Scans: Victoria Williams, Mark Eitzel, Jesus Lizard...

Victoria Williams has completed work on the follow-up to her 1994 album Loose. The off-beat singer's fourth studio album (a live album was released after Loose), tentatively titled Musings of a Creekdipper (Jan. 13), was produced by Trina Shoemaker (Sheryl Crow) and features ex-Jayhawk (and Williams' husband) Mark Olson on a few of the 11 tracks. The album, recorded in late summer of this year in Oxnard, Calif., is scheduled to include the songs "Perrywinkle Sky," "Kashmir's Corn" and "Hummingbird"... The reunited Jane's Addiction have added an Oct. 10 date to their "Relapse" tour. The show will take place at Philadelphia's CoreStates Spectrum Theater. The band finally wrapped-up work on their new album, Kettle Whistle, a mix of outtakes, live material and two new tracks, last week and began rehearsals for their tour with a jam session at replacement bassist Flea's house, over the weekend. Full rehearsals with San Francisco DJ Polywog, who will join the band on stage during their set, begin this week...

Mark Eitzel's next album Caught In a Trap and I Can't Back Out Cause I Love You Too Much Baby, which features guest spots from "Kid" Congo Powers, Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) and James McNew (Yo La Tengo), will be released Jan. 20... Skronk rockers Jesus Lizard are in a Chicago studio with Andy Gill (Gang of Four) working on an album for a spring 1998 release...

The first album under Tricky's distribution and production deal with Dreamworks Records for his Durban Poison label will be the debut from New York's Autumn People... Almo Sounds (the label started a few years ago by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, founders of A&M Records), will part ways with Geffen Records at the end of this year. Almo was plugged into Geffen's promotion, marketing, pressing and distribution system... After a year's delay and the birth of her first child, Liz Phair is scheduled to release her third full-length album, Whitechocolatespacegg, in February of 1998... Built to Spill are about to go into the studio to record the follow-up to 1997's Perfect From Now On...

Punk folkie Ani DiFranco's latest self-produced album, the tentatively-titled Little Plastic Castle, is slated for a February 1998 release. DiFranco was in England on Sunday opening a show for Bob Dylan, with whom she toured this summer... Pavement will make their Cartoon Network debut on the Space Ghost: Coast to Coast show on Oct. 24... Live at Moe Vol. 1 is a compilation honoring the legendary Seattle club that closed this past May. The album features live tracks from: Presidents of the United States of America (a cover of Soundgarden's "Spoonman" and their own "Feather Pluckn"), Gruntruck ("Learn to Burn"), Pond ("Re-Bury Me"), Gus ("Guilty Crooked Fence"), Critters Buggin' ("Sheets") and Silkworm ("Don't Make Plans This Friday"). Goodness, Syncophant, Mark Olsen, Laundry, Jessamine and Sky Cries Mary's Roderick Romero are also featured on the CD. The album's record release party will take place Oct. 30 at Seattle's Showbox theater, which will be made up to look like Moe's and staffed with ex-Moe's bartenders. The Presidents and Pond will headline the show...

The release of the big-budget Hollywood film Seven Years in Tibet (Brad Pitt), a history of Tibet before the onset of China's brutal occupation, will be accompanied by a series of candlelight vigils and demonstrations outside movie theaters. This Wednesday there will be a "Candlelight Vigil For Freedom In Tibet" outside the Chinese Mission to the United Nations in New York, followed by a "Free Night for Tibet" show at New York's Wetlands on Oct. 14 with music by the Dharma Bums.

(ATN's Senior Writer Gil Kaufman compiled this report.)

[Tues., Oct. 7, 1997, 9 a.m. PDT]