Get psyched for a psychedelic night on the Terrace. Michigan’s The People’s Temple will share the stage with Illinois’ Psychic Twin and Madison’s Pale Girls on Thursday. It’ll be a Midwest showcase that will leave your ears ringing and blood jumping.
Making their home in the Spartan city of Lansing, MI after forming in “the farm fields of Michigan,” The People’s Temple create a 60’s-flavored blend of psych, folk, punk, and garage rock. Their guitars resonate for miles, forming a wall of sound that evokes something of an out-of-body experience. Their classic raw and frantic sound, which is displayed in the “Axeman” video at the bottom of the page, helped 2011 debut Sons of Stone garner rave reviews, including a 7.8 rating from Pitchfork that insisted “it strikes an electrifying balance, recreating not just an era’s sound, but its spirit.” Their universally-appealing passion makes this show a perfect venture for music fans of all shapes and sizes.
Lead-in Psychic Twin will have you dreaming on your way to The People’s Temple’s set. Also originating from a Big Ten town (Champaign, IL), Psychic Twin may be a new band but they’re by no means green; Erin Fein and Brett Sanderson had already made music together for a decade before forming Psychic Twin, having both been members of indie powerhouses Absinthe Blind and Headlights (the latter of which were no stranger to the Terrace). That experience has helped create finely-crafted psychadelic dream-pop tunes that have the band already receiving national buzz and make their future debut highly-anticipated. You can download two tracks, “I Want to Forget” and “Gonna Get Her” over at Spinner.
Getting us started at 9 will be Madison’s own Pale Girls. Don’t let the name fool you; the band is made up of four strapping young lads. Like Psychic Twin, despite not having released an album yet they’ve caught the attention of a devout fan-base, attracting concert-goers with an energetic, guitar-driven live show. Check them out on Facebook for more.
Don’t miss this one. These are the kinds of concerts the Terrace atmosphere is perfect for. Sit back and let the sounds wash over you, tomorrow night at 9 p.m.