Acid Mothers Temple and The Melting Paraiso at Spaceland, Wednesday March 23, 2011 Sen 3.27.11
They're back in a big way, better and bolder than ever. Living up to the hype, AMT packed in the old Spaceland in the middle of the week and gave sinners a chance at redemption, gave lovers a reason to be faithful, and gave the senses a taste of the sensational.
Inspired and eager, AMT kicked off a month of shows for their 2011 North American A Space Ritual tour, god blessed the radioactive Japanese. Filling the house with new tracks like Chinese Flying Saucer and old staples like La Novia and Pink Lady Lemonade, the collective shocked the room and gave the existentialists a reason to live.
I've heard Pink Lady Lemonade live around 30 times, but this was one of the best versions ever! The sound was so large, the walls shook and the seats rumbled. It was an arena rock show inside a little club. The drums and bass were in perfect harmony as Makoto wrestled the borrowed Marshall head and treated it as a woman. Thanks to Adam Grimm of Satellite Amps for letting Makoto borrow gear for the tour.
Be on the lookout for AMT as they head to the Casbah on April 25th. It's not to be missed. Wednesday was the closest vibe yet to a Grateful Dead performance, in the way that made you believe it was important to see every show. It felt like an epic trip with ups and downs, vibrant space, mind-blowing deep heavy-riff jams, plenty of weed smell in the air, and community. I'm so musically jaded so often that it is such a blessing for me to be shaken and stirred with sound in a way that reminds me of my internal godhead, my eternal reincarnated blissed out beings.