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Updated 8.27.02
 

TEXAS PSYCH FEST

Thanks to everyone who attended or helped with the Ptolemaic Terrascope presents Texas Psych Fest in Houston on July 26-27. Between the Houston and Austin shows, enough money was raised to help the Terrascope publish a new issue before this October's Terrastock. Highlights of the shows were many, including a blistering Fest opening set from The Mirrors, the reunion show from former International Artists recording stars The Golden Dawn, and the first (and most likely final) live performance from The Dunlavy. The Dunlavy live experience consisted of Scott Grimm on guitar joining the John Cramer-led Project Grimm. They opened with a jaw-dropping 18 minute medley of Project Grimm & Dunlavy songs (FYI: "Rob Walks In," "Mercury" and "Scott Dewey" were the Dunlavy songs) followed by Scott moving to bass for a set closing version of The Mike Gunn's "Holger (Couch of Woe)". I wasn't the only one in attendance to get chills. Both nights were recorded and Aural Innovations will have available for download a show featuring performances from all bands. Check www.Aural-Innovations.com for more information.

KABLE NEWS

New interview with Kay Bonya of Kable is posted on the Free City Media site www.freecitymedia.com. Kay is also working on a cover of Syd Barrett's "Vegetable Man" for a forthcoming tribute album to be released on the Italian Mizmaze label. Contact our friend Dario Antonetti effettodoppler@hotmail.com at Mizmaze if you're interested in hearing the results.


I also have some Kable t-shirts in stock. Front has "Kable" worked into Kay's cat design, back says "Tardy All The Time". Available in L and XL and in a variety of colors. E-mail kurt@soundexchangehouston.com with your size and I'll let you know what colors I have. Shirts are $6 ppd in the U.S., $8 overseas.

TERRASTOCK BOUND

Look for the Fleece Records booth at this year's Terrastock in Boston. If you're planning on being there, be sure to come by and say hello.

SPLIT LP SERIES TO DEBUT LATE 2002

Look for an upcoming series of split albums (as in vinyl) to start later on this year. Up first will be a split between The Last Bastions & Rotten Piece. The Last Bastions are Charlie Ebersbaker (Linus Pauling Quartet) and Mike Switzer (ex-Slight Surface Noise, William Switzer). Their “Grovel and Wait” release in Lazy Squid's CD-R Of The Month series was one of the most mind altering releases I heard all of last year.


Up second will be a split between Scorces (Christina Carter & Heather Murray) & Migrantes (ex-Charalambides Jason Bill and Caroline Vickers).


Sometime in 2003 expect a split between Austin's ST-37 & San Antonio's Crevice (featuring Christian Marclay).

And I may be getting WAY ahead of myself, but volume 4 will feature Austin's incredible Winslow(maybe my favorite live band of the moment) and Linus Pauling Quartet.

Cover art for all albums in the series will be done by soon-to-be ex-Houstonian Kanako Sasaki (she's moving to NYC at the end of August).

RECENT RELEASES

KABLE "3" CD
MATTY & MOSSY “fraimers hamey” CD
DUNLAVY “King Of All He Surveys” CD
LINUS PAULING QUARTET “Ashes In The Bong Of God” CD

IN THE CHUTE

NOGGIN “Down The Klahanie” CD (August 2002)
THE MIRRORS “13 Patient Flowers” CD (August 2002)
ROTTEN PIECE “Within The Apparatus Are Pockets Of Quitet” CD (September 2002)

COMING UP

CULTURCIDE "Year One" CD
JANA HUNTER "t.b.a" CD
DUNLAVY "Thrilling Science Stories" 2xCD
DRY NOD "Lexington 2125" 2xCD