday 25th Gdynia Desdemona
saturday 26th Leipzig bermudadreieck
sunday 27th Erfurt Cafè Tiko
monday 28th Halle Hünermanhattan
tuesday 29th Hamburg Kafe´s. pauli
wednes. 30th Berlin WHITE TRASH
thursday 1st Bayreuth Alte Schokoladenfabrik
friday 2nd Copenhagen heavy days in doom town
In our ongoing quest to exhume every artifact of 60s and 70s proto metal, we recently stumbled up on San Francisco’s Glitter Wizard. For a moment, it seemed that we unearthed a forgotten gem, as Hunting Gatherers, the band’s sophomore album, could be easily mistaken for a long lost album from the early 70s.
In our hazy minds’ imagination, the band shared the stage with Steppenwolf, Bloodrock, Black Widow, The Stooges or Iron Butterfly, but Glitter Wizard‘s trippy, swinging sound — replete with catchy riffs, amusing lyrics and space-age keyboards, sax and flutes — isn’t some kind of Nuggets discovery, they are here and now.
Here’s a band that manages to combine the aforementioned influences in new ways as their space-glitter-glam-blues-garage-psych-sound is created from old elements, but combined into something so decidedly different, that it leaves their proto-metal roots far behind.
All their songs sport a slightly different take on glam-rock, but it is clear that this is a band that loves to jam in the garage on a Saturday night, extending their glam into prog and space rock jams, before they rockingly traverse the riff-filled land with bong in hand, planting riffs in minds as they go along.
Hawkwind, Motörhead, that episode of "The Young Ones" with the Damned on it, BÖC, Van der Graaf Generator, Deep Purple, Scorpions, Neil Merryweather, Funkadelic, Mammatus, Pentagram, Witchfinder General, Sabbath (duh), Comets on Fire, Sleep, MC5, Blue Cheer, Alice Cooper, the Stooges