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Austin Psych Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)

Austin Psych Fest returns for its 6th year from May 2-4 at the Carson Creek Ranch, and since we last spoke, the festival's lineup has been expanded to now include The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Panda Bear, The War On Drugs, Graveyard, Mikal Cronin, Bombino, Peaking Lights, Pink Mountaintops, The Fresh and Onlys, Sleepy Sun, The Octopus Project, Bardo Pond, Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band, Morgan Delt, Cosmonauts, Pure X, Guardian Alien, Mark McGuire, Greg Ashley and more.

They join previously announced bands like Loop, Black Angels, The Zombies, of Montreal, The Horrors, Black Lips, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, Liars and more. Unfortunately, Primal Scream, who had to cancel their US tour, are no longer playing. APF Tickets are still available.

The fest has also announced that there will be kickoff parties the Thursday (2/1) before at Mohawk and Red 7 with sets from The Warlocks, Night Beats, Indian Jewelry, Elephant Stone, Golden Animals, Holy Wave and more TBA.

Updated lineup and flyer below...

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Acid Mothers Temple @ Knitting Factory, April 2013

We knew veteran Japanese psych band Acid Mothers Temple were coming to Austin Psych Fest again this year, and the band just announced that, like in 2013, they'll be touring around that appearance with Boston band Perhaps. The tour starts in NYC on April 23 at Mercury Lounge and wraps up here too, playing Knitting Factory on May 28. Tickets to Mercury Lounge go on sale Friday (1/17) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (1/15) at noon. Tickets for the Knit show go on sale Thursday (1/16) at 10 AM.

All tour dates are listed below...

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Austin Psych Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)

The 6th annual Austin Psych Fest happens from May 2-4 at the Carson Creek Ranch (where it took place last year), and this year's lineup includes Primal Scream, Loop, The Black Angels, The Zombies, of Montreal, The Horrors, Black Lips, Temples, Avey Tare's Slasher Flick, Liars, Mono, Destruction Unit, Oneohtrix Point Never, Moon Duo, TOY, Earthless, Shannon and the Clams, La Femme, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Quilt, Gap Dream, Circuit Des Yeux, and more. Tickets (including a camping pass option) are on sale now.

Let's hope that means a Loop (who just played ATP End of an Era) and Primal Scream will have other North American shows while here. French band La Femme mentioned they'd be doing a two-month North American tour in 2014 and this is the first actual date we've seen.

Full Austin Psych Fest 2014 lineup below...

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by Tim Griffin

BRMC / Acid Mothers Temple / Warpaint at Austin Psych Fest - 4/26/2013
Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013
Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013
Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Last year Austin Psych Fest was held at Emo's East and Beauty Ballroom (RIP), the year before at the Seaholm Power Plant, and this year APF, which happened last weekend (4/26 - 4/28) has found what might be a permanent home at Carson Creek Ranch. The two seemed to fit well; open skies, trees, and a river (just minutes from downtown Austin) made for a great new location. Pictures of the ranch, and many of Day 1's bands (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Warpaint, Raveonettes, Tamaryn, Acid Mothers Temple, Tinariwen and more) and other goings-on are in this post.

BMRC play NYC on Saturday (5/4) at Terminal 5 with fellow Psych Fest vets Bass Drum of Death and tickets are still available.

Sailor Jerry invited me along for the ride and hired me to take some pictures for them as well. They had an AirStream back stage where much ink was dispensed (in the form of tattoos) as well as happiness (in the form of rum). Austin Tattoo artists Keith Underwood and Philip LaRocca manned the needles for those who stopped by for some permanent souvenirs. Pictures of some of that in the set, too.

Over at BV Austin, you can check out portraits taken at the fest by photographer Natasha Ryan. More pics from Day 1 of Austin Psych Fest below...

Continue reading "Austin Psych Fest: Day 1 in pics (BRMC, Acid Mothers Temple, Tinariwen, Tamaryn, Raveonettes, Warpaint ++ more)"

photos by Greg Cristman

Acid Mothers Temple @ Knitting Factory, 4/17/2013
Acid Mothers Temple

Its too bad there wasn't a counterbalance on the way into Knitting Factory on Wednesday night (4/17), might have been interesting to measure the sheer metric tonnage of mushroom consumption. This is all theoretical, mind you, but psychedelia was the theme of the night when Japan's Acid Mothers Temple and Tjutjuna made for a night of spaced-out rock. Pictures from the show are in this post.

If you missed it, or want to experience transcendence again, the two bands bless the late show at Mercury Lounge tonight (4/19) as part of a larger tour. Tickets are still available for you procrastinators.

More pics from Knitting Factory are below.

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Tamaryn is DJing at New York's Museum of Modern Art on Sunday evening (4/7) as part of a PopRally event called "Abstract Currents." Against projections of one-minute videos submitted by the public, Tamryn will provide a "hypnotic soundtrack to the collectively built abstract videoscape." It's in conjunction with MoMA's Abstraction, 1910-1925 and Abstract Generation: Now in Print exhibition and tickets are still available.

Later this month, Tamaryn will be in Texas' state capital for Austin Psych Fest (Apr. 26 - 28), which features a pretty amazing line-up that runs the gammut of "psychedelic," including Deerhunter, Spectrum, Black Mountain, OS Mutantes, The Moving Sidewalks, Clinic, Besnard Lakes, Elephant Stone, Roky Erickson, Sweden's GOAT and a bunch more. The fest just announced the day-by-day line-ups which are listed below.

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Acid Mothers Temple

When Japanese proggers Acid Mothers Temple declared their recent tour the "Last Tour in US & Canada 2012," I'm guessing they meant their last tour of that year? That would be the only way to explain a recent announcement of North American dates, unless of course the band is taking notes from Jay-Z or Michael Jordan. Look for the band to play NYC at Knitting Factory on April 17 and Mercury Lounge on April 19 as part of a tour that will include a stop at Austin Psych Fest. Tickets for Knit are on sale now, while Mercury tickets go on sale Friday (2/15) at noon.

A list of all tour dates and a video are below...

Continue reading "Acid Mothers Temple schedule North American tour dates, including Austin Psych Fest and two NYC shows"

Sasquatch! 2012 (more by Chris Graham and Rae Graham)
Sasquatch 2012

Quincy, WA music festival Sasquatch! has announced that it will return for its 12th installment to The Gorge over Memorial Day Weekend (5/24 - 5/27) in 2013. A limited number of discounted four-day festival passes will go on sale Friday (11/23) at 9 AM PST at the Sasquatch! website. The lineup will be announced in February.

In other US festival news, as recently mentioned on BV Austin, Austin Psych Fest will go down in Carson Creek Ranch from April 26 to 28 with Deerhunter, The Black Angels, Boris, Spectrum, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Clinic, Warpaint, DIIV, and many more. More info HERE.

Acid Mothers Temple at Knitting Factory (more by Greg Cristman)
Acid Mothers Temple

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. are
Tsuyama Atsushi : bass, voice, cosmic joker
Higashi Hiroshi : synthesizers, dancin'king
Shimura Koji : drums latino cool
Tabata Mitsuru : guitar, guitar synthesizer, maratab
Kawabata Makoto : guitar, speed guru
Justin "God" Waters : god
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. will team with Phantom Family Halo for a month-long, country-wide tour, entitled "Last Tour in US & Canada 2012". Starting on April 6th in TX which is the state the tour ends in on May 12th, the two bands hit NYC at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on April 30 (tickets) and Mercury Lounge on May 1st (tickets). The full tour schedule, which includes appearances from Clang Quartet on the second leg of the journey, is below.

Acid Mothers Temple welcomed two studio albums, Pink Lady Lemonade ~ You're From Inner Space and The Ripper At The Heaven's Gates Of Dark, last year. Check out a great video of the band talking about what's in their bag at Amoeba Records, with all tour dates, below....

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photos by Tim Griffin

Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers

Shilpa Ray and her Happy Hookers are now out on tour with Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso UFO. That tour hits Knitting Factory in Brooklyn this evening (4/12), and tickets are actually still on sale. The tour ends at Red 7 in Austin later this month, but that doesn't mean a break for Shilpa who will continue on tour for a week before meeting up with Man Man who she'll then stay on the road with until June 3rd, two Brooklyn shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg included. Tickets for both of those are still on sale too.

Speaking of Austin, that's where Shilpa wowed a packed crowd on Barbarella's inside stage on Friday, March 18th at the free BV/KF/PR day party. An unpublished set of pictures from that show are in this post. They continue, with all dates, and a video, below...

Continue reading "Shilpa Ray on tour now w/ Acid Mothers Temple, touring w/ Man Man next (dates), played a BV party @ SXSW (pics)"

DOWNLOAD: Acid Mothers Temple - "In O" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Acid Mothers Temple - "In A" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers - "Heaven In Stereo" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers - "Venus Shaver" (MP3)

photos by Greg Cristman

Acid Mothers Temple @ Knitting Factory
Acid Mother's Temple

Acid Mothers Temple, in the form of Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso UFO, will return to tour North America in March. That tour hits Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on April 12th. Tickets are on sale.

The last time Acid Mothers Temple was at Knitting Factory was last April. A lost set of pictures from that show adorn this post. Acid Mothers Temple released their latest LP In O To Infinity via Important Records. Two MP3s above come from that release.

Almost all of Acid Mother's upcoming tour, including the Brooklyn show, is with Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers who have a new LP on the way. Teenage and Torture will be released on January 18th via Knitting Factory Records. Dig on a pair of songs from that release, including the previously posted "Venus Shaver" that appears on the 7", above.

Help Shilpa celebrate that new LP at a show happening on Friday, January 21st at Brooklyn Bowl with Soft Black and She Keeps Bees. Tickets are on sale for the gig which is one of two Shilpa has scheduled this month. The other is in Buffalo.

All dates and more AMT pictures below...

Continue reading "Acid Mothers Temple playing KF again (pics from last time), touring w/ Shilpa Ray (who plays an LP release show soon) -- (dates & MP3s)"

Acid Mothers Temple in Melting Paraiso form...
Acid Mothers Temple

Japanese psych-rock outfit Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. will be touring North America this March and April (like they did last year around the same time). They start in California on March 22nd and hit NYC on Wednesday, April 7th, with a show at Knitting Factory Brooklyn. Tickets are on sale. Over-Gain Opitmal Death will opening that and all shows on the tour.

All dates and some videos (including "Acid Mothers Temple meet Lil' Ratso" on Chicago public access) are below...

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SXSWeek 2010: March 12-21
Interactive: March 12-16
Film: March 12-20
Music: March 17-21
The intial lineup of bands playing the music portion, below...

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by Andrew Frisicano

Acid Mothers Temple

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. - "A freak-out group for the 21st century founded in 1996 by members of the Acid Mothers Temple soul-collective. Led by Kawabata Makoto (Musica Transonic. Toho Sara, etc.)" That far-reaching definition, from AMT's website, is about as close a definition can come to accurately encompassing guitarist Makoto and Co.'s 15+ year Japanese psych-rock masterwork.

AMT & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. visit North America for a monthlong tour this April. That includes a stop at NYC's Mercury Lounge on Friday, April 17th with Sonic Suicide Squad and Floating Action. (Tickets are on sale now.)

Already known for their massive discography, the band will bring with it three new discs on three labels. The first is Lord of the Underground : Vishnu and the Magic Elixir, out May 5th on Alien8 Recordings. Then comes Are We Experimental? out via Prophase Music on June 2nd. Finally, Dark Side Of The Black Moon : What Planet Are We On? out on Important Records (at some point...if not already).

Silver Apples will join AMT for its tour kick-off in LA, and are playing at the Ponderosa Stomp Revue at SXSW on Friday, March 20th. Ponderosa will host a series of Lincoln Center dates this summer.

All AMT tour dates with poster below...

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Acid Mothers Guru Guru

AcidMothersGuruGuru features Mani Neumeier from the legendary and influential German Krautrock group Guru Guru as well as Kawabata Makoto and Atsushi Tsuyama from Japan's holy Acid Mothers Temple. The result is a fiery fantasy filled, loud/soft, colorful trans-generational psychedelic collaboration.
Tickets are still on sale for a show on September 1st @ Mercury Lounge in NYC. More info, and more tour dates, below....

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