Acid Mothers Temple

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Acid Mothers Temple
Wed, Oct 16 Show: 8:00 pm (Doors: 7:00 pm )
$20.00
Acid Mothers Temple LIVE at Grog Shop w/ Spirit Temple

Wednesday, October 16
Doors 7 p.m. | Show 8 p.m.
All Ages
$20 advance / $25 day of show
+ $3 at the door if under 21

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.

Acid Mothers Temple

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, AMT & Infinity Rising Zero, Acid Mothers Gong, Acid Mothers Guru
Guru, Acid Moon Temple, 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 group played more than 100 shows in each year, toured in Europe, North
America, South America, Oceania and Asia, also Japan. They also played many
festivals (Glastonbury Festival in UK, Levitation in US and France, Rock In
Opposition in France, Standon Calling in UK, Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film,
Video & Music Festival in Malaysia, LUC fest 貴人散步音樂節 in Taiwan, etc).
During pandemic, they launched their official Bandcamp, have released more than
60 albums (including many unreleased materials), and have toured in Japan in each
year. And they played the streaming festival “Levitation Sessions”. They organized
“Acid Mothers Olympic 2021” against “Tokyo Olympics 2021”, they originated and
played a new style of “music sports”.
Autumn 2022, Finally the group went to the first European tour after pandemic. Also
2023, they toured North America (USA, Canada and Mexico) in Spring and Autumn.
The current touring line-up is: Kawabata Makoto (the founder member), Higashi
Hiroshi (the founder member), Satoshima Nani, Jyonson Tsu and Sawano Shozo.

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. :
Kawabata Makoto : guitar, speed guru
Higashi Hiroshi : synthesizer, fishin’god
Jyonson Tsu : voice, guitar, bouzouki, midnight whistler
Satoshima Nani : drums, another dimension
Sawano Shozo : bass, hex man

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