This week, Deer Bear Wolf Press releases its first book, There Appeared a Sadness by Winston Blake Wheeler Ward. It's a collection of three short sagas of immense weight. The common threads of loneliness, abandonment and self-doubt are woven into each story, elevating them to a symbiotic and symphonic portrayal of life’s deepest longings for companionship, tenderness and acceptance. Individually, the narratives are vastly set-from outer space, to the ocean, into the blindness of the human heart.
There Appeared A Sadness will be released this Wednesday, October 29 at MINT Gallery. The release will feature readings by John Carroll, Amy Stufflebeam, Davy Minor and Winston Blake Wheeler Ward.
Deer Bear Wolf is proud to present its latest installment of the NATURAL SELECTION variety show. Thursday, November 6th, Natural Selection: Volume 3 will take place at the Drunken Unicorn. Deer Bear Wolf is bringing its premiere showcase of Atlanta’s finest performance artists to party on Ponce de Leon.
Natural Selection is a monthly 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. Each month will exhibit an assortment of performers with one featured musical guest, rotating between different venues throughout the city. Natural Selection is hosted and co-curated by Elizabeth Jarrett.
Natural Selection: Volume 3 Lineup:
Recommended shows and events this week:
Monday, October 27:
Dottie October 27 @ Big House On Ponce
"Once again the best and brightest of the Atlanta comedy scene descend on the Big House On Ponce theater to perform solo comedy. This month is jam packed with monologues, characters, songs, and other hilariously bizarre shit. Some of it SPOOOOOKY! FEATURING: Chris Blair, Joel Byars, Karen Cassady, Ian Custar, Linnea Frye, Sara Gaare, Nick Gibbons, Rob Lathan, August Pollak, Taylor Roy, Mike Schatz, Wade Tilton."
Vicious Circle Writers Group @ Manuel's Tavern
"Bring a piece you've written (less than 2000 words) that you want critiqued to Manuel’s Tavern for insightful feedback, coffee, wine, and excellent company. You don't have to bring your writing to participate, but it's always more fun if you do!"
Tuesday, October 28:
Carapace Raconteurs: PHANTOMS & FRIGHTS @ Manuel's Tavern
"Our theme this time around: PHANTOMS & FRIGHTS! Bring a five to seven-minute narrative built around any haunting or figment you’ve experienced. Maybe it’s the wraith-like memory of an old lover who torments you, or the delusion of your personal greatness that slammed up against cold reality, or the sure-to-win business venture that turned out to be just a mirage. Phantoms, all."
CUTE BOOTS album release show w/ FACTORY & 100 WATT HORSE @ The EARL
"Cute Boots is celebrating the release of their album 'A Fresh Start in the Same Old Town' with a very special release day show at The EARL featuring support from Factory and 100 Watt Horse. The album will be available to purchase on pro-dubbed and imprinted transparent cassette tape and discounted digital download cards. S'gonna be fun. Don't miss out!"
FREE: SLOWRITER/YOUNG EDISON/BEAR GIRL/EXWHY @ The Music Room
FREE Halloween party. Feel free to wear your costume! It is also Slowriter's CD Celebration Party! Receive a free copy of "King Of The Void" available 10.28.14 -slowriter: http://slowriter.bandcamp.com/ -Young Edison: http://youngedisonmusic.bandcamp.com/ -Bear Girl: https://cardiganrecords.bandcamp.com/album/le-fantastique -exwhy: http://exwhyband.com/""
ORENDA FINK (OF AZURE RAY) Lindsay Appel | Valentina Tapia @ 529
"LINDSAY APPEL: Lindsay Appel Indie band from the ATL. EP coming January 2015. Led Zeppelin meets Feist. A voice in the darkness, then thesunlight. The line where country meets the city. Hypnotic, nostalgic tendencies. You'll like us if you like : Poliça, Cat Power, Feist, Wye Oak, Land of Talk, Lana Del Rey, PJ Harvey, etc. // VALENTINA TAPIA: Multi-instrumentalist and all around bad ass."
Wednesday, October 29:
There Appeared a Sadness Chapbook Release | Deer Bear Wolf Presents @ MINT
"Chapbook Release Celebration for WINSTON BLAKE WHEELER WARD's "THERE APPEARED A SADNESS" at MINT Gallery // Wednesday October 29, 2014, 7pm Featuring readings by: John Carroll, Amy Stufflebeam, Davy Minor and Winston Blake Wheeler Ward. Author Winston Blake Wheeler Ward has compiled a collection of three short sagas of immense weight in There Appeared a Sadness. The common threads of loneliness, abandonment and self-doubt are woven into each story, elevating them to a symbiotic and symphonic portrayal of life’s deepest longings for companionship, tenderness and acceptance. Individually, the narratives are vastly set-from outer space, to the ocean, into the blindness of the human heart."
Father Murphy /// Chamber Cartel /// In Sonitus Lux @ Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery
Chamber Cartel and In Sonitus Lux host Italy's Father Murphy.
OBN III's @ The EARL
Dinos Boys and Skin Jobs host Austin's OBN III's.
Thursday, October 30:
WRAS 88.5 and Dashboard Co-op Present.... Gringo Star 7" Release Party @ DASHBOARD CO-OP
"WRAS Album 88 - 88.5FM ATLANTA and DASHBOARD CO-OP Present.... Gringo Star 7" Release Party w/ Mood Rings and WRAS DJ's!! Gringo Star will be releasing their new 7" "Long Time Gone b/w World of Spin" AND ITS ALL AGES!!!! And, if you're old enough, COMPLIMENTARY BEER!"
"Maramaso" Film Screening @ Emory Center for Ethics
"Join us for the public screening of "Maramaso" at Emory University's Center for Ethics, Thursday, October 30 at 7pm. "Maramaso" is a documentary that follows peace activist/musician Nelson Mandella Akello as he attempts to use his music to dissaude tribal violence during the hotly contested 2013 Kenyan presidential elections. "Maramaso" was directed and edited by Emory alum, Laura Asherman, produced by Ashley Beckett and shot by Atlanta-based cinematographer, Michael Morgan. "Maramaso" was an official selection of the Film Aid International Film Festival."
THE CLAP/SHEPHERDS/BREATHERS/DJ NO DADDY/FREE SHOW @ Star Community Bar
"THE CLAP/SHEPHERDS/BREATHERS/DJ NO DADDY/FREE SHOW The Clap will be releasing a double disc all inclusive collection of everything we ever recorded."
(FREE SHOW) EAV HALLOWEEN PARTY ft. DAMS + SURROGATES + HELLO COBRA @ Union EAV
"Blood Drunk Records + Union EAV have teamed up to bring you a night of spooky tunes and ghastly drink specials! Featuring: Hello Cobra, DAMS, Surrogates, DJ WOLF spinning the jams in between the live acts!"
Friday, October 31:
Mammal Presents: Feliz NaviDEAD @ The Mammal Gallery
"Feliz-naviDEAD (noun) definition: 1. Christmas themed Halloween party. Examples of Feliz-NaviDEAD: 1. Appearance by Santa and his other friends. 2. Presents. 3. Musical acts such as Ginko, Suffer Dragon and 4th ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra. 4. Installation art. 5. Costumes and a reason to get weird on the dance floor with DJ whiskey Dan."
Scoutmob + The Goat Farm Halloween 2014 @ The Goat Farm Arts Center
"Scoutmob and The Goat Farm Arts Center are a match made in unorthodox limitless imagination Halloween heaven. 2014 marks this fourth collaboration of curious spectacle, fantastical art and the ultimate wild ambition of trying to outdo the previous three All Hallows’ Eve celebrations. Performance Installations Include: MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY // •Puddles Pity Party •Prince Rama •Rex Hussman •BØATING •NEW ORLEANS AIRLIFT in collaboration with – George Long, Justin Rabideau, Ben Coleman, Andy Pruett, Sonic Generator’s Executive Director Jason Freeman and a talented group of architecture, human-computer interaction, and music students from the Georgia Institute of Technology. The combined powers of these industrial and arts-minded all-stars plan to completely transform a major section of the Goat Farm into a completely immersive piece of musical architecture. •VIDEO METH LAB will offer up their own original brand of ethereal and haunting digital displays. •Ninja Puppet Productions •Hallows Eve Processions by Tjak Atlan •Theatre installation and music by Jungol •Fire sculpture “Teetering Cusps of Infanity” from Charlie “BlackCat” Smith"
Star Bar 24th Anniversary Party + Halloween Bash @ Star Community Bar
"It's the Star Bar 24th Anniversary Party + Halloween Bash featuring THE BITERS (special KISS show) + DINOS BOYS + NIGHT TERRORS (special Mötley Crüe set) + more!"
Saturday, November 1:
Coffee + Art + Conversation @ Sandler Hudson Gallery
"Join us at the gallery for coffee and conversation with P. Seth Thompson. This casual event on the last day of Thompson's exhibition "This Message Has No Content" is a great opportunity to meet the artist and ask questions about the work."
Mediated Line @ Kibbee Gallery
"New works of beautiful abstraction by Angus Galloway and Lauren Peterson. Angus Galloway creates intricate drawings using a "blind" technique to capture direct and unfiltered marks. Angus turns these marks into finished, complex drawings. Lauren Peterson work is innately defined by process; working intuitively within controlled boundaries set by the method of mark-making and the material. She creates her mixed media pieces and drawings by repetitively sewing, knotting, or drawing into objects and surfaces to push boundaries of image/object and transient/permanent."
Predator!RapturousGreif!WasteLayer!HarshWords! @ Star Community Bar
"Listen to HARSH WORDS: http://harshwordsathens.bandcamp.com/ Listen to RAPTUROUS GRIEF: http://rapturousgrief.bandcamp.com/ Listen to PREDATOR: http://scavengerofdeathrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-complete-earth Listen to WASTE LAYER: http://wastelayer.bandcamp.com/releases"
Sunday, November 2:
Breakdancing Ronald Reagan, Aunt's Analog, Casey, Balder-, Dubb Normal @ Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery
"Casey - Synth and electronics operator, expat of Herzogs Zwei through Fuenf. https://soundcloud.com/better-cardinal Balder - Noise project of Joseph Jones utilizing mixers, feedback, and guitars. https://soundcloud.com/balderdash Dubb Normal - Out sound veteran Justin Waters latest incarnation focuses on processed vocals, minimal rhythms and brute electronics. https://soundcloud.com/j-waters/sets/dubb-in-revolt"
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