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Music: MACRoCk 2008

Beginning in 1997 and becoming a staple of James Madison University and the surrounding community, MACRoCk is back after a year on hiatus. Having served as a stage for acts such as Fugazi, Converge, Sufjan Stevens, and countless other bands, MACRoCk has always served as a means of exposure for smaller acts and big name independent bands, combining grass roots ethics and a do-it-yourself work ethic. After spending a ten year relationship with James Madison University, unfortunate circumstances and a lack of funds forced the event to be canceled in 2007, with it's future in jeopardy. However, after cutting ties with the University, MACRoCk is alive, with the same grassroots spirit as before. Literally run by the kids for the kids, MACRoCk has certainly gone through a makeover, scaling back but still providing a two-day event full of local and national bands, panels, and a label exposition featuring over fifteen record labels. James Madison University student, MACRoCk volunteer, and Scene Point Blank staff writer Cory spoke with numerous bands about their expectations of playing the event.

 

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Words by Cory on Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

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