Tantrum's new album, XYO, is available on tape cassette and CD tomorrow (9/23) via Deer Bear Wolf Records, but you can pick up a copy tonight (9/22) at the Album Release Show at 529 with Highlander, Nomen Novum, and Love Inks. You can read an interview with Tantrum, aka Michika Skyy McClinton, by Creative Loafing Atlanta here, and then listen to the first single from the record:
Recommended shows and events this week:
Monday, September 22:
TANTRUM "XYO" Release Party @ 529
"Michika McClinton of TANTRUM has spent the past year perfecting her newest record, XYO. Produced and written by McClinton she says that “XYO was something that came to me in a dream. The X stands for death, the Y stands for suffering, and the O stands for freedom. Every moment in our seemingly complex lives we are ultimately given the choice of three options: death, suffering, or freedom.” On September 23rd, XYO will be the fourth release for Deer Bear Wolf Records and the second for Tantrum. The album will be made available as both a CD as well as a limited edition cassette tape. On Monday September 22nd, the record release will be celebrated with a free show at 529. The line-up includes: Tantrum, Highlander, Nomen Novum as well as Love Inks (Austin, TX)."
PAPERCUTS @ The Low Museum
"The LOW Museum hosts intimate works on paper by Stephanie Liebetreu and Maritza Liebetreu. Their collective bodies of work include drawings, paintings, prints, correspondence art and books. These works often focus on personal history and the dialogue created with the viewer as they relate to the pieces."
Tuesday, September 23:
Movement, Ill Poacher, Feast of Violet @ The Masquerade
Ill Poacher and Feast of Violet host Australia's Movement.
Wednesday, September 24:
Scene Missing Presents THE ROYAL ATLANTANBAUMS @ Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge
"THE ROYAL ATLANTANBAUMS Writing, Comedy, and Other Performances based on Wes Anderson Movies. Featuring performances by: Joe Karg, Andrew George, Jerad W. Alexander, Topher Payne, Jack Walsh, Cristen Conger, Thimblerig Circus. Also Featuring: Close-up magic by Rich Aviles of TRCKY.com! Polish up your vintage binoculars, strap on your tennis headband and adjust your wooden finger because Scene Missing is bringing you a night of writing, comedy, and circus acts based on the movies of Wes Anderson!"
Creative Loafing's BEST OF ATL 2014 Party @ The Goat Farm Arts Center
"The Goat Farm Arts Center is proud to present Creative Loafing’s Best of Atlanta Party on September 24th featuring... Reptar // Man or Astro-man? // Little Tybee // Two-9 // + more *Hosted by D.R.E.S. tha BEATnik *Dance party by All Vinyl Everything *Special performances by - LEGENDARY CHILDREN - THE ICE CUBAN *Artist Nikki Starz will augment the event with a gaggle of life-sized geese, courtesy of Goose Island Beer Co. *Goose Island is also kind enough to offer the first 500 people through the gate at 7:30 two drink tickets. *Light fare will be sampled from some of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants (while supplies last)."
Thursday, September 25:
RECODE. PLAY. LOOP. Bojana Ginn @ Swan Coach House Gallery
"An interactive installation by BOJANA GINN. Curated by Marianne Lambert. Reflecting on the concept of DNA as a code of life, Ginn explores the idea of drawing as code. Her multimedia installation reveals the process of repetition and mutation, by which drawing is recoded into sculpture, sculpture into drawing, drawing into video, and installation into photography. As a former scientist who left a medical career for art, Ginn is transfixed by artistic expression, but still interested in scientific questions: How does evolution work? How does life diversify and perfect its forms? Why do biological systems act mathematically?"
Book of Colors w/ Loraine and Dwight Smith @ 529
"Please come party with us. It'll be like old times. And it's only $5 (like old times). All you'll remember is how much laughing and dancing there was, and how great all the music was. And you'll be thinking, "maaan, if we could just go back there..." But wait! There's still time! Do you understand how much you should come party now? Have I elucidated the situation sufficiently?"
Friday, September 26:
TV DINNER | Landline | Dinosaur Feathers | Idiot Glee @ 529
TV Dinner and Landline host Brooklyn's Dinosaur Feathers and Kentucky's Idiot Glee.
Brother Hawk LIVE @ The Basement
"The Basement presents... Brother Hawk w/ special guests Bask, Bad Moods. "Live from Pack Life Recording" CD/DVD Release Show."
Saturday, September 27:
EngageMINT Fundraiser PARTY @ Phase A
"MINT presents our first annual fundraiser, engageMINT - an evening of curated libations, delectable bites and interactive art installations to raise funds for our outreach. Learn more about our multi-faceted programming ventures, and contribute to an interactive sculptural thermometer created on-site as we share our progress and our goals for the future. Featuring new artworks and installations from local Atlanta artists: Chanel Kim, Kevin Byrd, Alessandra Hoshor, Beth Lilly, Nick Madden, Raymond Carr, Andrew Bellury, Jordan Kadrie, Cary Smith, Jane Garver, Marc Brotherton, Contraband Cinema, and more."
Young Edison w/ Slowriter and more @ The Mammal Gallery
"Slowriter, Young Edison, Capital Arms, Pioneer Fires."
-Bee Vs. Moth/ 4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra/ Clothes @ Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery
"4TH WARD AFRO-KLEZMER ORCHESTRA - Klezmer and Afrobeat? Comprising a heady stew of Yoruban tribal music; American jazz, funk and R&B; and West African highlife, Afrobeat was concocted in the late 1960s by Nigerian bandleader and political activist Fela Kuti. And Klezmer music was derived from 19th-century central-European peasant traditions, particularly the Ashkenazic Jewish culture, as well as myriad gypsy bands, which morphed into an urban form containing elements of Yiddish theater and vaudeville tunes, ritual celebratory fanfare and prayer song, and, most importantly, jazz. Klezmer emerged from within the fledgling Jewish immigrant communities in New York in the early decades of the 20th century. // CLOTHES - Clothes, a fledgling experimental beat-focused trio based in East Atlanta, has just dropped Language , the group's debut digital EP. Comprised of three fresh-faced and curiously motivated newcomers - Wes Brooks (bass/various other instruments), Will Lackey (drum kit), and John Davenport (production/beats/various other instruments) - the project has been modestly orchestrating sounds for barely more than a year. The earliest proof of these efforts came last October with the "Takacs/Always a Little Bit" digital/video single. The woozy tune pitted shifting bell tones and heavily-processed samples against drums both live and recorded, altogether making a solid entry for the band into the world."
Sunday, September 28:
VIDA VOCE #12: a monthly reading + performance series featuring women @ MINT
"VIDA VOCE PRESENTS: Sunday September 28, 2014 7-9PM FREE At MINT Gallery READINGS BY: Marlo Starr, Rachel Kaylee Pendergrass, Karly Hussey + Jessica Colvin PERFORMANCE ART BY: Paige Adair + Danielle Deadwyler MUSICAL PERFORMANCE BY: Maddy Davis. Guys are welcome to attend! There is a bar! www.vidavoce.tumblr.com Curated by Sherri Caudell."
AN EVENING OF DOUBLETS @ The Mammal Gallery
"AALBORG GROUP - Maxwell Boecker and John Gregg WHISPERS OF NIGHT -Benjamin Shirley and Majid Araim BINARY BOYS - Josh Hughes and Sam Wagstaff MOTHER MARTHA - Danny Bailey and Michael Bailey +TBA"
Atlanta Streets Alive — HIGHLAND @ Manuel's Tavern
"IT'S BACK! Join thousands of your friends, colleagues, neighbors and strangers for the final Atlanta Streets Alive of 2014, on September 28, from 2-6pm. Last year, 83,000 people took over 5 miles of open streets. This year, we have even more surprises planned for you, including an after-party at Masquerade, a launch of the Atlanta Bike Challenge and exciting announcements that support Atlanta's growth as a bicycle-friendly city."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with "DBW Weekly" in the subject.