Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – February 15th, 2021

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O
Prolific Japanese psychedelic rock band with prog and kraut influences

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.

My Education

Mississippi Studios
Ages 21+

Due to the Oregon Governor's order of no public gatherings,, the Acid Mothers Temple show at Mississippi Studios on Apr 13, 2020 is rescheduled to Feb 15, 2021. All tickets for Apr 13, 2020 will be honored on Feb 15, 2021.



$13 ADV / $15 DOS




Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.


Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Formed in 1995 by Makoto Kawabata at the same time as the Acid Mothers Temple Soul Collective. The group released its debut album in 1997 on PSF Records (Japan), and it was selected as one of the year's best albums in the The Wire magazine (UK). In 1998 the group played their first tours of the US and Europe. Since then the group has released a huge number of albums on labels from many different countries. As of 2017, the group has released around 80 albums. Every year since 1998, they have toured extensively in the US and Europe, and more recently have started performing around Asia and in Japan too. 

The group has performed in collaboration with many musicians including psychedelic originators Gong and Guru Guru, Simeon (Silver Apples), Nik Turner (Hawkwind), and the Occitanian trad sinder Rosina de Peira. Japanese collaborators have included Afrirampo, Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins), Maso Yamazaki (Masonna), Seiichi Yamamoto (Boredoms), Jun Kuriyama (The Ox), and many others.

To begin with the group had a floating line-up with contributions from many members of the AMT Soul Collective. But as tours became more frequent, the group began to coalesce around a core touring line-up. Other bands were created with Acid Mothers Temple as part of their name (AMT & The Cosmic Inferno, AMT SWR, AMT & The Space Paranoid, Acid Mothers Gong, Acid Mothers Guru Guru, etc.), but AMT & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. has continued to function as the mothership and main lineage for all our activities.

In 2016, 21 years since the group's founding, there was a major shift in the line-up and "Next Generation" was added to the name. We now view the first 20 years as chapter one in our story, and we are now turning the page to start chapter two. The current touring line-up is: Makoto Kawabata (the sole original member), Hiroshi Higashi, Mitsuko☆Tabata, Nani Satoshima, and Wolf. 

My Education


Austin, TX/Auckland, NZ-based instrumental/post-rock ensemble My Education formed in 1999 and has released eight full-length albums. The band has just released a highly limited edition album of select cover versions entitled “El Conejo”, followed by a Texas tour, despite living on opposite sides of the planet! Their latest album of originals, Schiphol, was produced by Mike McCarthy.

My Education loves collaboration and specializes in new media crosscurrents. The band's collaboration with Houston's NobleMotion Dance company premiered with three sold out shows in 2011 at Ballet Austin; a second collaboration in late 2013 sold out two shows at Houston's Hobby Center. The band has also composed the score to a new film by CM Talkington, director of the cult classic "Love and a 45", entitled "Mud, Mules and Mountains". The film tells the story of the invasion of Italy by the raw recruits of the Texas 36th Infantry Division in 1943. Two albums and several tours and festival appearances have resulted from an ongoing collaboration with the Salt Lake City based instrumental/improvisational band Theta Naught entitled SoundMass.

My Education's previous albums include Moody Dipper, Italian, A Drink For All My Friends, and Bad Vibrations. Recordings have been remixed by members of bands Kinski, Pelican, the Red Sparowes and Dalek. A remastered edition of My Education's debut LP 5 Popes was released on Beat Imprint Records in 2013.

The band has shared the stage with A Place to Bury Strangers, Kinski, Bardo Pond, Dalek, The Black Angels, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Sea and Cake, Warpaint, Alexander Hacke/Danielle diPiccioto/Algis Kizys trio, the Psychedelic Furs, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, This Will Destroy You, Sleepy Sun, White Denim, Radar Bros., Eluvium, Sian Alice Group, Don Caballero, Trans Am and many others. Additionally, My Education has joined Maserati and the Red Sparowes on multi-date regional tours.

A new album recorded at the famed Sonic Ranch studios is in the mixing stages and the band will be label-shopping for it at SXSW 2020.