Deer Bear Wolf Weekly

Deer Bear Wolf is teaming up with some Atlanta superstars to present Phoenix Festival.

Phoenix Festival 

2200 Reynolds Drive, Atlanta, GA 30315 
November 15th 12-6pm 

Bang! Arts
Common Ground 
Make Blackout Poetry
Deer Bear Wolf

Amongst the ruins of a derelict motel site in the Lakewood community of Atlanta, Urban Sprout Farms has created a sanctuary for growing fresh produce. On November 15th, a group of champions for the Atlanta arts community are getting together to present a day of music, literature and art to raise awareness for this creative repurposing of land that was once laying to waste. 

Entry to the festival is FREE with RSVP:

Live Music (Curated by Deer Bear Wolf) //

Little Tybee
Lily and the Tigers
Red Sea

Live Literature Readings (Curated by Vouched and Make Blackout Poetry) //

Matt DeBenedictis 
Cristen Conger 
Abby Mae Carney 
Travis Broyles 
Michael Hessel-Mial 
Alexis Pope 
Jon Irwin

Live Muralists (Curated by sQuish) //

Mac Stewart 
Mindy Post 
Paper Frank 
CP the Artist

Art Installations by //

Mike Germon


Artist Market //

We’re now accepting applications to be an artist vendor at Phoenix Festival. Information and application form for Art Vendors:



About Urban Sprout Farms:

We are biodynamic farmers- bio=life, dynamic=energy : Our relationship with agriculture is based on techniques that have consistently proven to build environments that produce plants with high nutrient density and high production yield with no negative impact on the natural environment. We are engaging the community, farming in harmony with nature, reducing green waste to landfills and producing high quality food.









Recommended shows and events this week:


Monday, October 13:


4x6 Photography Swap // ALTPHOTO2014 Opening @ The Low Museum

"Coinciding with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, The LOW Museum is hosting its Second Annual 4x6 Photography Swap. Everyone is invited to bring and leave with any number of 4x6 prints. They may be film or digital. All of the prints are placed on a large central pedestal, which encourages attendees to trade photographs as well as stories and experiences. We want your photographs and your experiences to end up in this year’s 4x6 pile and we want you to join us to rummage through it! The night of the Second Annual 4x6 Photography Swap coincides with our opening of ALTPHOTO2014, a contemporary alternative photography exhibition. Works by Tig Notaro, Spencer Sloan, Aubrey Williams"



Vicious Circle Writers Group @ Manuel's Tavern

"Sharpen your writing in the Vicious Circle! Bring a piece you've written (less than 2000 words) that you want critiqued to Manuel’s Tavern for insightful feedback, food, drink, and excellent company. You don't have to bring your writing to participate, but it's always more fun if you do!"




Tuesday, October 14:


Theremin concerto by Gary Eddy @ The Mammal Gallery

"Come watch a theremin be played with an acoustic piano accompanist! Accompaniment by Julian Hinshaw. Also performing: Max Boecker, Scored Literature, Oddtitties"




Wednesday, October 15:


SONIC ADVENTURES @ Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery

"An evening of acoustic improv, performance and collaboration alike! curated and open performances abound. 2nd installment of the resurrected sonic adventures !!! Join us as we traverse dimensions on the vimanas of sound!!! There will be faces of new and old alike!! Expedition departs at 8pm earth time (in THIS dimension) After about an hour the bridge to the cockpit will open... So bring an acoustic sound generator and contribute to navigation!!!"



PIGTOWN @ The Mammal Gallery

"Boom Done! presents: PIGTOWN The Mammal Gallery's monthly stand up showcase/open mic hosted by Jeffrey Stephenson & Jake Head."




Thursday, October 16:


Attention: Distraction and the Digital @ DASHBOARD CO-OP

"A series of digital artworks exploring notions, tensions, and conceptions of distraction. Featuring Fahamu Pecou, Darcy Mae, Tak Masuda, Dave Greber and Courtney McClellan. Public Opening: October 16, 7-10 (free) Gallery: Hours, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 2-7PM & Saturdays: 12-2PM"



hellier ulysses + sauna heat + landline + binary boys @ 529




Newmerica 13th Anniversary Party & FREE SHOW @ Star Community Bar

"FREE SHOW presented by Newmerica T-Shirt Release Party with Cousin Dan, Zruda, James Legg (Black Diamond Heavies), Zeahorse (Australia). Hosted by Max Cooper. Late Night Dance Deejay Party with Mister Jared Swilley"



Murmur at Mother: Help AZF become a non-profit! @ Mother

"Fundraiser for Atlanta Zine Fest to become a non-profit! "Atlanta Zine Fest" is a bit of a misnomer. We have monthly--or more!--events, are supported by the Atlanta Zine Library, and branch out to various forms of DIY media. As such we're coalescing under a new organization, called Murmur. Through this process we will also become a non-profit--with your help! Please come to Mother, learn more about Murmur's plans and projects, and contribute to our 501(c)3 status. Part of the sales from that night will go to our non-profit registration fund!! aka show up, par-tayyy, and support DIY!"



Eyedrum's Writers Exchange | GF Presents @ Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery

"Eyedrum's Writers Exchange allows writers to share work aloud for 10 minutes and get impressions, observations and analysis from other writers for 5 minutes. All genres and disciplines are welcome. Both inexperienced as well as practiced writers are encouraged to attend. It's an opportunity to connect with other Atlanta writers and experiment with different voices and genres."




Friday, October 17:


#1 Grand Opening Day & Block Party @ Elevate Atlanta

"** 20 Horn Players, 18 performers, 4 interactive environments, a dance that spans from here to Istanbul and much more. Begin your night at Gallery 72 with exhibitions by dynamic artists, Branden Collins and Joanie Lemercier. Performers will guide you to the block party from here. 7pm: Gallery Opening and Musical Performance : Gallery 72 : Installations and live performance by Atlanta based artist, Branden Collins. Digital sculptures and installations by artist, Joanie Lemercier in conjunction with the French Consulate of Atlanta and France Atlanta. Entertainment by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Quarteto Migration music by The Wolfpack 8pm: Block Party! : Fairlie/Poplar : Performances and installations by The WolfPack, Branden Collins, Eyedrum, Mammal Gallery, The Goat Farm, DJ Wally Sparks and (6) special experiences at Goat Farm D_MPSTERs: #trashtag, A Grey Thought, Social Synth, Jarawa, Crystal, Allusion"



Beyond the Vernacular : Group Show @ The Mammal Gallery

""Beyond the Vernacular" is a visual exploration of language and its impact on contemporary culture. Selected artists utilize a wide range of media, techniques and processes. Their work focuses on facets of an ever evolving system of language and examines the way we choose to communicate with one another. Projects range from abstract painting to interactive performances and installations. Ify Akiti, Devin Brown and Grace Thornton, Jessica Caldas, John Carroll, Brian Egan, Heather Greenway, Jordan Stubbs, Katie Troisi Opening Reception : Friday OCT 17th 7-11 pm (performance @8)"



\\ DUMPSTERS // A Goat Farm Arts Center Curated Series for ELEVATE @ Elevate Atlanta

"We got our hands on a legion of DUMPSTERS. We got our hands on a legion of ARTISTS. Curated by yours truly throughout the downtown cityscape. Artists: + Second Story + The Young Never Sleep + Kris Pilcher + Dustin Chambers + The Relay Team + Marcus Kenney + Kevin Byrd (w performance from Mary Phillips) + Igor Korsunskiy + David Baerwalde & Alex Martinez + Mike Black + With the addition of new music savants, Chamber Cartel adding their neo-classical talents to six of the ten dumpster environments. DUMPSTERS: A Goat Farm Arts Center curated program utilizing a legion of 10 roll away dumpsters to create visual and performing art environments scattered throughout the downtown cityscape. DUMPSTERS will be on display as a part of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs week-long ELEVATE 2014 public contemporary art celebration "SOCIAL CITY". Free and open to the public. Oct 17th - Oct 23rd."



J Fernandez // Frankie Broyles // Tennis System // Twin Studies @ The Mammal Gallery

"J Fernandez Frankie Broyles Tennis System Twin Studies"



"Putty Buddies #1"  Zine Release @ Beep Beep Gallery

"ZINE RELEASE! “Putty Buddies #1” Featuring Work by Patrick Kyle and Jason Murphy. also available: comics & prints by jason murphy as well as zines & prints by katie ridley murphy."




Saturday, October 18:


The 14th Annual Little 5 Points Halloween Festival & Parade @ L5P

"Please join us for the best event of the Halloween season! Join us all day for shopping, eating and fun at the businesses in the L5P neighborhood and the artist market along Euclid Ave. See the largest Halloween parade in the southeast from 4-6p on Euclid and Moreland. Then stick around for dancing and merriment into the night with entertainment on 2 stages! JAGERMEISTER STAGE (located in Findley Plaza) 12pm – Starbender 1pm – The Wheelknockers 2pm - Hothouse Peaches 3pm – The Mystery Men 4pm PARADE 5pm – Caroline & the Ramblers 6pm – Cletis & His City Cousins 7pm – Julea & Her Dear Johns 8pm – The Higher Choir 9pm – The Head // WRECKING BAR BREWPUB STAGE (located in Star Bar Parking Lot) 3pm – TBA 5pm – Black Linen 6pm – Zoners 7pm – Daddy Issues/Wahya 8pm – Momcat 9pm – Stonerider 10pm – Til Someone Loses an Eye"



MASS Collective Presents • SCULPTURE CASSEROLE: A Live Competition To Create Tasteful Art From Leftover Materials. @ MASS Collective

"MASS Collective Presents: SCULPTURE CASSEROLE! A LIVE COMPETITION TO CREATE TASTEFUL ART FROM LEFTOVER MATERIAL. 3 Teams of 2 Artists Compete over a 3 hour period to create a tasteful piece of art from leftover material. Each team will receive the same materials and will not know what they will be working with before the challenge begins. Meet The Local Artists: MICHI MEKO, JASON SWEET, MATT SIGMON, ANTONIO DARDEN, MIKE STASNY, GEROGE LONG Have a chance to watch the artists thought and work processes, live! Drink. Snack. Listen. Watch. Free."



WHORES. | Rapturous Grief | Motherfucker | Bodyfather @ The EARL

"Formed in Spring 2010, Atlanta, GA noise merchants WHORES (Christian Lembach – Vocals/Guitar, Jake Shultz – Bass, Travis Owen –drums) have quickly become infamous thanks to their crushing live shows and no-holds barred punk rock attitude. The band signed with Brutal Panda Records in 2011 to unleash their ferocious debut, Ruiner, which went on to receive numerous accolades throughout the heavy and indie music scenes. After numerous tours and shows across the US with the likes of Torche, Kylesa, Fight Amp, The Atlas Moth, Zozobra and many others, WHORES return with their sophomore release Clean. Recorded in May 2013 by Ryan Boesch (Melvins, Helmet, Tomahawk, Fu Manchu) at Parhelion Recording Studios in Atlanta, GA, Clean sees the band refine their crushingly heavy, catchy as fuck rock to violent perfection."



!Pumpking Carving Potluck Music Party! @ The Mammal Gallery

"Fall is here, friends! Let us celebrate! October 18th upstairs at the Mammal Gallery we'll be playing some music amidst a pumpkin potluck. Lily and the Tigers will be throwin down first at 7, followed by our friends Human Behavior and Snoregasm. They're in town from Tucson, so come out and show them some Southern lovin. There will be a pumpkin carving contest! Bring your creative spirits and the most beast of a gourd you can find! This show starts early, 7 o'clock on the dot and it's free! Bring some food for the feast! We'll see you there!"



Experimental, Noise, and Electronic Music @ Big House On Ponce

"This show is going to be very big. We have 7! awesome music acts for you to experience. In Sonitus Lux, That Scene from Karate Kid where Danny Gets His Ass Kicked -- progressive psych duo, Dendera Bloodbath, Nuss -- experimental noise from NC/VA --, Mr Blank, DEDSA (Nashville) --, dok v"




"LITERATURE: (philidelphia, pa / slumberland records), THE HOTELS: (atlanta, ga / muckman records) "Driving on the highway at night with your best friends headed towards the best weekend ever soundtrack jamz Via Muckman Records", TAPE WAVES: (charleston, sc / bleeding gold records), BABES MOTEL: (atlanta, ga) "Twee-punk from your god damn basement," KOKO BEWARE: (atlanta, ga) "It’s magnetic in that quirky-cute way, but a dash of unforced, totally natural weirdness keeps Koko Beware from the cringe-worthy territory claimed by the likes of doe-eyed Zoey “my vintage dress is so original!”"




Sunday, October 19:


VIDA VOCE #13: a reading + performance series featuring women. @ MINT

"VIDA VOCE #13: a reading + performance series featuring women. Sunday October 19, 2014 7-9PM FREE At MINT Gallery! READINGS BY: Megan Volpert, Christina Lee, Jessica Colvin, Lollie Lott PERFORMANCE ART PIECE BY: Jessica Caldas MUSICAL PERFORMANCE BY: Lindsay Smith, Danielle Deadwyler. Guys are welcome to attend! There is a bar! Curated by Sherri Caudell."



#3 Elevate Social Sunday in Downtown @ Elevate Atlanta

"4pm : Atlanta Streets Alive Art Bike Tour : Gallery 72 : Navigate all of the breathtaking Elevate public artwork, located at the buildings, alleyways and parks of Downtown Atlanta. Don’t miss the 20’ floral sculpture, Calibrate by artist, Romy Maloon. This artwork was produced with the help of hundreds of Atlantans and organizations, through public social knitting circles. Travel with the greatest bike guides in the city, ABC and ASA. 7pm : French Films by Max Linder in the Park : Woodruff Park : Bring a picnic basket and a date (or a friend) for eight short comedic films by Max Linder. Seating will also be provided by the Atlanta Jazz Festival. Eelvate artwork will be on view throughout the night, in the park and surrounding streets. Special performance of Inksuit by Chamber Cartel at Allusion. Special experiences at Goat Farm D_MPSTERs: A Grey Thought"




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