Friday, January 07, 2005

Could be quite the blaw-oot! Info courtesy of Captain Crunch...

"On (Friday) February 25th at London's Royal Festival Hall, DKT/MC5 members Michael Davis, Wayne Kramer and Dennis Thompson will perform for the first time in nearly four decades with The Sun Ra Arkestra Directed by Marshall Allen.

DKT/MC5's special guests will include Handsome Dick Manitoba (Dictators), Billy Duffy (Cult, Colorsound), David Thomas (Pere Ubu, Rocket from the Tombs) and newly Grammy-nominated powerhouse Lisa Kekaula (BellRays, Basement Jaxx).

"There is no other band that has affected me to the degree Sun Ra and his Arkestra has. They opened the door to the New Music," says Wayne Kramer, who considers this long-awaited event, "an expansion of the work started by both groups nearly four decades ago."

On June 18th, 1967, in Detroit's Community Arts Auditorium, poet John Sinclair organized a performance by Sun Ra. Opening was a local group of young men with a peculiar vision who called themselves The MC5. Wayne continues, "Performing with Sun Ra and The Myth Science Arkestra that night, and on so many nights that followed, fundamentally changed my understanding of what music is about. They are the most important band on Planet Earth, although I'm not sure they are actually from this Earth."

Solid, reliable and tactile. That's the spanking new issue of PSYCHOTRONIC VIDEO magazine. Mr Weldon has seen fit to roll us another one so I suggest you smoke it. Hours of endless pleasure, filled with great writing about films we can only dream about catching one day. A tireless and passionate obsession along the lines of Norton Records in terms of international, nay intergalactic, importance.
Same old shit, different year. One week into this new one and verily it doth blow... anyway The King woulda been 70 tomorrow... uh huh, uh? The kids from Spain (Madrid Division) can take in this shindig...