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24 Aug

Musician’s Network Meeting Minutes 8/24/2015

Officer Announcements:

Equipment Manager: I’m the equipment manager, meaning I manage everyone’s equipment and it’s a very satisfying job. The studio may or may not be working right now. We’re going to fix it tonight.

Advertising Officer: This Friday, we have groovy Friday, where we play music on Skiles around 1-3. We’re meeting at UTC around 12:45 with any portable instruments, and we’ll walk down there together.

Secretary: I organize and send out meeting minutes. If you need to join Jacketpages or get on the mailing list, come talk to me.

Vice President: I am in charge of booking practice times, so after paying dues and practice fees, our treasurer, come talk to me. We have a house kit and a half, a keyboard, plenty of mics; if you have any other questions, come talk to me. You must pay practice fees before using the practice space.

Treasurer: Dues are $10 yearly, practice fees are $15 per semester. Pay dues before booking practice time.

General Manager: I run the space during the day. UTC is a cool place to hang out/sleep/eat lunch from 9 – 6 on weekdays.

Lint & Loose Change: Submission deadline is September 4th, submit at llczine@gmail.com. Also we recently just made a tumblr, submissions on that will begin soon. We also accept music submissions.

Minister of Propaganda: This Saturday is Jortsfest, which is a music festival from 4-12. The lineup is listed here. On the 5th, we’re also having Couchella; the lineup for that is listed here.

Booking Officer: I book all the shows here, so if you know a band, especially if you’re in it, come talk to me.

IT Officer: I finally fixed a thing I was stuck on for the website for a month.

Historian: I’m the resident meme officer, and I’ve been asked to put a meme in the week in the minutes. Krish mentioned Couchella, which is a music festival taking place a week from this Saturday. There’s also an afterparty at Phi Kappa Theta, with the best bands, Merry Go Rounds, Organ Machines, and Antarcticats.

Open Mic Officer: I host open mic, signups start at 8 and show starts at 8:30. The first open mic is online here. The first show of the semester is also available on YouTube here. Sound class will be starting next weekend, Sunday the 30th at 11 A.M., so come out if you’re interested in learning how to run live or studio sound. The time for future sound classes is subject to change.

Advertising Officer: I have added 332 people to the mailing list. We have the New Band Showcase starting soon, so if you have a band/incomplete band or want to start a band, you can get practice times, and then in November, everyone performs and you can win prizes for your band. Also, come talk to me if you’re interested in lessons. We’re especially looking for teachers.

President: Thanks to everyone for coming to the meeting. If you have questions about UTC, talk to me or go to any or all of our social media links below. Also, if you’re interested in teaching music lessons, talk to Sid. I’m also starting to plan a cycling group to bike the belt line (the UTC biker gang). Alsothere’s puppies on the belt line.

General Announcements:

Sid: Come to Jortsfest! Also I’m starting a punk band so come talk to me if you’re interested.

Jason George: I did guitar lessons last year, and now I’m doing it again. So if you’re interested in free guitar lessons, come talk to me.

Mike Leon: You should come to Jortsfest! Maria has patches and fliers. We’re also having the 2nd annual jorts cutting festival at 3 before Jortsfest.

Leland: Would anyone be willing to make a trip to Salvation Army with me to buy jeans?

Chad: I play in an anime core band called Antarcticats, come talk to me if you’re interested in talking about anime. Antarcticats is also playing at Jortsfest, so you should definitely come.

Andrew: Last year I started a jazz combo called Nietzsche Beats, and I’m trying to start a new jazz combo this year. If you’re interested, come talk to me.

Kishore: Two of my friends and I are looking to form an indie rock band in order to record an EP, we’re looking for a bassist so if you’re interested, come talk to me.

Chris: Chad and I are also in a manga-core band–not really, it’s kinda emo, American Football meets Tera Melos.

Elliot: I’ve been hoping to start an electronic rock band like Django Django, Enter Shikari, etc. I play keyboards. Come talk to me if you’re interested. Also in November I’m hoping to see Django Django at terminal west.

Mitcham: I’m looking to start a funky synth-driven band, based around vocoder. If you’re interested, come talk to me.

Jake: I’m looking to start a band, I play ukulele, we’re looking for basically everyone. Especially African drums and violin or cello.

Par: I have a mixtape up on Soundcloud. If you want details, come talk to me. I can produce music too, so come talk to me if you’re interested.

Sean: If you have an extra high E string for an electric guitar, can I have one?

Claire: The band One Direction is breaking up in march. If you have a lot of feelings about it like I do, come talk to me.

Chris: Anyone who wants to go to any prog shows, Circa Survive, Fall of Troy, Tesseract, etc, come talk to me.

Andrew: I like to go to metal shows, Norma Jean is doing a show at the Masquerade, I can give rides if anyone is interested. For Today is coming to the Masquerade October 8th as well, so come talk to me about that eventually.

Krish: I run social media stuff, you should follow us and visit our website. Watch out for emails in your promotion inbox instead of the normal one. Also I’m in a band called Several Bears, so if you’re interested in playing something cool at open mic, come talk to me.

Josiah: I sing and play trumpet and a little guitar, and I’m looking for a drummer and maybe a bassist for my oldies band.

Mike Leon: If you’re a yuppie piece of shit who likes golf, come talk to me.

Alex: Talk to Sid about new band showcase, if you’re in a band or want to win a showcase you should join. I went to see Kishi Bashi last night for free and it was awesome. Couchella is going to be super rad on every front. If you want to help with fliers and stuff, come talk to me. If you’re ever in need of a hug, I like hugs, so come talk to me.

Austin: Couchella was the first show that I came to at Under the Couch, and it’s basically the reason I’m part of the club now. It’s probably our most technically complex show just because it’s outside, it lasts from noon until 7 and you should absolutely come. It’s one of the best shows UTC hosts all summer.

John: I play bass, I’m looking to start a folk-punk or trash-pop band in the vein of Andrew Jackson Jihad or Gay Blades. I have no car so I’m looking for rides to Modest Mouse and a bunch of stuff at the Masquerade, so come talk to me and hopefully give me a ride. I’m also currently on a quest to line the entirety of my dorm with concert posters or band posters, so please give me posters.

Roshni: I really like to sing, so if you want to do harmony stuff at the open mic stuff.

Leland: I have a PSA from the concertgoers at Gatech page: don’t let finding rides stop you from going to cool shows, Uber is good too. Except for Modern Mouse.

Nick Shooter: I want to start a “jazz” band, we’re still recruiting.

Mihir: I’m also a producer, I released an EP recently at Parshy, come listen.

Fielding: I bought tickets to see Godspeed You Black Emperor because some band asked me to fill in for them or whatever. If anyone wants tickets, or to listen to Tigers Jaw and cry with me, come talk to me.

Nick Dudek: Anyone who wants to start a project with music, come talk to me.

Charles: If anyone wants to do covers of Vampire Weekend type stuff at open mic, come talk to me.

Caroline: My band, the Merry Go Rounds, just dropped a single off our EP called “First Dance,” you should listen. We’re playing a release show at the Drunken Unicorn at 9 on Friday, we’re giving rides and it’s going to be amazing. Talk to Fielding about carpooling. There might also maybe be a party after. Our former frontman Jared McGrath will also be at the show so you should definitely come out.

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18 Aug

Musician’s Network Meeting Minutes 8/17/2015

Officer Announcements:

Austin–Open Mic Officer: I host open mic, signups start at 8 and show starts at 8:30. There’s a 2 song, 8-10 minute limit, and it doesn’t have to be music–poetry, dancing, performance art, and basically anything else is welcome. The first open mic is this Thursday, and the theme is Too Cool for School/We Don’t Need No Education. Chris, our equipment manager, and I will also be hosting a sound class, starting in a few weeks; more details on that later. I also run the YouTube page.

Sara–Lint & Loose Change: I run Lint & Loose Change, the zine associated with MN, where we publish basically anything. We meet Sundays at 11 by the Android right by UTC. If you ever want anything published, email us at llczine@gmail.com. We’re also looking for someone to do cover art (black and white only) for our upcoming issue.

Krish–Minister of Propaganda: I run all the advertising things we do. We also do New Band Showcase, and lessons (more details on that later), and social media; if you’re interested in any of that, let me know. We have a show on Saturday at 7 with the Organ Machines, Supreme World Emperors, Swim Team, and Smooth Aviator. Also, one of our old members made a playlist of songs created by UTC members; listen at http://underthecouch.bandcamp.com/.

Sid–Advertising Officer: I have added 332 people to the mailing list. We have the New Band Showcase starting soon, so if you have a band/incomplete band or want to start a band, you can get practice times, and then in November, everyone performs and you can win prizes for your band. Also, come talk to me if you’re interested in lessons.

Claire–Historian: I know everything about UTC’s deep horrible dark past. If you like history, or if you have obscure questions or dank memes come talk to me. I’m the friendship meme collector. Also I’m the MC at open mic nights.

Mitcham–Advertising Officer: Friday 1-3 PM we have groovy Fridays, you should definitely come. Especially if you play a portable instrument.

Nick–Secretary: I organize and send out meeting minutes. If you need to join Jacketpages or get on the mailing list, come talk to me.

Chad–IT: I do stuff with the website. This is pretty embarrassing, but if anyone knows about web development, I have a question.

Meredith–Treasurer: Dues are $10 yearly, practice fees are $15 per semester. Pay dues before booking practice time with Caroline, our vice president.

Tanika–General Manager: I manage UTC generally, in a general manner, on a general basis. Also I manage all the Generals. So I run the space during the day. UTC is a cool place to hang out/sleep/eat lunch from 9 – 6 on weekdays.

Chris Deese–Equipment Manager: I’m chief dad joke officer, Caroline’s best friend, and equipment manager, so I manage everyone’s equipment. I run the studio, as well as fix random stuff that’s broken. If you’re interested in learning how to record or run live sound, come talk to me about sound class.

Caroline–Vice President: I am in charge of booking practice times, so after paying Meredith, our treasurer, come talk to me. We have a house kit and a half, a keyboard, plenty of mics; if you have any other questions, come talk to me. Also I love baking so come talk to me about baked goods.

Jack–Booking Officer: I book all the shows here, so if you know a band, especially if you’re in it, come talk to me.

Alex–President: Thanks to everybody who came out to UTC today! Feel free to come by during the day, any day. We have shows all the time. Come to the show on Saturday (I’m playing). We’re also hosting the 2nd annual Couchella music festival, so if you’re interested in helping plan that, come talk to me.

Chris Moore: If you need advice on how to interact with stuff around campus/administrators/etc, come talk to me.

General Announcements:

Andrew Joyce: 1. If you play a wind instrument, we have a lot of cool programs like concert band, orchestra, etc. so come talk to me about that. 2. I’m in a band called Antarcticats, we’re playing a show in Gainesville on Wednesday the 19th, it’s kind of a drive but you should come anyway.

Elliot: In November I’m hoping to see Django Django at terminal west. Also I’ve been hoping to start an electronic rock band like Django Django, Enter Shikari, etc. I play keyboards. Come talk to me if you’re interested.

Leland/Jared McGrath v2/Former General Manager/Bond, Leland Bond: I started a concertgoers group, so if there’s a show that you’d want to go to come talk to me and you’ll definitely find people to take you places. I’m also involved with the electronic music collective, so if you’re interested in learning about DJing stuff come talk to me. Mad Chiller Chad Miller and I are in an experimental band called Weed Can Kill You and Should Be Illegal.

Ryan: I’m part of a band called Several Bears, which has been described as more than an idea than a band, the Monkees of UTC. We used to be five members plus a different guest every week. Two of our members, both of who were multi-instrumentalists, won’t be returning to tech, so we’re looking for more people to perform and welcome people to come perform with us. We’re going to try to play at open mic every week.

Krish: If anyone’s willing to sell me a bass guitar, I know someone who’d want to buy one.

Chris: I’m in a band called the Organ Machines with Alex. We’re a progressive surf band. Also Chad and I talked about starting a band made only of drums. Also Chad and I are starting a band, it’s kind of like American Football-twinkly kind of stuff. We need a vocalist, so come talk to me.

Sid: I’m in a punk band, so if you’re interested come talk to me.

Mike Leon: I booked this year’s annual Jortsfest, it’s a lot of emo and punk and other stuff. We’re having a jorts-cutting station, so we can get you jorts.

Jason: I’m in a prog pop band that is not smooth aviator, and we’re looking for a bass player with moderate technical skill. If you’re interested, come talk to me.

Ashley: I work at rocky mountain Pizza over on west campus, it’s a dive bar where we serve mediocre bar food. We’re starting a new thing where if you’re a freshman at tech, we’ll give you a free T-shirt and $10 worth of free food every Monday for the rest of the semester.

Chad: If there’s one thing I like more than music, it’s talking about me. In addition to the band I’m in with Leland, I’m in a literal drum and bass band called Ground Rules.

Sara: We’ve started having ladies’ nights, it’ll be awesome. Come talk to me about that.

???: If anyone has tips or tricks for getting into 21+ shows, come talk to me.

John Quinn: I was in a band called Happiness Police last year, this year Ashley and I are starting vocal pop band, come talk to me. I’m also involved at WREK, I’m interested in interviewing people at UTC for a podcast.

Andrew: Last year I started a jazz combo called Nietzsche Beats, and I’m trying to start a new jazz combo this year. If you’re interested, come talk to me.

Nick Shooter: This is my last semester here, so I want to start one more band before I go. The idea is “Jazz.” Come talk to me if you’re interested.

Jack: I’m trying to start a band of all bassists.

Tanika: If you need to know anything at all about the space, talk to me or whoever’s running the space during the day, or email Chris. Also if you want to inflict your music taste on the general public, come talk to me.

Alex: Come talk to me if you want to know more about Couchella. Pretty soon we’re also going to start our post-meeting jam sessions. Also if you want to hear a President Obama impression, come talk to me.

Fielding: I have tickets to Godspeed Ye Black Emperors but I can’t go, so if you want tickets come talk to me. Also I’m in the market for a keyboard.

Caroline: My band, the Merry Go Rounds, an indie pop collective, is having a release show for our new EP at the Drunken Unicorn at 9 on Friday the 28th. Everybody will be there!

Links:

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/underthecouch

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/underthecouch/

Open Mic Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/695540757126237/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/underthecouch/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/underthecouch

Tumblr: http://underthecouch-atl.tumblr.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/underthecouchMN

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06 Jul

Musician’s Network Meeting Minutes 7/6/2015

Officer Announcements:

Equipment Manager: I don’t have a joke, except my life. I’ve fixed the light switches. On Wednesday I found the architectural diagrams for when they rebuilt UTC. The voltage problem here has been improved, but it’s still not quite fixed yet.

IT Officer: I was the voice of the volleyball in the Tom Hanks movie where he gets stranded on an island.

Advertising Officer: We’re doing FASET Tuesday and Thursday around 5.

President: Everything’s back to normal. On behalf of this great nation, I hope you had a fabulous independence day weekend. We’re tabling at FASET so come and make us look cool. Also we’ve been planning Couchella, so come to the meetings.

Treasurer: Dues are $10 yearly, practice fees are $15 per semester. Pay dues before booking practice time with Caroline. You should wear your T-shirt tomorrow to advertise the bake sale.

Secretary: I have nothing to report, but if you need to join Jacketpages or get on the mailing list, come talk to me.

Open Mic Officer: Next open mic is next Thursday, the 16th, the last one of the summer. It’ll be cool. The theme is Golden Days. It starts at 8.

Vice President: You should come talk to me to book practice times.

General Announcements:

Chad: My band, Antarcticats, is playing at Union EAV on the 10th if you’re over 21.

Chad: We’re playing here on the Sunday the 19th which is before the next general meeting. This one isn’t 21+.

James: Congratulations to the US women’s national team.

Alex: Hey, guys, I’m in a band called the Organ Machines. We’re playing a house show with Balloon Assembly line and 2 other bands on the 15th! It’ll be pretty cool. Also we have a show on the 17th at Union EAV, it’s 21+.

Chris: You should listen to the new Between the Buried and Me album, it gave me feels. We’re also going to the show in Winston-Salem on August 14th with them, Animals as Leaders, The Contortionist, and probably another band.

Links:

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/underthecouch

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/underthecouch/

Open Mic Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/695540757126237/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/underthecouch/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/underthecouch

Tumblr: http://underthecouch-atl.tumblr.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/underthecouchMN

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13 Apr

Musician’s Network Meeting Minutes 4/13/2015

Officer Announcements:

Equipment Manager: I don’t have an equipment manager joke. I had a very involved whiteboard joke, but Caroline took the whiteboard. I don’t have much to report, but we just made a bunch of Deese-icions about what to buy.

Vice President: At the end of the meeting, you can all kill each other to book practice times. We’re booking 2 weeks because of the show next week. There’s a bake sale tomorrow from 1:30 to 5:00 or whenever all the baked goods are gone. We’ll be on Skiles, unless it’s raining really hard in which case it’ll be in UTC.

IT Officer: I gave access to the new website to someone arguably more qualified than I.

Booking Officer: If you want to book something or complain why I didn’t book something, talk to me. There’s a show on Monday with Buffalo Buffalo, Several Bears, and Supreme World Emperors.

Advertising Officer: I have 4 things: We have a bake sale tomorrow, it’s gonna be cool. Proceeds will go to Couchella, which will be pretty cool. We also have groovy Friday on Friday, Caroline’s parents and sister will be there. Next Monday there won’t be a meeting. I can’t remember the 4th thing so fuck it.

Historian: I have nothing to report.

General Manager: I’m the General Manager, I manage the space during the day. On Friday, Earth Day, there will be an ongoing show 10 – 3 during the day. Secondly, we’re going to start setting out coffee during the day. We appreciate donations, especially so Caroline can make scone children that we can eat.

Advertising Officer: We have flyers for the show on 4/20. Take flyers and put them everywhere, especially where you live. Also groovy Friday.

Treasurer: Dues are $10 yearly, practice fees are $15 per semester. Pay dues before booking practice time with Caroline. You should wear your T-shirt tomorrow to advertise the bake sale.

Secretary: I have nothing to report, but if you need to join Jacketpages or get on the mailing list, come talk to me.

Open Mic Officer: This week’s open mic theme is baked goods and slam poetry, so Caroline can bake on Wednesday. So if you have fantastic haikus, bring them to open mic.

President: Basically what everyone else said. We don’t have a full meeting next week, but you should come anyway for Buffalo Buffalo, Several Bears, and Supreme World Emperors.

General Announcements:

Chad: My band, Antarcticats, is playing at the Masquerade on Thursday at 8. We can make it free for you if you talk to Andrew Joyce.

Jack: I’m going to Whirr tomorrow, come talk to me if you’re interested.

Chris: I’m doing a secret project, but I need to know who won’t be here over the summer.

Mitcham: Night of Musicianship next Sunday at Couch at 8:00 in the main rehearsal hall.

Steven: Tokyo and Chance the Rapper just released a single. Also I’ve been having a rough time lately, can we have a group hug? (group hug ensues)

Jason: I teach free group guitar lessons on Thursdays at 4:00, so if you want to learn for free you can show up for that.

Taylor: I’m going to a concert on Thursday and my concert buddy bailed on me, so if you’re interested or just don’t like open mic or Chad, come talk to me.

Jack: We need workers for the shows on Sunday and Monday.

Roshni: Archie and I are performing something at Open Mic that you seriously need to not miss.

Alex: Apparently record store day is Saturday, so there should be a UTC contingent that goes and does record store stuff. We should also do Korean Karaoke things at Happy Karaoke 2. 2 other things: Eliot Manassa is going to see OK GO, but he doesn’t have a ride. If anyone wants to go with him, I can connect you to him. Also I’m from a band called the Organ Machines, we have a show April 30th at 9:00 at WonderRoot. 4 reasons to be there: Organ Machines, Smooth Aviator, exStellarator, and Rad Giraffe.

Chad: We’re also playing at WonderRoot on Saturday.

Fielding: Not this Saturday but the following Saturday (the 25th), Gabe Waksman and I are going to see Dance Gavin Dance. If you’re interested come talk to me.

Links:

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