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an Daily - Friday, April 2, 2004

FRIDAY

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LEFT: Somersault soothes the crowd witv
their sounds on March 26.
RIGHT: Jason Anderson plays an intimate
set standing on top of a chair in the middle
of the crowd on March 19, encouraging the
fans tooe in close and sing along. ,,<|

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4 4 L et's iustge esome!" Jason Anderson, native New Yorker and
K Recor dr udour, delivered these poignant words on
March 19 as ed at the Halfway Inn. Affectionately
called the Half-A ' ooe venue of the East Quad Music Co-
op is located in the basement of Est Quad Residence Hall. Embodying the
spirit of Anderson's words, EQMC has devoted itself toward the experience
and the love of music. Two years ago, the6orgaizaion, once strong and suc-
cessful found itself losing that desire and emotion and was subsequently
disbanded due to the inability of students to enforcebaic rules outlined by
the Residence Hall Association. Alcohol violations, mvrwding and dis-
regard for quiet hours ultimately resulted in a hiatus for EQMC

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The Same Fate.

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GHT: Rock quintet The Transfer bring both
n to the stage on March 12.

Now reformed after a more than two-year absence, EQMC i
full effect, led by its new president and organizer, RC sophomore
Chalmers. Along with a group of students deemed the 'Doom C
Chalmers fought successfully o get EQMC running again.

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The group's intent to get an
affordable, all-ages venue at
the University was the driving
force behind its quest for
musical freedom. Although
small,.intimate concert venues

isimc Pig vary in age restric-
tions, sometimes as ghas 21
and older, which excludes a
majority of the student body.
EQMC brings an all-ages
venue to a highly visible
locale on Central Campus.
The students' plan was to
pull in high-quality, national
ouring acts, and match them
up with equally talented, but
unknown openers. Chalmers
and the "Doom Council"
took their proposal to East
Quad hall director Taryn
Petryk, who said she was
reluctant at first about the
group's reformation in lieu of
past incidents. But Petryk
later gave approval provided
the organization follow the
rigid guidelines imposed by
the University. With funding
coming from MSA the East
Quad 'overning Assembly
and te Rpblic, the
L C purchased new
;g iit, redesigned the
ge and garnered publicity
for its performances. Before
its first show back, the
EQMC put on a benefit con-
cert that raised more than
$200 to revamp the club.
With sufficient funds in hand,
equipment ready to o and
bands on call, EQ C was
again ready for action.

Hardcore act Threatener bring a fast-paced, high-energy explosion to the stage.

Since reforming,
Hales has faced va
and a mixer repaire
ing for a dedicated
tenure. Despite its
certs with explosiv
On Friday nighits

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