Vaunted psych-out fest
boils up its seventh incarnation of beauty and mind-blowingness.
By Fred Mills
Okay kids, all wound up and no place to go after Bonnaroo
this weekend? Point that GPS at Kentucky and
head to Louisville
next weekend. That’s when the latest, greatest installment of the mighty
Terrastock Festival — that live action outgrowth of the equally formidable Ptolemaic Terrascope magazine
championing all things underground, experimental psychedelic, freak-folky and
more — takes place. Previously held in such far-flung locations as Seattle, Providence, San Francisco and London,
Terrastock’s seventh installment descends on Louisville on June 19 – 22.
Among the featured performers: Makoto Kawabata (of Acid
Mothers Temple), Kinski, Antietam, Windy
& Carl, Wooden Shjips,
Damon & Naomi, Bardo Pond, Sharon Krauss, Linus Pauling Quartet, Oneida, MV
+ EE with the Golden Road, Simply Saucer, Go to the Terrastock 7 website for a full listing of artists.
This year’s event will be
held in Lousville at the Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center (1860
Mellwood Avenue). The building is a refurbished industrial plant turned
creative environment, housing over 180 artist studios, retail shops and
more. There are three stages (2 indoors, 1 outdoors), and over 40 booths
featuring record shops, visual artists and unique retail vendors. More details,
including a map of the grounds, travel and hotel info, etc., can also be found at the above website.
Full festival passes for
T7 are available as an incredible bargain for only $85, while one-day passes
are $15 (for Thursday, which won’t be a complete day) and $25 (Friday,
Saturday, Sunday). For all ticket questions and queries contact:
The Fuzz Boutique, LLC
attn: Erica Rucker
2337 Frankfort Avenue.