Deer Bear Wolf officially launches May 13 at the Mammal Gallery. You're Invited.
Last week in Atlanta,
Warehouse released the first single from their debut record, Tesseract.
The Difference Machine released a new remix album called The Psychedelic Sounds of The Remix Machine.
Gold-Bears released the first single from their sophomore record, Dalliance, due out June 3 on Slumberland.
Today The Moon, Tomorrow The Sun released a single from their new record, QUADS, due out this Friday (April 25).
Jungol announced a new record called Ghost Knocks due out June 21.
Muriel Vega interviewed artist Craig Drennen.
Dan Weiskopf visited painter Ben Steele.
Scene Missing released its latest podcast episode featuring Dayne Swerdling, Julian Modugno, Rita Nicole Leslie, Amy McDaniel, Jack Walsh, Eli Banks, and Jerad W. Alexander.
Write Club ATL released its latest podcast, "Platinum Gutter Time," featuring Nick Tecosky and Gina Rickicki.
Gina Myers published a poem called "Today" on Rumpus.
Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel released a new record called April 15 2014.
indieATL released their latest video session, Mood Rings performing "Come Lay Down in Lined Arrangements."
And new local label Mission Trips are releasing Faun and a Pan Flute's new self titled LP, due out June 17, and they released a video of Faun and a Pan Flute performing "Linda" live at Terminal West last year:
Record of the Week: Sideways Rituals In Reverse by Follicles
The second release from Follicles, aka Scott Riley Irvine, is a beautiful collection of ambient soundscapes. The eight songs were recorded at different times with different equipment over the last couple years, but the collection still maintains a cohesive feel, a sweet nectar of drone on ecstasy. The record features contributions from both his fellow bandmates in experimental supergroup Narrator, Nick Lowery (Mono Lisa) and Nathan Springer (Wet Sweatshirt, Plant Parenthood). Stream Sideways Rituals In Reverse below, and then pick it up from new Atlanta label Staring At The Ceiling.
Recommended shows and events this week:
Monday, April 21:
Ex Somnium's Gnossiennes @ Big House On Ponce
"Our second run of six continuous performance installations all set to the musical meditation of Erik Satie and this time at The Big House. You will see flaming chainsaws juggled by cheerleaders and lions and bears running wild....in your mind. What you will really see will be bodies colliding with a tender but furious beauty, Warhol-esque chemical puppetry enumerating the villanies of childhood memories, forms twisting and writhing in a struggle between power and submission, mercy and despair, hope and disappointment, love and loss, all on display for your amusement. These are forms that Satie has brought to us through his music and we gladly present them to you. Come anytime from 7pm-10pm to experience each piece. Total time to complete all performances at least one time is about 45 minutes. Directed by Blaire Hillman , Emma Yarbrough, Christina Case Dresser, Timothy A. Hand, and W(,)."
"CURRENT" @ The Low Museum
"THE LOW MUSEUM hosts "CURRENT" an exhibition by ExLucis, Georgia State University's chartered student photography group. Curated by: Christina Washington and Kristin Juarez."
SUMPTUARY: CLOSING & ARTISTS' NIGHT: You Killed My Son. Now, I Will Kill Your Sun. by Mike Stasny [plus Softbuddy & Joey Orr] @ MINT
"Hang out and relax while You Killed My Son. Now, I Will Kill Your Sun. is deinstalled forever (5 pm - 12 am) by Softbuddy, those abstract handymen, always good for laughs and the odd tune, who will make their first public appearance for the occasion. And Joey Orr will make his final appearance as the researcher in "info:burn." Have you been submitting your requests for research at the bar? The researcher, who is legally prohibited from sharing his access to information, will research for several hours at his desk and then burn the results of his research as it is acquired, filling the urn with ashes. (7:30 pm - 10:30 pm)"
Tuesday, April 22:
Carapace Raconteurs: TWO-FACED @ Manuel's Tavern
"Bring your 5 to 7-minute true personal story about double-dealing, hypocrisy, and Jekyll and Hyde-isms from your life. Did that so-called friend say this and do that … with *him*? Maybe it’s your boss, your lover, your (uh) tax man. We want to hear about it."
Wednesday, April 23:
SCENE MISSING: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST @ Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge
"Hey V.E.R.N. (Virtually Everyone Reading this iNvite), cancel that trip to summer camp because Scene Missing is doing a show based on the films of America's most esteemed film characters—ERNEST P. WORRELL!! Seven of Atlanta's finest writers and comedians are taking the Highland Ballroom stage to leave you as energized as an electric-chair-bound Ernest after being wrongly accused of robbing a bank. Unlike Ernest,you won't receive super powers (unless you already have your own; this event is B.Y.O.Super Powers) but you will laugh so intensely that your neighbors will be "scared stupid," leaving them unable to perform the most rudimentary of math or logic problems. Featuring performances by: Myke Johns, Andrew Michael, Nick Tecosky Laura Relyea, Clayton English, Brooke Hatfield, Phoebe Clare Perry"
Thursday, April 24:
Living Walls x BTI : MOMO - Edgewood and Carroll Street Block Party! @ Boulevard Tunnel
"A portion of all proceeds from sponsoring bars will be donated to Living Walls to help create more murals in ATL 4pm - Guided tour of walls 5pm - Crops & Crafts Market at 490 Edgewood in O4W (Lady of Lourdes lot) 8pm - Play till you drop! Joystick Gamebar - every quarter played is donated to Living Walls 10:30pm - Drag show at Church Bar 10pm - Karaoke at Mother 10pm - Cute Boots and On Holiday perform at Noni's"
The Brand New Life, The Ruination, Samadha, The Morkestra @ 529
The Ruination, Samadha, and The Morkestra (on turntables) host Brooklyn's The Brand New Life.
Studio Artist Talk: Stephanie Dowda @ Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
"Stephanie Dowda discusses her current exhibition, Tophophilia, on view at Get This Gallery, Atlanta. Dowda is a participant in ACAC’s Studio Artist Program."
Friday, April 25:
Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun CD Release Party with Small Reactions & Fox Grin @ Terminal West At King Plow
"So excited to release our new EP, QUADS, unto the world (aka YOU)! Come celebrate with us at Terminal West!! Fox Grin & Small Reactions will kick off the night and we'll wrap it up with a power packed set of our brand new tunes and your old favs!"
Atlanta Mess-Around 2014 @ The EARL & 529
"Friday April 25 The EARL: Doors @ 8:00 PM // The Marked Men - 12:30 / Barreracudas - 11:30 / Predator - 10:45 / King Louie & The Loose Diamonds - 10:00 / AJ Davila y Terror Amor - 9:15 / Games - 8:30 // Friday April 25 @ 529 Doors @ 3:00 // Ex Humans - 6:20 / Ryan Dinosaur (of Bukkake Boys) - 5:30 / Manic - 4:45 / Vincas - 4:00"
Saturday, April 26:
D I R T Y S O U T H A M E R I C A : the final reading @ CouchCouch
"the final installment of a reading series channeling the South in all of its strange, gnarly glory: collard greens, ice cream cone face tattoos, fried twinkies, airbrushed BFF spring break t-shirts, coca-cola for breakfast, sacred harp singing---all buttered-up & battered-down, deep-fried & glazed-up, tossed in sauce, wrapped in foil, & thrown under a heat-lamp. readings by: Alex Gallo-Brown, April Leigh, Gina Myers, Justin Lawrence Daugherty, Kory Oliver, Matt DeBenedictis, Travis Broyles. mc: Daniel Beauregard"
New Kids on the Block: A Student Art Exhibition @ MINT
"New Kids on the Block is a juried exhibition that seeks to showcase works of art by students of four prominent metro-Atlanta colleges and universities. Eligibility is limited to current undergraduate and graduate students of Georgia State University, Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University, and Morehouse College. The exhibition will present works from a variety of media at MINT Gallery, April 26th through May 9th. The jurors are Michael White, Director of the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at GSU and Arturo Lindsay, the Chair at Spelman College Department of Art and Art History. Organized by students for students, New Kids on the Block is sponsored by The Ernest G. Welch School’s Art Student Union (ASU) at Georgia State University, Diverge AUC Art Club of Spelman College, and MINT Gallery. Best in Show Award: MINT Gallery will purchase the awarded piece to be included in their permanent collection (up to $1,000)"
Atlanta Mess-Around 2014 @ The EARL & 529
"Saturday, April 26 @ The EARL: Doors @ 8:00 PM // THE SPITS - 12:30 / GG KING - 11:30 / Tyvek - 10:45 / Shocked Minds - 10:00 / Greg Ashley (Gris Gris) - 9:15 / The Golden Pelicans - 8:30 // Saturday, April 26 @ 529: Doors @ 2:00 PM // The Coathangers - 6:10 / Audacity - 5:20 / DINOS BOYS - 4:35 / Brain F/ - 3:50 / Shantih Shantih - 3:10 / Plastic Pinks - 2:30"
Sunday, April 27:
VIDA VOCE READING + PERFOMANCE SERIES #7 @ MINT
"A monthly reading + performance series featuring women. READINGS BY: Robin Bernat, Aria Curtis, Paige Sullivan, Laura Carter, Adelaide Tai & A VIOLIN PERFORMANCE BY Ellie Pourbohloul! There is a bar."
For daily updates on what's happening in Atlanta's art, music, and lit scenes, check out the Deer Bear Wolf Tumblr. To let us know about an event, email us at email@example.com with "DBW Weekly" in the subject.