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...

Acid Mothers Temple

Acid Mothers Temple - 2009 Tour Dates
Fri 04/03/09 Echoplex Los Angeles CA **
Sat 04/04/09 Bottom of the Hill San Francisco CA ***
Sun 04/05/09 Holocene Portland OR ***
Mon 04/06/09 Sunset Tavern Seattle WA ***
Tue 04/07/09 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver BC ***
Fri 04/10/09 7th Street Entry Minneapolis MN *
Sat 04/11/09 Empty Bottle Chicago IL *
Sun 04/12/09 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights OH *
Mon 04/13/09 Magic Stick Detroit MI *
Tue 04/14/09 El Mocambo Toronto ON *
Wed 04/15/09 La Sala Rossa Montreal PQ *
Thu 04/16/09 Middle East Upstairs Cambridge MA *
Fri 04/17/09 Mercury Lounge New York NY ****
Sat 04/18/09 Johnny Brendas Philadelphia PA *
Sun 04/19/09 DC9 Washington DC *
Mon 04/20/09 Ottobar Baltimore MD *
Tue 04/21/09 Local 506 Chapel Hill NC *
Wed 04/22/09 The Earl Atlanta GA *
Thu 04/23/09 Hi-Tone Cafe Memphis TN *
Fri 04/24/09 Hailey's Denton TX *
Sat 04/25/09 Emos Alternative Lounge Austin TX *
Mon 04/27/09 Plush Tucson AZ *
Tue 04/28/09 Casbah San Diego CA *

* w/ Sonic Suicide Squad
** w/ Silver Apples
*** w/ Sonic Suicide Squad, Kinski
**** w/ Sonic Suicide Squad, Floating Action

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