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Divisions / Standing Behind U w Knives /Noble Rust March 2, 2009
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $7
Florida's Divisions offer up relentlessly nasty metalish hardcore.."some of the most pissed off, heavy hardcore songs I've ever heard. (the) vocals sound fucking poisoned and furious"...human crush records...
the only link i have at this point:
http://www.humancrushrecordings.blogspot.com/
here you can listen to "Vomit Hounds" and "Blinding Rain"...awesome...

Also on the bill, Standing Behind You With Knives (http://www.standingbehindyouwithknives.com/), local metal goers with some true oddities in their mix...twisted heavy shit indeed.

Also also...Noble Rust (http://www.myspace.com/noblerust), bringing in layers of samples and fucked up metal racket like nobody's damn business.

come to this show and get your brain mashed in.
it will be awesome.

Zepubicle with Tatsuya Nakatani March 4, 2009
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $7


Zepubicle is Punky. Arty. Doomy. Trancey. Folky. Scrapey. Noisy. Pushy. Pully. Southy. Worldwise. Undercomfortable corners, a series of postcards from distant times and places, narrower and wider in scope than your everyday group. There are numerous and wonderfully supportive glitches that enhance the Technicolor antiqueness of it all. Listen as you would to a dribbling brook or crushing whirlpool. The music hovers at devastatingly quiet with the odd intrusion of saturation through volume, restoring at last the much-missed art of dynamic range. Join us and celebrate.

Zepubicle is made up of these interesting people:

Killick of Athens, Georgia recontextualizes and lays bare the joyous friction of composition/improvisation, hi-fi/no-fi, academic/popular, good/bad/indifferent, groove/chance, intentional/inevitable, controlling chaos and chaos-ing control with precision abandon whilst exorcising exercises in favor of substantial contributions to the aural landscape. Killick is best known as a performer on his sympathetic stringed H'arpeggione, which he plays with Appalachian Trance Metal aplomb.

Marshall Marrotte of Atlanta, Georgia is an improvising musician, amateur musicologist and sonic contortionist. He performs as often as possible with an assortment of fellow raconteurs and charlatans. Marshall plays bass, revering and reinterpreting everything from New Orleans funk to art-rock missives, straddling the complete breakdown of the musical multiverse.

Jeff McLeod of Montgomery, Alabama is a multi-multi-instrumentalist and musical mayhemist making noise and soothing wounds with whatever he can get his hands on. Over the past 15 years he has toured, composed and worked with countless like-minded freakazoids all over the skin of the good Earth. Jeff performs on guitar; drones, hot licks, and stutters dance with unabashed love for the Devil's chord.

Tatsuya Nakatani of Easton, Pennsylvania is our special guest for the set, making a trio a true quartet. Originally from Osaka, Japan, Tatsuya brings his incredible depth and simpatico to Zepubicle. He is a truly a master musician, utilizing conventional percussion towards an idiosyncratic and complete soundscape. Tatsuya's control and restraint entangles tension and release, soaring above and below the music with beautiful form.

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First Thursday Open Improv March 5, 2009
9:00PM - - -



Eyedrum's long-running Open Improv night occurs on the first Thursday of every month -- our monthly gathering for instrumentalists and improvisers of all stripes. Bring your instrument! Hosted by the indefatigable Robert Cheatham.

WPBA 30, Atlanta's PBS station, did a bit about Eyedrum's Improv Night a couple years ago for their "This Is Atlanta" show. Click for their description and the video itself (Windows Media, 2m40s).

Wonka Live, Burning Artist(s) Sale March 6, 2009
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $7


WONKA LIVE

DE-Composed music


Wonka is a very different group and the music is not limited by any rules or etiquette:

The playing is unique and the musicians different attitudes and background from various idioms is mixed spontaneously.

No compositions or restrictions are applied and everything is created in the very moment.

Everything is allowed nothing banned.

Wonka is also very Scandinavian in its attempt at organizing FREEDOM !!

Gunnar Backman:

'Swimming with a hole in my body'
producer, technician, composer, arranger, musician. 6,12, string fretted and fretless virtual guitar ( vg8 ex and vg88), live loops,
6,12, string acoustic guitar, banjo, synths, delays, holds, live samples, and more. gunnar says this about his own music. ”i play more and more free form music based on sounds and live loops, live samples and live delays. i have also written classical pieces, such as an organ concert that had its premiere i st. petersburg, russia. i have also written choir works, string quartet chamber music, etc.” he is presently working on a number of studio projects where his groups, tinnitus therapi trip and tors hammare are playing a major part. he is also doing a number of projects for independent bands as producer, recording engineer, and mastering engineer. dvd production, cd-lp mastering, recording, mixing, arranging,composition, concertos, and more 25 years in the music business : music for : dance, performance, films , theater, tv, radio, cd, cd-rom, ep, lp.choir works, concerto for church organ, string quartets big band suites pop, rock, and world music m.m.performances in : usa, denmark, england, france, japan, spain, sweden, germany , finland and elsewhere. "I don't think we should rehearse at all before recording it would somehow destroy it. I
don't think any band ever has become any better by rehearsing!"


Anders Berg:
"I demolish my bridges behind me, then there is no choice but forward"
I play electric and acoustic bass ,4 strings fretted and fretless bass, "I think music should be free, like painting with your eyes closed" I live in a small village in the north of Sweden. For as long as I can remember music has always been around me and my family. (folk, rock and jazz ) I first picked up a guitar at the age of 13 just for fun. In the late 70s everybody had to be in a band and I ended up playing bass. We had lots of fun, unaware that we were getting practice playing together and making songs. In the 80s I played in a few bands in different styles, made demos, played gigs and had big dreams. I want to create landscapes and new sounds. Today the computer is a very helpful tool.


Henrik Wartel
DRUMS AND PERCUSSION

Henrik Wartel has a solid background within experimental music and more. He works as freelance musician and has since he started his career in Eje Thelin Group played with all and everybody. Jukka Tullonen, Position Alpha, Monika Zetterlund, Egba, Cecilia Wennerström, Svante Turesson, Bernt Rosengren, Tommy Koverhult, Krister Andersson, Roland Keijser. Gunnar lindgren, Powel Ramel to mention some of them. Many recordings have been made and he has been on tour in endless of countries. He is now active in Position Alpha, Spår, Triple Heather, Migrän, Kaloush and lately also Bizjam.

myspace.com/gunnarbackmanandersbergacollaboration

THRIFT March 7, 2009
8:30AM - 6:00PM
Price:  $10-$20 for sellers



come to our next temporary thrift store hang out
Saturday MARCH 7th 8:30am - 6:00pm

**BUY OR SELL**
SNACKS N' HOT TODDY's, tarot reading. . .

you can expect to see: dead tech (old cameras, toys, typewriters, etc) old posters, furniture, books, art supplies, leftover art, clothes, blank surfaces, frames. . .and who knows what else. . .

Contact ktauches@earthlink.net for more information.

Classes at Eyedrum: Please look at description March 7, 2009
1:00PM - 6:30PM
Price:  varies
PUPPET THEORY AND BUILDING
Ninja Puppet Productions Workshops
These workshops are designed to give the participates an academic and hands on overview of
both the performance and building aspects of the puppet. We will be covering on several different
styles of puppetry that are the basic backbone of all forms. These workshops will take a hands on
approach to some of the endless avenues that puppetry can take. Each participate will have the
opportunity to create and design their own puppet in class that will evolved throughout the
sessions.
Some of the topics that the workshops will cover will include:
Writing for Puppetry (visual vs verbal)
Basic building (what a puppet needs to move)
Basic Performance skills (Capturing the illusion of life)
Puppetry for Video (exploring the option of digital media)
Life of a Puppeteer (practical options for a professional puppeteer)
Putting a show together (bringing it all together and performance options in Atlanta)

Taught by RAYMOND CARR
Saturdays, 1-3pm
Feb 28th and March 7th
Rate - $60 +$20 materials fee


CREATING YOUR DIGITAL PORTFOLIO
Creating your Digital Portfolio is a class for artists that need to get their portfolios online. We will discuss successful website design, the specific needs of each participant, how to acquire a domain name, proper photographing and documentation of artwork, grouping of images to create the strongest portfolios and how to write a résumé and artist statement. We will also research and find different website creation routes and ultimately choose the tools that work best for each artist. The goal is for each student to have a functioning professional artist portfolio website by the end of the session.
Taught by LYNORE DOST
February 28th - April 18th
Saturdays, 4PM-6PM
Rate - $120/$15 per class
Materials List:
computer and digital camera

Mario Schambon opening in small gallery! March 7, 2009
6:00PM - 9:00PM
REAL LOOSE!
Another show about food and poop.



Mario Schambon is a Colombian-American artist, musician and composer based in Atlanta GA. New work includes commisions for Jekyll Island GA, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT and original music for a modern dance performance. In addition to commisioned work he is currently involved with several new projects including a rock band and new sculptures rooted in mythology, and rebirth.



4th Ward Afro-Klezmerorchestra March 7, 2009
9:00PM - - -
Price:  7


4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra

Atlanta's 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra founded in 2008 by Gold Sparkle Band member Roger Ruzow merges two styles of music not thought of as compatible in the traditional sense. The original compositions and arrangements blend traditional Klezmer influenced songs and styles with west and south African rhythms to create an exotic amalgamation of afro-beats, Eastern European stomps and American jazz.

The nine piece jazz-orchestra features an all star lineup of some of Atlanta’s best musical talent, members and former members of such ensembles as: Cadillac Jones, Bazooka Ants, Noot d' Noot, Standard Deviation, Sahmada, Chilli Willie Blues Band, Perkenjie Shift, Gold Sparkle Band and Nu South Subteraneans just to name a few.
This ensemble provides new most excellent music!!

4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra
feat:
Colin Bragg - guitar Chris Case - keyboard
Ben Davis - sax Jeff Crompton – sax/clarinet
Keith Leslie - drums Bill Nittler - sax/clarinet
Roger Ruzow - trumpet Blake Williams – trombone
Ben Gettys- Bass

website: www.afroklezmermusic.com

Daniel Clay

Daniel Clay will be opening the evening with songs from his latest release the "Protestant" and many more songs from the Daniel Canon.

"Clay's songs are filled with a dark, almost bleak, uncertainty against which his characters, and by extension all of us, struggle. That struggle is both spiritual and existential, though the difference between the two may be little more than a shade of a degree . . . he thoughtfully explores the many contradictions embedded in modern belief . . . the structure he uses to do this is both surprisingly traditional and thematically ingenious." - Nerd Litter

website: www.danielclaymusic.com

regular gallery hours March 8, 2009
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
Mario Schambon in small gallery.

LANGUAGE HARM March 11, 2009
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $5 or donation
THEME: Letters, whether epistolary or alphabetic. The A.P.G. will bring you the goods on letters or these and other sorts via single voice, polyphon or other mediums.

Jonathan Chen and Andrew Raffo Dewar March 12, 2009
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $5

"I’ve been repeatedly impressed by the consistency and rigor of [Chen's] work...lovely and unexpected..." Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

Andrew Raffo Dewar, saxophone, and Jonathan Chen, violin will perform three 20 minute sets.
One set will be performed together as a duo and two sets will be performed solo. In their solo sets they will perform improvised works informed by generative idioms that have been developed compositionally. As a duo, Chen and Dewar will improvise freely.

JONATHAN CHEN’s work includes installation, composition, improvisation, interpretation, and video. One of his current projects, Platform, is a component within a larger research project linking the philosophies of Marcel Duchamp and Friedrich Nietzsche and involves the installation of slowly moving platforms. Chen’s work has been performed or installed at venues both in the U.S. and internationally. He has worked with artists such as Tatsu Aoki, Anthony Braxton, Flux String Quartet, & Alvin Lucier among others. He received his Master of Music in violin performance from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL in 1999. In 2006 he completed his Master of Arts in music composition at Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. Chen is currently working on his PhD in Electronic Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

ANDREW RAFFO DEWAR is a composer, improviser, woodwind instrumentalist, ethnomusicologist and Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts in the New College and music department at the University of Alabama, USA.

Since 1995, he has been active in the music communities of Minneapolis, New Orleans, the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City, performing his work in North America, Southeast Asia and Europe.

He has had the good fortune to study and make music with saxophonist/composers Steve Lacy, Anthony Braxton
and Phillip Greenlief, composer Alvin Lucier, trumpeter/composer
Bill Dixon, and multi-instrumentalist improviser Milo Fine.

He has also studied and performed Indonesian traditional and experimental music off and on for more than a decade.

As a composer, Dewar's pieces have been performed by the Flux Quartet (NYC), Sekar Anu (Indonesia), the Koto Phase ensemble (USA/Japan) and the XYZ composer collective (NYC). He has received grants from Arts International, Meet The Composer and the Getty Foundation to support his work.

regular gallery hours March 13, 2009
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free
Mario Schambon in small gallery.

Klimchak, The Ghosts Project March 13, 2009
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $7




K L I M C H A K

Klimchak loves opposites. That may explain why he's played with bands as diverse as disco diva RuPaul and avant hipster Bruce Hampton. "I think of music as a crazy-quilt of different styles and patterns. I'm the thread that holds the whole mess together," says the Atlanta-based composer and percussionist. "I love the clash of colors and opposing patterns. That's where the music comes alive."

On his solo CD, The Beat and The Buzz, he works the difference between electronic and acoustic music styles. Electrobeat buzzes clash with soulful hand drumming. An urban funk groove explodes into a hoedown of jaw harp and handclaps. Tuvan throat singing provides a sound bed for a flowering samba ensemble featuring the pig-like grunting of the Brazilian Cuica. This could be the loops of sample-hungry turntable collagists and laptop-toting poindexters. But it's not. One of the important qualities of Klimchak's music is that he plays it all himself. "I don't have anything against buying and using samples and loops of other people's music. For what I'm doing it's easier and quicker just to record myself playing the instrument."

Of course that is easy for Klimchak to say, since he owns and plays literally hundreds of instruments. "I've been collecting sound-makers since the late 1970's. When I have some free time, I usually sit down and learn to play a new flute or percussion instrument." It could be an early electronic instrument like the sci-fi staple, the theremin or a low-tech rawhide frame drum from the Middle East. It's all grist for the sound-mill. "In the modern world of Ebay and the internet, locating exotic instruments for cheap and getting instructions on playing them is a lot easier than it used to be."

Klimchak has been working exclusively in this style since the mid-eighties. Between stints with RuPaul, Hampton, and his two bass-vocal-percussion band, Fab Area, he began working on solo works for modern dance and theater. He uses his knowledge of exotic instruments and the sounds they make to provide a live underscore theater productions. Many of his recent works have been at the Georgia Shakespeare Festival. He has written and performed scores for the plays: Othello, Henry IV, Hamlet, Tartuffe, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Cymbeline. In addition, he's done scores for Shakespeare's Coriolanus at Shakespeare Santa Cruz, a live score for No Exit at Le Neon Theater in Washington, DC (nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for best sound design), and a live score for Malinche performed at the Bovenzaal Stadsschouwburg in Amsterdam. His latest score was for the Center for Puppetry Art's version of The Ugly Duckling for which he composed taped music & live music composed for the puppeteer, using instruments Klimchak designed as part of the set. Next up is the remount of Klimchak's rock & roll musical Weather Rocks opening in January at the Puppetry Center.

Klimchak's dance work is equally important to his style. His recent work includes scores for Jane Comfort ("Three Bagatelles for the Righteous, excerpt (Election Update 2004)", performed in NYC at the Joyce Theater by Jane Comfort and Co in September) and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar of Urban Bush Women ("Are We Democracy?", performed at Emory University's Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts). He regularly composes for faculty and guest choreographers at Emory University.

myspace.com/klimchak



G H O S T S P R O J E C T
The Ghosts Project is an improvised music ensemble featuring composer/violinist Paul Mercer (of The Changelings, Brass Knuckle Surfer, Dp3 and The Sweet Meat Love and Holy Cult,) percussionist Davis Petterson (of Dp3, Zentropy, Strezo, Khat and Smoking Section). It is an effort to evoke emotional atmospheres through improvisation on a wide variety of instruments. The style of music is an assimilation of the trio's performing experience, combining elements of western classical music, hindustani, various folk styles, dub and other influences.

myspace.com/theghostsproject


Moria Chappell Workshop March 14, 2009
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Price:  $75.00
BellyDanceSuperStars and Ziah of Awalim present:

Moria Chappell Workshop at Eyedrum! Let's give a big welcome to our hometown girl while she passes through town on tour!

BDSS requires a minimum registration for the workshop by the week of the event, PLEASE pre-register and support Mo here in ATL.

Saturday March 14th, 10am to 1pm

Fine Tuning workshop $75, limited to 40 people

moria-atl2009.eventbrite.com to register

Fine Tuning is a three-hour workshop where techniques and combinations are drilled to improve fluid movements while keeping the hands intentionally placed and expressive, the head and shoulders aligned, and the arms fluid and strong—all the while maintaining strength and
control in the hips and abdomen.

As the last step in refining your dance, and thus your segue to professionalism, this class focuses on the polished moves that make a dancer exquisite to watch.

regular gallery hours March 14, 2009
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
Mario Schambon in small gallery.

Classes at Eyedrum: Please look at description March 14, 2009
1:00PM - 6:30PM
Price:  varies
IMMORTALIZE YOUR STUFF
Do you keep stuff: (a) for that future “project”? (b) that is holding you back emotionally? (c) that you never look at? (d) that you store in various places or drive around with? (e) all of the above?

Well - bring that stuff to eyedrum and get creative. We will be making assemblages/ collages with mixed media. Discussion of composition and various approaches as well as exploratory exercises will lead you to create finished pieces. Your pieces will evolve to reflect your own ideas. No art background necessary.
The instructor uses stuff in her work as well and wants to make it clear that she is in no
way comparing herself to the two above mentioned geniuses. Go to www.jayniecrimmins.com .

Taught by JAYNIE CRIMMINS
12-3pm Sat and Sun, March 14th and 15th, Sat. March 21st
Rate - $100 + $10 materials fee


CREATING YOUR DIGITAL PORTFOLIO
Creating your Digital Portfolio is a class for artists that need to get their portfolios online. We will discuss successful website design, the specific needs of each participant, how to acquire a domain name, proper photographing and documentation of artwork, grouping of images to create the strongest portfolios and how to write a résumé and artist statement. We will also research and find different website creation routes and ultimately choose the tools that work best for each artist. The goal is for each student to have a functioning professional artist portfolio website by the end of the session.
Taught by LYNORE DOST
February 28th - April 18th
Saturdays, 4PM-6PM
Rate - $120/$15 per class
Materials List:
computer and digital camera

regular gallery hours March 15, 2009
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
Mario Schambon in small gallery.

private March 15, 2009
7:00PM - - -

Digital Faust March 18, 2009
8:30PM - - -
Price:  $7


An abyss of derelict technology houses the tale that unfolds as a penitent confession is heard over the cinematic Hate-city scene hip-hop beats that drive the journey through an eventual fall from grace. This 21st century perspective and approach to the story of Doctor Faustus brings to life the greed, envy, and pride of man that guides Faust from a worldly scholar to becoming "a man ascended," a unique form of existence. A new Faust for a new age, one of technology, information, and Sin. "Eritus sicut Deus, Scientes Bonum et Malum." Will be as God, Knowledge Good and Evil.

Special Events:
March 18th: After the show, grab a beer and join the discussion in a talkback with the artist.
March 19th: Continue the experience with a performance from the contributing musicians of "Digital Faust," with DJ Moon keeping the beats going between sets.

*All profits made by the VAA will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Digital Faust March 19, 2009
8:30PM - - -
Price:  $7


An abyss of derelict technology houses the tale that unfolds as a penitent confession is heard over the cinematic Hate-city scene hip-hop beats that drive the journey through an eventual fall from grace. This 21st century perspective and approach to the story of Doctor Faustus brings to life the greed, envy, and pride of man that guides Faust from a worldly scholar to becoming "a man ascended," a unique form of existence. A new Faust for a new age, one of technology, information, and Sin. "Eritus sicut Deus, Scientes Bonum et Malum." Will be as God, Knowledge Good and Evil.

Special Events:
March 18th: After the show, grab a beer and join the discussion in a talkback with the artist.
March 19th: Continue the experience with a performance from the contributing musicians of "Digital Faust," with DJ Moon keeping the beats going between sets.

*All profits made by the VAA will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

regular gallery hours March 20, 2009
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Mario Schambon in small gallery.

Less Is More (More or Less): contemp. composition March 20, 2009
8:00PM - - -
Price:  10/5 (student id)
Less is More
(More or Less)

New Works by Altanta Composers

Stuart Gerber | percussionist
Mark Gresham | composer
Al Matthews | video Artist
Jen Mitchell | composer /dj
Darren Nelsen | composer

PUS:
front-edge music and performance art by:

John Luther Adams
Alexander Babel
Giorgia Battestelli
Frederic Rzewski
Stuart Saunders Smith
Christian Wolff

Mario Schambon Artist Talk March 21, 2009
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Price:  free
Mario Schambon in small gallery for regular gallery hours 1-6 p.m.

Artist talk at 2 p.m. Mario will discuss his current exhibition, Another Show About Food and Poop.

THE BIG TEASE March 21, 2009
8:00PM - 11:30PM
Price:  $5
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VOLUNTEERClean-Up Day March 22, 2009
11:00AM - 5:00PM
Price:  FREE
This Clean-Up Day we will focus on cleaning and repainting the walls in the hallways, the bathrooms as well as our main gallery space.
Come help beautify Eyedrum!

regular gallery hours March 22, 2009
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
Mario Schambon in small gallery.

To-Night Golden Curls,Lonely Procession,Gashy March 23, 2009
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $5
this will be a fun cheap show. and you'll be in bed by midnight if we have anything to do with it.

There's something interesting in the watering hole shared by Ohio's prevailing noise scene, with local label Epicene Sounds at the forefront of an entire movement in sound...with bands like Teeth Collection, Watersports, and To-Night Golden Curls holding the torch for a special little nook of the genre. In a time where noise is hailed as the "new punk rock" or is utilized as an agitation device/retaliation against musical conventions, anything unique and singular is refreshing and appreciated. To-Night Golden Curls is not just "anything" however, and it's certainly not just "noise". While it is most often decidedly non-musical (the definition of noise in music), it is NOT decidedly unpleasant by any stretch. Found sounds and drifting haunting melodic passages ebb and flow through the foreground while distant clatters and unidentifiable ruckus ensues somewhere in the distance. Imagine being stuck in a dark motel room on the outskirts of town in the dead of night. One of your neighbors is slowly and methodically rearranging furniture. In another room, a scuffle ensues, the muffled voices barely audible. In yet another, a haunting soundtrack plays out to no one and the world continues turning....the entire experience is as haunting as it is familiar and reassuring.

To-Night Golden Curls: http://www.communitycollegerecords.com/tngc/
TNGC myspace: http://www.myspace.com/tonightgoldencurls/
"press" page: http://www.communitycollegerecords.com/tngc/reviews.html


Lonely Procession myspace: http://www.myspace.com/thelonelyprocession

Gashy
hypnotic country tinged madness from the back hollers of georgia. multi-instrumentalist nick stinson combines harmonica, guitar, and vocals all meshed together by thick echoing sinues. drones and melodies become occasionally indistinguishable and the whole mess somehow relates something vernacular and regional as it does something bizarre and in a world of its own.


These are Powers March 24, 2009

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AT THE EYEDRUM * TUESDAY MARCH 24
THESE ARE POWERS
THE CHAP
LYONNAIS * BALKANS
$7 in advance / $7 at the door / 9pm
Advance tickets available online here
Or at the following Outlets:
www.ticketalternative.com * Decatur CD* Fantasyland Records



These are Powers:
These Are Powers is an experimental music group from Brooklyn, New York and Chicago, Illinois. The band mixes polyrhythm with samples and other electronic sounds and noise rock.

After the short lived n0 things, ex Liars bass player, Pat Noecker formed the band with Anna Barie (vocals/guitar) (ex Knife Skills & Fxxxing Lion) and Ted McGrath (drums). The latter was replaced by electroacoustic drummer/percussionist Bill Salas. Noecker plays a prepared bass guitar with a wooden dowel put under the strings which functions as an additional 3rd bridge. Salas is also active as a producer and solo artist under the name Brenmar. The band is on Dead Oceans Records in the U.S. and has a vinyl release with the Swedish label Deleted Art. These Are Powers also appears in live improvised performances and collaborations as These Our Powers.

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The Chap:
The Chap are an experimental pop band from London. Their music is a mix of rock and pop with small quantities of almost every other genre thrown in for good measure. They are known for their energetic live shows which often end with exploding violins and cellos.

Atlanta's Balkans and Lyonnais open the show.

Brought to you in association with Triple D's

FOR MORE UPDATED INFO AND NEWS ON EVENT HAPPENINGS IN THE ATL.
visit TIGHTBROS.NET

Asobi Seksu March 25, 2009

Price:  $8 in advance / $10 at the door
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AT THE EYEDRUM * WEDNESDAY MARCH 25
ASOBI SEKSU
TYVEK
TEALIGHTS
$8 in advance / $10 at the door / 9pm
Advance tickets available online here
Or at the following Outlets:
www.ticketalternative.com * Decatur CD* Fantasyland Records


Asobi Seksu (colloquial Japanese for “playful sex”) released its debut album in 2004 to significant critical acclaim, winning rave reviews from the New York Times, Nylon, Under the Radar, YRB, and XLR8R, among others; scoring a #1 video on mtvU’s Dean’s List with the song “Walk on the Moon;” garnering a top ten spot on CMJ’s radio charts; and becoming an instant favorite in the NYC scene, playing packed shows at the Bowery, Knitting Factory, and Mercury Lounge.

For its second album, the band regrouped with a new rhythm section and headed into Gigantic Studios in New York to record with producer Chris Zane (Les Savy Fav, Calla, the Cloud Room). The result is tremendous: a powerful, sweeping album, sung in both English and Japanese, that showcases Yuki and James’ ever-growing songwriting skills. Once again, designer Sean McCabe (Interpol, Spoon, Mates of State) has created a stunningly psychedelic visual aesthetic for Citrus that further brings to life the band’s vision.

Asobi Seksu have always been masters at creating musical textures; gauzy, cloudy dreamscapes for their slower songs and squalls of guitar and daisy-chained effect pedals for their barnstormers. What truly distinguishes Citrus, though, is that the band has now married this ability to a finely honed pop sensibility. The songs here aren’t just “pretty,” they’re melodically rich and incredibly catchy. As their captivating live show attests, Asobi Seksu have outgrown the comparisons to My Bloody Valentine and Lush, and have finally realized their potential as one of New York’s greatest bands. True to its name, Citrus is every bit as sweet and delicious as it sounds.

FOR MORE UPDATED INFO AND NEWS ON EVENT HAPPENINGS IN THE ATL.
visit TIGHTBROS.NET

Film Love: Mark Street March 26, 2009
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $5
Frequent Small Meals presents
Film Love #70:
MARK STREET IN PERSON
EXPERIMENTS IN URBAN FASCINATION AND ALIENATION

“turn[s] the place into something beautiful and mysterious” – the New York Times on Mark Street’s film Fulton Fish Market


still from Guiding Fictions by Mark Street

New York filmmaker Mark Street works exuberantly across genres: from abstraction to diary films to improvised narrative features. Working with found films and his own exquisitely photographed footage of urban scenes, he adds further layers of visual beauty by hand-processing and hand-painting the films.

For the last 20 years, Mark Street has found himself drawn to cities, with their endless possibilities, surprises and contradictions. How does the urban milieu serve our need to explore and wander, to be at once alone and in company? At Eyedrum, Street presents a program of works that update and expand our definition of the urban landscape film. Fulton Fish Market (12 minutes, 2004) is an abstract portrait of a teeming urban market, and A Year (26 minutes, 2006) is a dynamic and conflicted middle aged diary film featuring Street’s anxious, deadpan onscreen commentary. Guiding Fictions (5 minutes, 2002) contrasts city and country, and Alone, Apart: the dream reveals the waking day, (7 minutes, 2006) traces urban decay with hand processed 16mm film. Blue Movie (2000, 5 minutes) and Trailer Trash (2008, 5 minutes) appropriate 16mm film detritus (foraged on the street) into sublime and surprising cinematic tapestries. Street will also present Oskar Fischinger’s 1928 Munchen/Berlin Wanderung – a walk with a camera from one city to another – a between-city symphony.


Mark Street in A Year

MARK STREET IN PERSON is a Film Love event. The Film Love series provides access to rare but important films, and seeks to increase awareness of the rich history of experimental and avant-garde film. The series is curated and hosted by Andy Ditzler for Frequent Small Meals. Film Love was voted Best Film Series in Atlanta by the critics of Creative Loafing in 2006.

Load-In for Grant Park Cooperative Annual Auction March 27, 2009
12:00PM - 12:00AM
Price:  GALLERY CLOSED

regular gallery hours March 27, 2009
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Mario Schambon in small gallery.

regular gallery hours March 28, 2009
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Mario Schambon in small gallery.

Small Gallery show ends March 28, 2009
1:00PM - 6:00PM

Grant Park Coop Preschool auction and art show March 28, 2009
5:30PM - 10:00PM
Price:  $20


Grant Park Cooperative Preschool Auction & Art Show

Fabulous Art. Great Food.

Enjoy a fun evening while supporting the Grant Park Cooperative Preschool. Silent and live auctions featuring vacations, restaurant gift certificates, retail items, and anything else you could imagine.

Auction Highlights:

* Trip to Argentina
* Weekend stay at St. Simons Island, GA
* Photography session with a local photographer
* A wine cellar
* A juried art exhibition featuring regional artists such as Thomas Arvid and Laura Bowman
* Clothing, pottery, handmade jewelry and other creative offerings will also be for sale

Click here for more info including online ticket purchase.

SHOW AND TELL March 29, 2009
12:00PM - 4:00PM
Price:  Free.
Show and Tell is an opportunity for artists to meet and present work to members of the Eyedrum Art Committee. Simply bring your work, some images for us to keep, and a document containing your name, contact info, and a brief description of your work. Tell us about it. We'll listen. We are interested in full exhibition proposals, curatorial proposals, artist potfolios, sketchbooks, whatever you have to show!

If you know that you would like to participate please email smallgallery@gmail.com to schedule a time.

NO REGULAR GALLERY HOURS today March 29, 2009
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free

R. Millis/ Sublime Frequencies films + field recs March 29, 2009
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $7


R. Millis (from Climax Golden Twins & Sublime Frequencies) will be here to present a few short films from the S.F. catalog as well as some DJ/ field tape activity.

Climax Golden Twins site
CGT

Sublime Frequencies site (Sun City Girls, CGT field recordings, films, etc) Sublime Frequencies

Atlanta's own Dust-to-Digital site featuring Victrola favorites
Victrola favs

PROGRAM:

Tunes from Victrola favorites

INDIA AT 78rpm
Excerpt from a work in progress,
2009 (16 minutes)
An excerpt from a project about 78rpm records and the intersection of folk and classical musical traditions in India. Mostly filmed in 2008 in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, including processions, street musicians and an interview with an Indian 78 collector. Ideally this will be a feature length documentary and will also focus on the very earliest recordings made in India.

MY FRIEND RAIN
Sublime Frequencies, 2007.
(36 minutes)
Filmed on various trips through Southeast Asia by Robert Millis and Alan Bishop from 2002 to 2007, My Friend Rain is an impressionistic collage of musical segments and tropical ambiance. Decay and rebirth through the endless Asian monsoon cycle. Locations include: Myanmar (Burma), Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, and Indonesia.

DJ/field recordings - music from Victrola favs, Sublime frequencies comps, & other surprises.

"PHI TA KHON" (Robert Millis) is a ghost festival that takes place every year in the Isan province of Northern Thailand. Colorful masks, MoLam music, magnificent costumes, and phallic icons of all sizes, Phi Ta Khon is a mind-blowing and obscure tradition hidden in the interior of the Indochine peninsula.

Jerkagram, Talibam!, Duet 4 Theremin & Lap Steel March 31, 2009
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $7

Jerkagram

http://www.myspace.com/jerkagram


Jerkagram is a noisy and reactionary improv/psych-rock outfit from New York that bashes out aggressive and ramshackle art-rock clusters of rhythm and dirge.



"We are completely improvisational and use our music to commune with the cosmos and represent ourselves in our fullest state of energy."

Talibam!

http://trashfactory.net/talibam/


"Gonzo jazz rock fusion at its most inspired." - Paris Transatlantic



"Ornette Coleman playing on Soft Machine's Fourth in hell... Talibam!'s brand of shitstorm skronk is grounded in more intelligent thought and dynamic group exchange than many of the more hyped transmissions from the contemporary American 'noise' underground." - Tiny Mix Tapes Dot Com


Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel

http://duetonline.net




"The chemistry they share takes shape in an improvised back-and-forth, where waves of ambiance and dreamy drones weave into one another to form a spectral web of sound. The music is experimental by design, but easy on the ears, never demanding too much of its listeners. "
-Chad Radford, Creative Loafing







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