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News For July 2000

From Aural Innovations #11 (July 2000)

STRANGE DAZE 2000 will take place August 11-13 at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park in Nelson, Ohio. Scheduled bands include Daevid Allen and his University Of Errors project, ex-Hawkwind member Harvey Bainbridge with his Interstellar Chaos solo project, Architectural Metahphor, Skye Klad, Alien Planetscapes, Born to Go, Quarkspace, World Of Tomorrow, Einstein's Secret Orchestra, Bionaut, Trans Lunar Express, Drumplay, Nucleon, and all kinds of extra fun activites. Regrettably, the new Star Nation project led by Richard Chadwick & Jerry Richards will not be able to attend. COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE LARGEST SPACEROCK EVENT IN THE USA!!!

Advance Full Festival Tickets are $60 and good from Friday 9:00 am to Sunday 6:00 pm. Reduced price Day Tickets for Friday and Saturday will be available this year. To purchase tickets visit the Strange Trips web site at http://www.strange-trips.com. If you want to sample the bands that will be performing then CLICK HERE check out Aural Innovations spacerock radio's special Strange Daze 2000 show in streaming RealAudio.

The fourth Terrastock festival of arts and music takes place this year over the weekend of November 3rd - 5th, 2000. The venue chosen is the historic Showbox, located in downtown Seattle, Washington. Confirmed bands include Abunai!, The Alchemysts, Amber Asylum, The Bevis Frond, Charalambides, Children Of The Rainbow, Country Joe McDonald and the Frond/Fish, Damon & Naomi, Donovan's Brain, Ethereal Counterbalance, Ghost, The Green Pajamas, The Linus Pauling Quartet, The Lothars, Major Stars, Martyn Bates, Mazarin, The Minus Five, The Monkeywrench, Pat Orchard, The Six Organs Of Admittance, Spaceheads, Stone Breath, SubArachnoid Space, Tarentel, Wellwater Conspiracy, and Windy & Carl.

Weekend passes, which are available through Ticketweb can be purchased this year at the extremely reasonable price of $65.00 until August 31st, thereafter still only $75.00. For the latest information visit the Ptolemaic Terrascope's Terrastock web page at http://www.terrascope.org/t4.html

Circle is coming to the USA! Yes, the band from Finland that we've often written about in this mag will be opening for SubArachnoid Space on several dates later this Summer. This is a pairing of bands to die for. The tour dates listed on the SubArachnoid Space web site include:

9/3/00 San Francisco, Bottom of the Hill (with Tribes of Neurot)
9/16/00 Minneapolis, MN, venue TBD (with the Pins)
9/17/00 Chicago, IL, venue TBD (with Circle)
9/18/00 Detroit, MI, venue TBD (with Circle)
9/19/00 Cleveland, OH, Speak in Tongues (with Circle)
9/21/00 New York, NY, venue TBD (with Circle)
9/22/00 Portland, ME, The Skinny (with Black Tara)
9/23/00 Boston, MA, venue TBD (with Abunai!, Circle)
9/24/00 Easthampton, MA, Flywheel (with Circle)
9/25/00 New York, NY, The Cooler (with Escapade)
9/26/00 Philadelphia, PA, Khyber Pass (with Circle)
9/29/00 Denver, CO, venue TBD
10/3-5/00 Seattle Terrastock 4 (SubArachnoid Space at Terrastock!)
For up to date info visit the SubArachnoid Space web site at http://www.subarachnoid.com.

SubArachnoid Space also have two new CD's coming out soon. The first album is "A New and Exact Map", which wil be released by the German label, September Gurls Records. The album is all new studio works, including one long ultra-spacey track with Doug Ferguson (Ohm, Yeti, VDO) on organ. The second album is "These Things Take Time", from a show the band played live on KFJC radio, and is to be released by Relapse/Release Entertainment in late August or early September.


Watch for the best psychedelic music you have ever heard from New Zealand when "Lamp Of The Universe" is released late this year or early 2001 on the Cranium Music Label. Instruments used on the album are Guitar, bass, drums, keyboards/syn, sitar, tablas, theremin, rainstick, effects and vocals. This will be no hidden 60's New Zealand unearthed treasure, more an awakening in a new century. The music in parts has a Spacious Mind/Ash Ra Tempel/Tyrannosaurus Rex feel to it but a lot more 'spaced out'. Craig (ex-Datura now Lamp Of The Universe) has already recorded 5 tracks with 3 tracks left to record before final mixing, mastering and artwork is completed. For the latest information, and to check out one of the best mail order catalogs in the WORLD, visit the Cranium web site at http://www.cranium.co.nz.

The Edgefest Creative Music Festival will take place in Ann Arbor, MI Oct. 5-7, 2000. The schedule is subject to change but currently includes Gong, Miriodor, Steve Rush's Bitches Brew Project, L'Orkestre des Pas Perdus, Marilyn Crispell/Reggie Workman Ensemble, Gerald Cleaver's Veil of Names, Reggie Workman/Spencer Barefield, Lipson/Summerfield Band, Phillip Johnston's Transparent Quartet, Trevor Watts Moiré Music Group, DKV Trio, Vandermark 5, plus workshops and clinics. A three-day pass will cost $60, and include preferred seating in the front rows at each concert. Reservations for passes or individual concerts can be made by calling (734) 769-2999. We would put you in the reservation book and payment is by cash or check at the door (no plastic). Watch http://www.kerrytown.com/concerthouse for the latest information.

Detroit's Walk On Water has changed their name to Nova Driver, and has announced Mark Meyers as the new lead singer. Their first recorded tune as Nova Driver is 'Seasons of Wither' on the Aerosmith tribute CD entitled 'Right in the Nuts' on the SmallStone label (http://www.smallstone.com). According to bassist Jim Anders, the group will head into the studio to begin a new album in August 2000, and characterizes their sound as "still cosmic but a bit more heavy I think."

The new King Black Acid CD will be released by Cavity Search Records on October 3, 2000. This is their fourth studio CD and the first since 1997's Royal Subject. For the latest information visit the Cavity Search web site at http://www.cavitysearchrecords.com.

Canis Minor has a new CD release entitled "Algomeysa Transit". For more information you can visit the Canis Minor web site at http://www.canis-minor.com.

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