Page 10 -The Michigan Daily-Monday, September 21, 1987
Screaming Trees: Firing
out from the backwoods
By Mike Rubin
Tonight at the Blind Pig marks
the return to civilization of SST
recording artists Screaming Trees as
they take their backwoods barrage
out of the untamed wilds of the
Pacific Northwest and into the neo-
neon nihilism of Ann Arbor.
Packing an intense wah-wah wallop,
Screaming Trees hail from the
teeming metropolis of Ellensburg,
Washington (population 13,000), a
land where chainsaws are usually
associated with lumber and not with
the guitar riffs that this overweight
quartet wickedly kick out.
Just how far out in the four sticks
does this frenzied foursome reside?
Try a three-hour drive through the
Cascades just to get to Seattle.-There
should be about as much chance of
finding a hard-rocking original outfit
out there in out-house oblivion as
finding an industrial drone ensemble
in Escanaba; yet rock the Trees do,
and they have their new LP Even, If,
And Especially When to prove it.
Like the Amboy Dukes' (Ted
Nugent in his pre-loincloth days)
lost masterpiece, the record recalls
the '60s without love beads, op-art,
paisley worship, or Seeds' covers.
Eschewing the cheezy calliope lope
of farfisa organ for the face-forward
fury of feedback, the band sounds
"psychedelic" without that tag's
glitzy fashion trappings.
With Mark Lanegan's vocals
leaving trippy trails and Gary Lee
Conner's guitar slashing straight out
to anyplace, Screaming Trees sound
like a band that time forgot (c'mon,
nobody's really named "Gary Lee"
these days). Without reverting to
retro-reverentia-dementia, the band's
hammer-headed hooks hearken back
to the days when fuzz-fueled rock
spread out in sonic streams all over
the small towns and giant garages of
this nation, touching places where
running water was just a rumor and
Sasquatch was a sex symbol.
Though I may be more partial to the
'70s (and am doing my best to bring
back mood rings, pet rocks, and me-
first attitudes), Screaming Trees
'60s-inspired insanity ranks pretty
high in my little red book.
Catch the Screaming Trees
tonight at the Blind Pig. Showtime
is set for 10 p.m., opening band to
be announced. Be there or grow your
Washington natives The Screaming Trees bring the sounds of the '60s without all of the trendy trappings to the
Blind Pig tonight.
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(Sept. 10-11, 14-16)
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The calendar combines meeting, lecture work-
shop and conference announcements with
other events happening each week on campus.
It is based on The University Record calendar,
and is open to all University sponsored groups
and organizations recognized by the Michigan
Student Assembly. Items must be submitted in
writing by 5 p.m. the Tuesday before publi-
cation. Address all information to: Julie A.
Brown, publications assistant, University Rec-
ord, 412 Maynard St. Asterisk (*) denotes
events to which admission is charged.
Hill St Cinema--Mass mtg, 7:30 pm, Mich Union. 663-
Jewish Soc Workers--Mtg, noon, Frieze Bldg. 663-3336.
*Jewish Learning Ctr--Courses beg. 663-3336.
*Health Svc--Prog begs, "Say No To Nicotine," noon, 3rd Fl
Conf Rm Health Svc. 763-1320.
*UMS--Vienna Philharmonic, L Bernstein conductor, 8 pm,
Hill Aud, 764-2538.
!Studies in Religion--Lee, Ram Dass, "The Compassion
Which Arises Out of Emptiness: Reflections on Hindu and
Buddhist Roots of Social Action," 8-10 pm, MLB3. 764-
Senate Assembly--Mtg, 3:15 pm, Rackham Amphi.
Tae Kwon Do Club--Mtg, 6:30 pm, 2275 CCRB. Beg-adv
welcome. Mary, 665-2958.
*Cont Med Educ--Conf begs, "Medical & Legal Perspectives
on Impairment Evaluation & Disability Considerations of
the Musculoskeletal System," Towsley. 763-1400.
*UAC Mini-Courses--Reg begs, 7:30 am-7:30 pm Mon-
Sat thru Oct 2, Mich Union Ticket Office. 763-2071.
U-Productions--Volunteer ushers sign-up mtg, 7:30 pm,
Mendelssohn Theatre. 763-5213.
Prog Amer Institutions--Mass mtg, Taubman Amer Inst
Internship Prog, 4 pm, Kuenzel Rm Mich Union.
A-Squares--Square & round dance lessons, 7:30 pm, Mich
Union. No exper or partner nec.
Fencing Club--Mass mtg, 7-10 pm, Coliseum, 5th & Hill.
Gay:Liberation--Lesbian-gay male community open house,
8:30 pm, Canterbury House, 218 N Division. 665-0606.
Ctr for Near Eastern & N Afr Studies--Brown bag lee,
R Barlow, "The Current Economic Situation in Tunisia,"
noon, Lane Hall Commons Rmi.
*UMS--See Sept 21.
Christian Science Org--Mtg, 7:15 pm, 3rd Fl Mich
Mich Botanical Club--Mtg/lec, M Heumann, 7:45 pm,
Botanical Gdns, 1800 N Dixboro.
Computing Ctr--Courses: In Rm 3001 SEB: Adv Lotus 1-2-
3: Macros, 8:30 am-12:30 pm; Macintosh Basic Skills, 1-4
pm. In Rm 4212 SEB: Intro to Computing, 9-11 am. Reg
Studies In Religion--Ram Dass: Colloq, 3 pm, Commons
Rm, 3050 Frieze Bldg; recep/book signing, 4-5:30 pm,
Shaman Drum Bookstore, 313 State.
Chem--Colloq, TBA, 4 pm, 1300 Chem.
Oc VP Re s--Mtg, Presidential Initiatives Fund, 7:30 pm,
Rackham W Conf Rm. 763-1289.
Christians in Action--Mtg, "Surviving the University," 8
pm, 2031 E Engr.
Gay Liberation--Mtg, planning march on D.C., 7:30 pm,
Mich Union Crofoot Rm. 763-4186.
Hist Art/Sch Nat Res/Ctr W European Studies-Lec, J
Frew, "Cold Utopias: Scottish Municipal Housing 1919-
1939," 4 pm, 180 Tappan Hall.
Career Ping & Place--Job search lec, 4:10-5:30 pm, 2011
MLB; "Get Involved: The Secret of Your Success," 7-9 pm,
Psy ch o biol--Sem, B Gosnell, "Opioiod Regulation of Food
Intake," 2055 MHRI.
Computing Ctr--Courses: In Rm 3001 SEB: MS-DOS Basic
Skills, 9 am-noon; MTS Basic Skills, 1-4 pm. In Rm 4212
SEB: Basic Concepts of Spreadsheeting, 9-11 am. Reg req.
Hispanic Heritage--Workshop, "Crafts of Mexico: Florindas
& Pinatas," 7-9 pm, Ambatana Lounge S Quad.
Hosp Volunteer Svcs--Mtg, volun info sess, 4 pm, Hosp
Amphi (Rm 2A201). 764-6874.
Univ Health Svc--"Safer Sex Awareness Day," events incl:
brown bag lunch workshop, noon, 4th Fl Rackham W Conf
Rm. Lec, S Hacker, "Incorporating Safer Sex Into Your
Sexuality," 1 pm; lec, "AIDS and Human Rights," 3 p4m;
lec, J Joseph, "AIDS on the College Campus," 4 pmn, 4th
FI, Rackham Amphi. Films, Condom Sense & A Night at
the Opera, 7 pm MLB3.
Kelsey Museum/Prog in Classical Art & Arch --Illus
lec, A Levin, "Ancient Images: Photography in
Archaelogy," 4 pm, Kelsey Museum, 434 State.
Library--Course: In Rm 806 HHGL-S: Going Online, 10-
10:30 am. Reg req. 936-2408.
*Botanical Gdns--Supper, "Amazing Maize: The Real Gold
of the New World," 6:30 pm, 1800 N Dixboro. Reg req,
space limited, 763-7060.
Med Ctr--Mastectomy disc grp, noon-1:15 pm, Rm 2A235,
2nd level Main Hosp. 936-4296, 763-5756.
Ctr for Russ & E Europ Studies--Lee, I Kremen,
"Shostakovich: Acceptance of His Music in the Soviet
Union," 8 pm, Rm 200 Lane Hall.
*Women's Athletics--Volleyball, U-M vs Bowling Green,
7:30 pm, IM Bldg.
Studies in Religion --Ram Dass mtg with area relig
counselors, 10 am, Wesley Fdn, 620 E Huron.
Chem --Sems, G Molander, "Stereo-controlled Cyclization
Reactions," 4 pm, 1300 Chem; G Gritzner & J Kepler,
"Solvent Effects on the Redox Potentials and their Relation
to Solvent Parameters," 4 pm, 1200 Chem.
U-M-Flint--Visiting Writers Series, P Levine, 7 pm, Univ
Ctr Kiva; *perf, Pump Boys and Dinettes, 8 pm, U-M-F
Computing Ctr--Courses: In Schorling Aud SEB:
Microcomputer System Selection Seminar, 7-9 pm. No reg
req. In Rm 4003 SEB: ILIR:MICRO, a data mgmt system
on MTS, Sess 2 (Command Language II), 7-9 pm, Forinfo,
Lord of Light Lutheran Church--Worship, -7:30 pm, 801
S Forest, 668-7622.
Bioengr 890 Sem--TBA, 3:30-5 pm, 1017 Dow.
Career Ping & Place--Public svc intern prog mass mtg, 6
pm, Rackham Aud.
U-M-Dearborn--Perf, F Varani, 8 pm, Henry Ford Estate-Fair
Lane Music Rm. Sids-free; others-$3; film, Three Amigos,
7:30 pm, Rec & Orgs Ctr, 593-5087.
Dissertation Support Grp--Mtg, 8:30-10 am, 3100 Mich
Hispanic Heritage--"Merienda: Hora de Cafe," coffee &
pastries, 3:30-5 pm, 2204 Mich Union; lec/disc, "Caribbean
Musicology," Kuenzel Rm Mich Union.
Computer Kickoff Sale--Selection workshop, 7-9 pm,
Schorling Aud SEB.,
Med Ctr--Lumpectomy disc grp, noon-1:15 pm, Rm 2A235,
2nd level Main Hosp. 936-4296, 936-4732.
Tae Kwon Do Club--See Sept 21.
Intl Ctr--Brown bag disc, "World Travelers' Lunch Break,"
noon, Intl Ctr, 603 E Madison.
U-M-Dearborn--Display/presentation, M Shwedick's "Reptile
World," 11 am-I pm, Rec & Orgs Ctr. 593-5390; film,
Three Amigos, 7:30 pm, Rec & Orgs Ctr. 593-5087.
*Outdoor Rec Prog--Bike repair clinic II, 7 pm, NCRB
Conf Rm. Reg req. 763-4560.
Chem--Sem, J Gland, "A New Synchrotron Method for
Characterizing Surface Reactions with Transient Near-edge
X-ray Absorption Fine-Structure (T-NEXAFSO)," 4 pm,
CEW--Intl women grad stds workshop, "Library Research at U-
M," noon, 350 S Thayer.
Computer Vision Res Lab--Sem, D Anderson, 4 pm,
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship--Lec, C Knechtle, 7
pm, Mich Union Kuenzel Rm.
Career Ping & Place--Interview lec, 3:30-5 pm, 1005 Dow;
preparing formed sch, 4:10-5 pm, CP&P, 3200 SAB.
Assoc Black Profess & Admins--Gen mtg, 5 pm, Trotter
Computing Ctr--Courses: In Rm 3001 SEB: Lotus 1-2-3, Pt
1, 8:30 am-12:30 pm; MTS Basic Skills, 9 am-noon; MTS
Visual Editor, 1-3 pm; Microsoft Word, Pt 1 (Mcintosh). In
Rm 4003 SEB: Basic Concepts of Database Mgmnt
Systems, 1-3 pm; Basic Concepts of Word Processing, 3-5
pm. In Rm 4212 SEB: Intro to Computing, 9-11 am; MTS
Basic Skills Lec/Demo, 6:30-8 pm. Reg req. 763-7630.
*Cinema Guild--Psycho, 7 & 9 pm, Lorch Hall.
Atmospheric & Oceanic Sci/Space Physics Res Lab-
-Sem, T Donahue, "Cometesimalsin the Inner Solar
System," 3:30 pm, 2231 Space Res Bldg.
His House Christian Fellowship --Fellowship & Bible
Study, 7:30-9 pm, 925 E Ann. 663-0483, 665-0775.
*U-M-Flint--.Film, Round Midnight, 7 & 9:15 pm, Univ Ctr
Hispanic Heritage--Films, The Frescoes of Diego Rivera &
Age of Steel, 4 pm, Mich Union Pond Rm.
MH RI--Lunch sem, M Bhugra, "A View of the Physiology of
the Cornea," 12:15-1:30 pm, 2055 MHRI. 764-0573.
Nov 29 Comm for Palestine--Mtg, 8 pm, 2209 Mich Union.
Ctr for Near Eastern & N Afr Studies--Colloq, L,
Butler, "Buried Treasure Brought to Light: American Field*
Work in Istanbul,"3:30 pm, 210 Tappan Hall.
*Guild House--Luncheon lec, J Toy, topics: Aquired Immune'
Deficiency Symdrome (AIDS) & safe sex, noon (lunch avail
$1), 802 Monroe St.
Computing Ctr--Courses: In Rm 4003 SEB: Basic Conepts
of Local Area Networks, 8:30 am-12:30 pm; Intro to
Computer Networks on Campus, 3-5 pm, In Rm 4212.
SEB: Macintosh Basic Skills Lec/Demo, 1-3 pm; Intro to
Computing Resources on Campus, 3-5 pm. Reg req. 763-
*Cinema Guild--Spellbouna 7 pm; Notorious, 9 pm, MLB3.
MichJournalism Fellows--Lec, J Woodruff, "Covering
China," 4 pm, 3rd Fl Rackham E Lec Rmn.
U-M-Dearborn--Film, On the Beach, 7:30 pm, Rm 179 Engr
Lab Bldg, 593-5087.
*U-M-Flint--See Sept 24.
*Med Ctr--J R G Gosling Symposium, Sheldon Aud Towsley
Ctr. Pre-reg req, 764-8429.
Tae Kwon Do Club--Mtg, 6:30 pm, 1200 CCRB. Beg-adv
welcome. Mary, y65-2958.
*Women's Athletics--Volleyball, U-M vs Indiana U, 7:30
pm, IM Bldg.
Std Woodshop--Safety Class for new shop users, Sess I, 9-11
am, SAB, 763-4025.
*Phi Beta Sigma Frat Inc--"Performance Party," 10 pm-,
1:30 am, Stockwell Hall.
*Ruthven Planetarium Theatre--Show, "Autumn Stars,
11:30 am; "Solar System Spectacular," 2 & 3:15 pm. Loc
4th Fl Nat Sci Mus, corner Geddes-Washtenaw. 764-0478.
*Cinema Guild--The African Queen 7 & 9 pm, Nat Sci Aud.
*AAFC--Film, Sorekara (And Then), 7 & 9:30 pm, MBL4.
*Eclipse--Michael Becker Band, 8 pm, Power Ctr. 763-TKTS.
U-M-Flint--Tour, "Art Walk '87," 11 am-5 pm. For info,
*Hispanic Heritage--Dance, live music by Combo Nuevo, 9
pm-l:30 am, Mich Ballroom.
Museum of Art--Symposium, "Stories from China's Past:
Han Dynasty Pictorial Tomb Reliefs and Archaeological
Objects from Sichuan Province, People's Republic of
China," begs 9 am, Rm 1016 Paton, Bus Sch.
*Women's Athletics--Volleyball, U-M vs Ohio State, 7:30
pm, TM Bldg.
*Football--U-M vs Long Beach State, 1 pm, Mich Stadium.
*Outdoor Rec Prog--Bike ride, 9 am, meet at Pioneer High
pkng lot, Reg req. 763-4560.
*Ruthven Planetarium Theatre--Show, "Solar System
Spectacular," 2 & 3:15 pm. Loc 4th Fl Nat Sci Mus, corner
Zen Buddhist Temple--Meditation Svc, 5-7 pm, 1214
Univ Lutheran Chapel--Bible Study, 9:15 am; Worship,
10:30 am, 1511 Washtenaw. 663-5560.
Lord of Light Lutheran Church--Worship, 10 am, 801 S
Chinese Christian Fellowship--Children's & adult
Sunday school, 2 pm; worship, 3 pm, 3150 Glacier Way.
Housing Div--Lec, G McKenna, "Change Agents for
Diversity," 4 pm, SPH, Thomas Francis Aud; reception,
5:30 pm, Stockwell Hall Lounge, 763-1452.
His House Christian Fellowshin--Dinner asngin R&1