Deer Bear Wolf Weekly

The 3rd annual Ohmpark Fest has announced its lineup for next year's festival, which will take place at both the EARL and 529 on Saturday, January 10th:

Twin Tigers
Spirits and the Melchizedek Children

This Piano Plays Itself (reunion show)
Nomen Novum
100 Watt Horse
Aalborg Group
Echo Courts






Recommended shows and events this week:


Monday, December 22:


Holiday Vicious Circle Atlanta @ Manuel's Tavern

"Show your Christmas cheer with hearty literary critique and merriment! 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, December 23:


DKA presents: HUNGER #19 PYRAMID CLUB C Powers (CGI) | CH Rom @ 529

"Live electronics & DJs house/techno/synth/disco dance party // It was only a matter of time before Chris Daresta (Anticipation, ex-Roman Photos) and Matt Weiner (TWINS, Featureless Ghost, CGI Records) started producing music together. Both Daresta and Weiner, along with James Andrew (Tifaret), run DKA, the goth-and-cold wave powerhouse that issues records and books various shows and goth danse parties around the city. Together as Pyramid Club, the duo now embark on a new musical chapter: producing freewheeling sets of sequenced synth music that intersects both musician’s backgrounds. // C Powers = Mom played me Grateful Dead's experimental synth album "Infared Roses" way to many times and it left a deep mark on my consciousness. Dedication to the proliferation of positive musical experience. You can climb any mountain, and we can set our selves free from any violence."



Awful Sweater Party with Father, Slug Christ, Micah Freeman, Ethereal and more.. @ Aisle 5

"Father, also known as Fatheraintshit, is an American producer & recording artist from Atlanta, GA and founder of Atlanta independent label Awful Records, a subsidiary of Awful Media Group. // Slug Christ nailed to the cross every night then resurrected every morning the slug left his mark everywhere he went followed by a trail of slime // Ethereal was born into this world to Glenda Ann and Ollie Charles July 10th, 1989. Exposed to a wide variety of music at a young age, it was only a matter of time before he began to relay his inner musician/scientist. At year 16 he began making bedroom beats and backpack raps with his close friends, "grinding" across every social network and medium available. His dormant musical prowess came to shine after the passing of his near and dear mother. Some think this drove him mad sending him into a reclusive, hermetic state. While others know and agree this was just an experience that he is still growing and sharpening his mental swords from. Now on the rise after adamantly self-promoting, insuring, and safeguarding himself he is ready to take on this planet. // Keithcharles Spacebar One of the first members of the Awful crew, KeithCharles Spacebar first emerged in 2011 with a jazzy, Soulquarian-inspired sound, but by the time he dropped HOWT[OUNT] late last year, he had expanded his influences beyond neo-soul and golden age hip-hop. “I like nostalgic music, but it’s better to do something that hasn’t been done,” he says. “You have to kill your heroes.” // Micah Freeman, a Baltimore, MD native residing in Atlanta, GA, is a lyricist, singer, producer, and multimedia visual artist most frequently recognized for his unconventional blend of musical elements of hip-hop, soul, and electronic music."





Thursday, December 25:


Big Jesus | Motherfucker | Waitress @ The EARL

"Below each trudging riff and well beyond the dense ashes of the low-end, a grinding melody appears -- the core essence of Big Jesus. This draped out wall of sinister melodrama wasn't constructed over night. Atlanta, GA native, C.J. Ridings, was stretching into a new solo studio project. A rough demo of the track "Black Flies" with Ridings playing all instruments became the currency to expand the vision. The pace of writing and recording their self-titled debut EP was one of leisure. The few days of writing would yield a four-month break, a chance to step away before ideas became clutter. The band recorded at Southern Tracks (Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam) utilizing free time Ridings, a producer and engineer himself, had while working there. Two hours of freedom appeared one day and three hours another day, a process that continued until the studio closed its doors for good, leaving the vocals to be captured in a small cabin. Inescapably the influential tide below Big Jesus is one of '90s rock and the ethos of sludge it bore, but the band does not imitate the sound of their youth. One EP down and another in the works the grandiose experiment continues."




Friday, December 26:


Free Acid: Matt Hollywood (of Brian Jonestown Massacre) featuring Reverends, w/ The Ruination, A Drug Called Tradition, Weary Heads, Psych Army Deejays @ 529

"FREE ACID is back for its 16th installment. Starring... MATT HOLLYWOOD (of Brian Jonestown Massacre) Performing BJM songs and Rebel Drones songs backed by reverends. Also performing: A Drug Called Tradition -brand new band featuring former members of Abby Gogo The Ruination -late night set Weary Heads -opening set Deejay sets from Psych Army deejays Visuals by J. Smiley FREE / 9pm / 21+"




Saturday, December 27:


Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics with King Baby @ The EARL

"Come celebrate the tail end of 2014 and the possibilities 2015 will hold. We are so in love with our Atlanta fans, we had to squeeze in one more show for the year! #atlsoul NEW SONGS and GOOD TIMES for all! #KEEPTHESOUL SAT DEC 27th at the Earl Doors at 9pm - NON SMOKING SHOW! tix are $10 in advance and $12 the day of"




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