Upcoming Shows
September 6 4:00 pmJortsfest 2014
September 12 6:00 pmThe Summit (Buzzbeats)
September 27 7:00 pmThe Merry Go Rounds // Man Up, Yancey // Futurebabes // Frutones (acoustic)
October 24 7:00 pmGround Rules // Supreme World Emperors // The Quarks // Shafty & The Taints
October 25 5:00 pmWeezer Blue Album Tribute
01 Sep

Musician’s Network Meeting Minutes 9/1/2014

Equipment Manager: I’m starting sound classes tonight! If you’re interested in learning how to do sound, feel free to join in. Today is an intro/tour. Part of the class is going to involve recording and the other will be about live sound.

Booking Officer: There’s an event this Tuesday! We need workers, so if you’re interested you should email utcbooking@gmail.com with the subject line “I WANT TO WORK THE EVENT SEPTEMBER 2″. It pays $10/hour and should require minimal work.

We also have a show October 24 (Shafty and the Taints + The Quarks + Supreme World Emperors + Ground Rules) that’ll need workers. Working shows is a great way to get involved and get experience running live sound.

Advertising Officer (Ashley): There will be a Lint and Loose Change meeting after the MN meeting ends. Also, we’re getting a big group of UtC kids to go to the SCPC Six Flags event on September 19th! Get your tickets soon, and if you want to meet up with us you should join the Facebook event. (Also, ask Leland about his rollercoaster addiction).

IT Officer: I’ll be making website changes very soon.

Vice President: If you want to get practice time, talk to me after the meeting. If you want to film something or do other after-hours stuff, I’m the guy to talk to.

Advertising Officer (Krish): Like James said, we have a show Oct 24th. 2 of the bands are the product of the new bands showcase from last semester! Also, on October 25th there’ll be a Weezer Blue Album tribute showcase

General Manager: Open house is tomorrow! If you want to come and check out all the stuff we do (and maybe get free stuff), swing by between 10 am & 3 pm.

Minister of Propaganda: New Bands Showcase: it’s a 10 week battle of the bands! We’ll find people for you to play with, give you practice time, and at the end you’ll perform 10 minutes of your music in our showcase in November. It’s a good fast track for those who want to start a band, and it’s for everyone!

Guitar/voice lessons: I’m looking for teachers, as well as more people who want to learn.

Mike Leon says: Jortsfest is this Saturday! There’ll be 10 bands, and jorts are not required (but I’ll give you dirty looks if you don’t wear them). I’m gathering a group on Friday for a jorts-making party – we’ll meet at 12:30 pm at UTC and walk over to Salvation Army to pick out some jeans. The MGRs, exStellarator, and a bunch of other ATL bands will be playing!

If you want to make show posters or learn Photoshop/Gimp/other editing software, the advertising committee would love your help.

Secretary: If you want to join the mailing list or learn how to join MN on Jacketpages, talk to me after the meeting.

Treasurer: Dues are $10 per year – and they come with a free shirt! We’re in the process of getting more shirts, but we’ll have a huge screen printing party at some point. Practice fees are $15 per semester, and locker fees are $5 per month (we don’t have any available, but you can get on the waiting list).

Open Mic Officer: Open mic is this Thursday night, and the theme is Wild Wild West. It’s super chill and super cool. Signups start run from 8-9 pm, the show starts at 8:30, and it ends whenever the last person finishes.

General Announcements:

Stearns – Next Saturday, we’re taking a group to go see Diarrhea Planet at The Masquerade! We’ll tell you more info next week.

Leland – I’m the officer of redundancy and next week we’lll be taking a group of UtC kids to go see Diarrhea Planet at The Masquerade! Tickets are $12 at the door, but you can buy them online ahead of time. We’ll be organizing carpools.

Krish: My friend Brittany and I are planning on doing a cover of a cover of Kashmir by Led Zeppelin – she plays violin and I’ll be playing drums. If you want to help out, come talk to me.

Simon: I’m trying to start a new Afrobeat band! It’s a mix of traditional African music, funk, latin, and jazz, plus cool solos and someone yelling about social issues. I’m looking for a lot of people, mostly those who play wind or brass instruments (but also bass/guitar/drums/vocals/keyboards). If you’re interested, you can contact me at saberman@gatech.edu.

Chad: I’m from a band called Ground Rules, and we’re looking for a keyboardist! We play hard rock and math funk.

Chris Deese: Hi! If you don’t know me, my name is Chris.  I’m starting a new collab project, looking for people who like proggy rock and post-hardcore. If you’re into this, come talk to me and let’s be best friends.

Alex: Our Senior Hugs Officer would like you to know that CCF is looking for someone to perform 3 acoustic songs for their event tomorrow. Let me know if you’re interested.

Andrew Brooks: I’m starting up a jazz group! All instruments are welcome. If you want to join, come talk to me

Miscellaneous Links:

New Bands Showcase Signups: www.tinyurl.com/newbandsGT

New Bands Showcase Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/715081548529547

Open House (Tuesday 10am-3pm):  http://www.facebook.com/events/280346322158284/

Open Mic (Thursday 8pm-whenever):  http://www.facebook.com/groups/695540757126237/

Jortsfest 2014 (Saturday 4pm-12am):  http://www.facebook.com/events/322901714525120/

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

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26 Aug

Musician’s Network Meeting Minutes 8/25/2014

There’s a jam session after the meeting!

Officer Introductions:

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.

General Announcements:

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 saberman@gatech.edu.

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).

Ashley:

  • 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.

Anna:

  • 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!

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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 ctthomas1984@gmail.com for anyone interested. For reference:  https://www.youtube.com/user/lyoung1805/videos

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19 Aug

Musician’s Network Meeting Minutes 8/19/2014

First meeting of the semester! We played Kittenwars to break the ice.

Officer Introductions:

Vice President: Mike Stearns

Advertising Officer: Chad

Advertising Officer: Ashley

  • Talk to her about Lint and Loose Change, our literary magazine

Minister of Propaganda: Jared

Treasurer: Kishore

  • Fees and stuff: dues are $10/year, practice fees are $15/semester, and locker fees are $5/month (we don’t have any free right now, but you can get on the waiting list if you like)

Secretary: Alex

Senior Hugs Officer: Archie (He’s hugged everyone in the room)

Open Mic Officer: Caroline

  • We have open mic this Thursday! Signups start at 8, and the show starts at 8:30. Come before nine if you wanna play. This week’s theme will be “Throwback Thursday”!

Equipment Manager: Garrett

President: Spencer

Open Floor:

Note about practice time: we have a drumset, practice guitar amp, bass amp, bass, keyboard, and microphone available for use.

Mike Stearns – The Merry Go Rounds are hosting auditions during open mic this Thursday!

Archie – My band is looking for a keyboardist maybe.

Andrew – Music Technology is trying to get a major started, so email them if you’re interested in making it a thing! Also, I’m starting a band with swing and surf influences (looking for members!).

Important Links:

Our website: www.gtmn.org

Facebook group: Under The Couch

JacketPages: jacketpages.gatech.edu*

*Please join the Musician’s Network organization page on JacketPages! It’s important and useful for us, not only for keeping track of our membership and getting money from SGA but also for being able to access UTC and maintain regular operations – i.e. if you want to access UTC for practice times, you’ll need to be in JacketPages.

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22 Apr

Musician’s Network Meeting Minutes 4/21/2014

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Tonight: Last meeting of the semester AND the 1st Annual Foamy Awards!

Senior Hugs Officer: I have hugged everybody in this room. (*applause*)

Equipment Minotaur: There will be sound class after the meeting. Also, we got a bunch of new cables for the studio! Don’t take them out of the studio please.

Secretary: If you want to join the club, go give Kishore your money and then come talk to me!

General Manager: I manage generally. General announcement: the SCPC homecoming concert poll is up. Write in a vote  for Sleigh Bells ’cause they’d be perfect for it!

Treasurer: Dues are $10 a year, practice fees are $15 a semester, and lockers are $5 a month. Remember, membership dues last for a calendar year.

We’ll have some lockers available really soon! They’re huge. You could fit several things in there. Anyways, let me know if you want to rent one.

Vice President: We have a lot of exciting things today. We have pizza! If you want Dead Week/weekend practice time, come talk to me.

Open Mic Officer: No more open mics this semester… But they’ll be back during the summer semester. Keep up with us on our Facebook group (Open Mic Night at Under the Couch!).

Advertising Underling (Chad): There’s nothing new going on to advertise, so I’ll advertise Mike Stearns’ fabulous Snapchats.

Minister of Propaganda: We have a meeting (along with some SCPC representatives) this Thursday night at 6 in UTC to discuss and plan Couchella! If you’re interested in helping out or just want to know what’s going on, feel free to join us.

Advertising Underling (Ashley): There’s pizza and awards today!

IT Wizard: I’ll be putting changes to the website up next week! I’m adding a bands page to the site, so send me your band name, a short bio, and links to any music pages you have. (Send to lrossi@gatech.edu)

If you don’t, Archie will write a joke bio for your band (but really, he will).

General Announcements:

Archie: I’m joining forces with a new organization called Acts of Kindess to do my Groovy Friday thing  from noon to 1 on Tuesday in the Student Center. I just realized that I can’t make it until noon-fifteen, so if you wanna play the beginning of it just let me know.

Also, Chicken Dinner Faceplant released a new EP yesterday named “Universal Butt”. Check it out!

Stearns: My two bands (We Few and The Merry Go Rounds) are performing at Wonderroot on Wednesday night!

Leland: Dan Deacon is performing tomorrow. It’ll be a life changing experience.

James: As part of the “500 songs for Kids” event, I will be playing David Bowie’s “Changes” at The Loft on Saturday.

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The Foamies: Winners

Powerpoint Picasso: Jason

Best Laugh: Leland & Chris Deese

Biggest 80’s Metal Fan: Thomas

Beyonce Award: Caroline

Best Harmonica Gunslinger Thingamajig: Rob

Most Likely To Finish His Sentences: Kishore

Best Disc Thrower: Colin

Nacho Hair: Chad

Most Likely To Create World Peace With His Hair: Garrett

Best Smile: Chris Deese

Man of Many Names: Mike Stearns

Most Gutter: Spencer

Best Flyers: Catie

Chillest: Alex McIntyre

Best Actor: Jed

BAMF Award: Kwaku

UTC’s Little Helper: James

Best Time To Show Up For A Meeting: Andriy and Paul

Best Beard: Randy

Best 80’s-Band-Name-That’s-Also-Your-Last-Name: Christian Toto

Flava Flav Award: Leland

The “Ooh-weee-ooh I Look Just Like Buddy Holly” Award: Nick

Best Taja Award: Taja

Best Face: Greg

Rockapella Award: Truett

Clementine Award: Andrew Tsai

Best Beats: Imran

Best Dreadlocks: Simon

Most Styrofoam: Shags

Best Simpson’s-Inspired Band Name: Jebediah Springfield

Twee As F***: The Merry Go Rounds

Best Sound: Chicken Dinner Faceplant

Fastest Recording Time: Chicken Dinner Faceplant, “Clsoe Is Good Enough” (EP)

Best Home Recordings: James (Supreme World Emporers)

Best Song: Wolfson Greene, “Golden Daze”

Best Side Project: Coy Coyote

Best/Worst Band Name: Weed Can Kill You And Should Be Illegal

Best New Groove: SU(2)

4+4=9 Award: Albatrocity

Best New Band: The Quarks

Best Hip Hop Group: Kwaku and the Round Table

Best Polka Funk Band: We Few

Best French Band Name: Faux Pause

Best Recording: Ground Rules, “It’s Pronounced Ground Rules”

MVP (Most Voluptuous Panda): Archie

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More winners! (not present at the meeting)

Most Efficient Wardrobe: Tom Speers

Most Active Young Member: Krish

Most Likely To Become Drum Major: Andrew Joyce

Best Guitar Sound: Derek Liddell

Best Piano Player: Christian

Shafty Award: Alex Alty

Best Mustache: Nic

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