Record of the Week: Haunted Hall by Del Venicci
Collaboration is a powerful method in the art form of music. Masters of the craft can achieve nearly anything by themselves, but there's something special about a song or a performance that is born solely from human interactions and relationships. And Del Venicci's debut, Haunted Hall, is a perfect example of how the right amalgamation of people can transform into something greater than their individual parts. Grace Bellury (Lille) and Ross Politi (Carnivores) have constructed six engaging compositions with a palette of dreamy, ethereal soundscapes and an array of various throwback styles. There's just this sense of perfect balance permeating through the record. You can stream it at Spin right now, and then pick it up this week via Prima Satisfaction.
Here are the events and shows that we recommend this week:
Monday, Feb 24:
Quilt, Small Reactions, and Abby Gogo @ 529
Two great veterans of the local scene open for touring band Quilt (Mexican Summer).
SUPREMATI'CISM: Panel Discussion @ The Low Museum
"To round out the end of #WhiteHistoryMonth at THE LOW MUSEUM, we are hosting a panel discussion on the social functions of whiteness as it pertains to politics of race and identity as well as the homogenization of culture. Our panelists: -Dr. Faidra Papavasiliou - Professor of Anthropology at Georgia State University -Dr. Tiffany King - Professor of Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies at Georgia State University -Tahereh Af - Visiting Instructor of Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies at Georgia State University."
Tuesday, Feb 25:
Roomrunner / Wymyns Prysyn / Liverhearts / Bodyfather @ 529
Three local punk acts support Roomrunner, the new project from Balitmore's Denny Bowen (Double Dagger, Dan Deacon Ensemble).
Carapace Raconteurs: BEGIN AGAIN (again) @ Manuel's Tavern
"Our theme has double and triple meanings this time. We got snowed out in January, so we're beginning again with the topic planned for last month. It's Carapace's fourth birthday, so we're beginning again: another year. And we borrowed this theme from local author Jessica Handler. Bring a five to seven-minute story about the time you had to start over ... the whys and wherefores of how you rebuilt, rose from the ashes, clawed your way out of a ruinous predicament."
Wednesday, Feb 26:
Scene Missing Episode 7: BAD LOVE @ Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge
"BAD LOVE: WRITING AND COMEDY BASED ON MOVIES WHERE LOVE WENT HORRIBLY WRONG. Produced in conjunction with WRITE CLUB Atlanta. Featuring performances by: Brian Emond, Caroline Ervin, Paige Bowman, Johnny Drago, Daniel Lamb, Cristen Conger, and Andrew George. So come to the Highland Ballroom on February 26th to see seven of Atlanta's greatest writers and comedians perform essays and stand-up based on movies in which love has gone horribly awry!"
COSMS // Artist Talk: Paper Frank, Kevin Byrd @ Midtown Plaza
A great opportunity to check out Dashboard Co-op's latest exhibition.
Thursday, Feb 27:
EARLY LOCAL RECORD RELEASE OF "SO HAPPY, IT'S SAD" @ 529
Get the first taste of Spirits and the Melchizedek Children's highly-anticipated second full-length record. Big Jesus and Nest Egg (which features members of Asheville's Soft Opening) open the show.
Music Video Pop Up Party!!!!! @ Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery
"Y'allywood Film Festival and Eyedrum are proud to present Y'allywood's first ever monthly pop-up, Music Video Pop Up Party held February 27th at Eyedrum 8pm sharp! Come party with us and watch some music videos made by local bands or directors."
The Price Is Right @ Swan Coach House Gallery
"What makes this show so special is its focus on presenting the highest quality art by some of the Atlanta area’s best known and newly emerging artists—all for sale for under $1000. Art lovers who might not be able to buy a major work by an established artist may find a work on paper or a smaller piece by that same artist at a much more affordable price. Curated by Marianne Lambert."
Friday, Feb 28:
Ice Balloons, A. Grimes, Phineus Gage, Rob Bryn @ 529
The recently resurrected A. Grimes teams up with Phineus Gage (members of Order of the Owl, ex-Sleepy Genes) to support a side project from Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio.
"AMERICAN FUCK" release party w/ Jacket, Antbrain, HeY!ALLigator @ Mammal Gallery
Trench Party's Jake Cook releases a record under his rap moniker Jacket, supported by two other interesting local acts.
NEW MADRID // The N.E.C. // Twin Studies @ The Earl
Local veterans The N.E.C. and and local upstarts Twin Studies support Athens' New Madrid.
Saturday, March 1:
SATMC Tour Launch Party @ Fallen Arrows
"Members of Spirits and the Melchizedek Children will perform an acoustic set showcasing songs for their upcoming LP."
WELCOME TO THE HIVE: An Eclectic Performance Art Gallery @ Big House On Ponce
"We've pulled the shows from the hat and we're ready to celebrate the official line-up of the 3rd Annual Atlanta Fringe Festival! To welcome this year's shows and artists to our hive, we are putting together an eclectic mix of performances to get you in the mood for this year's Fringe taking place June 5-8. Peek into one room and stumble into another of this majestic, former Masonic temple turned event space. We'll have performances to tantalize your eyes and ears, as well as drinks and cuisine to sate your appetite. The Atlanta Fringe Festival is dedicated to connecting adventurous artists with appreciative audiences for the betterment of the Atlanta arts community."
Phantom Fest 2014 @ Mammal Gallery
Inaugural festival showcasing local and regional acts. Set times are as follows: 4:20 - 10th Letter 6pm - Bird City Revolutionaries 7pm - Mobility Chief 8pm - The Darkwave/Abra 9pm - Asian Teacher Factory 10pm - Bees and Enormous Tigers 11pm - DAMS 12am - DIP
SPEAKING IN TONGUES | A Retelling of the Talking Heads Album @ The Goat Farm
ATL Collective's latest installment sees Reptar, Hello Ocho, and Natasha Williams performing Talking Heads' album Speaking in Tongues.
Brother Hawk's Big Medicine Festival @ The Basement
Inaugural local festival with a lineup including Brother Hawk, Death On Two Wheels, StoneRider, Big Jesus, Fox Grin, Eel Pie, Fairlane ,Prayer Chain, and Bad Moods.
Sunday, March 2:
Spaceface, Weird Sin, Nobra Noma @ Mammal Gallery
Locals Nobra Noma and Weird Sin support Memphis' Spaceface.
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