Zach Miller (zarfmouse) wrote,
Zach Miller

IMCfest 2003

IMCfest - August 30th, 2003 - 1pm-10pm
$3-$50 sliding scale admission
The Canopy Club
708 South Goodwin
Urbana, IL 61801

The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (UC-IMC), in conjunction
with The Canopy Club and The Paper, is celebrating three years of
Indymedia in the twin cities with IMCfest at the Canopy Club on August
30th from 1pm-10pm. This festival will be a fundraiser for the UC-IMC
Capital Campaign. 100% of the money collected at the door will go
directly to the IMC. 

IMCfest will be a multimedia event featuring 11 bands on 2 stages, two
feature length independent films, a 'zine reading, and activist
speakers. Music groups at the fest will range in styles from folk to
rock to punk.

So far the UC-IMC has confirmed the following bands: Fourth Rotor,
Ripley Caine, G. Lee, Darrin Drda, Kate Hathaway, Little Black Spiders
(features members of Some Velvet Morning and Terminus Victor), and The
Buzzards. Four other bands will be announced shortly. Festival
schedule updates will be available at

The UC-IMC wishes to thank Strawberry Fields for its donation of food
to the festival.

Feature Films

TRIBUTARY (2002, 70 minutes) - This film by Detroit native Russ
Forster takes a look at the misunderstood world of tribute
bands. Numerous interviews highlight the working musicians who love to
cut loose while channeling everyone from Rush to Motley Crue, from Led
Zepplin to Guided by Voices, from Black Sabbath to Devo. With
TRIBUTARY, Forster continues his filmic crusade to uncover musical
subcultures after making SO WRONG THEY'RE RIGHT, a meditation on
8-track collectors.

EXISTO (1999, 88 minutes) - He's back! Due to the positive response
given EXISTO in April at the first MICRO-FILM/IMC movie show, we've
decided to give the Champaign-Urbana community a second chance to
discover for the first time this blast of music, comedy, performance,
intrigue, and anarchy! Lovingly crafted in Nashville, EXISTO
chronicles the return of a brilliant (and slightly unbalanced)
performance artist to lead the creative bohemia against all those
right-wing lugnuts running our country! Set primarily in an
underground club, what better place than the Canopy to show the film
that might just be the ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW for the 21st century?


Fourth Rotor (Chicago DIY Electric Noise)
Little Black Spiders (Chaos Experimentalism)
The Buzzards (Alt-Country Indie Rock) 
Ripley Caine (Chicago Sexy Granola Rock)
Kate Hathaway (Bluesy Acoustic Rock)  
Darrin Drda (Jazzy Trancendental Folk)
MJ Walker and Fictive Kin (Americana Roots Folk)


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 seeks to raise $100,000 by this
December. In just a few months of active fundraising the Capital
Campaign already has $37,000 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

Zach Miller             Meghan Krausch
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