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By Raoul Hernandez, Fri., May 2, 2014

Bo Ningen
Bo Ningen

Acid Mothers Temple (Sat., 10:15pm, Elevation Amphitheatre) Osaka krautrocker Kawabata Makoto and his Tokyo fivepiece storm acid rain on Astrorgasm from the Inner Space.

Bo Ningen (Sun., 11:30pm, Levitation Tent) Rolling Stone's David Fricke declared this UK Japanese foursome his SXSW highlight in March, new disc III dancing a middle ground between Boris and Yoko Ono.

Kikagaku Moyo (Sun., 6:15pm, Elevation Amphitheatre) Tokyo quartet translates free-form folk-psych into namesake "geometric patterns."

Mono (Sat., 8:45pm, Levitation Tent) Tokyo's most instrumentally lyrical male/female fourpiece matched Explosions in the Sky's The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place with 2012's sixth LP, For My Parents.

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