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23 Aug

New Band Showcase 2017

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BAND PRACTICE CAN BE HELD AT UNDER THE COUCH. We have a practice room equipped with guitars, basses, a drum kit, keyboards, microphones, and amps. If you have any questions, email Jed at


  •  Participants must be students currently enrolled at Georgia Tech (taking classes, interning, or on a co-op — former students and non-students not eligible)
  •  Participants must submit all required correspondence and confirmation of participation by the deadline(s) for doing so (see guidelines) to avoid disqualification


Deadline for registration

  • 8pm on Friday, September 1st
  • Bands will be announced Monday, September 4th

Semi-Finals dates (tentatively):

  • November 9&10
  • Bands are expected to play 15-20 minutes of music
  • One cover song can be performed
  • Three bands will be selected to move on to the final round

Final Round date (tentatively):

  • November 17
  • Bands can play as much music as they want (within reason, please don’t play for an hour).
  • One cover song can be performed


  • First place: the opportunity to record a 5-song EP for free at Under the Couch
  • Second place: the opportunity to open for a concert at Under the Couch (we will help you find a show that fits your schedule and playing style)
  • Third place: free practice time for the following semester
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26 Jan

Musician’s Network Meeting Minutes 1/26/2015

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Officer Announcements:

Vice President (Caroline): I am your new VP and I will be running the meeting.
I am in charge of booking practice time, so come to me after the meeting.

Secretary (Nick): I’m the new secretary.
I have nothing to report, but if you need to do jacketpages things, come talk to me, and if you want to be added to the mailing list come talk to me too.

Treasurer (Meredith): I am your new treasurer. Dues are $10, practice fees are $15 per semester
Lint and Loose Change submissions are due the 30th; submit things to

IT Officer (Chad): I’m the IT officer
I have a pet rabbit. I thought she was dying but it turns out she’s always in heat, so now I have to get her spayed.
The Google calendar will soon be synced to the new website, but it’s not up yet but it will be soon.

Historian (Claire): I’m the historian.
I have nothing to report, except that we are certainly making history.

Booking Officer (Jack): I’m the booking officer.
There’s a show Thursday, you should see it. If you’re interested in seeing any bands play at UTC or booking shows here, come to me.

Equipment Manager (Chris): I’m the equipment manager.
I have nothing to report, except please don’t unplug stuff from the computer; use the port next to the wireless thing on the bottom for external hard drives.

Advertising Officer (Sid): I’m an advertising officer.
Instagram page is underthecouch, we already have 35 followers.

Minister of Propaganda (Krish): I’m the minister of propaganda.
Billy Mack Collector is playing on Thursday, along with The Quarks, James Hunter, and the Sexy Sax Trio. As always it’s free for students, $5 otherwise.
Propaganda meetings are starting soon; we’ll talk about Couchella, etc. We’re working out a schedule now.

President (Alex): I’m the new president.
Thanks for coming to the meeting.
Blanket statement–please don’t have alcohol, drugs, or anything like that in UTC–it’s against student center policy.
Thanks to the new officers for being here.
If you took a physics test, I’m sorry.

General Announcements:

Mike Leon: If you or anybody you know is selling a Future Islands ticket, I want one.

Krish: I’m looking to do a music thing with Jain, who is a 1st semester music tech student and keyboardist.

Steven: I play piano, guitar, and bass, and I looking for jam buddies–I play anything besides classical.

Tyler: I play guitar, and I want to learn drums.

Krish: We will have guitar lessons, probably drum lessons, maybe music theory lessons–more info next week.

Kwaku: Mid-April, having a mini-Kanye-type concert with some medium-sized names in Atlanta–if you want to help organize this, come talk to me or email me.

Chad: Looking for a fourth drummer to finish violent emo metal drum quartet.

Jack: I’m helping organize a classical Indian music festival on Feb 21– it’s called Khayaal, if you’re interested come talk to me.

Tom: UTC-wide campout–passing around name/email list.

Brandon: I play bass, I’m looking for people to jam with–I play mathy stuff.

Sid: I kind of look like Mike Leon today.

Alex: Austin (our open mic officer) is taking a physics test. The YouTube channel is UnderTheCouchMN, you should subscribe.

Roshni: Semi-Average Joe invited me to sing with him at JavaMonkey in Decatur on Saturday.

Link to the Facebook page:

Link to YouTube page:

Link to Instagram:

Events coming up:
Billy Mack Collector // The Quarks // A Very Saxy Threesome // James Hunter on Thursday:

Summit will be here Friday:

Also this.

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03 Feb

Musician’s Network Meeting Minutes 2/3/2014

General Manager:

The daytime workers and I just had a meeting, and we’re looking forward to bringing you some cool daytime programming. Also, I generally manage. The website is, and if you have suggestions you can talk to me.

Advertising Underling #1 (Ashley):

There’s a Valentines day  show! I made the poster for it.


Fun fact: dried mangoes are amazing. If you want to join the mailing list, come talk to me; if you want to join the club, talk to Kishore, give him some cash money, then come talk to me we can have you listed as a member on Jacketpages. If you want a hug, talk to Archie!!

Dues are 10 per calendar, practice fees are 15 per semester per person, lockers are 5 per month (they’re all full, but you can get on the waiting list if you want).

Equipment Manager:

If you’re interested in recording or learning to record, talk to me! Also, there’s sound class after the meeting tonight. There’ll be more every two weeks, alternating between live sound and recording topics.

Minister of Propaganda:

There are project teams (outdoor concert (tentatively called “Techstock”), compilation CD, starting a magazine with hand-drawn illustrations and fun articles, working with Ashley and Chad for fun ways to advertise, etc.) that will be getting together after the meeting. If you’re interested in any of the advert projects or helping advertize, come talk to me.

Vice President:

VP! If you want to book practice time, talk to me (but only if you’ve paid your dues and practice fees).
Afterwards, we’ll be breaking into project groups after the meeting, so stick around and get involved in the fun!

Open Mic:

Not Lisa. Also, her knitting is hypnotic.
This week’s open mic theme is “Welcome to the Jungle”! Signups are 8-9, show starts at 830, and it ends whenever the final act is finished. If nothing else, you can come and watch her knit.

IT Wizard

Updating the organization and design of the website. If you want to help, contact me.


Breaking up into groups, give money to Kishore, and sound class starts now!
Booking stuff: There’s an organization event this Friday (India Club at Georgia Tech), Jared, and Kishore are working it

Open floor announcements:

Stearns >> You should join Jacketpages! It helps us keep track of how many members we have
Archie >> Give me a hug! Also, I suggest that old name game reruns be added to the meeting minutes.
Jared >> If you’re new and you don’t know what you want to do, he can help you out.
Stearns >> If you’re in a band and are doing practice times, you should join committees (like booking)
Bennett >> A songwriter I’m working with is looking for a drummer. Talk to me if you’re interested!
Thomas >> Starting an 80’s metal band (Iron Maiden, Judas Priest-esque). He’s looking for bassists, drummers, singers, and maybe a second guitarist.

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03 Apr

6/17 – Tigers Jaw, Pianos Become the Teeth, Dad Punchers, Fairlane

Hey everybody, we’re beginning the process of making a more show/calendar-viewing-friendly website.  Before that, we just want to note that no pre-sales will be sold for the Tigers Jaw show.  A Facebook event with details will be coming shortly so check back.

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