It goes without saying. But for the curious newbies: Acid Mothers Temple will rattle your ribcage and all organs contained therein. In other words, this is one of the most fulfilling live performances your soul will witness, an ensemble wholeheartedly committed to its magnificent craft, a mind meld of psych, metal, drudge and sludge weaving you into a trancelike state. Though at first one may be convinced it’s a wall of sound and nothing more, the gargantuan grooves make their way into the thundering, pulsating mass. This is why you’re swaying in time. As one reviewer stated, this badass band from Japan doesn’t just look like a troop of wizards. They are wizards.
Acid Mothers Temple returns to the ATX to melt faces tonight, Tuesday Oct. 17, at Hotel Vegas in the patio, with The Stargazer Lilies and Grandmaster on the bill. Doors at 6 p.m. Then join Neon Lemon and ST 37 for the afterparty on Hotel Vegas’ indoor stage, starting at 10 p.m. Bring the earplugs – but stand in front.