8.17.2005

gotta love t-model ford


ARTHURFEST SEPT 4 AND 5 IN LOS ANGELES.

ArthurFest takes place Sunday, September 4 and Monday, September 5 on Labor Day Weekend at the historic Barnsdall Art Park on Olive Hall in the Little Armenia/Los Feliz area of Los Angeles.

Nine-plus hours of non-stop exciting music across three stages (two outdoor, one indoor) each day; good food from local eateries; alochol, beer, coffee and energy drinks; lawns, trees and shade (no asphalt! no dirt!); a Frank Lloyd Wright building in his "Mayan Revival" style; polite and helpful staff and security; easy parking....


ArthurFest at MySpace

DAY ONE: SUNDAY, SEPT. 4
SONIC YOUTH (ecstatic peaceniks with guitars and new jams)
SLEATER-KINNEY (America's most exciting rock n roll band)
THE BLACK KEYS (heavy blues powerhouse duo)
MERZBOW (Japanese noise/electronic sound visionary)
T-MODEL FORD (85 years old and still bringing the trance blues from Greenville, Mississippi)
SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN (Massachusetts shamanic art-funk ritualists)
WOLFMOTHER (post-Sabbath/Deep Purple Australian power trio)
SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE (N. Californian dark acid folk)
MAGIK MARKERS (new-mind girls/boy out-rock sensations)
CIRCLE (immense psychedelic krautrock opera prog via Finland)
JOSEPHINE FOSTER (extraordinary-voiced folksongstress from Illinois)
RADAR BROS. (L.A.'s gentle bringers of the grand sway)
THE NIGHT PORTER (ex-Geraldine Fibbers/Ethyl Meatplow singer Carla Bozulich's new rock band)
BRIGHTBLACK MORNING LIGHT (hushed male/female nature folk, slower than the moon )
LAVENDER DIAMOND (post-Ronstadt folk-rock for peace and sharing, fronted by Becky Stark)
DOS (L.A. punk legends Kira & Mike Watt in bass duet action)
VIKING MOSES (country-folk-rock poet with a lot on his mind)
WINTER FLOWERS (mountaintop folk trouabdours in three-part harmony)
RESIDUAL ECHOES (Santa Cruz rawk-jazz-noise jammers who know their Can and Creedence)

ONE-DAY TICKETS FOR SUNDAY, SEPT. 4 ARE $40. PURCHASE HERE FROM TICKETWEB.COM or at the outlets listed below.

DAY TWO: MONDAY, SEPT. 5
YOKO ONO ('nuff said)
SPOON (tight, clever indie-rock melodic dance fellas from Austin, Texas)
CAT POWER (beloved melancholist taking a break from recording her new album)
COMETS ON FIRE (psychedelic infinity rock ragers from the Bay Area)
THE OLIVIA TREMOR CONTROL (Athens, GA '90s psych-pop-art band, reunited)
DEAD MEADOW (heavy/dreamy East Coast psychedelicists)
THE JUAN MACLEAN ('80s-style electro body rock on the DFA label, rumored to surpass LCD Soundsystem live?!)
SUNN 0))) (ceremonial therapeutic abstract loudness)
POLE (German godfather of minimalist dub)
VETIVER (S.F. song-oriented dusky folk ensemble led by Andy Cabic)
GROWING (meditative nature all-drone electronic duo)
MARISSA NADLER (darktime folk balladeer)
EARTH (none-slower metal legends gone Morricone)
JACK ROSE (post-Fahey acoustic guitar wonder in rare L.A. appearance)
BRAD LANER (Electric Company and Medicine leader in sound-collage throwdown)
FUTURE PIGEON (deepest live-band dub makers)
NORA KEYES (Centimeters co-leader in spooky post-Edward Gorey solo cabaret)
MODEY LEMON (turbo-charged artrock chanters from Pittsburgh)
FATSO JETSON (Hendrix-meets-minutemen no-limits Low Desert rock)
YOUNG JAZZ GIANTS (Jazz quartet from S. Central L.A.) GERONIMO (avant drums-sound duo)
plus ADDITIONAL SECRET GUEST.

ONE-DAY TICKETS FOR MONDAY, SEPT. 5 ARE $40. PURCHASE HERE FROM TICKETWEB.COM or at the outlets listed below.

A LIMITED number of TWO-DAY $75 PASSES for the event are on sale now from ticketweb.com and at the outlets listed below.


ArthurFest will also feature rare screenings of the Yoko Ono/John Lennon films "No. 5 (aka Smile)" (1968) and "Apotheosis" (1970), a special appearance by the legendary Henry Jacobs (co-creator of the Vortex dome happenings in the '50s/'60s), DJ sets by Plastic Crimewave, Brian Turner (WFMU) and the dublab soundsystem, food stands from neighborhood eateries, a Neo-Con Banishing Ritual, a special workshop led by New Energy Movement members, an information booth featuring 85-year old bluesman T-Model Ford (the star of Arthur's popular "T-Model Knows Better" advice column) and other attractions to be announced.