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Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Hawkwind's Bluebird show has been canceled. Consolation: Here's a chat with Dave Brock

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If you're a Hawkwind fan, we've got a good news/bad news scenario for you: The good news is we've got a great interview with Dave Brock in which he talks about Lemmy. The bad news is that we did the interview in anticipation of the band's upcoming show at the Bluebird Theater on Thursday, March 20, which like the outfit's previous date at the Gothic Theatre that was scrapped, has been canceled (refunds are available at point of purchase), with no new date confirmed. Eh, well, all is not lost. Continue on to read our interview in its entirety.
Hawkwind has not just been a pioneering band of space rock, but since its inception in the late '60s, the group has been an influence on psychedelic rock and punk, cited as a favorite by members of the Sex Pistols and Jello Biafra. The legendary band established itself as an unforgettable live act early on, and the enduring document of that time -- and of space rock, generally -- is 1973's Space Ritual and the single "Silver Machine."
Toward the end of the '70s, Hawkwind introduced more synthesizers into its sound and became early adopters of a synthesis of psychedelic rock and ambient soundscaping. But its fantastical vision of a future of human exploration of inner and outer space, both bright and dark, has sustained a continuous evolution of the band's music and storytelling.

Hawkwind last played in Colorado in the mid '90s at the Fox Theatre. We recently had the rare opportunity to speak with sole original member and founder, Dave Brock. The good humored singer and guitarist discussed working with Michael Moorcock, being banned for life from the Glastonbury Festival and how Hawkwind occasionally still plays shows with the band's most famous former member, Lemmy.

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