Tonight’s Concert Picks: Acid Mothers Temple at Boot and Saddle, Spaceship Aloha at Johnny Brenda’s


Japan-based psychedelic rock ensemble Acid Mothers Temple is coming up on twenty years of cranking amps and tripping out minds the world around. Their discography is so sprawling that it merits its own Wikipedia entry, and I won’t even speculate how many records they’ve put out before this year’s Astrogasm From The Inner Space. Suffice it to say, band leader Makoto Kawabata and his rotating cast of players have a strong Philly following (thanks to the enthusiasm of local promoters R5 Productions, as well as like-minded locals Bardo Pond) and tonight’s show will be a loud, expansive and expressive journey in the best imaginable way. Listen to Astrogasm‘s title track below, and get more information on the show at the XPN Concert Calendar.

Spaceship Aloha is the poppy Polynesian electronic project of Man Man drummer Chris Powell. After debuting in 2012 with Universe Mahalo #1 on Data Garden Records, Spaceship Aloha released the Spalashes Starlight mixtape last year, which you can check out below. Joining Spaceship Aloha tonight are weird folkies Norwegian Arms, who are traveling down from their New York base to Philly, where they got their start. Tickets and info can be found at the XPN concert calendar.



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