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Apr. 30th, 2004

11:19 am - IMCfest 2004

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IMCfest is this Saturday (All Ages!) and Wednesday (18+).

IMCfest 2003 was so fun that we decided to have another one and it's two days this time. On Saturday, May 1st we'll have 2 stages at the University YMCA with 5 bands, a short film, and a zine slam. On Wednesday, May 5th we'll have 2 stages at the Canopy Club with 9 bands and 2 films. The events are $3-$50 sliding scale so for a mere $6 you can see 14 bands, 3 films, and a 'zine slam on 4 stages. Never a dull moment with the IMC Shows Group.

We raised $1600 towards the Capital Campaign and the Shows Group at the last IMCfest and we hope to do it again. When the IMC acquires a new building of it's own, we will need funds to build our own shows space so that C-U can once again have a permanent all ages non-smoking volunteer operated independent music venue. 14 bands are donating their performances to this event, let's make it worth their while by packing the University YMCA on Saturday and the Canopy Club on Wednesday!

IMCFest 2004

May 1st from 7 PM until 11:30 PM
At the University YMCA
1001 South Wright St., Champaign
All Ages, $3-$50 sliding scale

May 5th from 6 PM until 2 AM
At the Canopy Club
708 South Goodwin, Urbana
18+, $3-$50 sliding scale
$3.50 Margaritas, $2 Coronas

For more info, contact shows@ucimc.org - 217-344-8820

The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, in conjunction with The Canopy Club, WEFT 90.1 FM, and the Hub, is having a follow-up to its highly successful fundraiser last August. IMCFest 2004 will take place at the University YMCA on May Day from 7 PM until midnight and at the Canopy Club on Cinco de Mayo from 6 PM until 2 AM. This festival will be a fundraiser for the UCIMC--100% of the money collected at the door will go directly to the Independent Media Center. Help the shows group get a new PA, book more bands, fix up our OWN concert space, and more.

IMCFest 2004 will be a two-night multimedia event featuring 15 bands and four independent films. Music groups at the fest will range in styles from folk to rock to punk. The May Day event is all-ages; the Cinco de Mayo event is 18+. See below for a list confirmed bands and films.

May 1st and May 5th are days to celebrate independence and grassroots struggle. May 1st is Labor Day celebrated by workers all over the world. International Labor Day commemorates the struggle for the 8 hour day by workers in Chicago in 1886 and the Haymarket Martyrs who were targetted by the government as part of that struggle. May 5th (Cinco de Mayo) commemorates the victory of an outnumbered Mexican peasant army over foreign invaders.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

The Bands

We are still in the process of confirming bands for this event, so please check back here often!
So far we've confirmed...

May 1

G. Lee and Jet Blonde

"Lee has a beautiful, airy voice, and combined with her acoustic guitar, she spins gold-threaded webs around listeners....This is the kind of quality music that should be playing on the radio." - Holly Rushakoff, The Octopus,Champaign, Illinois


Missing in Action

Local female-fronted straight-up punk rock. Complete with mohawks.


jigGsaw

A local old school pop-punk band. They have been accused of "fus[ing] up-tempo melodies with loud, experimental riffs and vocal dynamics reminiscent of Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl." Very catchy.


DIY

Loud, high intensity rock drum and guitar duo. Featuring ex-Buzzards, ex-Empty Orchestra, and ex-Goldsmith Jones. Did I say loud already?


Green Light Go

Local power pop foursome featuring IMCsta Jenny Stewart.


May 5

Water Between Continents

Instrumental indie rock. Only much, much better than you've heard it done before.


Wanamaker

Chicago-based jangle pop. Wanamaker is nice enough to stop off at IMCFest from their tour, so come see them! Featuring Janet Kim of Kim, and Brent Olds, ex-Poi Dog Pondering and ex-Johnny Socko.


i:Scintilla

i:scintilla is Champaign's best local industrial band. Female-fronted, they put the "dark" back in "darkwave."


Solips

Veteran local power pop band, unrelated to polyps. Check out their mp3s.


Nu Orbit Ensemble

Nu Orbit Ensemble features Tom Paynter (from Ear Doctor) on keyboard and flute, Jason Finkelman on berimbau and percussion, Chad Dunn (G. Lee and Jet Blonde and many others), and Jay Eychaner on synthesizer.


The Hags

The Hags are an all women a capella (plus drums) singing group with funky attitude and fair shares of silliness and political seriousness. Infinite fun. "Worms shit dirt but they don't eat concrete." The Hags are exactly what the IMC is all about, independent community-oriented radical music that you won't hear many other places.


Joni Laurence

Joni Laurence sings, plays guitar and writes songs, not unlike lots of other girls with guitars. So, what makes her stand out? The truth is, Joni's music is everything you already love about acoustic music -- strong vocals, meaningful lyrics and memorable melodies. Joni has worked hard to become a well known singer-songwriter throughout central Illinois and up to Chicago. Her influences include the Indigo Girls, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Suzanne Vega, Nanci Griffith, and Paul Simon.


Cynthia G. Mason

A Philly-based singer/songwriter, Cynthia is touring with Wanamaker and is also nice enough to stop and play for us. Her folk-rock sound has been described as "placid delivery and appealing production [that] have lulled me into believing Pennsylvania is a modern-day utopia with mood-lighting."


Rodeo Girl Collective

Band members describe themselves as rock "through a classic rock filter." Curious yet?


The Films

May 1

IMC Newsreal Cancun 2003

IndyMedia's documentation of the 2003 WTO protests in Cancun. 28 min.

May 5

Storm from the Mountain

The video tells the story of the 24 unarmed, ski-masked rebel leaders of the Zapatistas, joined by thousands of indigenous, Mexican, and international supporters in their mission to address members of the Mexican government to demand democracy, liberty, and justice for the indigenous peoples of Mexico. The perfect way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, as the Zapatistas and others continue to struggle for true independence and peasant rights.

This movie will be shown at 6 PM. 70 min.


Land and Street

A collaboration between IMC-Italy, IMC-Argentina, and Vrije Keyser Televisie in Amsterdam, this video tells the story of the Argentinian economic collapse and how the people are creating autonomous organizations such as the piqueteros and neighborhood assemblies to both solve their own problems and struggle against neo-colonization by global capital. No Pasaran!!

This movie will be shown at 7:15 PM. 40 min.


Mission

Indymedia is a global network of collectively run media outlets for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of truth. We are motivated by a love and inspiration for people who work for a better world despite corporate media's distortions and unwillingness to cover efforts to develop an egalitarian and sustainable society.

The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center is a grassroots organization committed to using media production and distribution as tools for promoting social and economic justice in the Urbana-Champaign area. We are dedicated to addressing issues that the mainstream media neglects and we do not conceal our politics behind a false objectivity. We will empower people to "become the media" by providing democratic access to available technologies and information.

Capital Campaign

The UC-IMC's Capital Campaign to buy a building of its own, establishing a permanent presence in our community, is in full swing. The Capital Campaign already has about $70,000 in the bank.

The UC-IMC is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. All donations to the capital campaign are tax deductible as allowed by law. Those who would like to make an anonymous or one-time contribution to the IMC capital campaign can send donations by mail to:

Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center
ATTN: Treasurer/Capital Campaign
218 W Main St, Suite 110
Urbana, IL 61801-2725

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From:hssst
Date:April 30th, 2004 09:41 pm (UTC)
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What's a zine slam ?
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From:zarfmouse
Date:April 30th, 2004 09:48 pm (UTC)
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It's a reading of original poetry and prose by authors of self-published works ('zines).
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From:assclouds
Date:May 5th, 2004 12:32 am (UTC)

Nu Orbit

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I should point out that Nu Orbit will not be the full Ensemble. Chad Dunn is not playing with us - we will only be a trio. Change your context, please?
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From:bookoflies
Date:May 14th, 2004 11:17 pm (UTC)
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Hello, Jason told me to post a comment here about the e-mail being broke, doing the same thing as last time. I get this message when I try to send out mail:

The message could not be sent because one of the recipients was rejected by the server. The rejected e-mail address was 'jpitzl@wildhunt.org'. Subject 'hey where are you?', Account: 'chambana.net', Server: 'mail.chambana.net', Protocol: SMTP, Server Response: '554 <jpitzl@wildhunt.org>: Relay access denied', Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 554, Error Number: 0x800CCC79

Sorry it took me a few day to follow up, I have been bed-ridden with a double inner-ear infection. Owch. Thanks for your help!
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From:zarfmouse
Date:May 16th, 2004 05:47 pm (UTC)
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As I mentioned to Jason and as I've mentioned to you before, I really need for you to provide the REMOTE_HOST or REMOTE_ADDR fields from <http://zach.chambana.net/test.cgi">this link</a> or else I can't debug this.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:May 16th, 2004 05:47 pm (UTC)
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Oops. this link.
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From:bookoflies
Date:May 16th, 2004 07:04 pm (UTC)
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REMOTE_HOST = adsl-68-77-119-151.dsl.chmpil.ameritech.net

I'm getting the impression that this is becoming a bother to you. I apologize that I did not understand that I should keep this link address and send you the remote host info every time this happens, I am very technologically illiterate and a bit phobic. Jason did not make clear what I was suppose to post to you, just that I should do it through lj. I apologize for the misunderstanding. If you could just get it working one last time so I would have some time to find a new e-mail address where the provider I use is not such a problem and have time to get everyone switched over to my new address, I'd appreciate it. Thanks for your ongoing help, basic e-mail should not have to be such an on going difficulty for either me or for you, constantly having to adjust addresses because ameritech is odd about it. I will get something new set up soon and then this can be avoided. Sorry for the inconvience.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:May 16th, 2004 07:47 pm (UTC)
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Hey sorry if I sounded short. It's really not a big deal. I just got a little annoyed at the broken down communication lines. I'm sure you are WAY more annoyed at the troubles with communicating without email.

Anyway, after seeing that Ameritech is now using no rhyme or reason in the addresses they assign to you...I've finally bitten the bullet and implemented the more robust fix that I should have implemented way back when.

The way I have it set up now you should be able to send mail anytime from anywhere as long as you have attempted to receive mail sometime within the past 24 hours. Test this out by clicking on "retrieve mail" or "get mail" or "check for new mail" or whatever the feature in your mail client is. Then try to send some mail. Let me know how that goes. If it doesn't work right away I may need to tweak something but I think it SHOULD work. And if it does work, just remember that you always have to check your mail at least once a day before you can send mail. The process of checking mail identifies you to the server and inserts your current address into a database of people allowed to send mail.

Feel free to give me a call at 367-4678 or 621-6768 to work it out.

If this works this time I can absolutely guarantee that it'll no longer be an ongoing problem. The way I've got it fixed up now there is no special exception for you, it should work for any POP user no matter what provider they are using.
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From:bookoflies
Date:May 17th, 2004 06:33 pm (UTC)
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Oh, thank you, Zach. I realize this has been a pain in the butt for you. I will give this a try then, and I will remember to retreive e-mail before I assume that there is a problem and bug you, I promise! ;)
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From:zarfmouse
Date:May 17th, 2004 07:20 pm (UTC)
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As best as I can tell, it looks like there IS a problem. Let me know if I'm wrong and that it is working for you. In the mean time I'll try to figure out what the problem that I think I see really is.
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From:bookoflies
Date:May 17th, 2004 08:53 pm (UTC)
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You're right, there is still a problem. It's giving me the same error message when I try to send mail. Do you need me to go get that address thingee again?
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From:zarfmouse
Date:May 21st, 2004 05:08 pm (UTC)
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Try it now.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:May 16th, 2004 05:48 pm (UTC)
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this link.
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