Deer Bear Wolf Music Fest is happening Saturday, August 23 at 529. This festival will showcase some of Atlanta's best electronic and experimental musical acts, including 10th Letter, No Eyes, Breathers, On Holiday, Vera Vera, Tantrum, Suno Deko, Nomen Novum, Where.Are.We, Narrator, and Tree Creature. $10 // 21+
Recommended shows and events this week:
Monday, July 21:
Irrelevant Music Presents: SANDY ALEX G // ELVIS DEPPRESEDLY // NARRATOR // BANQUET // FUTO @ Mammal Gallery
"SANDY ALEX G. (PA) http://sandy.bandcamp.com/album/dsu https://www.facebook.com/sandyalexg ELVIS DEPRESSEDLY: (SC) http://elvisdepressedly.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/elvisdepressedly NARRATOR: (ATL) http://narrating.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/narratornarrating BANQUET: (ATL) https://www.facebook.com/banquetmusic FUTO: (ATL) http://futo.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/FutoPoop"
Weird Sisters Theatre Project presents LATE: A COWBOY SONG @ Actor's Express
"Join us just outside of Pittsburgh...just past the city limits of convention. Mary married her childhood sweetheart, Crick, whom she's known since the second grade. They seem to be happy. Enough. Until Mary reunites with Red, the alluring and magnetic cowboy who also just happens to be a woman. Music, poetry, and the mysteries of love collide in a way only Ruhl can achieve. Directed by The Weird Sisters Theatre Project founding member Jaclyn Hofmann. Assistant Directed by founding member Megan Rose-Houchins. Music Direction & Composition by Daniel Hilton. Stage Manager: Kara Procell. Featuring Kelly Criss, Jacob York, and Christen Orr. Tickets $20. Available on www.brownpapertickets.com. **$10 INDUSTRY NIGHTS Mon July 28 & Tues July 29** All show dates: Preview Sun 7/20 at 6pm Opening Mon 7/21 at 8pm Sat 7/26 at 2:30pm Sun 7/27 at 2:30pm AND 6pm Mon 7/28 at 8pm (Industry Night) Tues 7/29 at 8pm (Industry Night) Sat 8/2 at 2:30pm Sun 8/3 at 6pm Mon 8/4 at 8pm Closing Tues 8/5 at 8pm"
Zoners | Mexican Slang | Landline | Thunders @ 529
"Started as a recording project by Matt McCalvin in Jan 2013 ZONERS are a combination of jittery synths, slicing hooky guitars, barreling bass lines and machine precise drums ZONERS create a full force wall of sound. // Mexican Slang, musical project of 23 year-old guitar player, tone deaf yeller and banger of buckets // THUNDERS is a tripped out overdose of gritty, sleazy, garage rock."
Tuesday, July 22:
Suno Deko "Thrown Color EP" Release w/ Tantrum, Curtains, Culture Culture @ The EARL
"Suno Deko releasing his debut EP, "Thrown Color" on 7", CD-R, and cassette http://stratosfearrecordings.bandcamp.com/ http://www.soundcloud.com/sunodeko Suno Deko is the solo experimental-pop project of Atlanta poet and musician David Courtright. Derived from the Hindi words for listen (suno) and look (deko), the project was conceived in late 2009 while David was living in New Delhi, India, working as an archivist and studio assistant for a lauded Indian figurative painter. Mistaking the words for terms of endearment, he found the words returning to him as they began to represent the wider themes of detachment and alienation that are often endemic to living in a new place alone, but doubly served as reminders to be present, open, and attentive. After India, he returned to Atlanta, becoming involved in various musical projects and writing poetry. By late 2012, David had turned his focus back to the vision of Suno Deko that had been ruminating in the back of his mind since India, and began working to realize it for what it is today: a solo, multi-instrumental, loop-based project based in experimentation and orchestral layering that weaves the sonic and the poetic into simple but potent statements on mortality, the physical body, love, vulnerability, and dreams. Working almost architecturally, he builds the songs live, starting often with a rhythmic foundation, then adding guitar, synth, violin or vocal parts to create a dense and kinetic aural landscape. His debut release is the four-song Thrown Color EP, set for release digitally and with two selections on 7” vinyl in late June on Berlin-based Stratosfear, a label curated by No Fear of Pop, and for limited cassette release on Life Like Tapes. The EP was recorded and mixed at The Cottage in Atlanta by Luciano Giarrano, and mastered by Warren Hildebrand of Foxes in Fiction in New York. Tantrum, previewing songs from her forthcoming full-length, XYO tantrummusic.bandcamp.com curtains from Chicago, with visuals by Rae Viteloque psychedelic, vocal loop dirges about ghosts. touring in support of his new record, "breathe to death." http://curtainscurtainscurtains.bandcamp.com/ Culture Culture cultureculture.bandcamp.com"
Sesquicentennial @ Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery
"On the anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, writer/comedian and amateur historian Brian Bannon curates a look at Atlanta in 1864. A montage of historic and contemporary photos depict the city's war-ravaged or war-remembered landscape. Civil War songs from early cylinder recordings provide a scratchy soundtrack. And readings from period newspaper and magazine articles, letters and memoirs trace the year from January, when Atlanta was still a Confederate boomtown, to December, when it was in ashes. Photos and sounds from 7-11 p.m. performance at 8."
LENTILS (vt) + FAT CREEPS (ma) + Party Party Partners Variety Show + Chris Childs @ The Goat Farm Arts Center
"THE GOAT FARM PRESENTS ... • THE LENTILS :: (brattleboro, VT) • FAT CREEPS :: (boston, MA) • PARTY PARTY PARTNERS VARIETY SHOW :: ---> Performances from dim Athens, GA luminaries Bubbly Mommy Gun, The Dream Scene, Mans Trash, Elysia Empyre, Half Acid, CGI Joe, and Lavender Holyfield <--- •CHRIS CHILDS (of Faun and a Pan Flute) ---> solo percussion set DOORS AT 8:00PM COST: Free show (Donations taken in a bucket) Up until April Fools, world-famous music outfit The Happy Jawbone Family Band was releasing music at an astounding clip, creating a swelling catalog of rock n' roll sturm und drang as monuments to individualism. As stories come they were eventually signed to Brooklyn-based boutique record label, Mexican Summer. As stories go it all tragically fell apart in a small Texas village. From the ashes of Happy Jawbone Family Band come the ashes of THE LENTILS. The LENTILS are so brand new that they are not even generating content at the moment. They are traveling with FAT CREEPS on the rock n' road. “Like Happy Jawbone but better” - The Lentils Free Press CHECK THEM OUT: The Lentils: http://facebook.com/thelentils Press for THE LENTILS: http://klyam.com/2014/04/28/recollecting-bufu-the-lentils-426/ Fat Creeps: http://fatcreeps.bandcamp.com/ Press for FAT CREEPS http://www.tinymixtapes.com/chocolate-grinder/premiere-fat-creeps-back-2-school http://www.spin.com/articles/fat-creeps-comes-in-loudly-stream/ Party Party Partners: http://partypartypartners.com/ Happy Jawbone Family Band: http://www.mexicansummer.com/shop/happy-jawbone-family-band-happy-jawbone-family-band/"
Wednesday, July 23:
DIIV | Mood Rings | Warehouse @ The EARL
"Red Bull Sound Select & Tight Bros team up again to put together another awesome evening of live music featuring headliner DIIV from NYC, and local Atlanta Red Bull Sound Select artists Mood Rings and Warehouse round out the line up curated by Tight Bros. Admission is $10 at door or FREE ENTRY w/ rsvp here>> www.redbullsoundselect.com. RSVP does not guarantee entrance."
SUPER CRAZY ECLECTIC SHOW! TRIATHALON (Savannah), SEMICIRCLE, SHEPHERDS, MEMES @ The Music Room
"TRIATHALON IS Amazing Garage/ Surf psych from Savannah. They are making their way to Atlanta to bring fun to all. http://triathalon.bandcamp.com/ Semicircle is a band from Georgia. Spearheaded by the efforts of Andrew McFarland and Ryan Engelberger, the band was borne out of Andrew's cassette project in Jan. 2010, (Semicircle EP. Since then Semicircle has taken many forms, from free-sound experiment, to solo singer/songwriter sets, to it's new life as a full band. http://semicirclemusic.bandcamp.com/ Shepherds is 3 cool guys who get along well and play nice on stage with a post punk attitude and lots of noisy guitar and a sorta "The Jesus and Mary Chain" rhythm section. http://shepherds.bandcamp.com/ Memes rattles your brain with an experimental mix of everything you ever liked, but played so tight that you get jealous. http://memesatl.bandcamp.com/"
Small Reactions, LODRO, Regal Degal @ 529
"Red Bull Sound Select AFTER-PARTY for DIIV. Admission is FREE w/ Sound Select wristband, $5 without. RSVP at link below for chance to see DIIV at the EARL and get into the after-party at 529 for FREE. Make sure to arrive early to increase chances of getting into the DIIV show. Seriously."
Thursday, July 24:
Dearly Departures @ Dramatech Theater
"A new dance by Blake Beckham, presented by The Lucky Penny, featuring performances by Alex Abarca, Anna Bracewell, Alisa Mittin, Claire Molla, and Erik Thurmond. Through evocative movement, original sound, and exquisite design, Dearly Departures explores distance and connectivity, leaving, loss and the mutable nature of staying in touch. Thurs. July 24 at 8 pm Fri. July 25 at 8 pm Sat. July 26 at 8 pm Sun. July 27 at 5 pm Thurs. July 31 at 8 pm Fri. August 1 at 8 pm Sat. August 2 at 8 pm"
Friday, July 25:
Opening Reception: The Shape of a Pocket @ Sandler Hudson Gallery
"Sandler Hudson Gallery is pleased to present The Shape of a Pocket: parallel thoughts in contemporary practice, a series of contemporary art pairings that explore intriguing intersections between gallery-represented artists and those artists making work outside of a traditional gallery model. The title, The Shape of a Pocket, is borrowed from a 2001 collection of essays by art critic John Berger where "a pocket is formed when two or more people come together in agreement.” This curatorial effort recognizes agreements within and encourages an enlargement of the aesthetic explored in a variety of studios, venues and practices. This collaborative, consultative approach pushes beyond the limits of seemingly fixed identities and official discourse while also introducing a new generation of practitioners. Alex HENSE Brewer, Marc Brotherton, Don Cooper, Maggie Ellis, Winnie Gier, Carol Mode, Mario Petrirena, Michael Reese, Teresa Bramlette Reeves, Steffen Sornpeo, P. Seth Thompson, Jane Winfield. Curated by Kelly Kristin Jones July 25 - September 6, 2014 Opening Reception on Friday, July 25, 7 - 9 pm"
True Story #26 @ Kavarna
"A night of tantalizingly true tales told by rogue writers and nervy journalists. All readers also bring fascinating artifacts From The Past. See you Friday, July 25th at 8 pm at Kavarna, where you, in turn, will be seeing these fine folk: This month's readers-! Rachael MADDUX Rachael Maddux is a writer and editor living in Decatur, Ga. Her essays, features and reviews have appeared in The Oxford American, Slate, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. Find her online at rachaelmaddux.com or @rachaelmaddux. Jack WALSH Jack Walsh is an award-winning public television producer, writer, photographer, and editor. His documentaries on Atlanta’s geek-culture scene, Cosplay! Crafting a Secret Identity and Four Days at Dragon Con, have aired on PBS stations nationwide. He is currently working on new installments of the hit local food show Get Delicious! and the magazine program This is Atlanta. His work has earned eleven regional Emmys and multiple Georgia Association of Broadcasters awards. Outside of the TV realm, Jack’s writing has appeared in Scene Missing Magazine, Thought Catalog, Knuckle Salad, the Five Hundred, and on 90.1 WABE. He has performed at Write Club Atlanta, Scene Missing, Naked City, Titans of Talking, and previously at True Story. Tricia STERNS Tricia Stearns is a community activist. She started and manages the Peachtree City Farmers Market and the Peachtree City Community Garden, which hosts 146 8x 20 plots nurturing families, groups, and local chefs and their gardening quests. In 2010 she earned a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Kennessaw State University. A weekly columnist in the Fayette County News, her work has been featured in Loose Change, and her book of essays, Harvesting Hope: Stories of a Sustainable Suburbanite aspires to be on shelves soon. She travels often with her husband, is the mother of three daughters, two step-sons, and one very spoiled Springer Spaniel."
BAMBARA, deadCAT, Dark Room @ The Mammal Gallery
deadCAT and Dark Room host Athens' Bambara.
PLS PLS / HEAVEN (NYC) / New Animal @ Star Community Bar
"Atlanta's own PLS PLS with special guests from Brooklyn HEAVEN."
Artist Talk/Performance: Nexus, Sexus, Plexus @ DASHBOARD CO-OP
"Exhibiting artists discuss the range of materials and decisions that inform their work and the exhibition, in conversation with Dashboard Co-op Executive and Creative Directors. Featuring Jason Peters (Plexus) the Plastic Aztecs (Sexus), and Susan Loftin, John Salvest and William Downs (Nexus). Musical Performances by: Klimchak, Duel for Theremin, & Lap Steel Note: Most artists will be in attendance, however, a few will be Skyped in. We will walk through each gallery with the artists as they discuss their work. Free and Open to the public."
Saturday, July 26:
Sense of Self @ The Arts Exchange
"Opening Reception: Saturday, July 26th, 7-9 pm July 26th through September 6th Sense of Self features the work of six artists: Elaine Alibrandi, Elyse Defoor, Elnaz Javani, Kelly Kristin Jones, Grace Needleman, and Iman Person. Through diverse mediums the artists explore the impacts of society, culture, and community on identity and varying ideas of womanhood. Each artist approaches these themes differently, whether exploring their own relationship to the world outside themselves, a specific community's concept of womanhood, or observing general perceptions on the idea of women."
"JEREMY BIBLE is an Ohio based interdisciplinary artist and founder of Experimedia. For two decades Jeremy has explored the fringes of media through sound, visual and installation works. BRAINSURGENS Light-guided optical theremin ambient oscillations brought to you by the guys behind Color-Tone Drone. colortonedrone.tumblr.com ******************************************************************* PSYCHIC DRIVERS Ben Coleman and James Joyce pummel sensory circuits with their invigorating synth/drum racket acrobatics."
Sunday, July 27:
EYES WIDE: SHAWTY ARABIA SENSORY IMMERSION BRUNCH @ MINT
"The Dragon imitates the Serpent to survive in this FU FU WORLD. MOMENTS OF SINCERITY AND RELIGIOUSITY WITHOUT BIGOTRY AND SELF REGISTERED ENSLAVEMENT?? YES. COME ENJOY THE HARD WORK OF YOUR LOCAL SHAWTY ARABIA ARTISTE IN THESE BARELY TRYING TIMES WHERE IRONY IS UBIQUITOUS AND THUS RENDERED INERT OVER A DELIGHTFUL BRUNCH. 4 LARGE PIECES by Zack Fox, Mickey Goodman, Negashi Armada, & Ryan Parks set to the soundtrack of 3 LONGFORM GRAND MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS by Sam Wagstaff, Mårøøf Ahmådi, and a third SUPRISE GUEST!!! BRUNCH. MIMOSAS, FULL BAR, and an elegant dessert treat by Chef Daniel Peach (of Chai Pani Decatur) COME EARLY STAY FOREVER I LOVE YOU BABY I MEAN IT….THIS TIME"
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