Drop-Off Productions proudly presents the return of wildly prolific Japanese psych-rock outfit, Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. A freak-out group founded in 1995 by members of the Acid Mothers Temple soul collective, its lineup is ever-mutating. At its core, the act is a psych-rock band informed by noise, avant-garde, prog rock and jazz. Gloriously trippy and heavy on hypnotic repetition, with setlist staples like “Pink Lady Lemonade” and “Cometary Orbital Drive” often extending past the 20-minute mark in concert, the live show experience is nothing short of legendary. With more than 120 albums to its credit (really), the band has gone through many iterations over the past two decades, such as The Cosmic Inferno and The Space Paranoid, however, The Melting Paraiso has become the core group in the band’s long lineage. Acid Mothers Temple 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, and many others. 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. Joining them on tour is verteran Austin, TX/Auckland, NZ-based instrumental/post-rock ensemble, My Education. Formed in 1999 and boasting a dozen players throughout its history, My Education’s feedback-drenched post-rock/space rock falls somewhere between the dark sonic drone of Sunn 0))), the desert vistas of Calexico, and the noisy atmospherics of Explosions in the Sky. The band has released five full-length albums (5 Popes, Italian, Moody Dipper, Bad Vibrations, and Sunrise), numerous singles and compilation appearances, as well as a 12″ vinyl collaboration with left-field hip-hop duo Dalek. My Education loves collaboration and specializes in new media crosscurrents, including collaborations with Houston’s NobleMotion Dance company, and score to a new film by CM Talkington, director of the cult classic “Love and a 45”, entitled “Mud, Mules and Mountains”. The band has just released a highly limited edition album of select cover versions entitled “El Conejo”, followed by a Texas tour. Their latest album of originals, Schiphol, was produced by Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Heartless Bastards, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead). A new album recorded at the famed Sonic Ranch studios is in the mixing stages and the band will be label-shopping for it at SXSW 2020. This is a 21+ show at the world famous Surfside 7, Saturday, April 18 – Tickets will be available online at www.surfsideseven.com, the ticketing link below and the bar beginning Friday, December 13.
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