Preview: Spritualized at Turner Hall

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The brain child of British space rocker Jason Pierce (formerly of Spaceman 3), Spiritualized released its sixth LP Songs in A&E this past May. The band has been active since 1990, though Pierce has been the only constant its the ever-changing lineup of musicians.

Less than two years ago, Pierce was in a hospital bed, inches from death fighting a nasty case of double pneumonia, which seems to be where the title of his latest album comes from. In Britain, A&E stands for a hospital’s “accident and emergency” room — the equivalent to an ER in the United States.

Songs in A&E
has been called the best Spiritualized record in a decade; Pitchfork Media says “Pierce has never seemed more in control of his aesthetic … walking mopey, orchestral, minimalist rock out to the margins of taste and messing with your head all over the place.”

If introspective, orchestral space rock suits your sonic palette — this show is for you. Turner Hall is built perfectly for this type of music.

8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 at Turner Hall Ballroom, 1032 N. 4th St. $20.


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