Friday, May 8 @ 4:15 pm, Elevation Amphitheater

White Manna draws inspiration from ’70s Detroit bands like MC5 and The Stooges, who constructed a musical framework influenced by factory-like rhythm and sound, then filters that through ’90s psych-rock and garage influences. The approach is focused, while allowing for rough edges. “Acid Head,” the slow-burning opening cut, sets the tone of the record, building from hum to blast, with neither purely chaotic nor slickly orchestrated heaviness; instead, it feels oddly organic and methodical. If those Detroit predecessors took inspiration from the metallic sounds of once-thriving auto factories of early ’70s Detroit, then White Manna draws from the slower, burning-orange glow of the melding process of metal.

Artist Biography by Mark Shikuma