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All-Night Cyberama

[whitespace] DJ culture occupies the fairgrounds; Lilith makes last stand at Shoreline

By Sarah Quelland

THE FUTURE-MUSIC festival known as Cyberfest '99 brings the Chemical Brothers, Goldie, KRS One, Josh Wink, BT, Supa DJ Dimitri, DJ Rap, DJ Dan, Planet Asia and a long list of other cutting-edge artists to the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. The all-night dance and music event starts at 5pm on July 10 and runs until 6am the next morning. In addition to more than 50 live acts and DJs, the epic event features an extreme-sports arena, interactive games, Laser Tag, bungee jumping, acrobats, trapeze artists, a vendor village and more. Tickets are $30/$35 and available without a service charge at 408/494-3100. For a low service charge, check www.CoolWorldProd.com or www.tixtogo.com/go/cyberfest or BASS.

If you're searching for something a little more mellow, the Lilith Fair makes a two-day stop at Shoreline Amphitheatre July 13-14. The core lineup is Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, the Pretenders, Luscious Jackson, Beth Orton, Sixpence None the Richer and Tekla. July 13 will also feature Bijou Phillips, while July 14 will showcase Cibo Matto and the Murmurs.

Exceptional modern folk-rock artist Stuart Davis gives a solo acoustic performance July 9 at Espresso Garden and Cafe. ... Papa Roach, Swerver and Leisure have a big show coming up July 10 at Gaslighter's Music Hall in Gilroy. ... Operator: Generator promises to deliver a louder-than-loud performance at the Usual July 13. ... And this is the week Mr. Bungle ends its long hiatus. The band releases its newest album, California, on July 13 and performs at Slim's in San Francisco on July 13 and 14. Good luck getting in.

PLAN AHEAD: Chris Isaak, July 8-10 at the Historic Mountain Winery in Saratoga; the Yardies, July 8 at Cogswell Plaza in Palo Alto; Pavement, July 9-10 at the Fillmore in San Francisco; Ani Difranco, July 9 at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley; Dave Matthews Band, July 10 at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View; Cowboy Junkies and Leo Kottke, July 14-15 at the Historic Mountain Winery in Saratoga; the Cult, July 15 at the Warfield in San Francisco; Skatalites, July 15 at Palookaville in Santa Cruz; Limp, 22 Jacks and Charmless, July 16 at Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto; Slow Gherkin, July 16 at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz; Down2None, July 16 at the Cactus Club.

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From the July 8-14, 1999 issue of Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper.

Copyright © 1999 Metro Publishing Inc. Metroactive is affiliated with the Boulevards Network.

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