Terrastock


Review by Byron Coley

Terrastock 1: The Ptolemaic Providence Perambulation

Terrastock took place the weekend of April 25-27, 1997 at the Rogue Lounge in Providence, Rhode Island. This three day festival was conceived in the spirit of peace, love and understanding (so to speak), and as a fund raising measure for the long-running and consistently excellent PTOLEMAIC TERRASCOPE Magazine. Much like the double CD Succour benefit album which was compiled by Terrascope editor Phil McMullen and publisher Nick Saloman in 1996, the festival endeavored to showcase the music that sets the Terrascopic world on its axis.

Below you'll find a list of bands that performed (some of them like Bevis Frond and Flying Saucer Attack made their stateside debut!), as well as independently written reviews of the event.

The Schedule ...

FRIDAY
7:00 PM SILVER APPLES
8:00 PM WITCH HAZEL (didn't show up)
9:00 PM ABUNAI!
10:00 PM WINDY & CARL
11:00 PM THEE HYDROGEN TERRORS
Midnight DEVIANTS
1:00 AM CUL DE SAC

SATURDAY
Noon BARBARA MANNING
12:30 PM SCIENCE KIT
1:30 PM THE AZUSA PLANE
2:30 PM THE LOTHARS
3:30 PM PRIMORDIAL UNDERMIND
4:30 PM ORANS
5:30 PM NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL
6:30 PM (break)
7:30 PM SUPREME DICKS
8:30 PM MARY LOU LORD
9:30 PM TADPOLES
10:30 PM FLYING SAUCER ATTACK
11:30 PM MEDICINE BALL
12:30 AM BEVIS FROND

SUNDAY
Noon DAMON & NAOMI
1:00 PM ALVA
2:00 PM THE OLIVIA TREMOR CONTROL
3:00 PM THE MAJOR STARS
4:00 PM THE ALCHEMYSTS
5:00 PM PAPAS FRITAS
6:00 PM (break)
7:00 PM BARDO POND
8:00 PM HILKKA
9:00 PM LHASA CEMENT PLANT
10:00 PM V. MAJESTIC
11:00 PM HOVERCRAFT
Midnight RICHARD DAVIES
1:00 AM MAGIC HOUR
There was additional music throughout the weekend in a smaller room (the Rogue Lounge itself) performed by Tom Rapp, Windy & Carl, Barbara Manning, and others.