Recommended shows and events this week:
Monday, June 16:
Tweak Bird, Order of the Owl, Aku You @ 529
Order of the Owl and Aku You host LA's Tweak Bird.
Tuesday, June 17:
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 @ Java Vino
"Atlanta writers unite! Bring a piece you've written (less than 2000 words) that you want critiqued to Java Vino's cozy downstairs 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!"
Homeboy Sandman, The Difference Machine, The Doppelgangaz, Ekundayo, Deejay Dillon, Hosted by Fort Knox @ 529
"Homeboy Sandman + The Difference Machine tour finale w/ special guests: The Doppelgangaz, Ekundayo the Mountenliun, Deejay Dillon Hosted by Fort Knox"
Wednesday, June 18:
Certain People I Know with Jake Head @ The Mammal Gallery
"An alternative stand up comedy show hosted a curated by Jake Head. w/ Jarrod Harris | Paul Gallois | Rob HaZe Paige Bowman | Andrew Michael | Lace Larrabee Brian Emond | Will Copeland | Samm Severin | Chris Ledford Daniel Weeks | David Perdue | Mo Arora | Yedoye Travis"
Glow God (Texas/Oklahoma), Wymyns Prysyn @ 97 Estoria
"Glow God: Fans of Roomrunner, Hawks, future grunge, past future post zztop pavement."
Thursday, June 19:
Mission Trips presents: FAUN AND A PAN FLUTE/ MAGICICADA TOUR 2014 @ Elliot St. Pub
"Faun and a Pan Flute are a 9-piece orchestral/experimental/psychedelic rock ensemble (incorporating marimba, cello, sax, tuba, etc) with an interest in sprawling composition and collective improvisation. They labor intensely to create pieces of music that are dynamic, challenging, and, they hope, beautiful. // "Magicicada is a solo experimental electronics artist whose sound has been described as, "...a dark and ever-shifting sprawl of sounds presents a beautifully grotesque display. Jumping from macro-noise collages and spastic free improvisation to highly focused broadcasts of frazzled drone, White reveals his perfected hand in fine tuned post-production. The end result falls somewhere between Black Dice's sampled hysteria, Excepter's wide-eyed urban freeforms, and Autechre's post-acid IDM dirge." -Bobby Power"
(★^O^★) Prana Banana Againa (★^O^★) @ Merman Manor
"Prana Banana returns with more breath and more girth. Boston bbz and drag, let's sweat into each other's personalities deep in the murky underground of Merman Manor, down where Ariel learnt how to twerk. BANDS: SPIRIT TEMPLE dreamy spirit tinklings down through your foam core (http://spirittemple.bandcamp.com/track/akudama) COUPLES COUNSELING (Boston) disembodied babewave thick with chowda (http://couplescounseling.bandcamp.com/) PARIUH (Boston) violent bloody teeth brushing (http://pariuh.bandcamp.com/) SUNO DEKO vague high pitched moaning with percussive elements (www.soundcloud.com/sunodeko) MC LAVONIA ELBERTON. Come, bring a friend, leave your troubles at the weird Being John Malkovich half-door, while we bathe you in sound and light and maybe pee. JK. It'll be dark in there."
COUSIN DAN // PLS PLS // CULTURECULTURE // FREE SHOW! @ Star Community Bar
"TEAM LUIS presents COUSIN DAN (https://www.facebook.com/cousindanRULES) PLS PLS (https://www.facebook.com/plsplsband) CULTURECULTURE (https://www.facebook.com/culturecultureband)"
Waking the Bates, Sleep the Owls, Nobra Noma @ Vesuvius Pizza/The Music Room
"Blood Drunk Records and The Music Room present: Nobra Noma (https://www.facebook.com/NobraNoma) Waking the Bates (https://www.facebook.com/wakingthebates) Sleep the Owls (https://www.facebook.com/sleeptheowls)"
Friday, June 20:
Invent Room Pop 38 @ Beep Beep Gallery
"This is the 38th installment of Invent Room Pop. Six musicians are invited to play in duos and trios determined at random, with names drawn out of a hat. Kevin Dunn - guitar Blake Helton - drums Stan Woodard - guitar Hiron Roy - saxophone Claire Belcher - violin Alessandra Hoshor - synthesizer"
MOOD RINGS, WILD MOCCASINS, Eastern Sea @ 529
"Forming (ca. 2009) from mists of solid-state polished chrome out of cavity closets, Mood Rings fought against the constraints of modern/shit desk programs to create a new name for themselves in the basements and damp sections of Atlanta. Guitarist / Singer / Songwriter Will Fussell stands, outlined in brick and neon, whispering faded tones into the busted echo box. The guitar tones resulting from his interactions with Tymb Gratz might remind you of a molded cassette of Felt or Durutti Column. The proceedings are grounded by the solid-without-oppressive rhythm section of Chris Alley (bass) and Peter Cauthorn (drums.) Meta-harmonies attributed by Seth Bolton (synth/guitar) careen through the balance to sensitize their compass. Mood Rings rip the captions off the stairs and explode moonlight panels with alcohol and mint. This is not political music. These are not ringtones. There is no mystery man in the plasma tent. The floor tom is the new kick. Don't forget the scale of mercury."
Saturday, June 21:
OPENING RECEPTION: Nexus, Sexus, Plexus presented by Dashboard @ 621 Spring Street
"Nexus, Sexus, Plexus is a series of 3 exhibitions loosely inspired by The Rosy Crucifixion, a trilogy by Henry Miller. Taking from the trilogy’s structure, as well as Miller's existential reflection and faculty of language, the exhibition has become a way for Dash to reference our own organizational trajectory, pull in three newly-minted Dash spaces, and invite artists to respond to themes of transition, craft, and connectivity. Featuring Jason Peters (Plexus) the Plastic Aztecs (Sexus), and Susan Loftin, John Salvest and William Downs (Nexus)."
Jungol album release w/ deadCAT & Qurious @ The EARL
"We are proud to announce that the new Jungol album Ghost Knocks will be released on June 21st with a show at the Earl. Joining us will be deadCAT and Qurious. We are excited to share this album with you."
LEAP YEAR 2014/15 Applicant Exhibition @ MINT
"Please join us for the MINT 2014/15 Leap Year Applicant Exhibition! This exhibition will feature a cross-section of some of the strongest work submitted by applicants to the 2014/15 cycle of MINT's Leap Year program."
"New Drawings, Prints, and Books" New work by Jason Murphy and Katie Ridley Murphy @ Beep Beep Gallery
"Beep Beep Gallery is proud to present "New Drawings, Prints, and Books", featuring new work by Atlanta artists Jason Murphy and Katie Ridley Murphy. Utilizing etchings, ink, and cel-vinyl the artists have created a body of work that juxtaposes the absurdity of Murphy's neo-expressionist cartoons with Ridley's pensive, richly-detailed illustrations of objects found in nature."
Sunday, June 22:
VIDA VOCE #9: a monthly reading + performance series featuring women @ MINT
"VIDA VOCE #9: a monthly reading + performance series featuring women 7-9pm At MINT Gallery FREE READINGS BY: Anna B. Sutton, Abby Mae Carney, Sheena Louise Roetman, Elizabeth Taddonio PLUS: A PERFORMANCE BY Karen Tauches + A DANCE PERFORMANCE BY Hez Stalcup + Kate Morales + COMEDY BY Samm Severin. Guys are welcome to attend. There is a bar!"
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