Friday, April 27th, 2018
The Bowery Presents South: Acid Mothers Temple Official + yoo doo right + Viva L'American Death Ray Music (V>L>A>D>R>M)
at Gasa Gasa
Tickets are on-sale NOW at gasagasa.com
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
Formed in 1995 by Makoto Kawabata at the same time as the Acid Mothers Temple Soul Collective. The group released its debut album in 1997 on PSF Records (Japan), and it was selected as one of the year's best albums in the The Wire magazine (UK). In 1998 the group played their first tours of the US and Europe. Since then the group has released a huge number of albums on labels from many different countries. As of 2017, the group has released around 80 albums. Every year since 1998, they have toured extensively in the US and Europe, and more recently have started performing around Asia and in Japan too.
The group has performed in collaboration with many musicians including psychedelic originators Gong and Guru Guru, Simeon (Silver Apples), Nik Turner (Hawkwind), and the Occitanian trad sinder Rosina de Peira. Japanese collaborators have included Afrirampo, Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins), Maso Yamazaki (Masonna), Seiichi Yamamoto (Boredoms), Jun Kuriyama (The Ox), and many others.
To begin with the group had a floating line-up with contributions from many members of the AMT Soul Collective. But as tours became more frequent, the group began to coalesce around a core touring line-up. Other bands were created with Acid Mothers Temple as part of their name (AMT & The Cosmic Inferno, AMT SWR, AMT & The Space Paranoid, Acid Mothers Gong, Acid Mothers Guru Guru, etc.), but AMT & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. has continued to function as the mothership and main lineage for all our activities.
In 2016, 21 years since the group's founding, there was a major shift in the line-up and «Next Generation» was added to the name. We now view the first 20 years as chapter one in our story, and we are now turning the page to start chapter two. The current touring line-up is: Makoto Kawabata (the sole original member), Hiroshi Higashi, Mitsuko☆Tabata, Nani Satoshima, and Wolf.
YOO DOO RIGHT (Montréal, Québec)
A wall of sound best described as a car crash in slow motion.
VIVA L'AMERICAN DEATH RAY MUSIC (Memphis/NOLA)
Brainchild of Memphis native Nicholas Ray (also a former member of Golden Triangle, ’68 Comeback and the Limes), Viva L’American Death Ray Music has been chugging along since the late ‘90s, pushing against the walls of VU-inspired garage choogle into abstract dimensions reminiscent of the Fall, and moreover of late’70s/early ‘80s UK DIY rock, punk, and experimental music. Clouds of synth, hiss and fuzz gracefully frame their hybrid glam/punk/dub sounds across five full-lengths, with a new one coming soon via Mexican Summer. Behold!features four original tracks: the persistant, galloping “One Hour,” the blazed-out “I’m Killer Yelo” (remixing a track from their double LP Sangre Libre), the coldwave-inspired menace of “Out of the Pink,” and the chiming, guitar-based instrumental “Behold! Pt. 1.” Like all of their releases, Behold! A Pale Horse is but one small piece of the VL’ADRM puzzle, and your frantic search to complete will reward you with an understanding of one of the most interesting and exciting bands on the underside of American garage rock in the past two decades.