april 2003

elliott to play austin, tx benefit on may 3

thanks to twid, karen and alex for letting us know that elliott is planning to play a benefit this upcoming weekend in austin at the steamboat! this show is a benefit for glynn allen owens foundation for educational scholarships. elliott will headline the show, with four other local bands with ties to the late owens also performing. tickets will be $15, available at the door only. doors will open at 7 p.m. with the all-ages show starting at 8 p.m.

for more information concerning glynn, the benefit and show information, please check out the press release for the benefit.

please realize things might change considering the recent post about elliott's condition but elliott is planning to be there and wants to play. if there are any changes, we will try to post it asap! also at this time, elliott is still planning to play the field day festival. (4.29.03)

elliott's condition

elliott suffered a severe injury in november which has progressively gotten worse. he has continued playing shows despite the chronic pain and subsequent treatment issues. he recently had an adverse reaction to a new medication prescribed to him and he is now undergoing different treatment for this injury. at this time he is hesitant to reschedule or schedule any shows until he feels confident that the treatment is healing him and that it will enable him to play shows. he would like to express his sincere regret for any inconvenience that the cancelled show caused anyone. he will reschedule, it's just a matter of when, and that is better assessed with the help of his doctors in the next month or so. (4.26.03)

elliott interviews ray davies!

thanks to ani and daniel for taking the time to let us know that elliott will be interviewing the kink's ray davies in the next issue of filter magazine. the issue should be out on may 9th. the new issue will be available at virgin megastore, tower records, borders books and select newstands across the u.s.

daniel also sent us a link to a picture of the cover and in the lower left hand corner area, you'll see it mentioned. go here to check it out. (4.21.03)

solana beach show cancelled

hi guys i just found out that tonight's show at the belly up tavern has been cancelled! elliott isnt feeling so good. he had a adverse reaction to some medication he was taking so he is unable to perform. sorry to everyone who was planning to go :( the belly up tavern site posted this little note:

elliott has been cancelled due to health reasons. a date will be rescheduled. if a refund is preferred one can be obtained at point of purchase. (4.17.03)

the field day festival pre-sale information!

thanks to chris for sending info that fans on the web of the artists that are playing the festival will be able to get tickets before the general public will. below is all the info you need to buy tickets and if you want find more information about the festival elliott is playing in calverton, ny on june 8th, please go the the official field day website and also check out the press release below!

url = http://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/866575
when = active from 10:00 am est on wednesday (4.16.03) morning until 9:00 pm est on thursday evening (4.17.03). (web only... pre-sale does not work at the outlets or over the
password = "B0028" (case sensitive)

press release (4.15.03)

elliott to play the field day festival in nyc!

thanks to jason, thom, mark, ryan, colin, sinjin, robert, nathan, fitter happier, peter and luana..i think thats a record...for sending me info that elliott is set to play the field festival on sunday, june 8! here is more info about the show and ticket informaition.

when: june 8th
where: enterprise park at calverton, calverton, ny, 70 miles east of new york city on the north fork of long island
who: the beastie boys, sigur ros, the roots, blur, elliott smith, n.e.r.d., blackalicious, peanut butter wolf, the music, polyphonic spree, le tigre, and more!
on sale: friday, april 18 at 10:00am.
tickets available at www.fielddayfest.com and via ticketmaster - 212-317-7171, 631-888-9000, 201-507-8900, www.ticketmaster.com and at all, ticketmaster outlets.

for more information concerning ticket prices and additional information, please go here at followmearound.com. (4.13.03)

april 1st show and back online!

thanks to lido for recently posting his thoughts on the recent show at the detroit bar in costa mesa on april 1st on the yahoo! elliott smith group. here it is:

"elliott played really well. he did that built to spill song "car" and stopped before the end for some reason, but then later in the set he played it again and finished it. the drummer robin played about half the set with him like he did at the henry fonda theater shows. the opening band was the 88s. they were great too and came out on stage during the encores and then for the last song they played along with elliott on can't make a sound and it was amazing. they obviously spent some time arranging the song and even though the mix wasn't that great, it was good and you could tell they knew the song really well.

the other noteworthy songs were memory lane and distorted reality. he started playing see you later but didn't finish that. he seemed to be happy and as loopy as ever."

also just to let everyone know im back online. ill do my best to catch up with emails and updates. im also in the middle of redesigning sweet adeline too so i might wait to add any contributtions other than news til the new site is ready. thanks for everyone's patience! (4.9.03)