Join us this Thursday, May 22 at 529 for the On Holiday Album Release Show, featuring Cousin Dan and Dark Room. $7 gets you into the show and a free digital download card of the new self-titled On Holiday record.
Last week in Atlanta,
100 Watt Horse released their debut EP, The 100 Watt Horse.
Dasher released a live video performing "Trespass."
Jessica Hunt interviewed artist Jason Kofke.
Shara Hughes visited the studio of Budd Dees.
Floyd Hall chatted with photographer Sheila Pree Bright.
The Goat Farm Arts Center's new podcast, The Cylinder, featured Elizabeth Jarrett.
And Write Club ATL released their latest podcast, “I Like This. This Is What I Like," featuring Myke Johns and Randy Osborne.
Record of the Week: Language EP by Clothes
Clothes, made up of Wes Brooks, Will Lackey, and John Davenport, is a newcomer to Atlanta's music scene, but this young outfit certainly has potential to make their mark in this city. Their recently released EP, Language, contains a cornucopia of experimental beats and electronic sounds, taking the listener on a memorable voyage in barely over eleven minutes. Stream the EP below and then download it with bonus beats.
Recommended shows and events this week:
Monday, May 19:
The Left Field Experiment: Durazzo, AF The Naysayer, Double Cypher @ 529
"The Left Field Experiment is your monthly dossage of mind altering beats and psychedelic hip hop. This month: AF THE NAYSAYER (Lake Charles, Louisiana) Durazzo (Oakland California) Double Cypher: Beats by DT, Yamin Semali, Dillon, and Dr. Conspiracy. Raps by TBA. Deejay sets from Obeah, Knumbskull, Divine Interface, The Morkestra, and The Beatles Dubs by SAUDE. Hosted by DT. Monday May 19th at 529. FREE ADMISSION"
Cara Mayuski - Area Moments @ The Low Museum
"Join us for our first exhibition of the Summer! We are excited to host Cara Mayuski! Area Moments explores second hand experiences generated by digital encounters. The exhibition integrates affective media objects into overtly fabricated infrastructures. Mayuski's self-referential and interdependent constructions obscure the distinction between authorship and labor by faithfully recreating familiar elements of our largely manufactured contemporary environment."
Tuesday, May 20:
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."
Vicious Circle Writers Group @ Wrecking Bar Brewpub
"Bring a piece you've written (less than 2000 words) that you want critiqued to Java Vino 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!"
Cinephilia Night @ The Mammal Gallery
"Come one, come all, to a FREE night a local film shorts and this months mystery feature, soon to be announced, cough*ommug*cough* solve the cough, psst. its backwards. Tell your friends! Come and support local filmmaking!"
Wednesday, May 21:
Supplement @ MINT
"MINT Gallery presents Supplement, an intersection of music, performance and projection where the distance between audience and performance is resolved. Featuring: Feast of Violet, Bliss Unlimited, Stevie Dinner, DJ Shawty Arabia, Private Eyes."
Thursday, May 22:
On Holiday Record Release w/Cousin Dan and Dark Room | DEER BEAR WOLF presents @ 529
"DEER BEAR WOLF is proud to present ON HOLIDAY (record release party) with Dark Room and Cousin Dan $7 Folks who come out will get a free download card of the record with their entry fee. This self-titled record will officially release on June 3rd as an art poster with digital download code via Deer Bear Wolf’s online store, http://www.deerbearwolf.com/store/. There will be two posters available with two different designs and sizes, one for $5 and another for $15."
Rituals // Victuals @ Grey Dot Gallery
"Come out to the heart of Reynoldstown to welcome the lovely Danielle Brutto and her brand new art space into your life! Make sure to come hungry, because this is a potluck AND a show! Fill up your plates at 6:30pm so you can have energy for the show, which will start at 7:30. Speaking of that... - Suno Deko (loop master, bedroom pop, Atlanta GA), Bad Psychic (dark wave-ish, from Bloomington, Ill), Ray Creature (electo-punk, goth-ish, from Bloomington, Ill), Chris Childs (solo marimba, Atlanta GA)"
Mise-En-Zine: DIY Film Screening @ Phillip Rush Center
"Join us for DIY shorts followed by a screening of Benjamin Smoke, the documentary about Cabbagetown's eccentric and talented musician. $5 suggested donation supports AZF programming Vegan concessions fo' cheap! 7pm SHARP - 9 PM : Shorts by zinesters, DIY artists, & experimental filmmakers (curated by Anna Simonton) 9:30 - 10:30: Benjamin Smoke documentary. Shorts by: Vanessa Renwick, Greta Snider, Bill Brown, Sadie Benning, Helen Hill and more!"
Volpert, Guthrie, Johnson, Donato & Beauregard @ Emory Bookstore
"Please join us on Thursday, May 22 for the first "What's New in Poetry" reading of the summer! Megan Volpert, Brock Guthrie, Jeff T. Johnson, Claire Donato, Daniel Beauregard."
Friday, May 23:
Skwhirlhaus presents… “The Nature of Consciousness” @ Skwhirlhaus
"Join us for the inaugural production of the 2014 season! “The Nature of Consciousness” by Kris Pilcher with Performers Xander Alexander, Orion Crook, Haley Murphy, Xee Xee Bow Dong, Music by In Sonitus Lux. A performance ritual based on the lectures of renowned philosopher Alan Watts, 'The Nature of Consciousness' marries detailed performance with fascinating visual art and technical theatre to reveal galactic wonders. Recommended for those who wish to experience the birth of the universe."
World Turtle Day Party w/ Pillage & Plunder, Slowriter, Mice in Cars @ The EARL
"MAY 23 IS WORLD TURTLE DAY!!! And we're throwing a great big show at The EARL to celebrate it! FREE BEER (limited quantity) Local turtle-loving brewers Terrapin Beer Co. have generously teamed up with us & donated a few cases of RecreationAle for all you guests, so come early to not miss out! "What is World Turtle Day?" you may be asking. Well it is basically a day to raise awareness of these amazing million-year-old creatures and to help promote their preservation. Come to the show wearing green and we'll give you a special souvenir! Also we will be projecting "Gamera" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" during the show for maximum turtle fun."
Saturday, May 24:
"Hourglass" new work by Molly Rose Freeman @ Beep Beep Gallery
"Beep Beep Gallery is proud to present "Hourglass" a solo exhibition of paintings and installations by Atlanta base artist Molly Rose Freeman. “Hourglass” explores the relationships between painter, documenter, and audience to find the shared bond that exists within the public art performance. It will use the gallery environment to emphasize the dynamics of these relationships, specifically the interaction within roles that will be clearly defined through light, proximity, and the existence of barriers. The Saturday following the completion of the mural, Beep Beep Gallery will host an opening from 7-10pm featuring Ms. Freeman's work as well as the video and photographic documentation of the install. The artist will be present and panels making up parts of the mural will be for sale."
SHANTIH SHANTIH 7" Release Show Party Night w/ SUBSONICS & FACTORY @ 529
"Shantih Shantih is a four-piece band from Atlanta, Georgia playing fuzzed out, desert dusted rock n roll drawing from ‘60s psych and ‘80s dream pop. Anna Barattin (ex-Vermillion Sands / Trouble in Mind & Fat Possum, and now an Atlantan by way of Italy) delivers distinctive vocals and English-language lyrics in narrative vignettes that play out over threefold backing vocal harmonies and Anna Kramer’s (Anna Kramer and the Lost Cause, Ocha La Rocha) hypnotic, layered solos."
Sunday, May 25:
Lostintheletters XVI @ The Edge of the Edge
"Brock Guthrie & Megan Volpert met ten years ago in a writing workshop at Louisiana State University, where they both managed to get an MFA. in Creative Writing. Then they each married nice girls who forced them to grow up. Bruce Covey's sixth book of poetry, Change Machine, was recently published by Noemi. He lives in Atlanta, GA, where he edits Coconut magazine and Coconut Books and curates the What's New in Poetry reading series. Anna B. Sutton is a poet and publisher from Nashville, TN. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Third Coast, Barrow Street, DIAGRAM, Quarterly West, Weave, Superstition Review, and other journals. She is a cofounder of the Porch Writers' Collective in Nashville, TN, web editor at One Pause Poetry out of Ann Arbor, MI, and on the editorial staff at Dialogist and Gigantic Sequins literary journals."
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