Deer Bear Wolf is kicking off 2015 with the debut of TRANSGRESSION: An Unorthodox Reading Series. Transgression is a reading series that seeks to bring the novelty back to the novel crowd – taking its audiences off the beaten path; straying from traditional platforms; and showcasing Atlanta’s most talented writers whilst challenging the perception of the written word. Transgression is curated by Laura Reylea and John Carroll.
The first edition of Transgression is Thursday, January 22 at the Big House On Ponce. The theme: CLUE | A LITERARY EVENING OF THE MOST MURDEROUS VEIN. Featured suspects (Readers) will be announced little by little, stayed tuned.
Ohmpark Fest 2015 hits The EARL and 529 this Saturday, January 10. The schedule is below:
Recommended shows and events this week:
Monday, January 5:
polish nails + dog + precious + practice @ The Cleaners
"first show at the cleaners : *polish nails *dog (NY) http://praisedog.bandcamp.com/ *precious (NY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsZwXW0fIBE *practice (mems of Faun & Magicicada, hyper-group don't miss!!) SETS WILL BE PROMPT, COME EARLY BRING $ FOR THE TRAVELERS : - )"
Tuesday, January 6:
MAMMALS ONLY! Open Mic @ The Mammal Gallery
"It's a new year of open mic. Wowzers. Join us on the first Tuesday of every month for The Mammal Gallery's MAMMALS ONLY! Open Mic. Come sing, dance, read, yell, twirl, listen, share... All acts welcome. Keep sets to 7 minutes or under. Come early to sign up! Sign up starts at 8 Open mic starts at 9"
Stay Drunk On Writing Writer's Workshop @ Victory Sandwich Bar
"This is for the writers, of all variety. We tend to be procrastinating loners.; isolated, neurotic, caffeine-addled, crippled by consuming feelings of panic, self-loathing and crushing inadequacy (yes, we’re referencing De Niro) and that’s on a good day. So we’re inviting you to step out of the fire light, move your head, leave your cave (and yes, that’s Plato), and join us at a bar to share your latest work. We must stay drunk on writing, yes, but also on beer. Now that the holidays are over, the fifth Stay Drunk On Writing writer’s group will be meeting at Victory on the 6th of January at 7:00 pm. If you're sharing, either bring enough copies for everyone, or be prepared to read."
Mission Trips Orchestra + Phoenicians @ 529
"Mission Trips Orchestra featuring members of Faun and a Pan Flute, Dux, Suffer Bomb Damage, Blossoming Noise, magicicada, and Rin Larping. Chelsea Dunn: Cello, Adam Babar: Guitar. Christopher White: Electronics/Voice, Curtis Stephens: Keys, Lindsay Smith: Bass Clarinet, Graham E Moore: Tapes with Phoenicians. Spanning time and space, Phoenicians channel ecstatic vibrations from Phoenicia through vortices in Brooklyn & Atlanta."
MANATREE § ANTBRAIN § MEMES @ The Mammal Gallery
"WOOOOO bling in the new year with some harsh sounds and lush lullabies. Manatree on tour from Richmond, VA. They've been called the "the best band since the foo fighters" by Dave Grohl or whoever https://manatree.bandcamp.com/ Antbrain putting the ant back in antlanta their doom pop/soft glow "let's do this" attitude has been saving lives since 2010 https://antbrain.bandcamp.com/album/full-moon Memes proving that cats aren't all there are in the world, just mostly. Their unique blend of notes and rhythm has never been made before. https://memesatl.bandcamp.com/"
NVR LONELEE Closing Reception // new work by Henry Detweiler @ WonderRoot
"Please join us on Tuesday, January 6 from 6 - 9 pm for the closing reception of NVR LONELEE, an exhibition of new painting, video, and site-specific work by Henry Detweiler. Henry Detweiler is an Atlanta-based artist and curator. His practice includes drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, and performance. In 2012, he earned a BFA in Drawing Painting and Printmaking from Georgia State University. His work has been featured in Hyperallergic and New American Paintings as well as in the forthcoming Emergency Index Vol. 3. NVR LONELEE is an exhibition of new painting, video, and site-specific work for the WonderRoot Gallery.
Wednesday, January 7:
Song Missing Presents THE ATLANTANS FORMERLY KNOWN AS PRINCE @ The Village Theatre
"Song Missing Presents THE ATLANTANS FORMERLY KNOWN AS PRINCE Writing, Comedy, and Other Performances based on the music of Prince. Hosted by Chris Ledford. Featuring music by Noel Stephen & the Darlings. Performances by: John-Michael Bond, Tony Jenkins, Rob HaZe, Chris Alonzo, Jason BabyBlue Williams, Ellaree Yeagley, Ian Aber. Straighten your raspberry beret, put down that hotel lobby magazine, and gas up your little red Corvette because Song Missing is bringing you a night of writing, comedy, and music based on the music of Prince!"
Battery-powered, Mono-output @ [Poem88]
"A performance of quiet electronics using battery-power and a single mono output per performer: in the big reverb of Poem 88 gallery. Performers include: Cedro Danado, Gage Gilmore, Robby Kee, Lindsay Smith and others to be named. AAA, AA, C, D, 9V."
Thursday, January 8:
Dream Warriors Party // Fundraiser for Ladyfest Atlanta @ Big House On Ponce
"This is a celebration of some of Atlanta's best lady performers and artists. Girls, boys, ladyboys, gentleladies, anyone and everyone all welcome! This event is free and open to the public. Donations encouraged at the door and all proceeds go to Ladyfest Atlanta. 6:30 doors open, Knaves Grave - Punk Grunge Powerslop Band, Madeline - One Lady Folk Band, Stuff Mom Never Told You - Live Podcast of "Cliteracy For All", Pavini Yalla - Traditional Indian singing, Glitter! Babes! Reading! w/ Laura Relyea, Brooke Hatfield, Amanda Mills, Christina Lee, Meredith Kooi - Installation, Untitled (khora study #3), Paige Adair - Video Projections, Stephanie Pharr + Keesha La Reine - Performance, Bitchual with love from Hella, Samm Severin - Funny Lady Comedy, Catherine Rush + Aida Curtis - Performance Babes, DJ Taradactyl - Babe tunes, Big Blond Records - Exclusive Dream Warrior Cassette Dape, Comingle - Locally-made DIY Sex Toy Company, Good Food Truck."
CL / WRITE CLUB Atlanta Fiction Contest Crush Crawl @ Highland inn Ballroom Lounge
"Thursday, January 8, 2015 - you will experience the 2015 Creative Loafing/WRITE CLUB Atlanta Fiction Contest Crush Brawl! This party will include: 1) Readings from the top three submissions to CL's 2015 Fiction Contest. This year's theme is CRUSH. 2) Word brawls by Atlanta's own WRITE CLUB. 3) Cash bar, featuring booze including, but not limited to a tasty selection of brews for $5 from Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits. 4) No cover, as always."
Peripheral Visionaries: Christina Egede and Myles Williams @ The Mammal Gallery
"OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, Jan 8th 7-10p GALLERY HOURS : Thu- Sat : noon - 6p Myles Williams www.myleswilliamsart.com Atlanta's hot pop surrealist, Myles uses his twisted humorist urges to offset a vibrant colorist flamboyance in non-traditional portraits and mash-ups. Recent show:"Super Classy" at Top Flr in Midtown Atlanta. He has been getting some national press. Christina Egede Denmark's premium emerging illustrator and painter and a regular at the world-fabled people's Free Town of Copenhagen. Egede's US debut was last spring at dooGallery in the Reynoldstown area of Atlanta, where her dark, shiny provocative female birds and cubist buildings astounded an American audience seeing the work for a one-night only show. Her influences include Ralph Steadman. Co-curated by culture reporter/writer Han Vance and the gallery staff."
Friday, January 9:
L O S T I N T H E L E T T E R S @ 673 Edgewood Ave
"J. Bradley's is a Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize nominated writer whose work has appeared in numerous literary journals including decomP and Prairie Schooner. Andrea Rogers is a musician and a Ph.D. Poetry student at Georgia State University. Her poetry and creative nonfiction appear or are forthcoming in Negative Capability Press's Georgia Poetry Anthology, Red Paint Hill's Mother is a Verb Anthology, Treehouse, Odradek, The 11th Hour, and elsewhere. She and her band, Night Driving in Small Towns, have appeared in features by Rolling Stone and NPR. Eric Scott Sutherland is the epitome of a working class poet. He is an ISA Certified Arborist, a community/event organizer, and author of two chapbooks and two full length collections: incommunicado and his latest, pendulum. Amanda Dahill-Moore lives in Durham, NC, and works in various media. Her interest in social spaces and lived experience has lead to several installations and collaborative multimedia projects."
Daniel Klag / Brainworlds / Rin Larping / Stephen Fenton @ Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery
"Ambient musician Daniel Klag is a big fan of the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges-- so much show that his newest record, Twin Labyrinths, is named after the author's, "The Two Kings and the Two Labyrinths." The very brief story, which you can read in its entirety on Miscreant Record's site, reads like a fable, and tells of the arrogance of a Babylonian king, who built a labyrinth which sought to rival God's capacity to "strike confusion and inspire wonder." As Brainworlds, Atlanta based guitarist Mason Brown works to envelop the listener in sheets of meditative sound and delve deep into the subconscious to explore the hidden relationships between the micro and the macro. Rin Larping is the solo project of Lindsay Smith. She focuses on guitar and bass clarinet. Stephen Fenton Minimal sound enthusiast; proprietor of Edition . . . label; member of Atlanta avant-noise quartet Suffer Bomb Damage; host of Friction on WREK 91.1FM"
J-Live, Willie Evans Jr, Dillon (beat set), Gotta Be Karim, Ekundayo, Rome Supreme, Hosted by Fort Knox w/ DJ Nervex @ 529
"J-Live w/ special guests: Willie Evans Jr, Dillon (Beat Set), Gotta Be Karim, Ekundayo, Rome Supreme, DJ Nervex. Hosted By Fort Knox."
Saturday, January 10:
Ohmpark Fest 2015 @ The EARL & 529
"The blog may be dead, but the festival lives on. Come start your new year in the East Atlanta Village with some of Atlanta's best independent music. Ohmpark Fest 2015 Lineup: Twin Tigers, Spirits and the Melchizedek Children, Warehouse, This Piano Plays Itself (reunion show), Slowriter, Semicircle, Breathers, Highlander, Nomen Novum, 100 Watt Horse, Aalborg Group, Echo Courts $10 gets you into both venues."
JAMES HALL // THE LOCKSMYTH // THE BOY JONES @ Star Community Bar
"Three of Atlanta's most talented artists have united for a night to showcase true songwriters and true showmen. Start 2015 off right!!"
Here to GO: MINT's 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition Opening @ MINT
"MINT Gallery proudly presents “Here to GO”, opening reception on: January 10th, 2015 from 8-11pm at MINT (636 North Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306) Exhibition Dates: January 10th -February 8th, 2015 Gallery Hours Wed-Sun 12-6pm Here to GO is co-juried by Atlanta artists Craig Dongoski & Pam Longobardi, and aims to make a public presentation that exposes and encourages art that is invested in defying consensus reality or the status quo with disruptive innovation. Featuring artworks from 57 artists throughout the United States."
Sunday, January 11:
RICER | ADAM ANZIO (solo set) | SHARP LADS (brooklyn) | DERNIER COMBAT @ The EARL
"RICER: While they can be quiet and introspective, this is the calm before the storm. Ricer are an explosive power trio lead by the shear force and energy that is their guitar player, Ginger Brown alias Brandi Turner [and perhaps some other past pseudonyms]. With the propulsive power of Satchel Mallon-drums, and Tony Kozera-bass behind her, the audience is assaulted by flying shards of molten guitar sound that sears the senses and leaves you wanting more. This is music that commands your attention, performed with passion-Ricer delivers! DERNIER COMBAT: This trio powerhouse from Atlanta Georgia just recently formed in 2012 out of the ashes of previous ATL bands, including DISABLE. Turn A Blind Eye consists of 4 well produced punk rock anthems expressing their dissatisfaction with American society."
Boom Done! Presents: SEA GHOST // ESKIMEAUX // METH WAX // ADULT MOM // TWO-SPEED TRANCE @ The Mammal Gallery
"Whether we like to admit it or not, we are all afraid of ghosts. Something about a nice clean white sheet hovering inexplicably in the air with twin black eyes like two pieces of coal staring into our souls is just absolutely the most horrifying thing we can possibly think of. Neither the terrors of war nor the thought of a pandemic flesh-eating disease can hold a candle to a spooky ghost in our hallway holding a candle. Luckily for all of us, ghosts aren't real and if we get scared about stuff maybe we're just hungry we can always make ourselves a nice sandwich. Maybe bologna. "Spelled weird tastes normal," that's what I always say about bologna."
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