Musical magick at psychedelic night

Poisoned Electrick Head
Poisoned Electrick Head

MUSIC fans will be taken on a journey through the furthest frontiers of boundary-stretching rock with a night of challenging and unusual psychedelic acts.

The Magick Brothers, formed of Graham Clark and Mark Robson who played in cult prog band Gong, will headline the night at Wallgate venue The Boulevard tomorrow.

With the duo performing avant-garde soundscapes influenced by classical and ambient music on violin and keyboards the evening certainly promises to be a departure from the usual rock fare.

Support comes in the shape of St Helens act Poisoned Electrick Head, who are sure to create a stir with their alien costumes and heavy psychedelic riffing featuring saxophone and trumpet, and a rare hometown outing for festival favourites Red Elektra 69, whose guitarist previously played alongside members of space rock band Hawkwind in Psychedelic Warlords.

Promoter Paul Maiden said: “The bands are absolutely superb. The Magick Brothers play quite atmospheric with a bit of a Celtic feel to the keyboards, then the violin plays Nigel Kennedy-type licks over the top of it.

“It’s quite a niche market so it can be tough for the bands to get gigs, but because I booked the Magick Brothers the other acts all wanted to come down and play.”

The Magick Brothers, Poisoned Electrick Head and Red Elektra 69 will perform at The Boulevard, on Wallgate, tomorrow evening, starting at 8pm.

Tickets are £5 in advance, available from the venue, Static Records on Hallgate or Symphony Music on Market Street, or £6 on the door. To find out more, visit The Boulevard’s Facebook page.