Acid Mothers Temple is coming to Bottom of the Hill next Saturday (the 12th). I've seen them at the BotH before, excellent show if you like wall of sound psychedelic rock. It's get real, um, cerebral, and withstand the onslaught sort of stuff. Reminds me of my favorite haiku:
hama ni ryoma no
a typhoon bears down
on the beach stands Ryoma,
- Kinoshita Michiteru
From The Haiku Handbook by William J Higginson:
"When a typhoon is coming people scurry about, tying down this, closing that, barring doors and windows. Michiteru sees, or envisions, one man who stands calmly, watching the approaching storm. The man seems like Sakamoto Ryoma, a hero of Shikoku [...] who helped lead a movement to reform the government toward the end of the feudal era in Japan. The poem may be taken as an allegory for Ryoma's calm in the face of increasing Western interest (the "typhoon") in "opening" Japan."
AMT is a Japanese collective, sort of a musical psychedelic commune. You never really know which of them is going out on tour, from what I hear.
Check out their MySpace page for a couple of samples http://www.myspace.com/acidmotherstemple