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Page Twelve

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

nursday, April LU, 1972

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THIS IS NOT ONLY AN AD, IT S A POSTER

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of four weekend get-togethers in Ann Arbor featuring

Non-motorized bike hikes, videotape shows and projects, outstanding films, theatre performances,
chess and ping-pong matches, baseball games, and four unparalleled concerts.

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CONSPI RACY

CONCERT SERIES

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
May 26 and 21
7T00CP.M.
TICKETS ON SALE
NOW !

RHYTHM AND BLUES REVIVAL SHOW
(a four-hour concert) featuring
* THE COASTERS
("Poison Ivy," "Charlie Brown," "Love Potion No. 9,"
"Yakety-Yak, "Youngblood," "Get a Job," "Riot in Cell Block
No. 9," "Searchin' ")
*THE DRIFTERS
("Money, Honey,""Bells of St. Mary," "Up on the Roof,"
"There Goes MyLBaby," "On Broadway," "On the Boardwalk")
*THE CRYSTALS
("He's Sure the Boy I Love," "And Then He Kissed Me,"
"He's a Rebel," "Do Doo Ron Ron")
* JOEY DEE AND THE
STARLIGHTERS
("The Twist, "The Shout," "The Peppermint Twist")

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
June 16 and 17
7:00 P.M.

SUMMERTIME BLUES
with

* BIG MAMA THORNTON
(THE UNDISPUTED QUEEN OF THE BLUES)
* CAPTAIN BEEFHEART
("THE SPOTLIGHT KID" "LICK MY DECALS OFF, BABY""SAFE AS MILK",
THE WONDER MAN OF LOS ANGELES IS GONNA BOOGLARIZE YOU)
* THE LUTHER ALLISON
BLUES BAND
(THE HAPPIEST BLUES BAND IN'THE LAND)
* JOHN FAHEY
(PETE TOWNSHEND OF THE WHO LEARNED FROM HIM; SO DID RY COODER. BLUES AND TRANSCEN-
DENTAL JOURNEYS ON THE SIX AND TWELVE STRING AND HAWAIIAN GUITARS BY TI4E MAN WHO
DISCOVERED BUKKA WHITE.)

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THURSDAY AND FRIDAYJ
ALL-STAR JAZZ SHOW
July 13 &14
8:00 P.M. FEATURING THE TALENTS OF ...
* CHARLIE MINGUS SEXTET
(THE HIGHLY PRAISED (Rolling Stone, New Yorker, N.Y. Times) JAZZ GREAT, PHILOSOPHER, AUTHOR
(check out his autobiography), AND COMPOSER.AN INCREDIBLE MUSICIAN AND INDIVIDUAL, ABSO-
LUTELY NOT TO BE MISSED!)
* FREDDIE HUBBARD QUINTET
("RED CLAY", "STRAIGHT LIFE", PERHAPS THE FINEST CONTEMPORARY TRUMPETER IN JAZZ TO-
DAY . . : CERTAINLY THE MOST MELLOW)

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
August 11 and 12
8:30 P.M.

A ROCK EXPERIENCE:

4'

FATURING THE INCOMPARABLE
*THE MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA*
(THE BIGGEST THING SINCE THE BEATLES!"-Nat Weiss)
("HIS INFLUENCE MAY ULTIMATELY SURPASS THAT OF HENDRIX AND CLAPTON".- Lester Bangs, Village
Voice.

*,

(". .. HAS A BLAZING DEVOTIONAL MESSAGE THAT CANNOT BE MISSED
SHIVERS OF RAPTURE PASS LIKE QUICKLY CHANGING SEASONS ON JOHN
BENDS BACK FROM HIS INSTRUMENT AND SENDS A SEARING FLASH OF A
HEART OF GOD."-Stephen Davis, Rolling Stone).

BY ANYONE WHO SEES THE
McLAUGHLIN'S FACE AS HE
PRAYER STRAIGHT TO THE

MOSE ALLISON TRIO
("SEVENTH SON", "YOUNG MAN BLUES", "PARCHMAN FARM",
from Tupelo, Mississippi, plays the most down-home piano of any . . .
Who, Led Zeppelin, John Mayall, Brian Auger, and countless others, but
never duplicated. "The best damn guidance counselor a kid could wish

"THE CITY" . . . MOSE ALLISON,
his songs have been recorded by the
while his style is often imitated, it is
for. "-Creem)

(". . . MUSIC THAT SEEMS TO GO AS FAR AS MUSIC CAN FROM THE FINGERS OF MORTAL MUSICIANS."
-ibid)
("ONE OF THE FEW GROUPS THAT EARNS ITS REPUTATION AS SUPERSTAR".-N.Y. Times)
(IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO CONVEY INTO WORDS THE DEPTH, INTENSITY, MAGNETISM, AND HIGH ENERGY OF
THE MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA... SO PICK UP THEIR LATEST ALBUM, "INNER MOUNTING FLAME,"
AND HEAR FOR YOURSELF WHAT ALL THE EXCITEMENT IS ABOUT. P.S.: McLAUGHLIN SELLS OUT VIRTU-
ALLY EVERY SHOW HE AND HIS GROUP DO... USUALLY AT $3.50-4.50-5.50 or more. WE GOT THEM AT A
GOOD TIME, AND TH-IS WILL PROBABLY BE THE LAST TIME TO SEE THEM FOR $3.00. DO NOT MISS THIS
SHOW FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER!

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TICKET INFORMATION
All shows are at HILL AUDITORIUM, ANN ARBOR. Tickets to each show are $3.00 - $3.75 - $4.50 in
advance with the exception of THE MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA ($3.00 all seats). Ticket sales and distribution ac-
cording to the following schedule:
* FIRST DIBS on all concerts (both shows) to Ann Arbor people for a period of one week (7 days) from the first ma-
jor announcement of each event in the Michigan Daily (which will usually be 4-5 weeks before the show).
" THEREAFTER, most of the tickets left (if any) will, be fanned out for sales in East Lansing, Grand Rapids, Ypsilanti,
Detroit; Detroit Suburbs, Windsor, and Toledo.
f IF any tickets are left afterwards (we are only selling 5,500 in all for each weekend), then these will be brought back
to Ann Arbor approximately two weeks before the show. Needless to say, not a good hunch to count on.
TICKETS TO THE R&B REVIVAL SHOW ARE ON SALE NOW (Today) through sell-out or next Thursday (which-
ever comes first): Available at CONSPIRACY, 330 MAYNARD, all hours.
(Tickets to the other shows will be in on Monday (Apr. 24). Those who want to purchase tickets to the other shows as
may well do so.) Tickets on sale at Conspiracy. Buy elsewhere at your own risk.
MEDIA: Passes are not honored at the door. Legitimate press people are advised that prior arrangement with Conspir-
acy is requisite to being listed with the box office.

(MORE THAN) A FEW WORDS ON THE SERIES
Conspiracy endeavors to present the finest artists in any given musical genre. At reasonable prices, that is. As
many of you associated with the entertainment business know (and those who are not, suspect) cost of talent, especial-
ly so-called "Superstar" talent is edging out of the ionosphere. Perhaps a few examples will illustrate more precisely:
ALLMAN BROTHERS-$10,000 a night; BEACH BOYS-$10,000 a night; ROD STEWART, LAURA NYRO, MERLE
HAGGARD, LEON RUSSELL, etc.-all pretty much in the same neck of the woods.
Insofar as Crisler Arena serves much better as an arena than as a concert hall, we prefer to keep your concerts
in a place where you can see and hear the artists without use of a telescope and radio. To bring such "Superstars" to
visual, audio, and aesthetic standards of good taste would be to peg tickets at at least $4.50-5.50-6.50, which, to our
minds, is not in the best of financial good taste.
(We are saving Crisler Arena for a cerain well-known folk/rock singer, if he ever decides to perform here, and
the Rolling Stones, who recently turned down our offer of $40,000.) (Would the Metropolitan Opera turn us down
for $40,000? Hmmm . . . anyone for the Met this fall?)
In this concert series weiare planning to use the main floor and first balcony only, which means that all seats
sold are excellent seats (the second balcony is not bad either.)
Incidentally, we concur with the University's declaration that smoking of all kinds is dangerous to the Auditor-
ium's health, and we are enforcing this protection of the hall in all quarters of the auditorium (except the lobby)
throughout the performance (from beginning to end) . All artists appearing at Conspiracy Concerts have contractually
agreed to refrain from smoking of any materials or drinking of alcoholic beverages while in the Auditorium itself or

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