Recommended shows and events this week:
Monday, December 15:
Avant Atlanta: A Selection Of Experimental Sound From Terminus City @ 529
"Classic Cult Grotesque presents: An evening featuring sets from a selection of local avant-garde musicians and artists mining the depths of sound and its possibilities. Featuring: They Can't Hear It (Brent Anderson of Order Of The Owl), Meredith Kooi & Mason Brown, The Language Of Men Dying, Stephen Fenton, Dux"
Atlanta//Edgewood Frank White Lémon: Eighteen - TwentyOne Photo Exhibit @ 484 edgewood ave
"Continuing my photo exhibition "18-21" tour. Next up is now ATLANTA! There will be a bar and $5 cover which also gets a complimentary drink of the night. Sounds will be very vibey and there will be 3 visual artists )(Kevin Boehner, Mac Stewart and BootyMath) that I collaborated with on pieces that are shown in the show."
Tuesday, December 16:
Zinester Writers' Group: Reference Zines with Kimberly of Homestead Atlanta @ Charis Books and More/Charis Circle
"Each month we will feature a new aspect of zines and zine culture. THIS MONTH IS REFERENCE ZINES! Kimberly Coburn of Homestead Atlanta co-facilitates (author of Forage zine) This group will focus on content, including aesthetics and writing!"
Faun And A Pan Flute, Naughty Professor, Samadha, The Morkestra @ 529
"Faun and a Pan Flute thrives in the gray areas that exist on the fringes of math rock, prog, and psychedelia. Depending on the night or studio session, Faun can go from roving gang of focused absurdists and high-minded mad geniuses to a band jamming out a tune. A penchant for freewheeling creativity lends the band's music an air of unrestrained enthusiasm, uncoordinated precision, and untethered artistry. The group shares bills with acts from all over Atlanta's musical road map — indie, experimental, jazz, noise, funk — acts that never completely align sonically, but with whom the band is always eager to dive headlong into new or compromising challenges. Daniel Bailey mans the fretless bass and serves as quasi-ringleader of the nine-man crew, including Adam Babar and David Gray (guitar), Ben Shirley (cello), Peter Webb (saxophone), Julian Hinshaw (tuba/organ), Chris Childs (marimba) and John Gregg and Daniel Betts (percussion)."
Wednesday, December 17:
Scene Missing Presents HAN SHOT FIRSTMAS @ Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge
"Scene Missing Presents HAN SHOT FIRSTMAS Writing, Comedy, and Other Performances based on Star Wars Movies. Featuring Performances by: Amy McDaniel, Brian Emond, Anthony Elmore, Noel Stephen & the Darlings, Kevin Saucier, Lauren Vogelbaum, Stephanie Farley of the Hot Toddies Flaming Cabaret, Dani Herd. Consult your Wookiepedia, adjust your lightsaber crystal, and break out your nicest metal bikini because we're bringing you a night of writing, music, comedy, and cabaret based on Star Wars movies at Atlanta's own Mos Eisley Cantina—the Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge!"
MY FUCKING BIRTHDAY @ 529
"I am having a birthday party at 529 again this year with an epic line up once again! there will be also jawesome visuals, foods, and much much more! line up HYDRABADD https://soundcloud.com/hydrabadd JAMAICAN QUEENS https://soundcloud.com/jamaicanqueens NO EYES https://soundcloud.com/no-eyes 10th Letter https://soundcloud.com/10th-letter Krimslo https://soundcloud.com/krimslo Cirqa https://soundcloud.com/cirqa"
NEW MADRID w/ SATMC + REVERENDS @ THE EARL
"Forged on late summer nights surrounding a dying bonfire at Camp 1538, Spirits and the Melchizedek Children began as Jason Elliott’s acoustic ramblings, and has since grown into a sprawling psychedelic juggernaut. Their latest album, So Happy, It’s Sad (out now on Fallen Arrows) bears the weight of life in all of its trials, tribulations and wonder, but at the same time imbues a feeling of completeness and unity. Evolving from crackling static into sonorous music and back again, SATMC weaves a melodic sensibility into the chaotic fabric of their haunting arrangements. Unapologetically daring and comfortingly familiar, Spirits’ ambient songs provide a soundtrack for lost summers, new loves, and clean-slate beginnings. // REVERENDS are an Atlanta band founded in 2012 by Dandy Lee Strickland and Kyle Jones. Guitarist Nick Bable was found via a Craiglist ad seeking guitarists who could play “Weird Fucking Chinese Shit”. Nicky had been e-mailing Dandy Lee Strickland and "Hot" Dan Strickland at the same time not realizing they were two different people who had posted two different ads. When he figured it out Nicky and Hot Dan completed the line-up. It was later discovered that Dandy Lee and Hot Dan are cousins."
Thursday, December 18:
Lazer/Wulf ~ Order of the Owl ~ Dirty Magazines @ The Clermont Lounge
"The Clermont Lounge on Dec 18th Casey Yarbrough & Tyler Hepner Birthday!!! This is one of the best bills that Atl Punx has put together in a long time. DONT MISS IT!!!"
Friday, December 19:
A Charlie Brown Christmas @ The EARL
"T.T. Mahony (piano), Jeffrey Bützer (drums) and Robby Handley (upright bass) will re-create the famous and beloved holiday score with a bunch of wonderful guests. In its 7th year returning to The EARL, for two nights, on December 19th and 20th, Jeffrey Bützer and T.T. Mahony with Robby Handley will perform Guaraldi’s score to A Charlie Brown Christmas with a spirit only fitting of Charlie Brown himself. The trio will connect our childhood to the present day with the jazzy 40-minute score featuring all of the hushed, warm, inviting, fun elements that define Christmas. A more honest representation of Christmas often carries with it a sense of melancholy, too, and that’s here as well. As with years past, this show finds the trio with a few extra surprises to make these shows ones to remember. Opening the show in Marietta (12/18) will be Chad Shivers & the Silent Knights with the Beach Boys Christmas Album. Although the Beach Boys might be more known for their summer hits about cars, girls, and well....beaches, their spin on Christmas tunes is just as exciting and memorable. Expect a few other surprises in addition to their already energetic, pop-centric set. Opening the shows in Atlanta (12/19 and 12/20) will be Small Wreath-Actions’ Rock ‘N’ Roll Christmas Extravaganza. You know that feeling when you dread Christmas because of that one uncle you only see at Christmas dinner? You remember how you really shouldn’t like him because he’s so frank, outspoken, and politically incorrect about everything, but you kind of do anyway? This is the embodiment of that feeling with a garage-tinged set of rock ‘n’ roll Christmas covers by bands like The Sonics, The Ramones, The Wailers, The Trashmen, and others. Jeffrey Bützer & The Bicycle Eaters open all shows show with a short set of French pop songs, so don’t be late."
"Your favorite hometown music PR company, Baby Robot Media, is throwing a holiday rager at the Star Bar's Little Vinyl Lounge, Friday Dec. 19! The night will feature a special acoustic performance from Sara Rachele, a ballin' DJ set by Matt from Zoners, and some tasty drink specials. Mostly, we just want to hang out with all our friends and get drunk and foolish in public."
Saturday, December 20:
RESPITE VII @ Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery
"#7 in eyedrum's yearly series involving quiet moods, warm sonic sundries and deliciously cozy aural climes. in no particular order: CURSORY, MAGICICADA, NOWS, FRASERS, GELDING, CAVE BAT, UNIT CHARGE, BRAINWORLDS, MEREDITH KOOI, MAJID. PROJECTIONS FROM DUBB NORMAL! expect low lights, warm beverages, and general lethargy as we gather to enjoy each other in respite from the hectic holidays and cold (maybe) weather, and as we celebrate the end of another fantastic year."
The Holiday Puckin' Fuppet Show @ Fabrefaction Theatre Company
"The Puckin' Fuppet Show is home for the Holidays and it is open season on Holiday Cheer! Join us for a variety show of holiday themed adult puppet shows, candy thrown at your face, and audience participation games for many merry prizes! Audience Games to include: -The Baby Jesus Manger Toss -Guide My Sleigh Tonight -Couples Wreath Toss -Egg Nog Funneling Contest and the grand finale -The Candy Cane Deepthroat Contest!"
DANDYLS // LALA LALA // FREE PIZZA // COMA GIRLS @ 529
"PARTY ON MOTHERFUCKERS ITS ALMOST SANTA TIME AND ITS SATURDAY NIGHT LL ♥ we only exist in tape format rn D ♥ http://thedandyls.bandcamp.com/ CG ♥ http://comagirlsatl.bandcamp.com/releases"
Sunday, December 21:
Movement for a Dying Sun @ The Mammal Gallery
"Join Outer Gods and Meredith Kooi for the premiere of their new evening-length performance work "Movement for a Dying Sun." Situated within the exhibition "Solar Heresies," the performance emerges from the space created by the artists' works featured in the exhibition. Outer Gods' music composition, based on the anticipation of an unresolved chord in Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde," creates the scene for Kooi's butoh-inspired movement."
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