Friday, August 17, 2007

Time of Rivers Festival

saturday sept. 8th & sunday sept. 9th 2007
portland, maine

Rivers Of and Time-Lag Records are proud to present the Time of Rivers festival, a two-day gathering of some of today’s most talented and intriguing solo instrumentalists. Most of the artists gracing this fest focus on the guitar, respecting the tradition of the steel string while pushing boundaries and exploring possibilities not hitherto heard. While each artist sharing the stage varies stylistically from each other, expect acoustic guitar mastery from almost each and every one (though several acts do, in fact, feature vocalists), with the requisite curveballs thrown in for fortitude. The significance of such a large gathering of top-tier contemporary players should not be lost on anyone paying attention to the modern musical landscape. Time of Rivers is an historic opportunity to witness firsthand this immense pool of talent... in concentrated form. Time of Rivers will be taking place on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9 of 2007 in Portland, Maine, at both The Soundpost and One Longfellow. Both venues are located in downtown Portland, mere blocks apart, and feature good bars, restaurants, and used record stores nearby -- including Enterprise Records and the new Time-Lag store. The Soundpost allows BYOB, while One Longfellow hosts a cash bar.

A weekend pass to all shows is $20, with separate tickets available for $5 for the afternoon set and $10 for each of the two evening sets. Tickets are currently available by emailing Time-Lag Records at or by visiting or You can also read more about the festival by visiting Time-Lag Records Additional funding for the Time of Rivers festival was graciously provided by Buckdancer’s Choice Music Co. and Enterprise Records.

ARTISTS PERFORMING: Jack Rose Glenn Jones Micah Blue Smaldone R. Keenan Lawler Fire On Fire (Threads, Cerberus Shoal, Big Blood) Sean Smith Adam Snider Craig Ventresco (“Crumb” Soundtrack) Matt Valentine Christina Carter Ilyas Ahmed Arborea Mike Tamburo Joshua Burkett Marc Orleans (Sunburned Hand of the Man, D. Charles Speer) Eric Carbonara (Soft People) Steve Gunn (GHQ, Magik Markers, Moongang) zaimph (marcia bassett of ghq/double leopards/un/etc) Cursillistas Nonloc (Bright)

For additional information about current lineup, scheduling, or lodging/camping options in the area visit or email Edward Gibbs at

Repost: Zaimph - Moon's Pool CDr (2005, Heavy Blossom)

Four-track solo cdr album from Marcia Bassett of Double Leopards, Hototogisu, GHQ, Zaika and probably a bunch of other things by now on her own Heavy Blossom label. Bought from a Hototogisu show in 2005, and the vibe is floating but urgent, more similar to Hototogisu than any of the others mentioned above. Out-of-print and very rare - i've not seen this anywhere for a long time. Comes in a flat wraparound sleeve of fried original artwork with textured insert. Description from


Attention Bassett geeks: GHQ has a higly limited tape available from Sloow Tapes which is probably nearly sold out. Pick it up if you can.