People’s Temple on Dig the Now Sound

Dig the Now Sound (Thursdays at 10:00 pm eastern on Turn Me On, Dead Man Radio) plays standout recent garage/psych. The featured track this week is “Human Cancer” by People’s Temple from Lansing, Michigan. “Human Cancer” is on their LP Weekends Time, released in September on State Capital Records.

I went to see People’s Temple play at Comet Ping Pong in Washington DC last weekend, where they opened for Bass Drum of Death. Comet Ping Pong is a good venue. The stage is in a back room that normally has ping pong tables (hence the name) that customers can use while waiting to be seated. It’s usually fairly crowded there because the pizza is excellent–People’s Temple describe it as “bomb-ass pizza” on their Facebook page–so ping pong is a great diversion. Occasionally they fold up the ping pong tables and have cool bands play. The list of bands that have played Comet Ping Pong is impressive, and the People’s Temple ranked among the best.

I noticed William Young (guitar/vocals) sitting at the People’s Temple merch table once Bass Drum of Death had taken the stage and I talked to him for a couple of minutes.



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