PULLMAN, Wash. — The newly formed Associated Students of Washington State University Student Entertainment Board will provide a free outdoor concert for WSU students Thursday, Sept. 4.

The 7 p.m. concert will be above Holland Library, located in the center of the Pullman campus, and feature the sounds of Maktub (mock-tube), a funk/rock band from Seattle.  The concert is a kick-off for the new SEB and will feature more than 32,000 watts of sound for the event.

Maktub was recently recognized by the Seattle Weekly Reader’s Poll as the best live band in 2002, as well as the best soul/R & B band in 2003.  The group is also one of the headliners at the Bumbershoot festival in Seattle this Labor Day weekend.

“The five-piece Maktub, Seattle Weekly’s “Best Local Band” for 2002, plays a unique fusion of smooth bedroom soul, and spiky psychedelic rock,” said critics with the San Francisco Chronicle. “As implausible as it sounds, the style goes down real easy.”

Opening for the band will be local Pullman favorites the Staxx Brothers.

The ASWSU SEB will provide the best in entertainment, films, lecture series, coffeehouse and Homecoming activities on the Pullman campus.  To request an electronic press packet or to be a part of the mailing list, contact Timothy Hogg at hoggenstein@wsu.edu.