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ON THE TOWN Page 7B Statesman Journal, Salem, Friday, August 7, 1992 Colt band Somnc Yout Bikes if just fine underground Fast Facts Beastle Boys, Sonic Youth, L7 When: 5 p.m. Sunday; gates open at 3:30. Where: Salem Armory Auditorium, 2320 17th St. NE. Admission: $15 in advance at Q.I.

Joe's Ticketmaster outlets. Information: 1 (800) 745-0888. Shelley, comes from the band's new album, Dirty. "But," Moore added, "the last time we played on a tour was last August. We were in Europe for one month, with Nirvana opening up for us! So a lot has happened since then," Moore said with understatement.

Indeed, some believe Nirvana scored its big-label debut by hurtling over Sonic Youth, which has been honing a clamorous guitar sound for a decade now that has been a hit with a cult audience but never a mass market. Even with its modest success, Sonic Youth has always helped bands that were even more ob- expects big things, he added. "The whole industry is totally lubed for alternative rock," he said. "So why shouldn't we score some heavy numbers with this? But who cares, really? We don't care. To me, if it does as well as our last record, fine.

Our ambitions don't lie in superstardom. There are no hits on the album to speak of. We don't write listen-able pop songs a la Nirvana, or even the Pixies for that matter." So not achieving a mass market effect, unlike their pals Nirvana, will not affect them? "I don't want to force people to like Sonic Youth," he said. The band's ambitious Goo Now Nirvana is the success story of the year, with its Nevermind having sold 4 million copies, as Sonic Youth still struggles for regular rock airplay, The success of the protege band has also put some sort of pressure on Sonic Youth, As Spin magazine asks in a recent issue featuring "Sonic Youth's Mid-Life Crisis" on the cover: "Has Sonic Youth been caught in the uncomfortable position of always being the bridesmaid but never the bride?" Sure, there is pressure in the post-Nirvana world for the band to deliver in a big way, Moore admitted. Certainly DGC Records album, their biggest success, has sold about 225,000 copies.

"But how many is that?" Moore said, turning philosophical. "As many people as are in one neighborhood. Even if you sell a million copies, who cares? There's more than 1 million people just on Lafayette Street in New York City. Now, when you think of TV and movies, there's so many more numbers to be aware of. The music industry is weird.

The revenue is interesting. But a million records isn't really much." At least, he says finally, "not till you get to 40 million." Playing with Beastie Boys, 6C Rock band with small-town roots fights for some big-city success By J. Michael Stockman The Statesman Journal Like a beautiful flower that grows in the arid desert, some things can be found in the oddest places. The eastern Oregon farming community of Ontario is the point of origin for Dangerous Ashes, a struggling hard rock band that now calls Salem home. It's a study in contrasts, indeed.

The band has been together for about 3V2 years three friends in high school who taught themselves to play by learning cover songs. The band currently focuses on all original material. Dangerous Ashes moved to Salem in 1990 to get involved in a bigger music scene but moved back after a short time. "Basically there was problems with women," singerbass player Barry McAlpine said. He admitted he missed his girlfriend back in Ontario.

His reunion with her was short-lived, and the band again returned to Salem. They now eke out a meager existence through Salem THE BEANERY 545 Court St. NE. All events are free. Mike Coulter, guitar, 9 tonight.

Dan Wetzel, guitar, 9 p.m. Saturday. Bitch Creek Nymphs, vocal harmonies, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Cuzens, guitar and bass, 8 p.m.

Wednesday. Dan Wetzel, guitar, 8 p.m. Thursday. Special comedy event, 9 p.m. Thursday.

ROCKABILLY'S 3165 River Rd. N. Information: 390-3740. Maiden Voyage, classic rock, tonight and Saturday. WILLAMETTE BREW PUB 120 Commercial NE.

Information: 363-8779. Stevie Zee, blues, 9 tonight and Saturday. Admission: $3. BOONS TREASURY 888 Liberty St. NE.

Information: 399-9062. Terry Robb, rock and blues, tonight from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission: $4. The Whirlees, alternative rock, Saturday from 9 p.m.

to 1 a.m. Admission: $4. Mike Coulter, acoustic folk, Wednesday from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission: Free. old ones that would stay in tune for only a few songs.

"We wanted to get into places where we couldn't take the loud music," McAlpine explained about the investment. "Actually, I really enjoy the acoustic stuff. It shows a different side." The money also was used to reproduce the tape on compact disc, available in a few weeks. Buyer incentive is increased by a bonus track on the disc. Lack of money is a grim fact of life they face each day.

"Can I offer you something, water?" Co-lomina asked. "I hope that's OK because that's all there is." But despite their poverty-stricken lifestyle, they have faith in the music they've worked on. "We all know this is what we're good at," said Colomina. In addition to tonight's all-ages show at the Keizer Lions hall, the band can be seen at an all-ages show with Naked Faith at the Hillsboro Armory next Friday or at Eli's in Portland on Tuesday evening. MACLEAY COUNTRY INN 8362 Mac-Leay Rd.

SE. Information: 362-4225. Strait Shooter, western, tonight and Saturday from 9 p.m. to closing. No cover charge.

Keizer KEIZER UONS AUDITORIUM Three bands: August, Dangerous Ashes and Naked Faith, 8 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $4. Information: 357-7543 (days). Mehama RIVERVIEW INN Near Mehama-Lyons Bridge.

Information: 1 (800) 800-8439. Windfall, country and rock, 9 tonight and Saturday. Admission: Free. Portland ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Ethnic funk with political commentary, 9 tonight at the Roseland Theater. Admission: $13.50 to $16.

Information: 224-TIXX. ROCKCANDY 221 SE Ninth. The Charlatans U.K have been moved from Rockcandy to Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder, at 9 tonight. Admission: $1 1 .50. Information: 232-2769.

Frontline Assembly, 8:30 p.m. Sunday. All ages welcome. Admission: $8. Information: 231-8025.

The Posies, 8:30 p.m. Thursday. All ages welcome. Admission: $6.50. Information: 232-7347.

Fast Facts Dangerous Ashes, August, Naked Faith When: 8 p.m. Saturday. Where: Keizer Lions Auditorium. Admission: $4. Information: 357-7543 (days).

live shows and sales of their self-recorded demo tape Skin and Bone, which has sold more than 300 copies since its release in February. The three share a cracker box-sized cottage in Northeast Salem. Their living room is dominated by an amplifier that appears as if it could do serious damage to the foundations of the nearby houses by merely being switched on. Fortunately, most of their bone-crushing rehearsals take place in a garage across town. The acoustic material is a relatively new approach for the band.

Through a recent influx of money they mysteriously alluded to, they purchased some quality acoustic guitars to replace the PHANTOM CAFE 1671 Center NE. Information: 375-9390. Marion Drake, piano, noon today and Tuesday. Admission: Free. FRONT STREET STATION 860 Front St.

Information: 588-0167. Kings West, country, 8:30 tonight and Saturday. Admission: Free. Cribbage tournament, 1 p.m. Sunday.

Entry fee: $2.50. Jam Session with Kings West, 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: Free. SUSIE'S OL' SALOON 3215 Liberty Road S.

Information: 363-1401. Laser Karaoke, 7 p.m. every Friday and Tuesday. Admission: Free. WESTSIDE STATION 610 Edgewater St.

NW. Information: 363-8012. The Addiction with Jeff Labansky, rock 'n' roll, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Cover charge: $5. THE COLONIAL HOUSE RESTAURANT 5005 Commercial St. SE. Information: 362-4903. "Jazz in the Banquet Room," a series of weekly jazz presentations featuring internationally acclaimed bassist Red Mitchell.

Shows held from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 28. Tonight and Saturday, Spike Robinson, tenor saxophone, and Randy Cannon, piano, will be featured with Mitchell. No minimum.

Advance tickets $10 at the door. ing contest for all ages will be held Monday -Aug. 15 at the gallery in Two Rivers Market, 300 Second Ave. SW. Contestants are invited to color sketches from the pages of the series "Oregon Coloring Book: Not Just for Kids" by Albany artist Gwenn Marchese.

Prizes given for each age from 5 through 11. There also will be a category for preschoolers, ages 12-20, and adults. Coloring pages can be picked up and returned to the gallery, which is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.

to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 926-8718. Aurora FIR POINT FARMS Tour groups will be held offering fun and educational tours for children during August.

The farm is 1V2 miles east of Interstate 5 between Wilson-ville and Aurora. Information: 678-2455. Bend HIGH DESERT MUSEUM Children ages 8-1 1 will have the opportunity to explore the history of the Earth's fossils in a workshop from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Admission: $1 1 to $13.

A two-day nature study class will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursday. The class is open to children who have completed kindergarten through first grade. It will explore the underground homes, underwater homes and tree homes built and occupied by animals on the Museum grounds. Admission: $20 to $25.

Information: 382-4754. Lincoln City KALEIDOSCOPE This program for children from birth to age 5 and their parents is a continuing part of the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts Family Arts Agenda. Parents and children create art works together under the instruction of professional artists. Sessions are held in Lincoln City and Newport. Cost: $30 a family; scholarships and sliding scale available.

Information: 265-9231. Newport SUMMER CAMP The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and the Oregon at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16 and $22. Information: 482-4331 Eugene "HELLO DOLLY" The Eugene Festival of Musical Theatre will present the musical at 8 tonight in the Hult Center for the Performing Arts. The show runs through Aug.

15. Admission: $9 to $22. Reservations and information: 687-5000. Keizer "WEST SIDE STORY" AND "OKLAHOMA" "West Side Story" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday and 2 p.m.

Sunday. "Oklahoma" will run Aug. 12-15 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 16 at 2 p.m.

All shows will be in the McNary High School Performing Arts Theater. Admission: $7. Information: 399-0153. Lake Oswego "PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES" This high-energy, country-western musical revue has been extended through Aug. 29.

Shows are Thursday through Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. at Lakewood Theatre Company's theatre, located at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St. Tickets are $16 adults, $15 students and seniors.

Information: 635-3901 Lincoln City "LEND ME A TENOR" Theatre West of Lincoln City presents this popular hit at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 12. The theater is located at 3536 S.E. Highway 101.

Admission: $7 general, $6 for seniors and students. Box office will open at 2 p.m. on performance days. Information: 994-5663. McMinnville "BROADWAY BOUND" The Gallery Players of Oregon present this second play from Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy at 8 p.m.

Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 22. Admission: $7 Alternative-rock group will show its stuff in Salem on Sunday. The Hartford Courant Things didn't go so well on the first date of Sonic Youth's tiny current tour in Trenton, N.J., several months ago, admitted guitarist Thurston Moore.

"We were extremely rusty," he lamented. Part of the reason is that a lot of new material in the show from the influential underground band, which also includes Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo and Steve Salem BOYS GIRLS CLUB OF SALEM 1395 Summer St. NE. A teen dance will be held at the club's "Summer St. Nights" tonight from 9 p.m.

to midnight. A live group will perform. Raffle and talent contest prizes will be awarded, including a new CD player with remote control. Open to teens 13 through 18. Admission: $2.50 at the door.

Snack bar available. Information: 581-7383. SALEM ART ASSOCIATION FINE ARTS CAMP FOR KIDS Bush Barn Art Center, 600 Mission St. SE. Information: 581-2228.

The next session will be held Mon-day-Aug. 26. Tuition: $90 general, $81 for members; $10 lab fee. Some scholarships are available. LANCASTER MALL Emilio Delgado, "Luis" of Sesame Street, will be at Salem's Lancaster Mall, 831 Lancaster Dr.

NE from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. He will entertain the children on stage in front of the Emporium. GILBERT HOUSE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM 116 Marion St. NE.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $3.

Information: 371-3631. A drop-in "Green Gardener" activity from 11 a.m. to noon will be held Saturday. Make spiced vinegar and fragrant sachets with fresh herbs. SALEM SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS 388 Commercial St.

NE. Information: 581-7005. The school will be offering several workshops from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays this summer. The workshops are as follows: Aug.

13, Musical Theater; Aug. 20, Playwriting; and Aug. 27, Directing. Workshop cost is $8 each. Open to children grades 3 to 8.

Other classes for children (and adults) include acting, theater, voice, guitar, dance and more. Call for information. Albany ARTS LETTERS GALLERY A color Salem "ON TIDY ENDINGS" and "ALL OUR LIVES" Salem Theatre of Performing Arts presents two plays on relationships, AIDS and homosexuality beginning at 8 tonight at the Grand Theatre, 191 High St. NE. Performances continue at 8 p.m.

tonight and Saturday and Aug. 14-15; and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 opening night, $7 general, $6 for students, seniors and members. Information: 370-7469.

Albany "DRIVING MISS DAISY" The Pulitzer Prize-winning play opens at 8:15 p.m. tonight and runs through Aug. 22 at Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. Helen Shepard of Salem stars as fiesty Southern widow Daisy Werthen. This will be the final production of Albany Civic Theater's 1991-92 season.

"Driving Miss Daisy" will also be shown at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14-15 and Aug. 20-22. Show time on Sunday and on Aug.

16 is 2:30 p.m. Admission: $6 general, $5 those under 1 8 or over 60. Information: 967-8140 or 752-7779. Ashland OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL The festival is presenting a repertory of plays in three theaters through Nov. 1.

"All's Well That Ends Well," "Toys in the Attic," "The Playboy of the Western World," "La Bete" and "The Ladies of the Camellias" are at the Angus Bowmer Theatre. "Othello," "The Conclusion of Henry VI" and "As You Like It" are playing at the outdoor Elizabethan Theatre. Outdoor plays run through Oct. 11. "The Firebugs" is playing in the Black Swan Theatre with "Heathen Valley." The Oregon Shakespeare Festival continues daily except Mondays.

Matinees are at 2 p.m., and evening performances are at 8:30 p.m. until Sept. 7, when the evening shows will start Salem NUTCRACKER Auditions for the Salem Ballet presentation will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at American Ballet Academy, 241 State St.

NE, second floor. The ballet will be performed by the Eugene Ballet Company with live music by the Eugene Ballet Orchestra. Information: 362-1506. Albany "THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE" Albany CMc Theater will hold auditions Monday through Wednesday for this October production. This novel deals with a pair of disturbed psychics, a professor of psychic research and two comic character parts.

Information: 926-2935. Corvallis CORVALUS GYMANFA GANU Singers are wanted to participate in this Welsh hymnfest. Rehearsals at First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe starting at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Rehearsals will run for seven weeks, tveryone wno iuvbs 10 smy is welcome, and th'ere is wheelchair access.

Information: 745-5179. scure. A girl in a video made for Sonic Youth's last album, Goo, was wearing a Nirvana T-shirt; Nirvana was signed to DGC Records in part because of Sonic Youth's urging. Coast Council for the Arts are sponsoring four weeks of artsscience summer day camps on the coast. Topics Include waves, weather, calligraphy, creative dramatics, forest ecology and more.

Information: 265-9231. SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOP The Oregon Coast Council for the arts presents a Children's Summer Theatre Workshop through Aug. 15 at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Students will learn about and participate in all aspects of theatre production on stage and behind the scenes. Information: 265-9231.

OREGON ZOOZEUM OF DINOSAURS AND REPTILES 3005 SE Ferry Slip Road. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission: $4.95 general and $3.50 for children 5 and older and seniors.

Information: 867-3344. "Dragons: Fact Fiction" will be presented through Sunday. Portland METRO WASHINGTON PARK ZOO 4000 SW Canyon Road. Open 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

daily. Admission: $5 general, $3.50 for seniors, $3 for children, free for children 3 and younger. Admission is free on the second Tuesday of every month after 3 p.m. Participants will work with the crew at the Insect Zoo and go on collecting safaris around zoo grounds. Cost: $25.

Information: 220-2781. OMSI The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 4015 SW Canyon Road. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through Thursday and from 9 a.m.

to 7 p.m. Fridays. Admission: $5.25 general, $4.25 for seniors and $3.50 for children. "Star Trek: Federation Science," through August, features Star Trek artifacts and explorations of physics, astronomy and physiology. CHILDREN'S MUSEUM 3037 SW Second St.

Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Museum admission: $3.50 general and $3 for children. Information: 823-2227. Raceways, a hands-on investigation of how things move, slide and roll, will visit the museum through Aug. 31 general, $5 for students and seniors, $3 for children; $1 off all prices on Sunday performances. Information: 472-2227.

Newport OREGON COAST COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS "Greater a wild and crazy comedy in which two actors play 20 characters in the mythical town of Tuna, Texas, will be performed at the Newport Performing Arts Center through Aug. 16. Show times are 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Admission: $12.50. Information: 265-ARTS. Portland "EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL" This special acoustic performance will be shown at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Intermediate Theater. Tickets are $18.50 reserved, not including service charge.

Information: 224-TlXXoM (800)992-8499. SALEM I Salem SALEM SENIOR CENTER The Mellow Sounds will play for a dance tonight from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Salem Senior Center, 1055 Erixon St. NE. Cost: $2 a person.

BOYSGIRLS CLUB DANCE A "Summer St. Nights" dance for ages 13-18 will be from 9 p.m. to midnight tonight at the Boys Girls Club of Salem, Marlon and Polk counties, 1395 Summer St. NE. Admission: $2.50.

Albany TIMBER TWIRLERS Hank Roebuck will call and Ray and Betty Hanna will cue for the Timber Twirlers' square and round dance from 8 to 1 1 :30 p.m. Saturday at the Albany Senior Center, 489 Water St. NW. Pets of the Week Meet Griffin the purebred Sheltie and Dolly the Siamese mix. Griffin is looking for a good home with a fenced yard and Dolly is looking for a home where she can be the queen.

They are fkw! both available for adoption at the i ji? 9 Humane Society of the Willamette Valley. One low adoption fee includes spayneuter surgery, free veterinary exam, first vaccinations, leash, collar and ID tag, and much, much more. If you are looking for a pet, our society is the place to go. Why not come say hello at 4246 Turner Rd. S.E.

Our hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We're open on Sunday toonoon to For more information on pet adoption services, call 585-5900.

ARGONAUTS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS i PRESENTS L. 1 1 WEST SIDE STORY AUG. 5 THROUGH 8 7:30 PM AUG. 9 2:00 PM McNARY HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE OKLAHOMA COMING AUG. 12 THROUGH 16 We receive thousands of stray cats each year and almost none of them have ID tags on when they arrive at the shelter.

Remember to put a collar and ID tag on your cat so that if your cat wanders off, you have a good chance of a happy reunion. Statesman Journal You can run a free ad for 4 days in the Sttesman Journal saying you've found something that's lost (like a pet or a purse). Just call 399-6789 or 1 -800-452-251 1.

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