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July 16- Double Diamond, Aspen, CO (O,P)
July 17- LoDo Festival, Denver, CO (P,O)
July 19- Univ. of Utah, Saltr Lake City, UT (P)
July 23- The Vogue, Vancouver, British Columbia, CA (O,P)
July 25- Calgary Folk Music Fest, Calgary, Alberta, CA (O,P,T-CA)
Gates open at 9 a.m., tickets (through TM CA) $30
w/ Joan Baez and Joan Armatrading
July 30- 8 p.m., Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, NH
18+ show(unless w/parent), $19.50 in adv., $21.50 day of
show, doors open at 6. (T,P,O)
July 31- Cape Cod Summer Music Festival, Barnstable Co. Fairground,
Falmouth, MA $20 in adv., $25 at gate (P,O)
Tickets available through ticketweb, or call 510-594-1400
see http://www.baitfish for lineup
Aug 15- 7:30 p.m., Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA $25-$36 (T,P)
Aug 28- Jones Beach Amphitheater, Long Island, NY (O)
Sept 2- Blue Note, Columbia, MO (O)
Sept 3- Liberty Memorial Park, Kansas City, MO (O)
Sept 4- Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle, WA (O,P)
Sept 5- 5 p.m., Washington Park Rose Garden Amphitheater, Portland, OR,
$25 (P,T) w/Cake
Sept 10- Gas Lamp Quarter, San Diego, CA (P)
Sept 11- 8 p.m., Los Angeles County Fair, Pomona, CA (P,T)

Aug 30- 9 p.m., Alterknit Theater, Knitting Factory, NY, NY,
Straylight Dialogues, AKA Brian Ritchie! (O)

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‘P’ stands for Pollstar
‘T’ stands for Ticketmaster
‘I’ stands for Insider Info
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In Today’s Issue:

Solo Date
RE: Cake vs. the Femmes
DriversFest ’99
Re: MJS Summerfest review
RE: State Song
A Sun story from James Welborn
Wimbleton Blister?


Well, we were on vacation last week, and Scott had so many things
crammed into those few days that I couldn’t even get a single issue
out! We spent a few days in Ocean City, NJ, two days racing (ended by
a three hour stay at the hospital–but Austin’s OK, and will probably
race again Saturday), and today was Ethan’s birthday (9).
Check out the What’s Happening section of the Official Homepage. The
band has signed with a new label. I’ve tried in vain to find out
anything about it; all the links I’ve found are either unable to locate
or not allowed. At any rate, it looks like there is finally some good

Solo Date
Carrie & I got another show in this weekend – well most of a show
anyway. Before Summerfest the last show we got to go to together was
June of ’98 and now 2 shows in less than a week! Ain’t that a
hootenanny?!? :o)
I love Atlanta but there are just too many DAMN Peachtree streets!
Argh! Anyway we got 2/3’rds of a Marlboro show in. But to the point –
the homepage has Brian’s solo date WRONG! I would hate for anybody to
start planning a trip for Aug 20 when in fact his Knitting Factory date
is really Aug 30th.

Here’s the scoop & a link to the KF’s page:
Straylight Dialogues w/
Brian Ritchie

Well known for his work with the Violent
Femmes, special guest Brian Ritchie
(acoustic bass guitar, shakuhachi,
didjeridu) will present the international
side of his musical voice as he explores
the languages of improvised music with
Straylight’s members Jason Finkelman
(berimbau, riti, percussion), Charles
Cohen (Buchla music easel), and Geoff
Gersh (guitar).

cough, cough, cough – 200 too many Marlboro’s,


RE: Cake vs. the Femmes

> This show is definitely Cake opening for the Femmes.

Is it possible for bands to co-headline? 🙂 In the paper they’re both
pictured, and names are of the same size. On my ticket both names are
the same size, and it doesn’t seem apparent that one band is the
headliner. Although Femmes are always listed first. If I had to place
bets now I’d say they’re going to play equally long sets, Femmes first
then Cake.

I’m excited for both… more so since I won’t be getting to see
Morphine this summer or ever again. (SNIFF!)


DriversFest ’99
I filled out a survey or something at the Volkswagen site a while
back and just received this:

>Dear Volkswagen Enthusiast,
>Have you heard about DriversFest ’99? Well, mark your calendar,
>because you’re invited. It’s the ultimate beach bash of the summer.
>Join us Saturday, August 28, 1999, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jones
>Beach State Park on Long Island, N.Y.
>The biggest bands, the coolest cars and everything in between:
> * Rock Music Festival – featuring The Verve Pipe, Violent Femmes,
> Dishwalla, The Atomic Fireballs and the legendary Mark Farner of
> Grand Funk Railroad
> * “Drive and Shine” Car Show – earn bragging rights to the
> first-ever DriversFest “Drive and Shine” car show
> * Performance Driving Clinic and New Car Test Drives
> * Historical Volkswagen and Motorsports Displays – look, listen
> and learn
> * “Drivers Life” Active Lifestyle Exposition
> * Sports and Outdoor Activities – from the extreme to the serene
> * VW Accessories and Merchandise Displays
>Think Woodstock meets the summer X-games meets a stroll along a
>serene beach meets a Volkswagen exhibit meets a fantasy driving
>workshop meets … You get the idea. This is big! DriversFest ’99.
>A celebration of Volkswagen owners past, present and future.
>Tickets for DriversFest ’99 are just $29.95 (U.S.) — only $24.95
>(U.S.) for VW Club members — and include a commemorative DriversFest
>T-shirt. Join the VW Club and attend DriversFest ’99 for $44.95 (a
>combined savings of $10). Children 12 and under get in free of
>charge (must be accompanied by an adult).
>Make your plans today! Call 1.800.434.5280 to register, or click
>here to register online and find out more about DriversFest ’99:
>We’ll see you at the beach,
>Volkswagen DriversFest Committee

# James Welborn (JW1560)

Nevada State Song
Home Means Nevada
Written by Mrs. Bertha Raffetto

Nevadan, born and raised 🙂
# James Welborn (JW1560)