It’s been three long years since the last Terrastock. And almost ten since the first festival, which took place in Providence and brought together bands as disparate as the Silver Apples, Pearls Before Swine, Flying Saucer Attack, and thee Hydrogen Terrors (among others) in an incredible venue (the Rogue Lounge on Manton Avenue).


This year’s festival —which will run from April 21-23, 2006— is again taking place in downtown Providence at two venues: AS220 and the Pell Chaffee Performance Center. Tickets are $110 for the entire event. They are available from the Ptolemaic Terrascope or by PayPalling $110.00

Providence is actually a friendly, lovely city in which to spend a long weekend. It’s small and very walkable. There are tons of reasonable food options in walking distance of the venue —and (for you coffee addicts) there’s a Dunkin Donuts next door. (Coffee snobs, there’s a better class of coffee to be had nearby as well.)

I’d advise getting hotel reservations early because there are not enough hotel rooms to go around.

LINEUP SO FAR: Avarus, Bardo Pond, Black Forest/Black Sea, Charalambides, Cul de Sac, College Girls Gone Wild, Damon & Naomi, Fursaxa, Ghost, the Green Pajamas, the Kitchen Cynics, Kinski, Sharron Kraus, Landing, Larkin Grim, the Magic Carpathians Project, Major Stars, Marissa Nadler, MV/EE, Paik, Jack Rose, Salamander, St. Joan, Spacious Mind, Spires that in the Sunset Rise, Tanakh, Thoughtforms, Urdog, Windy and Carl.

If Lightning Bolt turn out to be the “Special Guests” I will be really, really annoyed. I can only hope for Matt Elliott. Or Foehn. Or Pram. Or His Name is Alive…

A girl can dream, can’t she?