Deer Bear Wolf Summer Party
Aug
3
9:00pm 9:00pm

Deer Bear Wolf Summer Party

Deer Bear Wolf is becoming a non-profit, and we need your help.

We've begun the transition to a 501(c) 3 non-profit to better fulfill our mission to support and empower Atlanta artists. We've got some really exciting new projects on the horizon, but we need your support to bring us through this evolution period and to launch these new initiatives.

Thursday, August 3rd, we'll be taking over the Brig at Argosy for our Summer Fundraiser Party. We'll have Deer Bear Wolf merch at pay-what-you-want prices. And Argosy will be donating 10% of bar sales to us. 

We're aiming to raise $30,000 this summer to help fund this year's programming which will include emergency assistance to artists, grants to musicians, funding for Transgression 2017: Second Star to the Right, an immersive theatrical experience exploring J.M. Barrie’s classic Peter Pan, and Deer Bear Wolf Magazine Issue #5.

RSVP for Deer Bear Wolf Summer Party: https://www.facebook.com/events/1857672674482616/

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From the Ashes: A Phoenix Fest Pop-Up Event
May
14
1:00pm 1:00pm

From the Ashes: A Phoenix Fest Pop-Up Event

  • 581 Rankin Street Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30308 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dear Bear Wolf presents From the Ashes: A Phoenix Fest Pop-Up Event.

Phoenix Festival is an annual event hosted by Deer Bear Wolf that celebrates the Arts in Atlanta while raising awareness for underutilized spaces. To continue in the support of local artists, Deer Bear Wolf will be hosting pop-up events leading up to Phoenix Festival 2016.

Join us on Saturday, May 14th for live mural paintings by local artists, a vendor market, live music, and more.

Featured Artists:

Monica Alexander
Protozoasaur
Cold Arted
sQuishiepuss

Installation by Tiny Doors ATL

Phoenix Festival events are always free, but you must RSVP to attend.

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Deer Bear Wolf's Second Birthday Bash
May
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Deer Bear Wolf's Second Birthday Bash

Our Deer Bear Wolf baby cub is turning TWO on May 13th! We can hardly believe how fast we're growing up, and we're turning these traditionally terrible twos into something terrific. As we grow, so does our mission- and this particular stage of adolescence has us restructuring to better serve our arts community. More on that later.. 

Friday, May 13th, we're throwing a celebration. A Birthday Party. And you're invited. 

Where: Downtown Players Club
When: May 13th, 7pm

Visuals curated by Katie Troisi

Featuring artwork by: 


Amandine Drouet
Andrew Catanese
Angela Bortone
Anna Spence
Jordan Stubbs
Lacey Longino
Llucy Llong
Marcy Starz
Mike Black
Olivia Rado
Rebecca Cornwall
Sara Santamaria
Wihro Kim
William Downs
William Mize

Musical performances by:

Grand Prize Winners From Last Year
Dot.s

$10 suggested donation at the door, but don't let that stop you. We just want you there.

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Hello Ocho In Portuguese // Album Release Show
Apr
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

Hello Ocho In Portuguese // Album Release Show

Hello Ocho and Deer Bear Wolf Present: 

An intimate night of performance debuting In Portuguese, the long awaited second LP from the Atlanta based indie/psych-rock/jazz/pop group. The event will also kick-off the group's North American super tour.

This is not an April Fools joke. 

Deer Bear Wolf has asked a curated group of Atlanta visual artists to create an original work inspired by the new record. These works (by the following artists), will be displayed and for purchase at the release show. 

Tori Tinsley
Carl Janes
Brian Egan
Frko

Lauren Barfield
Danielle Brutto
Daniel Bailey
Alea Hurst
Estela Semeco
Mike Black
Adrian Barzaga
Nick Madden
Addison Adams
MR PAUL
JD Koth
Bianca Acosta
KILLAMARI
Allen Taylor
Claire Brooks
Wihro Kim


Projections by Kris Pilcher

Additional sounds provided by:
Cosmic Trigger (Gage Gilmore) 
MurderBoats (Josh Dean) 


$10
Reception begins at 8pm
Tickets are limited (pre-sale link to come). 
CDs available for purchase at the event. 

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HELLO OCHO
Hello Ocho is like a waterbed in zero gravity. Hello Ocho is like a full body velcro suit against a room of carpet. Hello Ocho is like crying and eating at the same time. If this doesn’t make sense, that’s fine. But, neither does reading about a band to hear what they sound like. Hello Ocho has, however, been attributed in the most lyrical verse to “a sweet sounding clamor that swells in and out of psychedelic breakdowns and shamanistic chants with barely a stumble” by website ShinyShinyNew.com. But Hello Ocho still seems more like petting a sea cucumber for all the wrong reasons, or maybe drinking a peanut, or even less likely “a fascinating blend of experimental soundscapes, the kind Wayne Coyne might be proud to put his name to” (DIY Magazine). Either way, Hello Ocho will keep you guessing.

helloochomusic.com

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Nomen Novum's ATLANTVM Album Release Show
Mar
26
9:00pm 9:00pm

Nomen Novum's ATLANTVM Album Release Show

Deer Bear Wolf Presents:

Nomen Novum
FiatNil (Graham Moore & Magicicada)
Anticipation (Chris Daresta)
Pamela_ and her sons
Warning Light


Deer Bear Wolf Records is proud to present Nomen Novum’s new full-length album ATLANTVM. Over five years in the making, ATLANTVM is a concept album, guiding you through different zones of a mythological, post-apocalpytic, or dreamed Atlanta. ATLANTVM will be available as a limited edition CD Digipak.

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Feb
29
to Mar 1

TRANSGRESSION PRESENTS THE DATING GAME: LITERARY ICONS LOOKING FOR LOVE

How far would you go for love?

On February 29th Transgression presents their 4th installment of their immersive reading series with The Dating Game: Literary Icons Looking for Love. Join them as they gather some of literature's most notorious romantic figures in a remake of the 1970's dating show The Dating Game. This might just be their most unruly crossover story to date.

Where: Dad's Garage

When: Monday, February 29th at 8PM

Admission: $10

Purchase tickets online here!

Taking the stage in the name of love:

• Chuck Woolery as the Host as performed by Jason Mallory

• Rob from High Fidelity as performed by Myke Johns

• Bridget Jones from Bridget Jones' Diary as performed by Paige Bowman

• Peter Parker/Spiderman from The Amazing Spiderman as performed by Andrew Bellury

• Hester Prynne from The Scarlet Letter as performed by Lauren Traetto

• Christian Grey from 50 Shades of Grey as performed by Gavin Godfrey

• Jane Eyre from Jane Eyre as performed by Erin Wright

• James Bond from "Dr. No" as performed by Justin Barisich

• Dorian Gray from "A Picture of Dorian Gray" as performed by Asher Payne

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Book of Colors Album Release w/ Little Tybee and Hello Ocho
Feb
27
8:00pm 8:00pm

Book of Colors Album Release w/ Little Tybee and Hello Ocho

Deer Bear Wolf Presents:

11pm - Little Tybee
10pm - Book of Colors
9pm - Hello Ocho

Doors at 8pm ALL AGES!!

BUY TICKETS



LITTLE TYBEE

Little Tybee is a progressive psych-folk band based out of Atlanta, GA. Formed in 2009, the group has bridged existing genres into their own brand of calculated, creative, and technical music, which refuses to sacrifice musicality and accessibility. The release of their third full-length album, For Distant Viewing (Paper Garden Records), and the band's touring in both the US and abroad, not only cemented their penchant for clean orchestration but also provided the meaningful relationships and experiences essential for fueling future creativity. As a complement to the technical precision of their live performances, Little Tybee maintains an active online presence with a reputation for self-producing high-quality video content.
The group is comprised of six members, most of which have been playing together in various groups for more than ten years. The bulk of the compositions in the band's ever-growing catalog start out as seedlings in the mind of lead singer/acoustic guitarist Brock Scott and are then fleshed out with the eccentric eight-string guitar wizardry that could only come from Josh Martin, the classical flare of Nirvana Kelly's violin and viola, the deep pocket grooves of Ryan Donald's electric bass, the percussive explosion of Pat Brooks' gospel-tinged beats and are all rounded out by Chris Case's silky-smooth, yet driving keyboard arrangements.

Little Tybee faces 2016 with the summer release of their fourth studio album.

BOOK OF COLORS

The much-anticipated debut album from Book of Colors is out February 5th, 2016 on Deer Bear Wolf Records. This first, self-titled record sees Book of Colors’ mastermind André Paraguassu surrounded by an impressive cast of fourteen players that includes members of Little Tybee, Adron, Ryan Gregory (Christ, Lord, Lily and the Tigers), and Chris Childs (Hello Ocho, Faun and a Pan Flute). Recorded by Ben Price at studilaroche in Atlanta, Book of Colors is a dreamy and hypnotic journey, constantly skirting the edge between torn-open soulfulness and delicate restraint.

“There is an amazing music scene happening in Atlanta right now. It’s a major city overflowing with world-class talent, but the amount of camaraderie within the artistic community makes it feel like a small town,” André says as he reclines lazily on the classically southern front porch of their drummer’s home in Little Five Points where they rehearse. “I’ve always loved playing with large ensembles and this city has been the gift that keeps on giving in that regard. Everyone is so supportive and eager to collaborate. I feel incredibly lucky to be working in such an inspiring creative atmosphere.”

Book of Colors will be the 11th release in less than two years for Deer Bear Wolf Records. It will be available on CD and tape cassette February 5th. The release party will be February 27th at Terminal West with Little Tybee and Hello Ocho.

HELLO OCHO

Hello Ocho is an Atlanta based indie, psych-rock group formed in 2010. 
Hello Ocho is like a waterbed in zero gravity. 
Hello Ocho is like a full body velcro suit against a room made of carpet. 
Hello Ocho is like crying and eating at the same time. 
If this doesn’t make sense, that’s fine. But, neither does reading about a band to hear what they sound like. Hello Ocho has, however, been attributed in the most lyrical verse to
“a sweet sounding clamor that swells in and out of psychedelic breakdowns and shamanistic chants with barely a stumble” - ShinyShinyNew.com. 
Hello Ocho still seems more like petting a sea cucumber for all the wrong reasons, or maybe drinking a peanut, or even less likely, “a fascinating blend of experimental soundscapes, the kind Wayne Coyne might be proud to put his name to” -DIY Magazine. 
Either way Hello Ocho a good time moving forward.

 

 

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Inky Mixtape - Volume 1: A Gigantic ATL Lovefest
Feb
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

Inky Mixtape - Volume 1: A Gigantic ATL Lovefest

Inky Mixtape is a collaboration between Atlanta artists Kyle Brooks (of BlackCatTips - The Art of Kyle Brooks lore), Brett Miotti (of Pretty Likable Press), Kevin Abeyta (The Factory Press) and David Broughton (Baron Press). 

With the help of man-about-town Jason Dominy, the four set out to participate in a collaborative experiment utilizing the painting and screen printing mediums. The result is a body of work consisting of over 40 prints, each unique in one way or another. For the better part of 2015, each artist worked in a round-robin fashion to bring his perspective, style and heart to each printed piece. 

Edgar Allan has graciously offered their space at the The Goat Farm Arts Center to host a showing of this work. A percentage of sales will go to The Giving Kitchen. There will be libations courtesy of SweetWater Brewing Company, live music, and other goodies in store for the first 50 guests to arrive.

There is no cover but you must RSVP here for admission:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inkymixtape-volume-one-a-gigantic-atl-lovefest-tickets-20586416526

Stay tuned for details, including the opportunity to view and purchase a few prints beforehand.

https://www.instagram.com/inkymixtape/
https://www.facebook.com/InkyMixtape/

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Dec
22
8:00pm 8:00pm

Winter Solstice Party

It's been an amazing year in the Deer Bear Wolf universe, so before we say goodbye to 2015, let's join the forces of darkness for a long night of debauchery in the Argosy Brig.

Lineup:

DIP
Omni
DJ set by Davy Minor

Featuring:

Argosy Chef Eddie roasts a goat.
Reindeer Bear Wolf returns for one night of mega-ultra-giveaways.
Limited edition craft beers.
FREE admission
A night with all of your friends that you'll never forget, or never remember.

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Transgression: Volume 3 // Mass Hysteria: A Literary Installation of Collective Delusions
Oct
24
12:00pm12:00pm

Transgression: Volume 3 // Mass Hysteria: A Literary Installation of Collective Delusions

The Best of Creative Loafing Reading Series, Transgression, is back at this year's Phoenix Fest with its third installment. Mass Hysteria: A Literary Installation of Collective Delusions takes the series in a new direction, incorporating work from writers, local artists and photographers into a single space to truly capture its theme of conspiracy theories and urban legends into one cryptic abandoned bunker.

Transgression Volume 3 Lineup:

Derek Prall // Myke Johns // Tiger Wizard // Amy Stufflebeam // Jessica Hunt // Ray Geier // Winston Ward // Stephanie Roman // Matt DeBenedictis // Frederic Levesque // Chris Scott Smith // Nicole Moody // Mike Germon // Chelsea Raflo // Kelley Outler // Daniel Lamb // Jerad Alexander // Jared Yates Sexton // Bobbin Wages // Benjamin Lande // Amanda Mills // David Anderson // John Hannah // Chris Riley // Mason Brown // Devin Brown // Chris Devoe // Alex Gregor // Nikki Starz // Julian Modugno // Joshua Ware // Ellaree Yeagley // James Tadd Adcox // Jesse Turcotte // Brian Foley // Phillip March Jones // Mike Schatz // Beca Grimm // Christina Lee // Weston Manders // Uniq Schip // Michael Saba

PHOENIX FESTIVAL 2015 at THE WHEREHOUSE

55 Ormond St SE, Atlanta, GA 30315
October 24th, 12PM-10PM
www.phoenixfestatl.com

FREE ADMISSION but RSVP required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/phoenix-festival-2015-tickets-18247342292?ref=ebapi

 

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Phoenix Festival 2015
Oct
24
12:00pm12:00pm

Phoenix Festival 2015

Deer Bear Wolf presents a day of art, music, and literature. This one-day festival is to celebrate the Arts in Atlanta and raise awareness for a new artist studio environment, The Wherehouse. Once a place that provided the tools to build, now a home to a diverse and growing group of artists and artisans.

This year the festival will feature art installations by IFLY (featuring George Long, Mike Stasny, and Erin Vaiskauckas), Romy Aura Maloon & Evan Neal, Meredith Kooi, and Nick Madden. It will also feature murals by both returning Phoenix Artists such as sQuishiepuss, Sean Fahie, olive47, and Mac Stewart, and newcomers like Ashley Anderson, FRKO, Joe Dreher, Lela Brunet, Isashah Pereira, and Yoyo Ferro.

This year’s festival includes the return of Transgression, Deer Bear Wolf’s unorthodox reading series, which was picked as “Best Way To See Literary Characters Come To Life” in Creative Loafing’s 2015 Best of Atlanta issue. Mass Hysteria: A Literary Installation of Collective Delusions takes the series in a new direction, incorporating work from writers, artists and photographers into a single space to truly capture its theme of conspiracy theories and urban legends into one cryptic abandoned bunker.

The musical lineup includes jazz ambassador Kebbi Williams and his Wolfpack, Atlanta's queen of funk and southern soul Ruby Velle, rising stars Midnight Larks, Madeline’s new outfit Flamingo Shadow, and experimentalists Clothes. Also, Book of Colors will be performing a super special set as a seventeen-or-more-piece, complete with a string trio (featuring Nick Ogawa of Takenobu on cello), a chorus of backup singers (including Molly Harvey of The Residents), and a horn section. It will be a preview performance for Book of Colors' debut album, which comes out February 2016 on Deer Bear Wolf Records.

Please join us on October 24 from 12pm - 10pm at The Wherehouse, 55 Ormond St SE, Atlanta, GA 30315.

 

Phoenix Festival 2015 Lineup:

Art:

IFLY (featuring George Long, Mike Stasny, and Erin Vaiskauckas)
Romy Aura Maloon & Evan Neal
Deer Bear Wolf’s Transgression
Meredith Kooi
Nick Madden
sQuishiepuss
Sean Fahie & FRKO
Chris Veal & Nels
Ashley Anderson
olive47
Carl Janes
Joe Dreher
Lela Brunet
Mike Black
Killamari
Quinn Wolff Wilczynski
Isashah Pereira
Mac Stewart
Yoyo Ferro
Allen Taylor
Monica Alexander
Mr Paul
Josh Grubbs
Rebecca A. Biechteler
Merritt W. Pedrick IV
Holly Ehrhardt
Ron States


Music:
Kebbi Williams and The Wolfpack
Book of Colors
Ruby Velle
Flamingo Shadow
Midnight Larks
Clothes
Liminal Space
Jared Pepper
Titans of Moisture
Sonic Advent
Victor St. Baloo


Transgression:

Derek Prall
Myke Johns
Tiger Wizard
Amy Stufflebeam
Jessica Hunt
Ray Geier
Winston Ward
Stephanie Roman
Matt DeBenedictis
Frederic Levesque
Chris Scott Smith
Nicole Moody
Mike Germon
Chelsea Raflo
Kelley Outler
Daniel Lamb
Jerad Alexander
Jared Yates Sexton
Bobbin Wages
Benjamin Lande
Amanda Mills
David Anderson
John Hannah
Chris Riley
Mason Brown
Devin Brown
Chris Devoe
Alex Gregor
Nikki Starz
Julian Modugno
Joshua Ware
Ellaree Yeagley
James Tadd Adcox
Jesse Turcotte
Brian Foley
Phillip March Jones
Mike Schatz
Beca Grimm
Christina Lee
Weston Manders
Uniq Schip
Michael Saba

Vendors:

Tchoup Vintage
Katie Troisi
JD's General Store
IS Studio
Mechanica Jewelry
Chad Floyd Woodworks
Doodleslice
Katie Vanshop Fine Art Prints
Whimsy cupcakes
Ike Madness & The Art Of Larry Holland
Bill Sommer
sqg
WitchPickle
Ann Marie Lowman
Marisha Williams
Lynx Handmade
Estella Semeco
Drea James Designs
Attic Noise
The Farm's Womb
tulipcake
blockheadATL & Runamuq
Maddy Barreto
Bear Kids Recordings
Fossil and Hyde
Camaro Camino Vintage
Pressstarttobegin
Penn & Knife
La Chula
Cameoko

 

 

VOLUNTEER TO HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN // http://www.phoenixfestatl.com/#!volunteer/c177q

 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

 

Mailchimp

Wix.com

 

Phoenix Fest is free of charge, but you must RSVP to attend: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/phoenix-festival-2015-tickets-18247342292

Website: http://www.phoenixfestatl.com

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/914896405224708/

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NATURAL SELECTION Vol. 7 // THE BIG HOUSE
Sep
17
9:00pm 9:00pm

NATURAL SELECTION Vol. 7 // THE BIG HOUSE

DEER BEAR WOLF | NATURAL SELECTION 
THURSDAY SEPT 17th // THE BIG HOUSE ON PONCE // $7

Deer Bear Wolf’s curated variety show, NATURAL SELECTION is creating a space for culture and performance at The Big House on Ponce. Performing Artists include: 
Anicka Austin
•Karen Alise
•Twinhead  
•Anna Jeter
•Kelly Blackmon
•Softbuddy


With a screening of the new Faun and a Pan Flute music video/short film by Rock and Egg Productions 

VITALS

THE BIG HOUSE ON PONCE // 368 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

DATE // Thursday SEPT 17th, 2015

TIME // 9:00 P.M.

PRICE // $7

AGE RESTRICTIONS // 21+

ABOUT NATURAL SELECTION
Curated by Deer Bear Wolf’s Elizabeth Jarrett, Natural Selection started as a way to integrate artists of different disciplines in one space, exposing both the artist and audience to varying mediums of performance that they might not encounter otherwise. In an effort to de-compartmentalize local art and performance communities, Natural Selection is beneficial to all of Atlanta’s artist and culture-makers by creating a space for collaboration through a strong sense of artistic community and solidarity. 

Each performance takes place in a different venue or community space in Atlanta. It was Jarrett’s goal to bring Natural Selection to a variety of neighborhoods to diversify the audience and afford people without transportation easier accessibility. It was also important to showcase the venues themselves, from well established Atlanta staples to underutilized and found spaces.

 

 

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Oryx & Crake "Marriage" album release with Sye Elaine Spence and DOT.S
Sep
12
9:00pm 9:00pm

Oryx & Crake "Marriage" album release with Sye Elaine Spence and DOT.S

 

Deer Bear Wolf and OK Productions 
request the honor of your presence
at the "Marriage" album release of 
Oryx & Crake 
with guest Sye Elaine Spence 
on Saturday the twelfth of September 
at nine o'clock in the evening 
at The Earl, Atlanta, GA
with reception to follow at the Brigantine Beer Parlor and Recreation Hall
with DOT.S

formal attire optional

Save the date and get your tickets early. https://www.freshtix.com/events/oryx--crake--the-earl

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TENDER BLOODSPORT, VOL.1 Book Release
Sep
6
5:00pm 5:00pm

TENDER BLOODSPORT, VOL.1 Book Release

THE TENDER BLOODSPORT OF WRITE CLUB ATLANTA

On Sunday September 6, 2015 at 5pm Tender Bloodsport, Volume 1 will have a celebratory bout in its honor at the Decatur Recreation Center Studio, as a part of the 2015 AJC Decatur Book Festival.

THIS EVENT IS AT THE DECATUR RECREATION CENTER STUDIO, NOT THE GYM

DEER BEAR WOLF PRESS and WRITE CLUB Atlanta (WCA) are releasing a book. It’s called TENDER BLOODSPORT, Volume 1. It’s a mix tape of some of the best work to cross the WCA stage from 2011 to 2014.

Readers Appearing at the AJC Decatur Book Festival:

Topher Payne writes things of all sorts, but mostly plays. His audiobook, Funny Story: The Incomplete Works of Topher Payne, is available in all the places you'd expect. Get on that.

Theresa Davis is a parent, author, poet, activist ­type person who uses her tongue for bounty and treasure. She's the one who say shit you wish you said.

Gina Rickicki acts, writes, and constantly creates using things like makeup/wigs/pill bottles/zippers/food/whatever she can find. She is the Margravine of WRITE CLUB and the co-host and creator of Naked City, Atlanta's punk night of live literature that has been running for 3 years now. She's a blazingly strange odd duck.

Brooke Hatfield is a writer and artist who imagineered a Flannery O'Connor portrait zine and the Eudora Welty Portrait Reader. Her work has appeared in the Bitter Southerner, Atlanta Magazine, and Washington City Paper. She occasionally reads words onstage in Atlanta.

ABOUT WRITE CLUB ATLANTA//

WRITE CLUB Atlanta is a monthly reading series taking place at the Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge before a rowdy audience. Founded in Chicago in 2010 by Overlord Ian Belknap, WRITE CLUB spread to Atlanta in 2011 where it is helmed by Nicholas Tecosky and Myke Johns. 

WRITE CLUB Inc., based in Chicago, is a registered 501c 3 with additional monthly shows in San Francisco and Los Angeles. All hail the Great and Glorious Enterprise.

VITALS// 

WHAT: TENDER BLOODSPORT, VOL 1, BOOK RELEASE
WHEN: September 6, 2015
TIME: 5 pm
WHERE: Decatur Recreation Center
AGE LIMITS: This is for mature audiences, 21+ please

RSVP for TENDER BLOODSPORT, VOL 1, BOOK RELEASE

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Atlanta Record Label Fest 2015
Aug
23
4:00pm 4:00pm

Atlanta Record Label Fest 2015


This is like Record Store Day for Atlanta Record Labels. Come out and see what’s going on in your city. More labels and performances TBA.

Anarchostar (Science Fiction 3000 years Into the Future)
Bear Kids Recordings (A Boutique Micro Label)
Blood Drunk Records (Garage, Psych, Indie, Post Rock)
Boris Records (Metal)
The Cottage (The Cottage Recording Company)
Deer Bear Wolf (Atlanta. Art. Life)
Embassy Recordings (Forward thinking BASS MUSIC)
Fort Karate (A Recording Collective)
Psych Army (Psychedelic)
Stickfigure Recordings (Gospel Of Rhythm Recordings, Stick Figure Distribution)
This Is American Music (A Southern Indie Record Label)
+ More Labels To Be Announced.


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Sticks and Stones
Aug
14
8:00pm 8:00pm

Sticks and Stones

Silver Stone Press and Deer Bear Wolf Present:
Sticks and Stones


Little Vinyl Lounge 
437 Moreland Ave NE 
(Downstairs of Star Bar)
8pm

Free and open to the 21 + over public

Sticks and Stones is and evening of words from the heart and words from the gutter. 

They’ll be songs and poems, as well as jokes and charming egos.

Featuring 
Tom Cheshire
Jeffrey Bützer
Rodney Henry
Han Vance
Matt DeBenedictis



Tom Cheshire writes poems all day long. He dreams poems, wakes up to poems and goes to sleep to them. He wrote the critically acclaimed "Just a Little Piece of Heartburn" in 2011. Since then he has self-published "Hand Job - Poems From a Train" and most recently "Unevenly Yolked" on Silver Stone Press. His words are pretty and disgusting and brutal and truthful.

Jeffrey Bützer is a musician living in Atlanta. He has released a bunch of CDs and records but no tapes. He toured France and Hong Kong a few years ago and stills tries to work it into conversations. Jeffrey also has a subscription to Archie comics and goes to most Harlem Globetrotters games.

Rodney Henry is a singer/songwriter who was recently the runner-up in season nine of Food Network Star.

American culture reporter Han Vance is an Atlanta-based writer (author/journalist/poet/blogger). Vance is the author of the award-winning poetry compilation "ATL Fire" and travel memoir "Golden State Misadventures", both on Silver Stone Press. 

Matt DeBenedictis is an author and a publisher. After running Atlanta-based chapbook press, Safety Third Enterprises for 6 years, he took the reigns of Deer Bear Wolf Press in 2015. He's the author of 4 chapbooks and has writing that has been featured in Monkeybicycle, Dogzplot, Necessary Fiction, Paste Magazine, Noisecreep, and Spinner Magazine.

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OCULARIS: Closing Reception
Aug
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

OCULARIS: Closing Reception

OCULARIS
A Deer Bear Wolf Art Exhibition


Continuing in the tradition of DEER BEAR WOLF’s mission to celebrate all that is Atlanta, OCULARIS, an art exhibition curated by Katie Troisi, is a diverse collection of new work from 19 Atlanta artists ranging from traditional painting and illustration to mixed media sculpture and video to installation and projection mapping.

The show of works will remain on display through August 7th, when the closing reception will happen from 7pm to 11pm. 

Alea Hurst - http://www.aleahurst.com/ 
Ally White - http://www.allywhite.com/ 
Danielle Brutto - http://www.daniellebrutto.com/ 
Heather Greenway - http://heathergreenway.weebly.com/ 
Katie Lebel - http://katielebel.tumblr.com/ 
Kris Pilcher - http://www.krispilcher.com/home 
Laura Vela - http://commoncreativatlanta.com/?p=6458 
Laurence Laufer - http://www.feverdreaming.com/ 
Margaret Hiden - http://margarethiden.virb.com/ 
Marissa Graziano - www.wix.com/graziart/home 
Maxwell Sebastian - http://maxwellsebastian.blogspot.com/ 
Mike Germon - http://cargocollective.com/mikegermon 
Paige Adair - http://paigeadairartist.com/ 
Rachel De Urioste - http://www.goldfishunderwater.com/ 
Romy Aura Maloon - http://www.romyauramaloon.com/ 
Spencer Sloan - http://www.spencersloan.com/ 
Stephen Key - http://twfineart.com/product-category/artists/stephen-key/ 
Tori Tinsley - http://www.toritinsley.com/ 
Vivian Liddell - http://vivianliddell.tumblr.com/ 

ABOUT THE CURATOR - 
Katie Troisi is an artist, educator, and curator from Atlanta, Georgia. A multifaceted artist with a mastery in several crafts, her unmistakable paintings can be seen adorning the walls of many Atlanta establishments and her hand crafted pottery will make its public debut in 2015. She teaches private pottery lessons out of her studio at The Goat Farm Arts Center. Her role as a curator is at once a reflection of her tastes and synonymous with her style; tactile, sensual, and immersive. In her own words, “The viewer cannot understand the piece without physically interacting with it”, and this mentality is reflected in her highly textured creations no matter the medium. You are not simply expected to gaze at her work. You are encouraged to become a part of it. 

VITALS:

WHAT: OCULARIS, A DEER BEAR WOLF ART EXHIBITION, Closing Party
WHEN: Friday, August 7, 2015
TIME: 7-11 pm
WHERE: The Mammal Gallery, 91 Broad Street SW, Atlanta, GA 
PRICE: Free Admission to Event

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Lakewoodstock
Aug
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Lakewoodstock

The first, perhaps annual, Lakewoodstock brings a bevy of Atlanta bands to your favorite new South Atlanta venue, The Cleaners. Aimed at highlighting the Lakewood Heights neighborhood and all the groovy people who are shaping the community here, Lakewoodstock is a FREE event.

More details to follow. 

Music starts at 6pm on three stages. 
****In no particular order****

Bunny
Salsa Chest
Dux
Nows
Basketball Movie

Ginko
Palm Lines 
Max Boecker
Clothes
Satisfiers of Alpha Blue 
Danny!
Hello Ocho
Lonnie Holley
Faun and a Pan Flute

+more!

More on The Cleaners here: 
http://clatl.com/atlanta/the-cleaners-sparks-new-life-in-lakewood-heights/Content?oid=14546046

South Atlanta is cool, y'all. 

Sponsored by Deer Bear Wolf.

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Deer Bear Wolf Magazine Issue #3 Release Party
Jul
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

Deer Bear Wolf Magazine Issue #3 Release Party

Deer Bear Wolf Magazine Issue #3 Release Party

Deer Bear Wolf is releasing the next issue of its magazine at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center July 25 as part of the closing of their current exhibition, Endless Road: A Look at Nexus Press. 

Sat, July 25, 2015
7-10PM

Free and open to the public
Cash bars

THE NIGHT’S HAPPENINGS
Nexus Press and Nexus reunion, 7-10PM
Deer Bear Wolf Third Issue Release Party, 7-10PM
Truck Talk, Live Transmission and Caravan, 8PM
Ben Coleman DJs Front Plaza, 7-9PM
Dot.s plays a set from their new album, Jellyfiss, live at Front Plaza, 9:30PM
Cash Bars + Food Truck, 7-10PM

NEXUS REUNION, 7-10PM
Join stakeholders and artists connected to Nexus and Nexus Press at the Contemporary to share stories and spirits together!
Robin Bernat, Nancy Marshall, Kiyoaki Kato, Lee Beasley, Brad Brooks, Richard Russell, Jo Anne Paschall, and Michael Goodman will be in attendance, among others!

DEER BEAR WOLF THIRD ISSUE RELEASE PARTY, 7-10PM

Deer Bear Wolf is a collection of the various animals that roam the city of Atlanta. DBW’s mission is to showcase and support the talented creatives in and around this city. It’s a multi-faceted platform celebrating and connecting Atlanta’s arts, music, and literary scenes. On July 25 at Atlanta Contemporary, DBW is releasing its third issue of Deer Bear Wolf Magazine, a limited-edition physical magazine showcasing some of Atlanta’s most impressive artists. The magazine is intended to be a kaleidoscope of content, including prose, poetry, art, photography, interviews, drawings, essays, etc.
Issues are $20 USD each and all proceeds support Deer Bear Wolf.

TRUCK TALK, 8PM LIVE TRANSMISSION + CARAVAN

Beth Malone will speak with Louise Shaw for a final, LIVE, episode of TRUCK TALK.
Live radio transmission is commissioned by Atlanta-based artist Meredith Kooi.
Caravan at 8pm to follow the truck and listen live on your FM dial!
TRUCK TALK is a mobile Nexus-inspired radio show that builds an audio archive inside a 1993 Nissan pickup truck.
Listen to prior TRUCK TALK episodes on our Sound Cloud page.

TRUCKAPALOOZA, LIVE MUSIC ALL NIGHT

Ben Coleman DJs our plaza from 7-9:30pm!
Dot.s plays a selection from their new album, Jellyfiss, live on our plaza at 9:30pm!

Food trucks onsite and drinks at the bars!

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OCULARIS: Opening Reception
Jul
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

OCULARIS: Opening Reception

OCULARIS
A Deer Bear Wolf Art Exhibition


Continuing in the tradition of DEER BEAR WOLF’s mission to celebrate all that is Atlanta, OCULARIS, an art exhibition curated by Katie Troisi, is a diverse collection of new work from 19 Atlanta artists ranging from traditional painting and illustration to mixed media sculpture and video to installation and projection mapping.

Opening Friday July 17th at the Mammal Gallery, the show of works will remain on display through August 7th. 

Alea Hurst - http://www.aleahurst.com/ 
Ally White - http://www.allywhite.com/ 
Danielle Brutto - http://www.daniellebrutto.com/ 
Heather Greenway - http://heathergreenway.weebly.com/ 
Katie Lebel - http://katielebel.tumblr.com/ 
Kris Pilcher - http://www.krispilcher.com/home 
Laura Vela - http://commoncreativatlanta.com/?p=6458 
Laurence Laufer - http://www.feverdreaming.com/ 
Margaret Hiden - http://margarethiden.virb.com/ 
Marissa Graziano - 
www.wix.com/graziart/home
Maxwell Sebastian - http://maxwellsebastian.blogspot.com/ 
Mike Germon - http://cargocollective.com/mikegermon 
Paige Adair - http://paigeadairartist.com/ 
Rachel De Urioste - http://www.goldfishunderwater.com/ 
Romy Aura Maloon - http://www.romyauramaloon.com/ 
Spencer Sloan - http://www.spencersloan.com/ 
Stephen Key - http://twfineart.com/product-category/artists/stephen-key/ 
Tori Tinsley - http://www.toritinsley.com/ 
Vivian Liddell - http://vivianliddell.tumblr.com/ 

ABOUT THE CURATOR - 
Katie Troisi is an artist, educator, and curator from Atlanta, Georgia. A multifaceted artist with a mastery in several crafts, her unmistakable paintings can be seen adorning the walls of many Atlanta establishments and her hand crafted pottery will make its public debut in 2015. She teaches private pottery lessons out of her studio at The Goat Farm Arts Center. Her role as a curator is at once a reflection of her tastes and synonymous with her style; tactile, sensual, and immersive. In her own words, “The viewer cannot understand the piece without physically interacting with it”, and this mentality is reflected in her highly textured creations no matter the medium. You are not simply expected to gaze at her work. You are encouraged to become a part of it. 

VITALS:

WHAT: OCULARIS, A DEER BEAR WOLF ART EXHIBITION, Opening Party
WHEN: Friday, July 17, 2015
TIME: 6-11 pm
WHERE: The Mammal Gallery, 91 Broad Street SW, Atlanta, GA 
PRICE: Free Admission to Event

 

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TRANSGRESSION: An Unorthodox Reading Series | Volume 2
Jun
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

TRANSGRESSION: An Unorthodox Reading Series | Volume 2

DEER BEAR WOLF PRESENTS
Transgression: An Unorthodox Reading Series


BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN: Southern Gothic Literature Realized

Saturday June 27th, 2015, at the Villa de Grip

Admission: 

$15 Pre-Order Online //$20 At The Door

Click here to buy your tickets online: https://www.freshtix.com/events/transgression---born-under-a-bad-sign-southern-gothic-literature-realized

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The ominous Villa de Grip will set the stage for an evening of sinister performances evoking these southern classics:

Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man Is Hard To Find

William Faulkner's Sanctuary

Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Eudora Welty's The Ponder Heart

James Dickey's Deliverance

Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird

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Readers will be announced shortly. 

ABOUT THE SERIES

Birthed from the womb of Deer Bear Wolf, Transgression is a reading series that seeks to bring the novelty back to the novel crowd – taking its audiences off the beaten path; straying from traditional platforms; and showcasing Atlanta’s most talented writers whilst challenging the perception of the written word.

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ABOUT THE CURATORS

Laura Relyea is a writer in Atlanta, Georgia. Along with being the Managing Editor of Scoutmob, she’s the Editor and Chief of Vouched Books – a grassroots initiative to promote and bolster the small press community through pop-up bookstores and different events. 

Her book, All Glitter, Everything, was rereleased by Deer Bear Wolf this past March. Her work has been published by Coconut Poetry, Monkey Bicycle, Everyday Genius, and elsewhere. She both fears and respects glitter. 

John Carroll is a writer and artist from Atlanta, Georgia. His chapbook, Slow Burn, released in 2013 by Safety Third Enterprises, sold out in 36 hours. He is the artist behind Make Blackout Poetry His forthcoming book of blackout poetry will be released by Deer Bear Wolf in 2016.

RSVP for TRANSGRESSION: An Unorthodox Reading Series | Volume 2

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Chowse House Summer Fest
Jun
20
2:00pm 2:00pm

Chowse House Summer Fest

"Chowse House Summer Fest "
in East Atlanta Village 

Celebrate the summer outside with this crazy awesome lineup!


Lineup:

Small Reactions
Shampoo
Mara
Highlander
Dot.s
Satisfiers of Alpha Blue
Zulu Wave

Music starts at 3pm sharp!

$5 suggested donation

This will be outside, rain or shine!

BYOB!!!

Please carpool if possible!

We will be cookin food!

Curated by

Rush Myers // Jordan Parker // Davy Minor

 

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Dot.s Album Release Party
Jun
13
9:00pm 9:00pm

Dot.s Album Release Party

Deer Bear Wolf presents:

Dot.s
Highlander
Secret Special Guest


On Saturday, June 13th, Deer Bear Wolf Records celebrates its ninth release, electronic pop dance quartet Dot.s’ “JELLYFISS." The album will be made available as both a CD as well as a cassette tape. 

“Jellyfiss is a couple of things. It's a word and it's also not a word, so that’s TWO things just for starters. It’s also a disc made out of polycarbonate that (hopefully) produces sounds when put in the right slot, and the right buttons are pressed in the right order. But most importantly, it’s the scatterbrained memories of a scatterbrained man named Dainty Loo Loo, whose brain has without a doubt scattered. In his final hours, he invites us into the paradise he’s built for himself on earth, while he sits and rambles to an ocean that is impossibly blue and receptive and patient. It was written in Atlanta, Georgia by Ryan James, Bonnie Hardie, Joe Crabb, and Nick Lynds, with help from our friends Andrew McFarland, and George Pettis in 2014’s closing months. Half of the songs were composed almost entirely with drum machines and analog synthesizers. The other half stems more from live instrumentation. I think there’s a cello somewhere in there. Anywho, get yourself some, don’t forget your pencil, and have fun.” 

-Dot.s



WHAT: DEER BEAR WOLF | DOT.S Record Release and Tour Kick Off Party

WHEN: June 13, 9pm doors

WHERE: 529, 529 Flat Shoals Ave SE, East Atlanta, GA 30316

PRICE: $5 

AGE RESTRICTIONS: 21+

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NATURAL SELECTION Vol. 6 // ARGOSY
Jun
4
9:00pm 9:00pm

NATURAL SELECTION Vol. 6 // ARGOSY

DEER BEAR WOLF | NATURAL SELECTION 
THURSDAY JUNE 4th // ARGOSY // $7


Deer Bear Wolf’s curated variety show, NATURAL SELECTION is creating a space for culture and performance at Argosy in the East Atlanta Village. Performing Artists include: 


Johnny Drago
Trevor Jones 
Daniel Bailey 
Tantrum
Sarah Padgett
Flight of Swallows
Fantasy Guys


Brock Scott will unveil a new sculpture for exhibit punctuating the highly anticipated christening of Argosy’s new event space. 

Thursday June 4th at 9:00 PM. 

NATURAL SELECTION isn’t your run-of-the-mill variety show. It is a vessel for artistic exploration. Says curator Elizabeth Jarrett, “I curate by choosing a collection of performers whose work I respect and whose performances will compliment each other when placed in a group setting. Each performer is given 10 minutes with no rules or guidelines and I encourage each of them to try something that is a bit out of their comfort zone or something they've been wanting to try. Performances range from music to poetry to puppetry to performance art and so on. As a curator, I try to keep my audience and the creative climate of the city in mind.”

Tickets are available the evening of the event and are $7. 

ABOUT GIANT SQUID, BY BROCK SCOTT //
The piece is made of welded steel, stained glass and walnut veneer. The sculpture took over 2 years to complete and is made entirely of polygons. Being as there are no curves, the sculpture was very difficult to plan in advance as the exact shape of the polygons were hard to predict. This will be the premiere exhibition of “Giant Squid”.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS //

Johnny Drago is an Atlanta-based playwright and performer whose work has been produced or developed by Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Barter Theatre, The Weird Sisters Theatre Project, 7Stages, The Process Theatre Co., and Actor's Express. He is a former Creative Loafing Annual Fiction Contest Winner, MINT Gallery Leap Year Artist, Burnaway Magazine "Art Crush," and City of Atlanta Emerging Artist in the field of Literature. Johnny is currently a Dashboard Co-op associate artist, and is the WonderRoot/Loose Change Magazine Writer-in-Residence for Spring 2015. - http://johnnydrago.com/

J. Trevor Jones is neither here nor there. He is neither a musician nor a storyteller. He is simply an Atlantan brewing up some ontological anarchy. Believe in what you want, but know that there still exists some magic in this city. Trevor was born here, moved to the mountains, to the suburbs, to Northeast, back here, to the Southwest, got married in Big Sur, and finally settled in North Ormewood park to further explore the magic of Atlanta with his wife, two dogs, a cat, and six chickens. 

Dan Bailey is an atlanta musician and artist, as well as gallery co-operator at the Broad Street Visitors Center downtown. Bailey is also involved and employed by the Goat Farm Arts Center and Mammal Gallery. As a musician, he focuses on group improvisation and group composition, mainly in the acts Currency & Faun And A Pan Flute. Recording is a regularly practiced effort, either in a group setting or solo. In the visual realm, the focus is with charcoal, pen and ink blot, mainly drawing figures in crude distortion or as blind contours.

Tantrum: 
Michika Skyy McClinton (aka Tantrum) is a half japanese Artist/Musician based in Atlanta. 
She has been involved in the Atlanta creative scene for the past 5 years producing music, 
performing, and making experimental art. Her broad spectrum of experience in different music 
scenes has helped shape her unique style of avant-garde with a pop sensibility. - https://tantrummusic.bandcamp.com/

Artist of many mediums, Sarah Padgett is an experimental folk and ambient soundscapes musician, a drawer/doodler/sketcher, a poet and essayist, and a storyteller. Her main artistic pursuits are honesty, vulnerability, and healing growth through love and connection. -https://weekendreviewpodcast.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/episode-9-stupid-reference-boy-w-sarah-padgett/

Flight of Swallows was established in 2010 when co founders Deisha Oliver and Sadie Hawkins began to explore collaborative improvisation: music and movement working together. Since then, they have invited an ever-evolving group of musicians and physical performance artists to join in creating moody, magical one-time-only experiences in venues ranging from traditional theaters, to galleries, to non-traditional public art spaces. -https://www.facebook.com/FlightofSwallows

Fantasy Guys is Inyo Galatea, Maddy Davis, and Mitchell Hardage's attempt to create beach magic inside of Atlanta. The project was spawned from the pineapple pulp of former band Distant Planet, and has since been claimed to gently place listeners on hammocks. The trio has asked many scientists for a genre, and after years of calculating the sonic combinations of spritely vocals, zesty synths, saucy bass, luscious guitar, and succulent vibraphone--all atop sexy rhythm tracks produced by imaginary drummer Hibiscus Chad (Hardage)--the results yielded "Tropical Dream Pop." Enjoy Fantasy Guys served frozen or chilled over ice. -http://www.fantasycometrue.net/


VITALS
ARGOSY // 470 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
DATE // Thursday June 9, 2015
TIME // 9:00 P.M.
PRICE // $7
AGE RESTRICTIONS // 21+

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"Archaeomancy": A Literary Evening Celebrating the Art of Mike Germon
Apr
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

"Archaeomancy": A Literary Evening Celebrating the Art of Mike Germon

"Archaeomancy": A Literary Evening Celebrating the Art of Mike Germon

When: April 18th, 2015

(Doors at 8pm. Reading starts at 8:30pm)

Where: Beep Beep Gallery 

Who: Nicole MoodyWinston Blake Wheeler WardStephanie Dowda, And Tiger Wizard

In celebration of Mike Germon's new show "Archaeomancy" at Beep Beep Gallery, four Atlanta writers will be reading pieces based on his art work.

About The Show

"Archaeomancy" introduces narratives focused on imagined realities where science and religion are intertwined and reciprocal. To this effect, Germon has created a series of works and objects that illustrate this theme in ways both philosophical and absurd, such as periodic table ouija boards that link spirits with chemistry.

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DIY+ATL: One Night of Art, Music, and Movement
Apr
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

DIY+ATL: One Night of Art, Music, and Movement

Giant dry-erase murals. Dance performances. Free admission.

For one night, Deer Bear Wolf and Wix.com is setting up a pop-up art fest for everyone in Atlanta to enjoy. Filled with local art, the gallery at General Assembly will be transformed into a creative world where art, music, poetry, and dance collide.

At 7:00pm, we will also be featuring an intimate panel discussion with our participating artists, talking about their lives as working artists and creative entrepreneurs in today's world. Aspiring young artists and students are especially encouraged to attend!

Meet our artists for this exciting evening:

MOLLY ROSE FREEMAN

YO YO FERRO

BRANDON SANDLER

SQUISHIEPUSS

MAKE BLACKOUT POETRY

MONICA ALEXANDER

BLACK CAT TIPS

Dance performance by ZOETIC

Music by FEAST OF VIOLET

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Let Glitter Reign: A Very Shiny Book Release
Mar
14
8:00pm 8:00pm

Let Glitter Reign: A Very Shiny Book Release

LAURA RELYEA'S "ALL GLITTER, EVERYTHING" // 
RELEASES MARCH 14th AT 
THE BIG HOUSE ON PONCE

$5 in advance/$7 at door

ALL GLITTER, EVERYTHING is a book that has everything and nothing to do with glitter and Kesha. Consider it an exercise in shine theory. It's an entry point to a world where glitter is a verb, noun, and adjective. It’s instinctive and messy and everywhere, much like Kesha.

Kesha is an emblem, indicative of the carnivorous joy of womanhood. She’s every woman cast in every role – a friend, a confidante, a conflict, a resolution. Kesha is sorry. (But Kesha is never sorry.) Kesha is you and me. Each story in this book is emblematic of an inspiring or empowering woman. 

All Glitter, Everything is a collection of 50 stories, which graduated from a chapbook of the same name, and a portion of which will be featured in the third volume of The &NOW Awards: The Best Innovative Writing (forthcoming, March 2015). These are the stories of one woman’s embrace of her whole self and the whole world – the good, the bad, the ugly, and the glittery.

So, in celebration of the book’s release Deer Bear Wolf & author Laura Relyea are rallying the individual women who inspired the book to share their portions of the stories. Along with a lot of flower crowns, glitter, and hugs, attendees can anticipate readings, both live and filmed, from: Jayne O’Connor, Melysa Martinez, Gina Myers, Molly Brodak, Stevi Waggoner, Rachael Maddux, Heather Christle, Lauren Traetto, Brooke Hatfield, Allie Bashuk, Aubrey Hirsch, Jess Jones, Erin Palovick, Leesa Cross-Smith, Gray Chapman, Amy Stufflebeam, Alexis Pope, Elizabeth Rowan, and Laura Relyea. 

Oh, and naturally it’ll all end in one glittery dance party – just like Kesha would want. 

All Glitter, Everything was Laura Relyea’s first chapbook and is her first book.

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HIGHLANDER EP PRE-RELEASE SHOW
Mar
2
9:00pm 9:00pm

HIGHLANDER EP PRE-RELEASE SHOW

HIGHLANDER EP PRE-RELEASE SHOW

Deer Bear Wolf Records is proud to present its first release of 2015. Highlander's Weird Future EP comes out on tape cassette March 10, but you can get a copy a week early Monday, March 2 at 529. For this special tape pre-release show, Highlander will be joined by This Piano Plays Itself and Acapoco. The show is free!

Lineup:

Highlander
This Piano Plays Itself
Acapoco


529 // 9pm // 21+ // $0.00

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Atlanta's Highlander returns with their second EP, Weird Future (Out Mar. 10 on Deer Bear Wolf Records). Drawing on a wide range of influences—from gooey ‘60s psychedelia to ‘80s New Wave and moody modern synth-pop—Weird Future is a change of direction from the driving pop sensibilities of 2013's Good Numbers EP, finding the band in a darker, more mature space both sonically and emotionally. This time out, Highlander explores a hazy landscape awash with sparkling synths and persistent guitars where walls of fuzz and melodic vocal feedback trail lo­-fi echoes into deep space.

Highlander started in 2008 as the synth-and-vocals bedroom recording project of songwriter Joe Oliver, but quickly moved from the bedroom to the stage with the addition of Samuel Barksdale on lead guitar and Garrett Goss (Gun Party, Iron Jayne) on drums, forming Highlander’s core. Following a series of lineup changes, Highlander recruited Will Day (Jack of Hearts, Willy Webb) on bass and what started as a four-­track experiment had become a living, breathing giant robot.

Cue ‘80s training montage: 2012 saw Highlander honing its sound playing shows around the Southeast while studying the art and science of space­d-out pop—consistently blasting audiences both with blaring synthesizers and heartbroken, smartass lyrics. In the summer of 2013 the band issued a limited release of their first EP, Good Numbers, on Boom! Done records. The music video for lead single “Blankets” received complimentary reviews by the internet hordes, conclusively proving that Highlander did, in fact, exist.

The band returned to the studio, again with producer/engineer Paul Katzman (Hotels, 100 Watt Horse, Shampoo) in the spring of 2014 to record a batch of new tunes. While superficially resembling the dreamy synth-pop of Good Numbers, these songs focused not on a past of summery nostalgia, but a weird and autumnal future. Weeks turned into months as the band dove deep into the details of the recording process. They put their personal lives on hold to bring a laser focus to the creation of this new EP. Virtual instruments were overdubbed with older, less-reliable keyboards and amps resulting in a lusher, more organic sound. And like the pilots of a giant robot blasting into hyperspace, Highlander held on tight and floored it. The Weird Future EP was born.


“Post-punk that would not have been out of place in an episode of Miami Vice.” - The Blue Indian

“Channeling a mixture of ’80s nostalgia a la The Cure and modern indie elements the likes of Grizzly Bear, Weird Future dives into the mystically strange. An utterly melodic trip." - Under the Gun Review

“A bouncy funkified groove with a certain playfulness. Bandleader Joe Oliver finds himself in a reflective mood, waxing nostalgic in one verse and dropping existential musings in the next.” - Latest Disgrace

“Dance-infused electro-pop tunes with soft, laid back vocals.” - BeAtlanta 

“A lightly raucous din of sincere pop-rock sentiment.” - Creative Loafing

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NATURAL SELECTION: Vol. 5 | Eyedrum
Feb
19
9:00pm 9:00pm

NATURAL SELECTION: Vol. 5 | Eyedrum

DEER BEAR WOLF | NATURAL SELECTION

THURSDAY FEB 19th at EYEDRUM ART & MUSIC GALLERY // $7

NATURAL SELECTION// Volume 5 Lineup:

Lebo and the Rattler
Ann Marie Lowman
Xander Alexander
Scott Daughtridge
Greggplant and Bean
Bruce Covey

Madeline Adams

Natural Selection is curated and hosted by Elizabeth Jarrett.

Deer Bear Wolf is proud to present its latest installment of the NATURAL SELECTION variety show. Thursday, February 19th, Natural Selection: Volume 5 will take place at Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery. It's Deer Bear Wolf's first variety show of 2015!

Natural Selection is a variety show featuring a multitude of Atlanta performers in literature, music, comedy, theatre, film, and performance art. The purpose of Natural Selection is to showcase a diverse, curated group of Atlanta artists across different mediums in one space, rotating between different venues throughout the city. 

WHEN: Thursday February 19, doors at 9pm, show starts promptly at 9:30pm
WHERE: Eyedrum, 88 Forsyth St. SW Atlanta, GA 30303
PRICE: $7 

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TRANSGRESSION: An Unorthodox Reading Series | CLUE
Jan
22
8:00pm 8:00pm

TRANSGRESSION: An Unorthodox Reading Series | CLUE

Deer Bear Wolf Presents
CLUE | A LITERARY EVENING OF THE MOST MURDEROUS VEIN

Big House on Ponce, 368 Ponce de Leon Ave. 

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

8pm

Admission $10

Featured suspects (Readers) will be announced little by little, stayed tuned.

ABOUT THE SERIES: 

Birthed from the womb of Deer Bear Wolf, Transgression is a reading series that seeks to bring the novelty back to the novel crowd – taking its audiences off the beaten path; straying from traditional platforms; and showcasing Atlanta’s most talented writers whilst challenging the perception of the written word.

ABOUT THE CURATORS: 

Laura Relyea is a writer in Atlanta, Georgia. Along with being the Managing Editor of Scoutmob, she’s the Editor and Chief of Vouched Books – a grassroots initiative to promote and bolster the small press community through pop-up bookstores and different events. Her book, All Glitter, Everything, will be rereleased by Deer Bear Wolf this coming March. Her work has been published by Coconut Poetry, Monkey Bicycle, Everyday Genius, and elsewhere. She both fears and respects glitter. 

John Carroll is a writer and artist from Atlanta, Georgia. He is the former Editor-in-chief of Purge ATL and the artist behind Make Blackout Poetry. His chapbook, Slow Burn, released in 2013 by Safety Third Enterprises, sold out in 36 hours. His forthcoming chapbook will be released by Deer Bear Wolf in 2015.

Vouched Books - http://vouchedbooks.com/
Make Black Out Poetry - http://www.makeblackoutpoetry.com/
Interior Design & Decor by Maggie Blair Boyd

RSVP to TRANSGRESSION: An Unorthodox Reading Series | CLUE

 

 

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