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Union Stomp

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Parent Issue
Day
28
Month
May
Year
1971
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Thero was i second in what will hopefully be a rontinuing series of m isa stomp-down ireek-uuts at Ann Arbor's Union Ballrooro last Friday night. 1500 dopo-crazed rock and roll addicts crowdecl together and danced and screamed their liberation to the sounds of Carnal Kitchen, the rising Up, and Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen. It was all TOGETHER f or a benefit for the SUN and the John Sinclair Freedom Fand. John helped pull the music scène in Ann Arbor together a few years ago, ar:l started the first Union festivals. WE need him out here with us now to aid in ;ui re-energizing of the scène, and at tlie astounding price of $1. 00 a vvhole lot oí people helped out. Carnal K ol in the first blast , with a truiy psychedlic rendition oí "Upper and Lower Egypt, " from Pharoah Sander's cosmic "Tauhid" album Carnal 's come a long way and gone through a lor of struggle, getting closer and tighter all the way through. The Up got everyone on their feet rock 'n and rollin soon ai' er tne first mindbender fron; Bob Rasmussen's painted dragon guita r, shikin to a combination ai high energy renditions of rock and roll greats and U l ster favorites, including the ,.ew ' Free John Now!" and eulmininatiue;. of oourse. with the fantastic "Just Like an Aborigine" that had every 'ing fists and screaminf: "FREE JOHN!" by the end of the set. Everyone got down with the Com mander's unique blend of country music and moldy oldy rock and roll, wi steel guitar, electric violin and all. It was the Airmen's second-to-the-last performance before going back to California (they plaved at the Palladium the next night) and Ann Arbor gave them a rousing send off, cut short by the Student Union's management, which cut off the power exactly as the clock struck midnight. This kind of event ripá away at the ruse that you need to pay a promoter $6 to have a good time--the people and their musieians get it on to raise $1, 000 that was split evenly between the Ann Arbor SUN and the John Sinclair Freedom Fund. What we need now is a PEOFLE'S BALLROOM, where we can have these kind oí económica and good vibes all the time, and don't have to worry about uptight honkies shutting off the juice when they deern we've had enough, Stay tuned to the SUN for further developinents. In the meantime, there will be another out at the Union Friday night, May 28, at 8 pm, as part of the FREE JOHN NOW ! campaign. Playing are Sunday Funnies, Silver Hawk, the mighty Up, and Delta R. J. and the Bad Foot Blues Band. Admission is a whopping $, 75. Proceeds to the John Sinclair Freedom Fund. See vou there, . .