Abandoned By The Stars, The Subliminator, and The Cross Cultural Dance Company.
ABANDONED BY THE STARS is the solo musical project of multi-media artist V. Paganus.
In lieu of band mates, V has turned to multi-track recording devices, solo instrumentation and loops of self-made samples to create a sound which could be described as "Melancholy Pop with rare dashes of 'World Beat' teased in here and there."
At times Folksy and Post-Punk and sometimes darkly electronic, melodies with lyrics full of pathos and hate abound, having been wrought from years of both firsthand experience and from forays into dreams of the brain at dis-ease.
THE CROSS CULTURAL DANCE COMPANY, based in Atlanta GA, is a performance troupe focusing on World Dance. The troupe performed together for over a year at festivals, conventions, clubs and restaurants before taking a name in 2008. Kira Lang the instructor/director, a former break dancer, has been studying world dances with local and international instructors for over 7 years. The CCDC has a strong basis in American Tribal Belly Dance and blends other modern, folkloric and classical dances from all over the globe. With Eclectic music, costuming and props The CCDC is a kaleidescope of world tribal with an urban edge. http://crossculturaldance.com/
Atlanta's Serson Brannen, veteran spacerocker, started the Subliminator project in '05. After years as a member of Spaceseed he is now a solo act and was immediately sighned to Atlanta's Scared records. "Recalibrated" his first release for the label achieved critical acclaim and another, "Rake" (Quick,what's a rake?) is out now. He has collected two of Creative Loafing's Best of Atlanta awards in '06 and '07. Relentless touring (Who else do you know that tours by motorcycle?) has kept him in the public eye and he has been taking the avant-garde/underground scene by storm. Combining vocals and theremins his sound is unique, original,eclectic, hard edged and brings rock n' roll flash to dark sonic art.