Deer Bear Wolf Weekly

This Saturday, August 23, 529 in East Atlanta hosts the inaugural Deer Bear Wolf Music Fest, highlighting some of Atlanta's best electronic and experimental musical artists. Doors open at 1:30pm and the festival kicks off at 2:00pm with a screening of Jungol's 2013 film Go Softly. Here's the full schedule for the festival:


2pm Screening of Jungol’s film Go Softly

3pm Tree Creature

4pm Narrator

5pm Where.Are.We

6pm Nomen Novum

7pm Suno Deko

8pm Tantrum

9pm Vera Vera

10pm On Holiday

11pm Breathers

12am No Eyes

1am 10th Letter


Deer Bear Wolf Music Fest Facebook Event Page





Recommended shows and events this week:


Monday, August 18:



"HELLIER ULYSSES SHIMMER (member of Palberta) FLAGDAY (member of Designer) SUFFER DRAGON"



MODRAG | RRest | Slowriter @ 529

RRest and Slowriter host Austin's Modrag.




Tuesday, August 19:


Eyedrum Writers Exchange @ Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery

"Eyedrum 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 genres."



Vicious Circle Writers Group @ Javavino

"Time to re-enroll in the school of critique! 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!"




Wednesday, August 20:


Scene Missing Presents THE ATLANTABLE HULK @ Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge

"THE ATLANTABLE HULK: Writing, Comedy, and Other Performances based on Comic Book Movies. Featuring performances by: Cory Byrom, Randy Osborne, Jon Carr and Dark Side of The Room, Chris Ledford, John-Michael Bond, Ruthie Lichtenstein, Stephanie Farley of the Hot Toddies Cabaret. It's Scene Missing's ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! And what better way to celebrate than bringing you a night of writing, comedy, and other performances based on COMIC BOOK MOVIES! Double check your chromosomes because we've got a night of performances so amazing, lasers might shoot out of your eyes!"



*ULTRA SWEET SHOW* Blunt Fang+REKchampa+Feast of Violet+Fit of Body+Snowbride @ The Mammal Gallery

"*Blunt Fang You don't have to say it with a "c", cause it's already "b". *REKchampa Local champ of various soul filled forms of dance on the dance floor tunes, and he never does lives set anymore, so it's rare and all that! *Feast of Violet He lives down the street, has full on synth perception, and every time i've seen him play he's done something way different from the last, epic endless stoke! *Fit of Body Uhh whatevs, dark kisses for you and yours. *Snowbride Droning 808, with the vocals slinking somewhere behind, sounds good to me!"



MammaBear @ The EARL

"MammaBear will be headlining a show on August 20th at the Earl with Coma Girls and the Mighty Stef (from the misty slopes of Ireland). Come rock out with your boys! 21 and up y'all"




Thursday, August 21:


Water Ways, an installation @ {Poem88}

"Water Ways is a multimedia installation by the artist collective By Ways, which includes Atlanta family members who now live in three separate North American watersheds*, the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Rivers, the Hudson River, and the French Broad River. The work investigates the sensory, geographical and storied nature of water. Video, sculpture, found object, assemblage, and earthwork explore water’s elemental qualities, which make both dwelling and movement possible. Condensation, pool, river, waterfall, stream, bay, ice, vapor and liquid inspire method and metaphor. By Ways members include project director and artist/designer Judy Henson, artist/projection designer, Anna Henson, and musician/artist, Sarah Henson."



Did you see that?! Stories of Urban Oddities @ Spruill Gallery

"The Spruill Gallery will open Did you see that?! Stories of Urban Oddities featuring photographs from Atlanta-based artist, Steve Steinman, on August 21st. The opening reception will be held Thursday, August 21 from 6-9pm and will run until October 25th at the Spruill Gallery. The exhibit, held in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, dictates a subtle commentary on the anomalies often missed in everyday life. From the odd attraction on the side of a highway to street performers; from public art to the delicate beauty found in architecture, Steinman captures evolving lifestyles present in the unnoticed and overlooked people, places and things that have become a part of our lives."




Friday, August 22:



"Dan Dixon has been a staple of the independent Atltanta music scene for a decade plus. A revered producer who mans the helm at The Factory Recording Studio in his hometown, Dixon is perhaps most recognized for his prowess as a songwriter with PLS PLS and his previous band, Dropsonic. // von Grey – comprising dual lead singer-songwriters Annika (violin, banjo, guitar, keys) and Fiona (guitar, violin, percussion), Petra (keys, lap steel guitar, electronic percussion, background vocals), and Kathryn (cello, bass pedals, mandolin, keys, background vocals) – is clearly doing something, well, let's make that a lot of things right. In the past year, "Conan"'s website has dubbed the group "Mumford & Daughters" (in fact, von Grey's last single, 2012's deliciously harmonious "Coming for You," was most added at Triple A radio behind Mumford & Sons). Paste magazine admired their "charming harmonies and extensive instrumentation." And Atlanta Journal Constitution exclaimed they're "nothing short of stunning," while Billboard praised their "crystalline harmonies, stirring lyrics and inventive melodies."




"Friends and cohorts pay homage to jazz/improv drummer John Bowman. Kebbi Williams & the Wolfpack | Spirits and the Melchizedek Children | Mother Fucking Tourettes | Voegtlin/Murphy/Mallard Trio | Suffer Bomb Damage"




Saturday, August 23:



"Deer Bear Wolf presents the inaugural Deer Bear Wolf Music Fest. This festival, taking place all day and night Saturday, August 23rd at 529 in the East Atlanta Village, will showcase some of Atlanta's best electronic and experimental musical acts. $10 PERFORMING: 10th Letter, NO EYES, Breathers, On Holiday, VERA VERA, Tantrum, Suno Deko, Nomen Novum, Where.Are.We, Narrator, Tree Creature. The festival will kick off with a screening of Jungol's 2013 film, Go Softly. The film will begin at 2pm. Music starts at 3pm."



12th Summer Shade Festival @ Grant Park

"Atlanta’s oldest city park comes to life each summer when the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival brings hundreds of artists and two full days of live music to this historic neighborhood. Presented by the Grant Park Conservancy, the festival also includes an award-winning Farmers Market, a 5K Run, plenty to eat and drink and fun activities for children."



Pulling Forward - A Screen Printing Art Show @ Salon Modello

"The 2nd solo art show of 2014 by street artist sQuish. This will feature 25 large art pieces all done using the screen printing art form. These pieces have been hand painted, screen printed and then covered in a thick polymer resin for a shinny gloss finish!"



Chamber Cartel | A MILLION ACRES OF SKY @ The Goat Farm Arts Center

"THE GOAT FARM PRESENTS A MILLION ACRES OF SKY Chamber Cartel will be premiering two new works + Transient Canvas, Boston's premier clarinet and percussion duo + a new body of artwork by Igor Korsunskiy, "Into the Psyche" $10 suggested donation // Open to All Ages Transient Canvas will present a quintet of New Music compositions from various composers. Their portion of the program will include: "Orbitals" (2014) by James Borchers (8 min), "Last" (1997) by Philippe Manoury (8min), "Vestibule III" (2013) by Curtis Hughes (8min), "Fabrication 10: Itch" (2012) by Andy Vores (4 min) and "Somnambula" (2014) by Rudolf Rojahn (w/ electronics) (5 min). For the second half of the program, Chamber Cartel will be premiering two new works: Connor Way’s “A Million Acres of Sky” for Soprano, Cello, Harp, Piano, and Percussion, as well as “Celestial Musicology” by Joseph Eidson for ensemble and GameBoy. To round out the evening, a new body of artwork by Igor Korsunskiy will also be presented as a collection delving “Into the Psyche”. These pieces have a quality of fluidity that stand in a complementary visual contrast to the aural offerings presented in the overall program. Breathtaking moments on canvas and paper examine memories, dream-states and madness in an attempt to capture a scrap of time."




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