Stanford Concert Network
The Frost Music and Arts Festival — featuring psychedelic rock band MGMT and opening acts Delorean and Kuroma — returns tomorrow for its second year, with this year’s iteration marked by greater student involvement in event coordination and efforts to promote future financial and attendance growth.
The May 19 Frost Revival show may demonstrate that events at Frost Amphitheater are more financially and logistically viable. The amphitheater, which used to host such acts as the Grateful Dead, has seen less frequent use over the last decade, largely because of the high cost to operate the venue.
Frost Amphitheatre is set to come alive again on May 19 with a performance by Modest Mouse in the first Frost Revival Concert. Tickets for the show, with opening acts Eyes Lips Eyes and Benjamin Francis Leftwich, will go on sale April 23 at a student price of $20.
Despite having passed over 40 pieces of legislation during its term thus far, the 13th ASSU Undergraduate Senate has struggled to make an impact this year due to bureaucratic gridlock, opposition from University officials and inconsistency in following its own legislation. The Senate’s actions have proven largely internal or ineffectual – a far cry from the representatives’ platforms touting transparency, accountability and student life issues.
Against the advice of Neveen Mahmoud ’11, the CEO of Stanford Student Enterprises (SSE) and the financial manager for the ASSU, the ASSU Undergraduate Senate passed a bill Tuesday authorizing the allocation of $35,000 from the Undergraduate Special Buffer Fund to the Stanford Concert Network. The Graduate Student Council (GSC) will consider the bill tomorrow.