Acid Mothers Temple is a Japanese project of ultra psychedelia, a freak-out group for the 21st century founded in 1995 by members of the Acid Mothers Temple soul-collective. Led by Kawabata Makoto, who was already the leader of Ankoku Kakumei Kyodotai (aka Dark Revolutionary Collective) at the end of the 1970s, as documented on the two suites of Dark Revolutionary Collective (REP, 1989 - Qubico, 2001), for electronic keyboards, and Psychedelic Noise Freak. Opening the night will be the Texas-based psych/space rock legends ST 37 who have played over 400 shows and toured extensively all around the United States.

Sounds like: Merzbow, Bardo Pond, Boredoms, Hawkwind


Whitehorse's story has been told as two acclaimed musicians joining forces under one new name -- no drummer, no keyboard player, violinist or even bass player on call, and no producer. Just Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland. The two present a full band sound using live loops, bits and pieces percussion, and swapping guitars left right and centre on stage. By the time Whitehorse took to the stage at Toronto's esteemed Massey Hall for their sold-out debut in 2013, the edge of the ledge effect of their earliest shows had transformed into a nimble ballet of moving instruments, layers of percussion, voice and keys, layered upon each other. Leave No Bridge Unburned is the band's latest release as of February 2015 - a fiery, forceful and finely tuned album.

Sounds like: Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet, Ladybird, Veal


Every bar worth drinking at in these great United States has a character like Nato Coles. They know the jukebox so well that the reference catalog becomes meaningless. They're on first-name-basis with all the bartenders, spout trivia like someone's actually listening, and have a particular stool with their ass-print permanently worn in. But most importantly, they're storytellers, historians of low-culture, grizzled raconteurs that can effortlessly shake-out a cocktail of true facts and utter bullshit until it becomes as intoxicating as their "usual." Nato moved to Minneapolis in the spring of 2010 with a plan: put together a band that would fully realize his musical vision, and have a ton of fun with it while playing shows and making music and roamin' around in vans. With Mike Cranberry, Kyle Sando, Luke De Beaumarchais, and Sam Beer, this goal has been achieved in spades (special thanks to original lead guitarist Ross Fellrath as well).


For Panther Ray, Instruments and vocal mics trade hands regularly as the multi-instrumentalists celebrate a poly amorous cacophony of junk psychedelia, youth-powered garage rock, exuberant pop weirdness, and experimental studio wizardry. What at first seems amateurish or slapdash, quickly unfolds as fully-intentioned execution of precise tone, technique, and texture that haven't seen the light of day since 1968, if ever. "Get to You”, the first single from Panther Ray's new record Ripple, shows promise of a solid summer listen. Filled with hazy static lows and an upbeat rhythm section bolstering delightfully airy vocals and sprightly guitar hooks, the track embodies the vibrating, cicada-ridden, happy strolling, sticky-sweet ice-cream-melt of a late summer's dream daze." - JP Basileo, IMPOSE Magazine

Sounds like: Gospel Gossip, Signal To Trust, Leisure Birds


We just added a show in the Entry for this Friday: Nashville, TN's Turbo Fruits - who have made their name with notoriously wild live shows and frenetic rock songs about girls, drugs and frying their brains - will be headlining. On No Control, the band's fourth and most self-aware album (released just last week), the band emerges from their teenage haze of pot smoke with a fresh perspective, directly addressing the uncertainties and fear of serious relationships, real life and the chaos that can be created by life on the road. Roanoke, VA-based noise pop/power rock trio Eternal Summers, whose new LP Gold and Stone is due out on June 2, will be supporting. Doors for this show will open at 11pm, so come prepared for a late Friday night in the Entry.

Sounds like: JEFF The Brotherhood, Nobunny, The King Khan & BBQ Show, Pujol


Speedy Ortiz's second proper album—Foil Deer, recorded at Rare Book Room in Brooklyn when the band wasn't pushing forward on its hectic 2014 tour schedule—just came out on April 21, 2015. The songs represent a leap forward, possessing a lightness that mirrors Dupuis's post-grad school outlook; they also have a deliberate nature to them, one that emanates from extra studio time and more experimentation with the band's essential form. (Ferm contributes a few unexpected guitar parts; Falcone's vocal harmonies zing in with more force.) Speedy Ortiz possesses big-tent rock swagger and punk's restless yet intimate spirit in a way that makes the impulses seem identical; while the quartet can still command crowds at festivals like Primavera Sound and Pitchfork Music Festival, they also relish playing Boston's teeming basements alongside the city's next generation of bands. That willingness to push not just forward, but in all directions, makes Speedy Ortiz one of rock's most exciting outfits.

Sounds like: The Breeders, Male Bonding, Polvo, METZ, Yuck


R. Ring is Kelley Deal & Mike Montgomery. It is voices, guitars and keys. It is sparse, chaotic, abrasive and lulling, often within the same song. Kelley also plays with the Breeders. Mike plays with Ampline. Kelley lives in Dayton, Ohio. Mike lives in Dayton, Kentucky.



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