Sat, June 18th

MANGA Special Club Performance


Doors 7PM
Show 8PM
Advance Price $20
Door Price $20

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

Turkish alternative rock giant 
maNga formed in 2001 when frontman Yağmur Sarıgül broke from his regular gig in a local cover band to experiment with his own fusion of rock and electronic music. When his style attracted Özgür Can Öney (Drums), Efe Yılmaz (Turntables), Ferman Akgül (Vocals) and Cem Bahtiyar (Bass Guitar) maNga was born. The reason they chose the word for the traditional Japanese graphic novels was because the band brought five different characters, five different music styles and five different world views together.

maNga came into the public spotlight in 2004 after the release of their first self-titled album with Sony Music Turkey, which became an instant success. With sales over 180,000 copies, the band earned a Gold Record award and their album was released in Japan to great acclaim. The first single, “Bir Kadın Çizeceksin,” was included in the EA Sports FIFA 2006 computer game soundtrack. The band toured all over Turkey performing at more than 250 concerts. Additionally, the band headlined several important music festivals including Rock’n Coke in Istanbul and has taken the stage at the world famous Wembley Arena and the O2 Academy in London. 

Since the release of their debut album, maNga’s style has become increasingly melodic. Their changing worldviews and increasing taste of music brought an influx of stylistic changes to their music. This is evident in their sophomore album Şehr-i Hüzün released in 2009. One can hear traditional instruments like the nay (reed flute), tambour (circular drum) and baglama (lute with neck) on the album that create an organic blend of Western and Oriental sounds with minor melodies that portray love, solitude, death and melancholy.

Recently maNga was awarded the Best European Act award at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards, while with their pan-European hit “We Could Be the Same” the band came in second at the Eurovision Song in 2010. maNga continues to grow in popularity as their fusion of Anatolian melodies, rock, electronic and hip-hop reaches new audiences around the world.