Thursday: The People’s Temple, Psychic Twin, + Pale Girls, 9 p.m.

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.


2 thoughts on “Thursday: The People’s Temple, Psychic Twin, + Pale Girls, 9 p.m.

  1. This was an awesome show for the Terrace- but closing band was seriously the lowlight . Strangely, they should have been the openers to the other two bands. Peoples Temple has lots of potential, but their sound was just off–maybe it was a bit out of tune.

    The Pale Girls rocked!! As an avid follower of Madison bands, I don’t understand how I haven’t heard of these guys before now. They were very tight and polished – their songs were catchy and well-written. Lots of energy. The set seemed to fly by and they left the crowd wanting more. I’m really looking forward to seeing more of them around town this summer.

    Psychic Twin was amazing… Great electro beats and sweet vocals that got the crowd to the stage. It was weird, sexy, crisp and captivating all at the same time. Psychic Twin is a really good find. Looking forward to the EP. Up to this point, this was probably one of the better start-to-finish shows I’ve seen at the terrace — the stage was well set for the closer to bring it home.

    People’s Temple had potential, and even more swag — but for some reason they just didn’t deliver… I understand that the lack of polish is part of their appeal, but at the same time, they should be ready to play. Also, the set was extremely short – I just got the feeling that they weren’t that into it – or need to put more time into tightening up their live show. Ironically, the other two bands were on a different level in terms of their live performance — maybe it was just an off night.

    • Thanks for you’re feedback. We’ll definitely take it into consideration. We’re glad you enjoyed most of the show.

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