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August 29, 2008 Friday

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Parachutes, Thank You, Gjerstad/Nilssen-Love duo
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $10
Parachutes (Iceland) (11:30p)
Thank You (10:30p)
Frode Gjerstad/ Paal Nilssen-Love duo (9:15p)
All Ages / $10 / 8pm

Originally Alex Somers and Scott Alario, Parachutes is now a 7 piece Icelandic pop band. Their music creates a soundscape of flowing rhythms , beautifully fashioned drum thumps, and orchestrated harmonies. The songs "Your Stories" & "Tree Roots Turn to Forts" were mixed by Jonsi Birgisson of Sigur Ros and feature the strings of Amiina. They will be making their first U.S. appearance in Atlanta on Friday August 29 at Eyedrum gallery.

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Thank You is an athletic rhythm/action unit from Baltimore, made up of Jeffrey McGrath, Michael Bouyoucas, and Elke Wardlaw. They are three free individuals, subsumed into a collective form that spits out dank, skittering tracks filled with light and dark. Their new album, Terrible Two, was engineered by Baltimore's beloved J. Robbins (Yeasayer, Mary Timony, Jets to Brazil) at his studio in Baltimore and mixed by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Celebration, TV on the Radio) at his studio in New York City.

**BREAKING NEWS: Vice magazine (Italy) names Thank You - Terrible Two "Best Album of the Month"! **

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Paal Nilssen-Love is one of Norway's most active drummers and has established himself as a powerful and dynamic musician through regular groups with Mats Gustafsson (The Thing), Ken Vandermark (School Days) and Peter Brotzmann (Chicago 10tet) among others.

With over 20 recordings as a leader Frode Gjerstad has established himself as a major saxophonist on the international scene. His groups have included Johnny Dyani, Kent Carter, John Stevens, William Parker, and Hamid Drake, whom he toured the US with in 2000.

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