Tuesday, April 25th
Acid Mothers Temple w/ Babylon and Sun Dagger @ THE BALLROOM (All Ages)
Presented by: Manic Productions and Safety Meeting
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- Cover: $15.00
- Advance: $15.00
- Doors Open: 8:00PM
- Music Starts: 8:30PM
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 S/T.
“Babylon must fall. Freedom rocking into oblivion through the darkest past times calling you to wave your freak flag and be what you wana be, man. If you’re beautifully stoned you fall right into the Babylon family.” – John Sinclair
A New Haven psychedelic stoner rock institution since 2010, Sun Dagger is still circling around the drain. Combining heavy hypnotic riffery with zoned-out instrumental improvisations, these ear-busting instrumental masters of reality kick out the fractal vibes, tunneling from slow ride to freak out with the incense burning at both ends.
2016 saw the unveiling of two self-released full length demos, “Invisible World” and “American Night”. A proper LP is currently in the works at Birdseye Studios, expected late 2017
Sun Dagger demonstrates a vast classic rock pedigree without sounding derivative, stealing your face with jams that drift and sway effortlessly in an an eclectic bitches brew. Searing leads, hypnotic riffs, and one serious rhythm section. This is music that is heavy but not metal, trippy but not hippie, epic but unpredictable. For those who have ever been experienced.
For Fans of Black Sabbath, Band of Gypsys, Melvins, Boris, Hawkwind, Meat Puppets, Sonic Youth, Acid Mothers Temple, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Live Dead 69