There’s a jam session after the meeting!
Advertising Officer: Ashley – I help advertise shows and other events that go on here. I also help run Lint and Loose Change, a fanzine that we started. The first issue is finished and will be coming soon!
Minister of Propaganda: Jared – Big thanks to everyone who helped out with Couchella and the after party! I’m the head of advertising. I’m also one of the people dealing with guitar lessons and helping get people connected with one another in the club.
Advertising Officer: Krish – I do advertising things. And stuff. And things.
IT Officer: Chad – For better or worse, website changes are my fault. Find them at gtmn.org!
General Manager: Leland – I’m in charge of running the space, keeping up with/maintaining it, assigning staff hours during the daytime, and daytime programming
- We’re looking for a new daytime worker at Under the Couch! You’d have to be available to work Tuesday/Thursday/Friday from 9-11 am. You have to be a student in order to apply.
Senior Hugs Officer: Archie – If you want another hug, talk to me!
Vice President: Mike Stearns – I’m involved with everything that happens after hours- practice time, renting out the space, recording in our studio. If you want to practice, pay your dues and practice fees first.
Booking Officer: James – I’m in charge of booking shows! If you want to get a show to happen, talk to me about that. Also, you can be my minion and help me book shows if you want.
Secretary: Alex – I type up the meeting minutes, send them out in the weekly newsletter, and keep track of membership. Talk to me if you want to get added to the mailing list!
Treasurer: Kishore – I manage all the money that comes through here, submit the SGA budget, and keep up with all the purchases. You can help by paying your dues! Dues = $10 per year, practice fees = $15 per semester, and lockers (4 ft. x 4 ft. x 4 ft.) = $5 per month. We don’t have any available right now, but you can get on the waiting list if you want.
Open Mic Officer: Caroline – I run Open Mic every Thursday night. Signups are from 8-9, the show starts at 8:30, and we usually end by 11 pm or after the last performer is done. This week’s theme is cat party! (Disclaimer: please don’t actually bring your cat.) Stop by even if you don’t want to perform!
Equipment Manager: Garrett – I maintain the equipment, and I’m in charge of getting new stuff! If you notice any thing that doesn’t work properly, or if you see any thing the space needs, let me know. We also have a recording space that can record up to 16 tracks simultanteously. If you’re interested in recording here or learning how to record bands, talk to me. We’ll also be having sound classes soon, so talk to me if you’re interested in those.
President: Spencer – I basically oversee all the stuff that goes on.
Leland: 2 cool things! I promise that they’re actually cool.
- We’re creating a new officer position – Historian! He/she will be charged with documenting UtC history, organizing past history, and taking pictures of our current events. We’ll be having elections for this position in the next week or two.
- We’re planning a UtC field trip to the Diarrhea Planet concert on Saturday, September 13th at The Masquerade. They’re really fun pop-punky band. Tix are $12, and everyone is welcome to come and bring people!
Mike Stearns: I’m a violinist in a band called The Merry Go Rounds (we’re a pop orchestra). If you play a cool instrument and you want to join our band, you can audition at Open Mic this Thursday!
Simon: I want to start an Afrobeat band (fusion of traditional African music with jazz and funk). The songs are usually long and groovy. Think along the lines of Antibalas or Fela Kuti. I’m looking for people to play bass, drums, guitar, horns, percussion, or keys. It’ll be a bunch of people, but I think it’s worth a try. I play the drums, but if you’re better than me you can still join. If you’re interested, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kwaku: The Round Table have a show at Vinyl on September 19th – we’ll be playing with a few other Atlanta groups. Tix are $9, and I’ll have physical copies next week. People from all over Atlanta are gonna be there, so it should be a huge party.
Skyler(?): I’m an aspiring DJ. I’ll be mixing in the Perry floor 2 lounge this Saturday. If you wanna come and mix with me, talk to me (it’ll happen sometime Saturday afternoon).
- We’re trying to get a UtC group to go to Six Flags for the SCPC event on September 19th. Get your tickets before they sell out! I’ll make an event on Facebook.
- We have flute players! Talk to me if you play the flute.
Spencer: Our Facebook group is useful for talking and organizing things amongst other members.
Tony Scimeca: I just released my first album! You can find it on Spotify and such. I’m looking for people to collab with and release singles. If you have really cool ideas you want to work on with another person, come talk to me.
Jared: 3 things!
- This Saturday: we’re tailgating for the football game on the Architecture lawn! You’re welcome to join us. There’ll be cornhole and tents and fun.
- New Bands Showcase! If you’re interested in starting a band or joining a band, come talk to me. We’ll form bands with people with similar interests – you’ll be able to use our gear and practice space. At the end of the semester we’ll have a showcase where you perform and could even win recording time in our studio!
- Guitar/Voice lessons – talk to me if you’re interested in these.
Sai: Looking to start playing electric guitar. Is anyone selling one? (Stearns says: check out GT Thrift on Facebook)
Chris Deese: I’m starting a new concept project – looking for a guitarist. It’ll be a post-hardcore (i.e. At The Drive-In)/ light prog (i.e. Coheed) sort of thing.
Jacline: Looking for flautists to join a Flute Choir! We’ll practice together and occasionally take these practices outside to public spaces.
Chris Kingsbury: Thanks to everyone who made the Phi Kap after party a huge success in my absence!
Nick Shooter: I’m hoping to start a prog rock band this semester (think along the lines of King Crimson, Yes, Porcupine Tree). I already have a few people, but I’m looking for an acoustic guitarist and people who play other weird instruments.
Chad: I want to start a band that plays weird music. The weirder, the better.
- I’m the Concerts chair for SCPC. We’ll be doing a thing called “Moon Tunes”, where we occasionally have a band play a one time show out by the Campanile around 7 pm. If you’re interested in playing, come talk to me!
- We have space on the Concerts committee, and applications are due towards the end of September if you’d like to join.
Archie: I’m in a band called Ground Rules. If you play hard rock piano/keyboard/organ, come talk to me!
James: I’m in a band called Supreme World Emperors, and I’m considering adding a drummer. (Drumming and singing at the same time is hard.) If you’re a drummer and you like playing really loud, simple beats, come talk to me!
Leland: Write your name and email LEGIBLY if you’re going to sign up for things.
Mike Stearns: I want to start a post-punk surf band. If you play instruments that are related to these things, come talk to me and come out to Open Mic on Thursday!
Miscellaneous announcements & links
- Couchella was a success! Head over to the Couchella 2014 Facebook page to relive the magic in photo form.
- Open Mic has a Facebook page! Check it out here.
- Jortsfest will soon be upon us! To find out more and stay up to date on what’s happening, peep the event page here.
- Chris Thomas: I am a singer/songwriter looking to connect with a band or at the very least a guitarist or pianist for performance or covers and originals. I am looking for a person(s) who is good with the creative process and improv, who is well versed in playing R&B, Pop, Singer-Songwriter and Jazz type music. My voice is like a mixture of Stevie Wonder meets modern day vocal stylings). I can be reached at email@example.com for anyone interested. For reference: https://www.youtube.com/user/lyoung1805/videos