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Police and Thieves


Scene Point Blank:What are your expectations for MACRoCk this year, as it is the first time it is completely student run?

Carlos Izurieta: I expect really good things as I have seen the bands who are playing as well as the different music panels that will be taking place and I see a lot of stuff I am interested in checking out. Also I think it will have a more grass roots/ d.i.y. feel as opposed to the feeling it is some university sponsored event. I guess the closest thing I could compare it to is seeing your favorite band in a VFW hall as opposed to seeing them in some big lame rock club with barriers and rock star attitudes.

Scene Point Blank:What bands are you looking forward to seeing this year?

Carlos Izurieta: I'm pretty psyched to see bands that I have heard but have never seen like Memorial, Aloha, and Double Negative. As well as some of our friends' bands like Cloak/Dagger, Government Warning, Time of Cholera, Savage Land, and Deep Sleep.

Scene Point Blank:Besides the music, what are you looking forward to this year at MACRoCk?

Carlos Izurieta: Definitely the music panels that they have going on this year, its a good variety of topics ranging from record labels to publishing. And of course hanging out with all my friends down in the H-burg and getting some tasty food at the Little Grill as well as feasting on some fine Ethiopian food at the Blue Nile.

Scene Point Blank:Police and Thieves are no stranger to the Harrisonburg music scene, what are your thoughts on the punk community here?

Carlos Izurieta: It is awesome, we always have a blast when we play here and I'm excited to be playing MACRoCk, as in past years I think it will be a blast. The scene here is very generous as the kids that come out to the shows always check out all the bands and dance and have a good time. And even with it being a transient college town there are still plenty of people starting bands and booking really good shows down here on a consistent basis.

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

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