Upcoming Shows
October 24 7:00 pmGround Rules // Supreme World Emperors // The Quarks // Shafty & The Taints
October 25 5:00 pmWeezer Blue Album Tribute
October 28 7:00 pm152 Productions Presents Self Defense Family, Restorations, Topbunk
October 28 8:00 pmLive at WREK
November 3 6:00 pmLaura Stevenson, Solids, Merry Go Rounds, Man Up Yancey
30 Sep

Musician’s Network Meeting Minutes 9/29/2014

This Week in Musician’s Network

Thursday: Geekapalooza Comedy Night (https://www.facebook.com/events/1481501208772480/)

Saturday: Pumpkins, T-Shirts, Voodoo Reggae Thingamabobber (https://www.facebook.com/events/1489677461284896/)

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Attendance: 67

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN

Kishore: I’m the new president! We’ve had some the recent officer changes, effective until the next elections.

  • Caroline = new Treasurer
  • Ashley = new Minister of Propaganda
  • Bailey = new Open Mic Officer

Officer Reports

Vice President: We are now going to have a new special priority request method! If you do something special for MN (i.e. do unpaid work for a show), you can get 1 practice time booked a week in advance! Details are going to be on the Google form, which you should fill out here: tinyurl.com/utcprf

  • Also: On Saturday we’re going to be having a pumpkin carving/decorating/t-shirt screen printing event! Afterwards there’ll be a football tailgate thing. More on that later.

Booking Officer: On October 10th we have Me-fest! Playing will be exStellarator, SU(2), The Organ Machines, and CCR live band karaoke! If you’re interested in coming to the event and singing one of these songs, come talk to me after the meeting. Also, shows need workers! Sign up on the whiteboard behind the desk. Perks include getting experience running shows and getting priority practice points.

Secretary: If you want to join the mailing list or haven’t signed up for Jacketpages, talk to me after the meeting.

Treasurer: I’m the person that will take your money! Dues are $10 per year , practice fees are $15 per semester, and locker fees are $5 per month (none available, but you can get on the waiting list). Remember, you can’t book practice time without paying dues.

Advertising Officer (Sid): If you’re part of the New Bands Showcase, I’ll be taking pictures of your band. Come schedule time with me (or email valerielowe22@gmail.com).

Open Mic Officer: Thursday’s Open Mic theme is laughter! This week, open mic will run from 7:45-8:45 pm because we’ll be hosting the Geekapalooza Comedy event at 9. If Jared brings food, there will be food.

IT Officer: I’m the internal technology officer, and boy is my technology internal. Much like last week, the stuff I’ve been doing can’t be seen.

General Manager: Last Saturday was the best thing ever because things are organized now. Thanks to everyone who came out to help! Also, this Saturday we’re carving pumpkins and putting them on display at UTC! We’ll also potentially be putting up cobwebs and other cool creepy things.

Equipment Manager: When you practice and run shows, please try to keep the space organized. Clean up after yourself so it can feel awesome and clean all the time! Today, we’re going to have sound class – Nick Shooter is teaching a tutorial on Reaper  (digital audio workstation). Also, if you want an instrument, packets of Nerds make great kazoos.

Historian (Meredith): If you didn’t get a calendar at the door, I’ll get you one later. While we were cleaning up this weekend, we found a bunch of cool stuff!

Minister of Propaganda: We need flyers for our events! If you want to help out with advertising stuff, come talk to me so we can organize a new Ministry of Propaganda meeting. Also, the first edition of Lint & Loose Change is still available (now in Easter colors!). For the 2nd issue, we’re still taking submissions (until October 10th) and the issue will come out around October 15th. LLC meetings are at 2pm every Sunday  at the round tables outside UTC. Also also, come talk to me after the meeting if you went to Saturday’s show – I want to interview you!

Historian (Jed): [hands out more calendars]

Senior Hugs Officer: If you feel that you haven’t been hugged enough, or if you have, please come hug me after the meeting

Advertising Officer (Krish): You may have seen me dancing very awkwardly and violently at the show. Calendar events:

  • Geekapalooza, Saturday’s tailgate, Jamesfest, ATL pride on Oct 11th (there’ll be a band from Vienna), Ground Rules show on Oct 24th, Weezer on Oct 25th, and the Rocky Horror Picture Show cover band on Nov 1st
  • Also, I made a dumb: we don’t have a meeting on October 13th (unless you want to meet one on one with me).

General announcements

Leland:Two things.

  1. Tentative question: we have a free weekend on the 18th. Do we want to have a picnic? [Survey says: YES]
  2. Tanika made this week’s Spotify playlist! Check it out here.

James: I’ll be hosting daytime open mic at UtC from 12-2 pm on Tuesday October 7th!

Jared: If you want to help the CCR cover band sing songs, check the signup sheet that James made.

  • This Saturday, 12-4 pm: carving pumpkins, screenprinting t-shirts, decorating UTC
  • 4 pm-infinity: eating beef patties, listening to reggae, and generally having a good time
  • Do we want to have an official UtC entry for this year’s homecoming events? [Survey says: meh]
  • New Bands Showcase: Sid is scheduling times to do band portraits, and I’ll be scheduling times for you guys to meet with me. Meet me outside after the MN meeting (or email newbandsGT@gmail.com).

Evan: Victor Vino and I are forming an experimental electronic group (ambiance < x < drone). We’re still looking for a singer, I think, but come talk to me regardless if you’re interested. Also, I like doing general music things and am looking for people to play with. Generally interested in doing as much music as I can. I’m a multi-instrumentalist, and I have my own practice space. Not available for other New Bands Showcase bands. Email me at cemahaffey@gatech.edu.

Chris: I teach intermediate guitar lessons. We meet Sundays at noon at UtC. If you’re interested in joining in, you can contact me at chris_fadden@yahoo.com.

Ethan: My beginning guitar class will start this Wednesday at 12 pm. If anyone’s interested in a beginning Chinese class, talk to me later. That’ll start at 6 pm this Wednesday.

Tony D’Arienzo: I teach beginning guitar lessons Fridays at 5 pm. If you’re interested, contact me at jdarienzo1@gatech.edu.

Casey: If anyone’s looking for a guitarist, let me know! I play mostly rock. Contact me at casey.crowe1@gmail.com.

Miscellaneous links

October Social Calendar: http://i.imgur.com/IPKrtve.png

UTC curated Spotify playlist (courtesy of Tanika!): https://play.spotify.com/user/129062230/playlist/6NMahkdo8tgZypy0OFo7i7

Open mic/Geekapalooza: https://www.facebook.com/events/1481501208772480/

Halloween decorating + Voodoo Reggae thing: https://www.facebook.com/events/1489677461284896/

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Free Group Lessons:

All are welcome, all group classes are FREE!

[Beginner Guitar]

[Intermediate Guitar]

[Advanced Guitar]

[Drums Lessons]

[Voice & Stage Presence]

[Bass Lessons]

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Fun photos from this weekend:

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23 Sep

Musician’s Network Meeting Minutes 9/22/2014

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Attendance: 59

Booking Officer: We have a show this Saturday! It’s The Merry Go Rounds + Man Up, Yancey + The Frutones + The Future Babes. Also, if you want to learn to work a show, come to the show early on Saturday (around 7 pm) and you can watch how set-up works.

Equipment Manager: We have a studio! And our previous tech difficulties have been resolved. You can record in the studio for a fee of $20 an hour. Also, we’ll be having sound class after the meeting focusing on recording, so hang out after the meeting  if you want to join in.

Open Mic Officer: This Thursday we’re having a joint open mic with Erato (Tech’s arts & literature club). They’ll be bringing a bunch of awesome snacks. This week’s theme is Ninjas!

Senior Hugs Officer: Come hug me after the meeting!

Vice President: I’m wearing wool pants! Don’t be frightened. Come to me after the meeting if you want practice time.

Advertising Officer (Krish) Nothing to report. If you want to talk about Walter White, we can do that.

Advertising Officer (Ashley) Lint & Loose Change just got our first issue printed! Take a copy or more! Give them to people. More will be printed soon. Meetings are at 2 pm by the round tables outside UTC. We’re taking submissions for our 2nd issue, which are due by Oct 10th.

Minister of Propaganda: Most of the new bands have been ironed out by now. If you’re part of the New Bands Showcase, make sure your whole band joins the Facebook event for announcements and updates. And if you’re interested in voice/frontman lessons, come talk to me.

Advertising Officer (Sid): If you’re in the New Bands Showcase, I’ll be taking pictures of your band.

IT Officer: I mess with the website sometimes. I’ve been making changes you can’t see yet.

Secretary: If you want to join the mailing list or haven’t signed up for Jacketpages, talk to me after the meeting.

Treasurer: Dues are $10 per year (stay tuned for t-shirt news), practice fees are $15 per semester, and locker fees are $5 per month (none available, but you can get on the waiting list).

General Manager: On Saturday, we will be having a fun pizza party type thing going on.

*Historian position election*:

  • Candidates: Claire, Jed, Meredith, & Josh
  • Results: Everybody wins! Congratulations, guys!

General announcements:

Elliott: I’m looking for someone to go to airborne toxic event concert with this Saturday. Tickets are ~$25. If you’re interested let me know.

Leland: I’m starting a weekly  UTC-curated Spotify playlist! I made the first playlist (link below) of what I think is good study music. If you’re interested in helping curate some playlists, let me know. Also, the open daytime staff position has been filled.

Nick Shooter: VGDev is a student-led club that makes video games! We’re desperately looking for people to make music for video games.

Archie: Nic’s hat is fantastic.

Anna: Thanks for everyone who came to Moon Tunes last week! It was awesome. Also, this year’s Homecoming artist is Hoodie Allen!

Shaiv: Looking for people to go with to the Yellowcard concert on Oct 28th at The Masquerade. If you’re interested, contact me at batman@gatech.edu.

Andrew: I run a jazz band and we’re still looking for a guitarist! You should come talk to me if you’re interested.

Chris:

  • Anybody interested in doing drum lessons should come talk to me so we can figure out when it should happen.
  • This Wednesday, exStellarator, SU(2), Killer Eskimos, and my band The Organ Machines are playing at The Music Room! Unfortunately, it’s 21+ (sorry!). Tix are $7 at door, $5 beforehand, and if you need a ride you should talk to Jared after the meeting.

Tony: I just released an album! You can listen to it on Spotify. Also, the album is going to be reviewed in the Technique this week, so you should definitely check that out!

Jared:

  • For the weekend of Halloween, who’d be interested in having a Rocky Horror Picture Show cover band (called Hot Patootie) play at UTC? Also, who wants to go see the midnight showing at the Plaza Theater?
  • There is a ska show happening here in November before ! Ye Flask (10 person ska band), El Chupaskabra, Hermits of Suburbia, and a rare appearance by Champagne Room.
  • The MGRs are playing here on Saturday! The Frutones, Man Up, Yancey, and The Future Babes. It’s gonna be an amazing show with a ton of people,

Stearns: I’m celebrating my birthday (again) this weekend. My parents are going to be there, so be there!

Miscellaneous links:

Leland’s curated Spotify playlist: http://open.spotify.com/track/4m8ttWM8IKXyhpv89E867J

exStellarator + SU(2) + Killer Eskimos + The Organ Machines @ The Music Room: https://www.facebook.com/events/809251515763279/ (meet at UTC at 8:30 for carpool, courtesy of Jared)

Open Mic (Thursdays 8pm-11pm or everyone’s done): https://www.facebook.com/groups/695540757126237/

Pizza Party Tidy Up (Sep. 27th @ 12-4 pm): https://www.facebook.com/events/462711440537688

The Merry Go Rounds + Man Up, Yancey + The Future Babes + The Frutones (Sep. 27th @ 8pm): https://www.facebook.com/events/947892495225999/

New Bands Showcase: https://www.facebook.com/events/715081548529547/

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16 Sep

Musician’s Network Meeting Minutes 9/15/2014

Attendance = 87

Minister of Propaganda: Music Midtown is this weekend, plus a lot of other cool things are happening (i.e. Six Flags, The Round Table concert). I was thinking about having a gathering a group of MN people who are going to Music Midtown. I’ll be making an event for that on Facebook soon. I’m also thinking about having a Music Midtown listening party on top of my parking deck with drinks and food and stuff.

IT Officer: I’ve been doing some pretty crazy stuff, but you can’t see it yet.

Advertising Underling (Sid): Rise Against is having a show at The Tabernacle in October (Touche Amore is opening), so if you want to go come talk to me.

Open Mic Officer: Open mic is Thursday! This week’s theme is outer space. You should come hang out, it’ll be fun.

Vice President: Nothing to report.

General Manager: Nothing specifically to report. The small cute animal of the week is the baby harp seal.

Secretary: If you’d like to join the mailing list, you should come talk to me. Also, come talk to me if you haven’t yet joined us on Jacketpages.

Treasurer: Dues are $10 per year (give you access to lessons, free t-shirts (coming soon)), practice fees are $15 per semester, and locker fees are $5 per month (none available, but you can get on the waiting list).

Equipment Manager: The in-house bass is now fixed! Also, we’ll be doing another sound class next week.

Senior Hugs Officer: I think I’ve hugged everyone in the room.

Advertising Officer (Ashley): We’re going to Six Flags this Friday! We’ll meet up at the park. Also, Lint & Loose Change meets Sundays at 2. We have fliers! Go hang them up.

Booking Officer: Jamesfest is on Oct. 10th. It’s my birthday party! I’d like a poster that’s a collage of me on it. We need workers! Also, I wanna put on a progressive rock show on Nov. 8th (My prog band, exStellarator, 2 more bands (maybe SU(2))).

Advertising Officer (Krish): If I seem spaced out or sad today, it’s not because I was up all night studying – it’s because Miss Georgia didn’t win last night. We have a show at UtC on Sept. 27th with The Merry Go Rounds + Man Up, Yancey + The Future Babes + The Frutones.

*Historian position elections:

  • Involves: Taking pics of events, going throuh our backlog of documents and more cool stuff. It won’t be super intensive, but you have the chance to do a lot of cool things.
  • Current candidates: Claire Lacombe, Jed Paz, Meredith Jacobs, Joshua Oswald. Voting will happen next week!

General  Announcements:

Greg: 3 announcements:

  • Advanced guitar lessons are happening at UtC from 1 to 2 Wednesday
  • I’m in a band called exStellarator, and we put out an EP on Friday! Check it out at exstellarator.bandcamp.com.
  • We’re playing a show on the 24th at The Music Room. The show’s 21+, so if you can’t drink you’ll have to stand outside and listen through the wall. We’re playing with fellow UtC bands The Organ Machines and SU(2) as well as Killer Eskimos (the math rock duo from Couchella).

Chris Kingsbury: If you’re interested in bass lessons, come talk to me.

Anna: Before Open Mic this Thursday, SCPC will be having the first Moon Tunes concert! The Quarks will be playing at the campanile at 7:30, and we’re announcing who will be performing at the Homecoming concert! We’ll be having these once a month, so stay tuned for more.

Kwaku: My hip hop group The Round Table are playing a show at Vinyl this Friday. If you like hip hop and R&B and you like jumping around and having a good time, you should definitely go. Come talk to me if you want tickets. Jared’s going, so talk to him if you want to carpool.

Christian: Beginner guitar lessons start tonight at 8:30. If you can’t make it, contact one of the other instructors (or email utclessons@gmail.com). The next lessons are going to be on Wednesday and Friday

(Someone from band 6): if you play guitar or keyboards, we want you to join our band!

Evan: Victor and I are forming an space/electric trio, and we’re looking for a soulful singer.

Archie: I’m going to go see a local awesome artist called Adron on Friday at The Mammal Gallery. I don’t want to go alone (Alex ditched me), so talk to me if you’re interested.

Stearns: MGRs are opening for a band next week at The Masquerade. I’m hosting a Six Flags after party, so if you wanna get crunk talk to me.

Chris Deese: I’m doing drum lessons. If you are interested, come talk to me.

Krish: If you are a bassist and you like Led Zeppelin, come talk to me after the meeting.

Elliot: On September 28th, Airborne Toxic Event is playing at the Buckhead Theater. If you’re interested in going, I have an extra ticket. Come talk to me if you’re interested.

Brian: A cool local DIY band is playing at Wonderroot tonight. If anyone want to come and needs a ride, come talk to me after the meeting.

Andrew: There’s a show on October 5th – Norma Jean and Emery are playing at The Masquerade. I’d like a ride, so talk to me if you’re interested.

Spencer: My friend and I are starting a band and are looking for a drummer and a vocalist. It’s going to be mostly cover songs, ranging from classic rock to 2000. If you’re interested, come see me next meeting.

Miscellaneous Links:

Social Calendar: http://i.imgur.com/cLzyyWh.jpg

Open Mic (Thursdays 8pm-11pm or everyone’s done):  http://www.facebook.com/groups/695540757126237/

Six Flags (September 19th):  http://www.facebook.com/events/683532641736981/

The Round Table @ Vinyl (Sept. 19th): https://www.facebook.com/events/1452847604993898/

exStellarator/The Organ Machines/SU(2)/Killer Eskimos @ The Music Room (Sep. 24th): https://www.facebook.com/events/809251515763279/

The Merry Go Rounds/Man Up, Yancey/The Future Babes/The Frutones @ UtC (Sep. 27th): https://www.facebook.com/events/947892495225999

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09 Sep

Musician’s Network Meeting Minutes 9/8/2014

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Attendance: 94 (!!!)

Minister of Propaganda: We printed out a calendar for this month’s events! This week is Midtown Restaurant week! Be cool and check out some restaurants. Also, I’ll give anyone who’s here for the New Bands Showcase the chance to introduce themselves, since today’s the official start of the competition!

Booking Officer: I’m putting together a show on October 10th for my birthday! I’m going to have a Creedence Clearwater Revival birthday party. I’m going to play drums in a CCR cover band. If you want join in, let me know! (Everyone says we should call it “Jamesfest.”) Also,  we’re looking for a couple other bands to play.

Advertising Officer (Krish): We’re having a show here on September 27th (The Merry Go Rounds + Man Up, Yancey + Futurebaby + The Frutones). If you want a flier, come see me. Also, if you want to tell me about how great Tanzania is (I’m wearing a Tanzania shirt even though I’ve never been there), you should also come talk to me.

Secretary: If you wanted to get added to the mailing list or haven’t joined us on Jacketpages yet, come talk to me after the meeting.

Senior Hugs Officer: I think I’ve hugged everyone in the room! Come talk to me after the meeting if you want another hug.

Vice President: Come talk to me after the meeting if you’d like to book practice time! Also, try to find time during the day to practice, because our calendar’s going to be packed.

Open Mic Officer: We are having Open Mic this Thursday! This week’s theme is Pirates!

General Manager: I don’t have much to talk about this week, but you can talk to me if you want. I promise I’m kinda cool.

Treasurer: If you haven’t paid dues/locker fees/practice fees, come talk to me after the meeting.

IT Officer: I made changes to the server! I have access to the server now. (It’s messy in there.) Also, I might break the website.

Advertising Officer (Ashley): Two events: this Saturday, we’re all going to carpool to see Diarrhea planet at the Masquerade! We’ll meet here at 6:30 and drive over there at 7. You can buy tickets online, but you’ll probably be able to buy them at the door. And next Friday, we’re all going to Six Flags! We’ll probably meet there around 6:30, and ride rollercoasters and stuff until we don’t want to do it anymore.

General Announcements:

Simon: The people at the Student Center info desk keep refusing to let me into UtC. Can we work out a solution to this, please?

Kwaku: My music group Round Table is playing a show at Vinyl. I know it’s the same night as Six Flags, / Tix are $9 and I have them here with me. If you like hip hop, R&B, and you like jumping up and down, you should be there. Look out for some cool advertisements coming soon.

Krish: My friends and I are going to cover Kashmere by Led Zeppelin -we’re looking for anyone to join in (especially a bassist). Also, my friend Brittany plays violin and would like to join one of the new bands.

Jared: Guitar and voice lessons are happening after the meeeting!

Greg Hendler: My guitar lessons are going to be like spin class for guitar. It’ll be technical and dry, but it’ll be awesome. Check out the open Facebook group “UTC Advanced Guitar“. There’s a survey that you should fill out.

Chris Deese: There’s a show on Wednesday, Septmeber 24th with The Organ Machines, exStellarator, Killer Eskimos, and SU(2). Unfortunately, we couldn’t make it 18+ instead of 21+. :( It’s at The Music Room, so come join us if you can! Also – Jared and I are gauging interesting in drum lessons, so if you’re interested come talk to me after the meeting.

Leland: We’re creating a Historian position! We’re going to hold elections next week. Important considerations:

  • Taking photos of utc events and uploading them to Facebook
  • I’ve been collecting memorabilia from UtC dating back to when the club started in ‘94, and I’d like someone to help me catalog/document these things. They’d also be in charge of choosing current/future posters and other things to archive.
  • Preservation/cultivation of club traditions (+ maintaining casual contact with club alumni)

We’re thinking of having 2 people work together as co-historians.
Current nominees: Jed (Feel free to make nominations before the election next week!)

Adam: There’s going to be a Pinback and Tera Melos tomorrow at Terminal West. Who wants to go with me?

Ashley: Lint & Loose Change meetings are now going to be on Sundays at 2 pm!

Brent: I would like to host a joint Erato and UtC open mic event on September 25th!

Archie: I play bass, and my band is looking for a keyboardist. If you like hard rock, jammy stuff, math funk, and you’re good, come talk to me. Also, I’m apparently running sound class after the meeting? Yeah.

Miscellaneous Links:

Open Mic (Thursday 8pm-11pm or everyone’s done):  http://www.facebook.com/groups/695540757126237/

Diarrhea Planet show (meet at UtC Saturday 6:30 pm): http://www.facebook.com/events/797318250320005

Six Flags (September 19th):  http://www.facebook.com/events/683532641736981/

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