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Minor Empire Concert - w / Mechanical Turk

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155 Fell Street

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Minor Empire US West Coast Tour : San Francisco Concert
w/ Opening Act Mechanical Turk

Saturday 10/20/2018 @ Door 8 PM
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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About Minor Empire:

At the vanguard of progressive world music, Toronto’s Minor Empire takes the listener on a voyage of imagination. As the shamanic focus of the band, vocalist / composer Ozgu Ozman reaches across the geography of her homeland, selecting techniques of expression from the vast vocabularies of the Balkan, Black Sea and other variegated Turkish cultures, and intuiting those which will translate traditional tropes into the vivid colours.

Variously described by reviewers as “trippy”, “dreamy”, “cinematic”, “stylishly hip” and “deeply exotic”, Minor Empire was recently nominated for Independent Music Awards in World Beat and World Music Producer categories for their recent release Uprooted.

Always fearlessly rising, Uprooted, provides lush musical scenery and never succumbs to the perils of disaster and despair and doubt which plague those who remain rooted in the temporal plane, but persist towards another world that holds the promise of true soul nourishment, and a new home for hungry roots.

Award winning band will be touring the US in support of their new record.

  • 2012 Independent Music Awards, Recipient of the World Artist/Group of the Year award
  • 2011 Canadian Folk Music Awards, Recipient of the World Group of the Year award
  • 2018 Independent Music Awards, Nominee of the World Beat Album
  • 2018 Independent Music Awards, Nominee of World Music Producer

Social media accounts:

  • minorempire.net
  • Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/minorempire
  • Spotify: https://goo.gl/DbW46z
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/minor_empire/
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/minorempire
  • Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/minorempire

About Mechanical Turk:
Mechanical Turk is a true Silicon Valley story — formed by 4 musicians with a variety of backgrounds in engineering. They shared the impulse of bringing some of the finest tunes of turkish pop-rock to the West Coast.
Sonat Karakaş, former drummer of Celloband, the official band for Turkcell, joins up with Can Yücel and Utku Deniz Küçük – two veterans of the Sabanci University Rock Choir and together they decide to follow their dream to bring a musical taste of their homeland to California in mid 2015. They are then joined by another Rock Choir veteran from Bogazici University this time, Kaan Tarıman – who released his solo album “Uc Boyutlu Yalnizlik” hitting the charts in 2011.
When Utku decided to pursue his music career back in Istanbul, Sedat Parlatıcıbilek joined as the fresh blood giving Mechanical Turk its final form in 2016.
The four have taken up the stage in San Francisco Bay Area mostly however they have also played in respected venues in San Diego, Los Angeles and Seattle. They’re looking out for other gigs across the country as well.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNRfDU2EXn4
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP-KwtiXufc&t=1s
  • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ-caYpKeppUI8n9pxGdnEw
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP-KwtiXufc&t=1s
  • www.facebook.com/mechanicalturkband/
  • www.facebook.com/mechanicalturkband/


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