Deer Bear Wolf Weekly

Last week in Atlanta,

There were a lot of reactions to artist Ruth Stanford's work getting censored by Kennesaw State University at the opening of the new Zuckerman Museum. 

Muriel Vega interviewed Dashboard Co-op Executive Director Beth Malone.

Caroline Cox interviewed artists Jared Kelley and Erin Palovick about their show at MINT Gallery. 

The Atlanta Film Festival released their Complete Music Video Lineup, which includes Jungol's  "Go Softly," Del Vinnici's "Shadow Braid," and Biters' “Hallucination Generation." 

BOSCO released a new single accompanied by a cinematic lookbook & gifs. 

Shadowboxers released a video of them covering Stevie Wonder's "All In Love Is Fair" directed by Brock Scott (Little Tybee). 

Jacket, aka Jake Cook (Trench Party) released a new record called "American Fuck."

Snowbride released a split with Athens' Scab Queen

Write Club Atlanta released their latest podcast, "Pure Voyeuristic Enjoyment.”

And indieATL released their latest video, Spirits and the Melchizedek Children performing "Song Bird's Grave":







Record of the Week: Reliefs by Easily Suede


After a digital release last year on Primitive Patterns, Reliefs, the latest record from Easily Suede (aka Adam Babar of Faun and a Pan Flute), is coming to cassette on DZ Tapes this week. It's a masterfully woven collage of samples and electronic sounds, a wholly rewarding record for an adventurous listener. In addition, DZ Tapes claims "the album will be accompanied by a brand new collection of Adam's work entitled "Easily" out on Mission Trips the same day."

This Wednesday (March 12), there's a Mission Trips release celebration at the Mammal Gallery featuring another Adam Babar project, Suffer Dragon, and a collaboration between Currency and Magicicada, both of whom released a record on Mission Trips earlier this year. Also, you can catch an Easily Suede set at Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery on Friday (March 14).







Here are the events and shows that we recommend this week:


Monday, Mar 10:


Dinos Boys LP RELEASE | Paint Fumes | Brothers Gross | Draw Blood @ 529

"The rawness of both the recording and the band's presence throughout each song underscore a sense of immediacy — an element that's missing from a lot of modern punk records. And even though Last Ones is filled with songs that hearken to Dinos Boys' "ex members of" family tree (Beat Beat Beat, the Heart Attacks, etc.), these cuts don't give a nod to its members' former glories as much as they thrive on a new strain of punk energy, serving as notice to the rest of the world that rock 'n' roll is alive and well in Hate City." -- Bobby Moore via Creative Loafing 


Tanya Morgan, Boog Brown, Teenburger, Illmont @ The Basement

Hip-hop show with locals Boog Brown and Illmont supporting international acts. 



Tuesday, Mar 11:




"LITTLE TYBEE: Everyone already knows, and if they don't it's probably because they have a large benign tumor that blocks their ability to perceive sexy nasty funky jazzy folky pop tunes. 100 WATT HORSE: The newest thing to hit the scene, you simply MUST get one for yourself. Better than The Turtles, worse than The Kinks. Exactly as good as a nice pimento cheese sandwich on a cool crisp fall day, coupled with a light spinach and raspberry salad, washed down with a Belgian Tripel in a weird looking glass. BOOK OF COLORS: When did beautiful go out of style? Indulge your ears with melodies as soothing as a scalp massage and as interesting as a penguin on a roller coaster. NARRATOR: Like bottom-feeding parasites, these weirdly sexy boys scavenge the deepest cuts from their own personal vinyl paradises and put them in an electronic lettuce spinner of their own design, and which took them years to assemble. The result is a Dream Catcher which only catches electro-perfection."


Writers Exchange @ The Goat Farm Arts Center

"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 different genres. Presented by Eyedrum."


Adron w/ Faye Webster @ Eddie's Attic

"Join us for a scrumptious selection of sounds stretching from the sweet to the savory. Accompanied by Rick Lollar, Robby Handley, Nick Rosen, and Colin Agnew, Adron will be playing with a few new faces to try out some fresh hot selections you've never heard before, promising a most refreshing and invigorating performance. She for one, is quivering with excitement. The captivating Faye Webster will be joining for an opening set."


Hellfyre Club Featuring Busdriver, Nocando, Open Mike Eagle, Milo, and Dillon @ The Masquerade

Dillon Vaughan Maurer opens for a hip-hop supergroup. 


Certain Creatures with TWINS @ The Sound Table

TWINS, post-wave project of Matt Weiner (Featureless Ghost), is joined by Brooklyn's Certain Creatures



Wednesday, Mar 12:


HURRICANES OF LOVE • suffer dragon • OMELET • curricicada • KNIGHT ERRANT @ The Mammal Gallery

"LIVE MUSIC AWARENESS CONCERT #3/ MISSION TRIPS ALBUM RELEASE CELEBRATION PARTY w/ Hurricanes of Love,  Omelet,  Suffer Dragon,  Curricicada {Currency + Magicicada},  Knight Errant."



"IT'S WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH, PEOPLE! JOIN US AT THE HIGHLAND BALLROOM TO DRINK, AND YELL, AND CELEBRATE ATLANTA'S GLAMOROUS LADIES OF WRITING! WRITE CLUB is: 3 bouts of 2 opposing writers/2 opposing ideas 7 minutes apiece. Audience picks a winner. Proceeds to charities of winners' choosing. This month: Jessica Handler (AMATEUR) v Suzanne Van Atten (Professional), Rykie Belles (START) v Kristin Kalbli (FINISH), and Mauree Culberson (BUY) v Rachel Pendergrass (SELL)."


Air Wolves (release show), Hip To Death, A Fire Tonight @ 529

"Atlanta based dark garage rock from Patrick A. (The Love Drunks/Can!!Can), Todd Caras (Feeding Fingers) and Bryan Paul Baker. After knowing each other for many years in the Atlanta music scene, friends Todd Caras (Feeding Fingers) and Patrick A. (The Love Drunks/Can!!Can) finally put a band together around a mutual love of dark rock bands from the 70's and 80's. The duo recruited Bryan Paul Baker through an ad in Creative Loafing, which proves that print isn't dead. The trio are recording their demo and playing shows throughout the Southeast. They like wolf stuff, so bring them memorabilia to their shows. Think post-punk garage rock. Think Wire meets The Cramps. Better yet, don't think at all. Just take drugs and go out in the woods."



Thursday, Mar 13:


SO COCO | A View Behind the Runway @ The Goat Farm Arts Center

""In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different" - Coco Chanel Presented by The Goat Farm Arts Center and Théâtre du Rêve: • A Play • A Runway Collection • A Culinary Experience. SO COCO will feature the TIAN JUSTMAN Fall 2014 premiere runway collection "Time of Release," in dialogue with SO COCO, a play by Bernard-Marie Koltès, starring Park Krausen and Scott Turner Schofield. (English translation by Jennifer Orth-Veillon and Christof Veillon). This unique experience will engage and entice your senses visually, aurally and delectably. SO COCO is directed by Christof Veillon and inspired by fashion icon Coco Chanel. The event will be held in Goodson Yard at the Goat Farm Arts Center. A reception following the show offers attendees the opportunity to meet with the artists and designers of the event. Patrick La Bouff of Dinner Party Atlanta and renowned Atlanta Chef Craig Richards will be teaming up to execute the evening’s food, wine and spirits experience. SO COCO VIP guests: A four course, French wine-paired culinary experience inspired by Coco Chanel."


Lily and the Tigers ::ALBUM RELEASE:: @ Octopus Bar

"Dear friends, It's finally here!!! And we'd like to celebrate with you! Come join us Thursday, March 13th at Octopus Bar for our album release party. We'll have a stage set up out back by bonfire where the tunes of our favorite bluesman, Moses Nesh, will welcome you at 10 o'clock on the dot (so don't be late). Around 10:20 Lily and the Tigers will take the stage and present the album to you in full. After that, join us inside for a little after party. Nashville's Don Coyote will transform Octopus Bar into a honky tonk. It's gonna be a reeeeal good night! We'll see you there! Love, Lily and the Tigers"


Natural Beauty Art Exhibit & Opening Reception @ 1710 Defoor Avenue

"“Enough with the snow. Come on Spring!” Our Natural Beauty show will exhibit the landscapes, flowers and all the splendid views nature gives us. Patrick Dennis, Maureen Engle, Dawn Martin, Greta Mattingly, Wynne Ragland are the featured artists. Patrick’s aspects of nature are very calming and serene. While her specialty is palette knife painting, Maureen likes to experiment with different mediums and combinations including oil, acrylic, oil pastels, watercolor and collage. Dawn also uses oils to portray scenes of her travels en plein air. “Realism with a twist” is what Greta calls her work. Wynne’s photography capture objects of nature that are simple and raw. This show will warm you like the spring sun."


Friday, Mar 14:



Easily Suede and Dandyls team up with Athens' Cult of Rigonnia and Boston's Cult and Leper


Book Launch de los Muertos! @ Manuel's Tavern

"A party to celebrate the publication of American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning (University of Georgia Press) by Kate Sweeney. Come dressed in your funereal finest—however you may define that—and enjoy a night of stories to die for from Atlanta's Carapace raconteurs, as well as a brief reading from the author. A Capella Books will be selling books, Kate will be signing them, and there will also be stunning memorial artwork by members of the community. Come have the time of your life at Manuel’s, and bring a friend—or three."


Interference: Reactions to Shooter Video Games Opening @ Callanwolde Art Center and Gallery

"Paintings and Animation by Temme Barkin-Leeds. This exhibition reveals the artist’s reaction to war video games called “shooters.” She writes, “I change the game’s character and impede its ability to function as originally conceived. The paintings fix, flatten and abstract the video game’s imagery making it immobile. The paintings are about paint, surface variation and composition, denying the war video game’s original intention to appear three dimensional and immersive. My color is visual sugarcoating, not pretend reality, and my shapes only hint at their origin.”"


Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics LIVE @ The EARL

"Back at the Earl with new tunes! WITH SPECIAL GUESTS - **FACTORY****"




Saturday, Mar 15:


Snake Nation Arts Fest @ Castleberry Hill

"The Snake Nation Arts Festival is a collaboration between the Castleberry Hill Creative/Historic District and PushPush Theater. The inaugural 2014 fest will be held on March 15 from 12-6pm, followed by an After-Party at Elliot Street Pub. Voted best Art Stroll in the city, the Castleberry Hill 2nd Friday Art Stroll will be held on Friday the 14th and Saturday the 15th from 12-6. We will fill the neighborhood with live music, interactive art, video shoots, dance troupes, artists markets, more live music, walking gallery tours, historic tours, movie tours, the promo filming of a new series about artists by PushPush (, and much more..."


Tommy Nease | Stephanie Dowda Get This Gallery

"Get This Gallery is pleased to present dual solo photography exhibitions, Nevermore by Tommy Nease and Topophilia by Stephanie DowdaNease’s latest series, Nevermore is a series of images that continue his themes of the phantasmical. Nevermore is an exploration into time and a homage to all that fades with its passing. The series resides in a chimeric landscape where moments in time are immortalized. The images are prepared as tintypes in an effort to portray a sense of lost time in an archaic form of image making. Stephanie Dowda’s series, Topophilia is a photography project exploring the powerful sensations humans experience from our natural environments and inspired by the eponymous geography theory as defined by Yi-Fu Tuan. Dowda’s intentionally manipulated medium-format film camera becomes a vessel to capture the sensation from these locales--for example state and natural parks that preserve the land’s history. Dowda’s photographic process uses light and exposure to capture the maximum amount of light in each image. The photographs will be presented as gelatin silver prints."


Gasoline Heart w/ Cute Boots and more @ Vinyl

"Ok y'all. Enough hiding out. This is our first official show of the year and it's an excellent one- Help us welcome New York's Gasoline Heart back to Atlanta and catch an amazing line-up of local songwriters at The Vinyl SATURDAY, MARCH 15!! SEE YOU THERE. RIGHT?? love, CB"


Takenobu/Casper & the Cookies/Virginia Plane @ The EARL

Classical popsters Takenobu are supported by Athens' Casper & the  Cookies and indie popsters Virginia Plane


Black Lodge (tape release), Georges Bataille Battle Cry, Pussy Pussy @ 529

"Black Lodge celebrate debut cassette tape release on Big Blonde Records with their friends Georges Bataille Battle Cry and Pussy Pussy"


Fluorescent Bass Clouds: An evening with Telekinetic Walrus, Scatter Brain, Skybison, and Where.Are.We @ The Drunken Unicorn

Locals Where.Are.We, Skybison (Dylan Banks of Calm White Noise), and Scatter Brain support Miami's Telekinetic Walrus and The Pride of Ions



Sunday, Mar 16:


Zalop: Twee-Dance Party @ Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery

"Closing event for Zalop! Preston Girardot will be spinning early from 6-9pm!"


NYMPH, Hot Fudge, Ancient Brain @ The Mammal Gallery

"NYMPH (Northern Spy / Social Registry), Hot Fudge, and Ancient Brain (members of Qurious, Wolfpack, and Calm White Noise)"



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