Mechanical Turk

Saturday 10/20

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Award winning Trippy Turkish Psychedelia band MINOR EMPIRE returns to San Francisco as part of the US launch tour of their new record “Uprooted”.

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 Empirewas recently nominated forIndependent Music Awardsin 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.
Mechanical Turk
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, meets with Can Yücel and Utku Küçük - two veterans of Sabanci University Rock Choir and together they decide to follow their dream to bring a taste of homeland to California. They are then joined by another Rock Choir veteran from Bogazici University this time, Kaan Tarıman - a musician who released his solo album hitting the charts couple of years ago.

The four love making music together and they’re very excited to share it with the audience soon. Come and join us to have a great time!
Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102