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William Benton’s tour journal: ‘Watching Acid Mothers Temple kill it for a too-small Dallas crowd’


William Benton


First time I’ve played here in a long while.

I am watching Acid Mothers Temple KILL it- to about 45 people. That’s too bad.

Their new album is called “Son of a Bitch’s Brew” and whatever sound that that title might conger to the mind is likely what I am enjoying now.

Our set was fine, but for only about 30 people.

There is some kind of art fair going on now with a band in every venue and many more playing on about every block outside. As much of a bummer as that might appear to be, I think it likely worked out okay, on this first night that sorta’ trains us on the routine of subsequent evenings.

Acid Mothers Temple

It was a gorgeous day. We parked in front of the venue and it didn’t take long before Acid Mothers Temple showed.

They are super, super nice, but we do have a slight language barrier. Mikel, our secondary drummer, lived in Japan for two years and speaks a fair amount of Japanese so we hope it to be a useful asset over the next few weeks.

I am happy to be here.

Phantom Family Halo and Acid Mothers Temple Tour Dates:

Apr. 07 Kansas City MO @ The Riot Room
Apr. 08 Denver CO @ Larimer Lounge
Apr. 09 Salt Lake City UT @ Urban Lounge
Apr. 11 Tucson AZ @ Club Congress
Apr. 12 San Diego CA @ Soda Bar
Apr. 13 Los Angeles CA @ Echo
Apr. 14 San Francisco @ Bottom Of The Hill
Apr. 16 Portland OR @ Holocene
Apr. 17 Seattle WA @ The Tractor Tavern
Apr. 18 Vancouver BC @ The media Club
Apr. 21 Minneapolis MN @ 7th Street Entry
Apr. 22 Madison WI @ The Frequency
Apr. 23 Chicago IL @ Empty Bottle
Apr. 24 Cleveland Heights OH @ Grog Shop
Apr. 25 Detroit MI @ Magic Stick
Apr. 26 Toronto ON @ The Garrison
Apr. 27 Montreal QC @ Il Motore
Apr. 28 Allston MA @ Great Scott
Apr. 30 Brooklyn NY @ Knitting Factory
May. 01 New York NY @ Mercury Lounge
May. 02 Philadelphia PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
May. 03 Baltimore MD @ Ottobar
May. 04 Washington DC @ Red Palace
May. 05 Chapel Hill NC @ Local 506
May. 06 West Columbia SC @ New Brookland Tavern
May. 07 Atlanta GA @ Drunken Unicorn
May. 08 Birmingham AL @ Bottletree
May. 09 New Orleans LA @ One Eyed Jacks
May. 10 Houston TX @ Fitzgerald’s
May. 11 San Antonio TX @ The Korova
May. 12 Austin TX @ The Mohawk

Look for William’s New York City Blog posts on Insider Louisville from the road as the band tours.


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