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'We Live in Public' screening March 1, 2010
9:00PM - - -
Price:  free


See the winner of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival's Best U.S. Documentary Award, Ondi Timoner's film about experimental artist Josh
Harris's "Orwellian, Big Brother-type concept which placed more than 100 artists in a human terrarium under New York City, with myriad webcams following and capturing every move the artists made." A live, Web-cast Q&A with the filmmakers folows the movie. Presented in conjunction with Atlanta Film Festival 365, Paste Magazine, and www.Einsiders.com.

John Powers's 'Fresh Air' review of 'We Live in Public' can be heard at npr.org.

BMF: The Rise and Fall of Big Meech and the Black March 2, 2010
7:00PM - 10:00PM


BMF: The Rise and Fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family (St. Martin's Press)

In the early 1990s, Demetrius "Big Meech" Flenory and his brother, Terry "Southwest T," rose up from the slums of Detroit to build one of the largest cocaine empires in American history: the Black Mafia Family. After a decade in the drug game, the Flenorys had it all -- a fleet of Maybachs, Bentleys and Ferraris, a 500-man workforce operating in six states, and an estimated quarter of a billion in drug sales. They socialized with music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, did business with New York's king of bling Jacob "The Jeweler" Arabo, and built allegiances with rap superstars Young Jeezy and Fabolous.

Yet even as BMF was attracting celebrity attention, its crew members created a cult of violence that struck fear in Atlanta and threatened to spill beyond the boundaries of the drug underworld. Ruthlessness fueled BMF's rise to incredible power; greed and that same ruthlessness led to their downfall.

Creative Loafing Senior Editor Mara Shalhoup will be reading from her book about BMF, which stems from a series of articles she wrote in 2006. A photography show chronicling BMF in its heyday, including works from Atlanta photographer David Stuart, will also be on display. Be among the first to purchase the book, which hits the streets that day.

us.macmillan.com/bmf

www.davidstuart.net

rehearsal March 3, 2010
6:00PM - 8:30PM

First Thursday Improv: Revolution Songs March 4, 2010
9:00PM - 12:00PM
Revolutionary songs

What's a 'revolution?'
What's a 'song'?
Everything you know can be different.
(Is that really true?)
What goes around comes back around.
March around the walls of Jericho.
Play it where it lays.
Live free, play free.
Revolution is so twentieth century.
Freedom is a burden: let us take it off your back.
 Sound: it’s up for grabs.
A little bit of freedom: like being a little bit pregnant?
 
Practice. Focus. Let it go.
 
youtube.com/watch?v=t_dLLe7BjNU
 
youtube.com/watch?v=w8KQmps-Sog
 
youtube.com/watch?v=Oc5hXubHhKI
 
youtube.com/watch?v=FhIH5D-vrCA
 
youtube.com/watch?v=XNaqntjGeEU
 
youtube.com/watch?v=Ij3cZ1kStUw&feature=PlayList&p=4E905EFA759496DC&index=0&playnext=1
 
youtube.com/watch?v=t_dLLe7BjNU
 
youtube.com/watch?v=CBhcOd9ZQRM
 
youtube.com/watch?v=ivAS2mbpzyo
 
youtube.com/watch?v=-SWdrQw0e0A
 
youtube.com/watch?v=b7bUtpkdLhU
 

 
youtube.com/watch?v=Ej4PRRI5jmA
 
youtube.com/watch?v=geaWU2iEdyA&feature=related

Regular Gallery Hours March 5, 2010
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  FREE
Russell Cook in the small gallery, BMF photography work by various artists in the back gallery.

Grant Park Coop Preschool auction March 6, 2010
5:30PM - 10:00PM


Grant Park Cooperative Preschool Art Show and Auction

Don't miss this ONCE-A-YEAR opportunity to be part of a fabulous event! Enjoy a wonderful evening while supporting the Grant Park Cooperative Preschool. Silent and live auctions featuring one-of-a-kind art from local artists, vacations, restaurant gift certificates, retail items, and anything else you could imagine ... even one lucky champagne-drinker will win a diamond!

Tough times call for creative thinking and this year, support from community businesses has been overwhelming! In addition to the artwork from emerging artists, other auction items include a trip to Argentina, a weekend stay at St. Simons Island, Georgia, hundreds of dollars in gift certificates, tickets to Atlanta-area events, photography sessions with local photographers and so much more. A variety of items will also be available, including clothing, pottery, handmade jewelry and other creative offerings from local retailers.

Come peruse the art, eat, drink and be entertained! Tickets are $20, and include food by Jackmont Hospitality, drinks from Sierra Nevada and a diamond and champagne raffle sponsored by Burk's Jewelers. Proceeds from the auction and art show play a significant role in the not-for-profit school's operating budget, as well as help fund scholarships, teacher salaries and school supplies.

The Grant Park Cooperative Preschool currently serves 120 families at campuses in Grant Park and Cabbagetown. The Preschool's curriculum follows the Reggio Emilia approach to education and is designed to encourage the development of the child’s self-respect and inner discipline. Primary importance is placed upon creating opportunities for the children to satisfy their natural curiosity and to find fulfilling outlets through music, art, literature, language, drama and other forms of play. As a cooperative, parents are involved in contributing inside the classroom to their children's education.

CLICK FOR MORE INFO INCLUDING ADVANCE TICKETS

NO REGULAR GALLERY HOURS March 6, 2010


reserved March 7, 2010
11:00AM - 7:00PM
BLACK OUT PARTY

Volunteers gather at Eyedrum to paint the gallery black for the Obscura show coming very soon!

NO REGULAR GALLERY HOURS March 7, 2010


Sissy Spacek, John Wiese, Gerritt, Free Bass,more March 9, 2010
9:00PM - - -
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John Wiese is an artist and composer from Los Angeles, California. His ongoing projects include LHD and Sissy Spacek, with plenty of freelance work with many artists as diverse as GX Jupitter-Larsen, Sunn O))), Wolf Eyes, Merzbow, Evan Parker, Smegma, Kevin Drumm, Cattle Decapitation, and C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core). He has toured extensively throughout the world, covering Europe, Scandinavia and Australia as a member of Sunn O))), the UK as part of the Free Noise tour (a tentet including Evan Parker, C. Spencer Yeh, Yellow Swans, etc.), the United States alongside Wolf Eyes, and recently performed in the 52nd Venice Biennale with artist Nico Vascellari.

http://www.myspace.com/8672513

sissy spacek is not coming to do lorretta lynn covers. they are coming to melt faces...

http://www.myspace.com/ssississpssk

Gerritt

Harsh noise artist based in Oakland, CA. He also operates the record label Misanthropic Agenda.

Mike Ryon opens with some local bred sonic debauchery!!!

Rehearsal March 10, 2010
6:00PM - 9:00PM

Ryat, Cristian Subira, Zentropy March 11, 2010
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $7


Ryat

Ryat is a producer/singer/multi-instrumentalist, who communicates her studio compositions and improvisations through a live looping set-up featuring composer/multi-instrumentalist Tim Conley. She has performed and collaborated with many including King Britt, Mark Guilliana, DJ Logic, Jniero Jarel, Taylor McFerrin, The Disco Biscuits, Calvin Weston, Billy Martin and many more. She has opened for many including, The Wailers, Flaming Lips, Ursula Rucker, and MEW. When not in a typical venue setting, Ryat will collaborate with multi-media/performance artists, film makers, as well as experimental electronic festivals.

Recent Press:

"Ryat unravels her light-as-air, personal narratives rather effortlessly over the instrumental sonic wash" -AllAboutJazz.com

"Artist to Watch!" -Straight No Chaser(UK)
"Philly's mistress of experimental soul and ambient jazz...with this city's best voice and most expressive lyrics" -AD AMOROSI, Philadelphia City Paper

"Ryat...took the stage and adjusted her headband as she began to toy with dials and knobs on fun little gadgets that affected and sustained‚ even looped‚ her vocal output. In an instant‚ the echoes of what I thought was a sound check melted into a colorful cacophony of jazz-infused rock -- or rock-infused jazz -- when wildly moving bass lines and thoughtful scribbles from Conley's lead joined the crescendo of Ryat's sweetly haunting vocal layers. Perfect syncopation complements the use of pedals and effects to tune feedback into tone‚ allowing As Human to splash around in the barely charted waters of a techno age for improvisational indie rock." -State of Mind Magazine

"When vocalist Ryat takes the stage, you don't know what form she's wearing to the show. It could be the dreamy female singer on her song "Formula" or the dark spacey voice on the track "Level." The use of vocal manipulating devices allows her to push the boundaries of live voice performance. While sustaining a high pitch, she uses effects to give her voice an eerie wavy sound. She's not all smoke and mirrors though. Her unrefined voice is powerful, and at times touches the dark pop realm achieved by musicians like Tori Amos and Bjork. " -Phrequency.com

Ryat.info



Cristian Subirà

Cristian Subirà (aka Summer Recreation Camp) is an active member of Barcelona's underground music scene. He started his musical adventures as a member of the free-rock-performers Dead Man on Campus in 2004. After 2 years of learning how to make noise with instruments becomes part of the weird trio Coconot (with Pablo "El Guincho" Díaz and Jens Neumaier from 12twelve and Guilia y los Tellarini). During the long hiatus the band is taking he has focus on his solo project and in making music with his buddie Simon Williams (Jahbitat) as Narwhal. Apart from all this he has colllaborated and collaborates live with other locals acts such as Les Aus, Albaialeix, Espaya o La Orquesta del Caballo Ganador.

www.myspace.com/summerrecreationcamp



Zentropy

The name says it all. Sometimes the zen of the moment takes the sound into exciting directions, but order and structure can break down as entropy ensues. Such is the nature of improv, and such is the nature of Zentropy....
Keyboardist Allen Welty-Green, percussionist Davis Petterson & bassist Gabriel Monticello create spontaneous music. It's improvised but is it jazz? It's spacey but is it jam?

ZentropyMusic.com

OBSCURA Installation March 12, 2010
8:00AM - 9:00PM
Main and back gallery closed.

Regular Gallery Hours March 12, 2010
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  FREE
Russell Cook in the small gallery.

Your Head is Full of Stars March 12, 2010
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $10, $8


Crossover Movement Arts and Zentropy present "Your Head is Full of Stars," an evening of improvisational dance and music, Friday, March 12 at Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery. This live performance will explore the meeting of accident and intention. The dancers and musicians will create the performance in the moment, their improvisations given shape through predetermined structures.

"How do we as artists use all the tools of our training and experience without being limited by them?" asks Crossover Movement Arts artistic director Blake Dalton, who also performs as part of Several Dancers Core's Core Performance Company. The question speaks to the dual challenges of an improvisational performance: to unleash the creative spirit of each artist within the performative moment while still crafting into each work a distinct and dynamic character, development and quality. "We are diligently sweating through different approaches to movement improvisation," says Dalton, "constantly seeking different entrances into the art of instant choreography."

Plans for the show were first sparked by Allen Welty-Green, artistic director of Zentropy, an improvisational band that combines elements of improvisational jazz, electronica, and experimental music. Welty-Green, who is also chair of the board of directors at Eyedrum, had previously collaborated with other dancers in both traditionally choreographed works and works that included elements of improvisation. Welty-Green was interested in attempting a show in which both music and movement were entirely improvised. He reached out to Tom Bell, program director of the Decatur Book Festival, an avid improvisational dancer, and a member of Crossover Movement Arts. Soon after, a collaboration between Zentropy and Crossover Movement Arts was born.

"I am very excited about the synergy between music and dance," says Welty-Green, "and this project attempts to capture that synergy in its rawest form. It's spontaneous composition meets spontaneous choreography."

Join us for this live laboratory. Watch us work, experiment and play. Breathe the same air with us as we chase movement and music, as we soar and sometimes fall. Feel free to watch with one eye closed, turn your head upside down, come and go. Your head is already full of stars. We just hope they shine a little differently after you spend some time with us.

Crossover Movement Arts is a continually evolving community of creative movers finding different ways to examine and delight in the ritual of performance.

Zentropy

The name says it all. Sometimes the zen of the moment takes the sound into exciting directions, but order and structure can break down as entropy ensues. Such is the nature of improv, and such is the nature of Zentropy....
Keyboardist Allen Welty-Green, percussionist Davis Petterson & bassist Gabriel Monticello create spontaneous music. It's improvised but is it jazz? It's spacey but is it jam?

ZentropyMusic.com

OBSCURA Installation March 13, 2010
9:00AM - 8:00PM
Main and back gallery closed.

Regular Gallery Hours March 13, 2010
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  FREE
Russell Cook in the small gallery.

The Shortwave Society with Shathouse Rats March 13, 2010
8:30PM - - -
Price:  $8
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Shortwave Society fuses elements from orchestral and electronic soundscapes to create a unique accompaniment to their off-kilter pop songs. Violin, cello, and a sea of vocals weave intricate tapestries while guitar and pianos pulse, and electronic bleeps and blips fill every nook and cranny of your subconscious. These ladies and gents host a post-modern sojourn through jazz, pop, and chamber music traditions; equally at home in the dance club or the concert hall.

The band is a musical collaboration of five Knoxville, Tennessee-based musicians. It began as a series of experiments in the laboratory of a local musical commune, intent on bridging gaps between musical genres. The project was spearheaded by brothers Grant and Curtis Geren and Jason Day, but took its final form with the addition of string divas Alexia Pantanizopoulos and Sarah Hurd. With Shortwave Society, the musical Mission Statement is simple, “to unearth and perform the common thread between all that is musical.” Execution of this goal is another matter, at times virtuosic, at times technological, but always heartfelt and human at its core.

At the heart of Shortwave Society’s musical landscape lies songwriter, guitarist, and lead vocalist, Grant Geren. His willingness to delve into unconventional song structures, coupled with his knack for surreal lyricism, gives the band’s music its unique emotional identity. Pianist and arranger Jason Day augments these contributions. Day’s extensive jazz background floats subliminally behind his arrangements, drawing equally from classical, pop, and music from around the world. The project is advanced by Curtis Geren; a perpetual student of percussion instruments and electronic music. Cellist Alexia Pantanizopoulos and violinist Sarah Hurd complete the circle, adding the essential chamber music element.

Having completed their first self-titled EP in Spring 2009, the group is currently putting the finishing touches on their first LP, Voyeur, which is slated for release in January 2010. They plan to tour extensively following this release.


Shathouse Rats
The soul punk music emanating from this duo is best described as garage rock soul birthed from a gnarly stew of Sun, Stax, and Goner records that was brewed by the spring reverb gods.

Matt Shat is on lead vocals, guitar, harp, foot drums and jangles. Byronius Junk plays Hammond M3 kickin bass on the pedals, Fender Rhodes, melodica, vocals, & thunder tom.

The debut EP, Blood On Yer Shoes, is thick minimalism replete with small amps making monster sounds, vintage keys, and howling vocals awash in fuzzy reverb. The songs have been described as slurf-bop, soul-twang, trash, barberslop, and soul grease - also known as psychaholic-twang-stomp-stew. Whether you're hanging in the air or dancing in a hula skirt with a coconut brassiere, come on through and get your slice of Shathouse Rats.

OBSCURA Installation March 14, 2010
9:00AM - 8:00AM
Main and back gallery closed.

Regular Galllery Hours March 14, 2010
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  FREE
Russell Cook in the small gallery.

Kirkwood Ballers Club March 15, 2010
9:00PM - - -
Kirkwood Ballers Club

Established in 2004, Kirkwood Ballers Club has long been a weekly staple for Atlanta’s more adventurous musicians. Over the course of approximately 5 years KBC has been housed at 6 locations: a private residence in Kirkwood, the old Lenny’s Bar, 11:11 Teahouse, the Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge, the new Lenny’s Bar, and now at Eyedrum.

Kirkwood Ballers Club’s mission is to moderate monthly free-form musical exchanges, ideas and performances between an evolving cast of experimentally-minded Atlanta area artists in an effort to encourage creative live performances and to foster a greater artistic community.

Just come with your instrument/project/performance and sign up at the door for a 15 minute slot. the lineup is first come/first serve. Also, there will be tables available for local artisans to display their crafts for sell, trade or exhibition...

This event is free to everyone. Doors open at 8pm for artists to sign up to perform. The program will get started promptly at 9pm and end at 12am.

Visit www.kirkwoodballersclub.org for further details, guidelines, etc...

Fun!

OBSCURA Installation March 15, 2010

Gallery closed.

Platinum Championship Wrestling! March 16, 2010
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $8
Bang! Arts Management and Promotions presents
PLATINUM CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING

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Professional Wrestling is a part of Georgia's artistic, sports, and cultural history, but the current form of so-called "sports entertainment" from the two national companies show little respect or acknowledgement of pro wrestling's storied past. Platinum Championship Wrestling strives to change the entire face and structure of pro wrestling by presenting shows that not only feature the excitement and physical skill of modern wrestling, but create the kind of audience interaction and involvement that made wrestling great in days past. Platinum Championship Wrestling is saving pro wrestling, once match at a time.


OBSCURA Installation March 16, 2010

Gallery closed.

Lang Harm: Poems written while texting + driving March 17, 2010
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $5 (free for members)
Language Harm

P{oems} Written while Texting and Driving



Pay Attention. Traveling through Space. Your Thoughts will get there.

Relative to your family as much as someone somewhere else in a picture on your computer.
Texting while driving. We look at others in our vehicles on our roads. Atlanta's arteries carry words to specific places in specific spots. Fingers touch each other. We glance off of each other in abbreviated moments, sometimes abruptly. Physically we react. None of the poems at this show were written while texting and driving. None of them are personal.

Come hear Atlanta Poets Group featuring guest poet : Charles Centaur from the Lesser Antilles and also Special Guests Karen Tauches and Jon Ciliberto on some strange instruments. and pretending to be running the sound board.
(and one surprise guest!)



OBSCURA Installation March 17, 2010

Gallery closed.

OBSCURA Installation March 18, 2010

Gallery closed.

Install March 18, 2010

Circus Bafoonicus Set-Up and Install

Regular Gallery Hours March 19, 2010
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  FREE
OBSCURA in all galleries.

Circus Bafoonicus March 19, 2010
10:00PM - - -
Price:  $8
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The Hot Shit! Theater Company and the Franklinist Drama Club of the South present
CAPTAIN WIMWAM'S BUFFOONICUS SPECTACULUS #464!

Voids without mouths! Wars between mold spores! Omnidirectional taxidermic treats! Geysers of gore! The long long shadow of the lunar cycle! Toxins and peril! Sterile Feral Book-Births! And their Mother(s)! Oh, who did buff us then? Grind your teeth and moan! Caca-phony and simple strains! Singing greens in the pot! And bellowing components of soil! Bust a bud or two and shower sparks without number! What happens when you drink bleach! Only a third as many Eyes as Teeth! And the absence of light in between! Fire! Sex! Violence! And spit! And that what to catch it in, spittoons for all! A cast of thousands! And the Harza Clan, fully-sized! -- Miniaturized! -- and otherwise! Even pickled if your eyeballs are quick! Cameras! Microphones! Cameras! Microphones! Recordings with breath and energy! A hot moist wind down your neck as the winter wanes! And you can tell your grandkids what it felt like! Then just press play on the tape machine! What wonders will abound in their apple-sized heads! Flesh and life in the butter tray! And spoons and forks made of bone! And the phone's just-a-ringin like mad back at home and you'll never know! Answering machines with legs! Stringy tar, iron-oxide impregnated! No amount of rubbing alcohol will clean your heads! And vagueness! Captain Wimwam actually really and truly completely dead this time for real! Just a little wisp of blue smoke from the grave is all! And his angry sidekick Splodo the Frown, roots covered in bad salts but no wrinkled fingers hindering the rendering of THIS bat-infested sky! Only the pearly and supple! Kneecaps of guano! Could've used that Nitrogen elsewhere, eh Splodo? Buds and seeds = the self-sustaining androgeny of this strange wood! Luscious grains beget jagged chasms with doilies for door casings! And Goon #46 -- another instance of a void with filling, together on a gray plane no contrast in sight! Invisible! But audible! Sandy Clara! Clara Number Eight! Clara Fourteen! Clara tethered and tied! Jimmy Steamboat! What do you know, Mrs. O? Nurse with Syringe! Hunter with Shotgun! The Alarm Repair Man! I'm here to service the alarm! Open the fuckin' door! Circus Buyers! Jimmy Two-Tongues! Whoa! The Cast Iron Man! Fiberglass People! Cameras and Microphones! Insecticide to blacken and mute! Fred! The Bugman! Jimbo King of the Jimbots hither thither and yon! Promises kept! Excitement! Thrills! No refunds guaranteed or your money back!

Vel Fritt's timeless masterpiece of angry-exclamation-point-no-refunds theater,
the unstageable staged here by Shitty Bedford.
With a Shitty Bedford score, performed Live by the Goons of Waxing-Gibbous.




At EYEDRUM! Friday, March 19, 10pm = $8
Saturday, March 20, 10pm = $10 Best value!
Sunday, March 21, 10pm = $8
Monday, March 22, 10pm = $6

Regular Gallery Hours March 20, 2010
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  FREE
Obscura in all galleries.

OBSCURA Opening Reception March 20, 2010
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Price:  FREE


Truett Dietz, This Little Light of Mine, 2010, mixed media sculpture



Graffiti Research Lab, Throwies, 2010, LED light sculpture

OBSCURA

Curated by Joey Vicory + Lisa Thrower

March 20 – April 30, 2010 (update: extended 1 week!)

"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting...dreaming dreams no mortal ever dreamed before." - Poe

Obscura is an exhibition of new works that are created to be self-illuminated and thereby only fully revealed and understood in an environment of total darkness.

Each piece will require intimacy, time and thoughtfulness on the part of the viewer - the exhibition as a whole is meant to fully engage the eyes and mind.

Artist Talk: March 25 - 7pm - FREE

Artists:
C.W. Anderson, Larry Anderson, Karen Cleveland, Truett Dietz, Jane Garver, Duane Georges, Karen Hennessee, Matt Howard, Andy Imm, Stephen Kennedy, Heather Lewis, Sean McCormick, Matthew Moore, Cooper Sanchez, Olive Shaner & Cynthia Zarilli.

March 20: Special Event
“Throwie Workshop” with Obscura artist Olive Shaner

Come to the Obscura opening and learn how to make a "throwie" – a tiny LED sculpture that can be thrown and stuck on to outdoor surfaces as an innovative and temporary form of graffiti.

(Instructions courtesy Graffiti Research Lab)

April 11: Dance - Choreography/Performance by: Ellen Lyle, Sophie Slesinger, and dancers.

This collective of young Atlanta artists, inspired by the visual images of Obscura, will present a movement gallery within the Eyedrum space. This new work will highlight the architecture and intricacy of the floorplan. Similar to a gallery walk, viewers will be guided through the Obscura exhibition as the dancers migrate.

For more information, visit: www.opencollisiondance.org

Circus Bafoonicus March 20, 2010
10:00PM - - -
Price:  $10 BEST VALUE
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The Hot Shit! Theater Company and the Franklinist Drama Club of the South present
CAPTAIN WIMWAM'S BUFFOONICUS SPECTACULUS #464!

Voids without mouths! Wars between mold spores! Omnidirectional taxidermic treats! Geysers of gore! The long long shadow of the lunar cycle! Toxins and peril! Sterile Feral Book-Births! And their Mother(s)! Oh, who did buff us then? Grind your teeth and moan! Caca-phony and simple strains! Singing greens in the pot! And bellowing components of soil! Bust a bud or two and shower sparks without number! What happens when you drink bleach! Only a third as many Eyes as Teeth! And the absence of light in between! Fire! Sex! Violence! And spit! And that what to catch it in, spittoons for all! A cast of thousands! And the Harza Clan, fully-sized! -- Miniaturized! -- and otherwise! Even pickled if your eyeballs are quick! Cameras! Microphones! Cameras! Microphones! Recordings with breath and energy! A hot moist wind down your neck as the winter wanes! And you can tell your grandkids what it felt like! Then just press play on the tape machine! What wonders will abound in their apple-sized heads! Flesh and life in the butter tray! And spoons and forks made of bone! And the phone's just-a-ringin like mad back at home and you'll never know! Answering machines with legs! Stringy tar, iron-oxide impregnated! No amount of rubbing alcohol will clean your heads! And vagueness! Captain Wimwam actually really and truly completely dead this time for real! Just a little wisp of blue smoke from the grave is all! And his angry sidekick Splodo the Frown, roots covered in bad salts but no wrinkled fingers hindering the rendering of THIS bat-infested sky! Only the pearly and supple! Kneecaps of guano! Could've used that Nitrogen elsewhere, eh Splodo? Buds and seeds = the self-sustaining androgeny of this strange wood! Luscious grains beget jagged chasms with doilies for door casings! And Goon #46 -- another instance of a void with filling, together on a gray plane no contrast in sight! Invisible! But audible! Sandy Clara! Clara Number Eight! Clara Fourteen! Clara tethered and tied! Jimmy Steamboat! What do you know, Mrs. O? Nurse with Syringe! Hunter with Shotgun! The Alarm Repair Man! I'm here to service the alarm! Open the fuckin' door! Circus Buyers! Jimmy Two-Tongues! Whoa! The Cast Iron Man! Fiberglass People! Cameras and Microphones! Insecticide to blacken and mute! Fred! The Bugman! Jimbo King of the Jimbots hither thither and yon! Promises kept! Excitement! Thrills! No refunds guaranteed or your money back!

Vel Fritt's timeless masterpiece of angry-exclamation-point-no-refunds theater,
the unstageable staged here by Shitty Bedford.
With a Shitty Bedford score, performed Live by the Goons of Waxing-Gibbous.




At EYEDRUM! Friday, March 19, 10pm = $8
Saturday, March 20, 10pm = $10 Best value!
Sunday, March 21, 10pm = $8
Monday, March 22, 10pm = $6

Regular Gallery Hours March 21, 2010
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  FREE
Obscura in the main and back galleries. Russell Cook in the small gallery.

Circus Bafoonicus March 21, 2010
10:00PM - - -
Price:  $8
Photobucket

The Hot Shit! Theater Company and the Franklinist Drama Club of the South present
CAPTAIN WIMWAM'S BUFFOONICUS SPECTACULUS #464!

Voids without mouths! Wars between mold spores! Omnidirectional taxidermic treats! Geysers of gore! The long long shadow of the lunar cycle! Toxins and peril! Sterile Feral Book-Births! And their Mother(s)! Oh, who did buff us then? Grind your teeth and moan! Caca-phony and simple strains! Singing greens in the pot! And bellowing components of soil! Bust a bud or two and shower sparks without number! What happens when you drink bleach! Only a third as many Eyes as Teeth! And the absence of light in between! Fire! Sex! Violence! And spit! And that what to catch it in, spittoons for all! A cast of thousands! And the Harza Clan, fully-sized! -- Miniaturized! -- and otherwise! Even pickled if your eyeballs are quick! Cameras! Microphones! Cameras! Microphones! Recordings with breath and energy! A hot moist wind down your neck as the winter wanes! And you can tell your grandkids what it felt like! Then just press play on the tape machine! What wonders will abound in their apple-sized heads! Flesh and life in the butter tray! And spoons and forks made of bone! And the phone's just-a-ringin like mad back at home and you'll never know! Answering machines with legs! Stringy tar, iron-oxide impregnated! No amount of rubbing alcohol will clean your heads! And vagueness! Captain Wimwam actually really and truly completely dead this time for real! Just a little wisp of blue smoke from the grave is all! And his angry sidekick Splodo the Frown, roots covered in bad salts but no wrinkled fingers hindering the rendering of THIS bat-infested sky! Only the pearly and supple! Kneecaps of guano! Could've used that Nitrogen elsewhere, eh Splodo? Buds and seeds = the self-sustaining androgeny of this strange wood! Luscious grains beget jagged chasms with doilies for door casings! And Goon #46 -- another instance of a void with filling, together on a gray plane no contrast in sight! Invisible! But audible! Sandy Clara! Clara Number Eight! Clara Fourteen! Clara tethered and tied! Jimmy Steamboat! What do you know, Mrs. O? Nurse with Syringe! Hunter with Shotgun! The Alarm Repair Man! I'm here to service the alarm! Open the fuckin' door! Circus Buyers! Jimmy Two-Tongues! Whoa! The Cast Iron Man! Fiberglass People! Cameras and Microphones! Insecticide to blacken and mute! Fred! The Bugman! Jimbo King of the Jimbots hither thither and yon! Promises kept! Excitement! Thrills! No refunds guaranteed or your money back!

Vel Fritt's timeless masterpiece of angry-exclamation-point-no-refunds theater,
the unstageable staged here by Shitty Bedford.
With a Shitty Bedford score, performed Live by the Goons of Waxing-Gibbous.




At EYEDRUM! Friday, March 19, 10pm = $8
Saturday, March 20, 10pm = $10 Best value!
Sunday, March 21, 10pm = $8
Monday, March 22, 10pm = $6

Literature Committee Meeting March 22, 2010
8:00PM - 9:00PM

Circus Bafoonicus March 22, 2010
10:00PM - - -
Price:  $6
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The Hot Shit! Theater Company and the Franklinist Drama Club of the South present
CAPTAIN WIMWAM'S BUFFOONICUS SPECTACULUS #464!

Voids without mouths! Wars between mold spores! Omnidirectional taxidermic treats! Geysers of gore! The long long shadow of the lunar cycle! Toxins and peril! Sterile Feral Book-Births! And their Mother(s)! Oh, who did buff us then? Grind your teeth and moan! Caca-phony and simple strains! Singing greens in the pot! And bellowing components of soil! Bust a bud or two and shower sparks without number! What happens when you drink bleach! Only a third as many Eyes as Teeth! And the absence of light in between! Fire! Sex! Violence! And spit! And that what to catch it in, spittoons for all! A cast of thousands! And the Harza Clan, fully-sized! -- Miniaturized! -- and otherwise! Even pickled if your eyeballs are quick! Cameras! Microphones! Cameras! Microphones! Recordings with breath and energy! A hot moist wind down your neck as the winter wanes! And you can tell your grandkids what it felt like! Then just press play on the tape machine! What wonders will abound in their apple-sized heads! Flesh and life in the butter tray! And spoons and forks made of bone! And the phone's just-a-ringin like mad back at home and you'll never know! Answering machines with legs! Stringy tar, iron-oxide impregnated! No amount of rubbing alcohol will clean your heads! And vagueness! Captain Wimwam actually really and truly completely dead this time for real! Just a little wisp of blue smoke from the grave is all! And his angry sidekick Splodo the Frown, roots covered in bad salts but no wrinkled fingers hindering the rendering of THIS bat-infested sky! Only the pearly and supple! Kneecaps of guano! Could've used that Nitrogen elsewhere, eh Splodo? Buds and seeds = the self-sustaining androgeny of this strange wood! Luscious grains beget jagged chasms with doilies for door casings! And Goon #46 -- another instance of a void with filling, together on a gray plane no contrast in sight! Invisible! But audible! Sandy Clara! Clara Number Eight! Clara Fourteen! Clara tethered and tied! Jimmy Steamboat! What do you know, Mrs. O? Nurse with Syringe! Hunter with Shotgun! The Alarm Repair Man! I'm here to service the alarm! Open the fuckin' door! Circus Buyers! Jimmy Two-Tongues! Whoa! The Cast Iron Man! Fiberglass People! Cameras and Microphones! Insecticide to blacken and mute! Fred! The Bugman! Jimbo King of the Jimbots hither thither and yon! Promises kept! Excitement! Thrills! No refunds guaranteed or your money back!

Vel Fritt's timeless masterpiece of angry-exclamation-point-no-refunds theater,
the unstageable staged here by Shitty Bedford.
With a Shitty Bedford score, performed Live by the Goons of Waxing-Gibbous.




At EYEDRUM! Friday, March 19, 10pm = $8
Saturday, March 20, 10pm = $10 Best value!
Sunday, March 21, 10pm = $8
Monday, March 22, 10pm = $6

Beltline TADAC Meeting March 23, 2010
3:30PM - 7:00PM
Price:  no charge
This is the monthly meeting of the Beltline Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee.

OBSCURA Artist Talk March 25, 2010
6:30PM - 8:00PM
Price:  FREE
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Please join us to hear a selection of OBSCURA Artists speaking about their new works...

OBSCURA is an exhibition of new works that are created to be self-illuminated and thereby only fully revealed and understood in an environment of total darkness. Each piece will require intimacy, time and thoughtfulness on the part of the viewer - the exhibition as a whole is meant to fully engage the eyes and mind.

ARTISTS:
C.W. Anderson
Larry Anderson
Karen Cleveland
Truett Dietz
Jane Garver
Duane Georges
Karen Hennessee
Matt Howard
Andy Imm
Stephen Kennedy
Heather Lewis
Sean McCormick
Matthew Moore
Cooper Sanchez
Olive Shaner
Cynthia Zarilli

Film Love: Andy Warhol #7 (Part 1) March 25, 2010
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $5

from the FBI file on Andy Warhol and Lonesome Cowboys

Flux Projects, Emory University, and Frequent Small Meals present

Andy Warhol #7:
Lonesome Cowboys in Atlanta

a four-part series

PART 1: Horse (1965, 100 minutes)
March 25, 2010

A Film Love event
curated by Andy Ditzler

HORSE (1965)
script by Ronald Tavel
Warhol’s first Western – made inside the New York Factory studio on East 47th Street with a rented horse delivered on a freight elevator – is one of his most extreme films. On the surface, Ronald Tavel’s script functions as a wicked send-up of the latent homoeroticism, camp, and horse love in Westerns. But during filming, the script’s undercurrents and Warhol’s talent for on-set chaos transform Horse into a study in violence, group dynamics, strip poker, and...horse love.
16mm, b&w, sound, 100 minutes

ABOUT THE "LONESOME COWBOYS" SERIES

On Tuesday, August 5, 1969, Andy Warhol’s latest film – Lonesome Cowboys, a homoerotic satire on the Hollywood Western – was playing at the Ansley Mall Mini Cinema in Atlanta. Just before the film’s ending, Atlanta police stopped the screening, confiscated the print, and arrested the theater manager. In addition, they photographed most if not all of the seventy moviegoers as they exited the cinema, looking for "known homosexuals."

Occurring just weeks after the New York City Stonewall riots launched the modern gay rights movement, the Lonesome Cowboys bust became a tipping point for local activism and led directly to the formation of the Georgia chapter of the Gay Liberation Front.

As a memorial to these events – and in our ongoing series on Warhol’s important but rarely seen 1960s films – Film Love presents a multi-part series on Lonesome Cowboys and its Atlanta connection. Included are a screening of Lonesome Cowboys in its entirety; a site-specific installation incorporating the film near the location of the old Ansley Mall Cinema; and accompanying screenings of two related Warhol films.

As with all early Warhol films, none of the films selected for this series exist on video in the United States.


Go to Part 2 of Lonesome Cowboys in Atlanta


from Andy Warhol's Horse (1965)

This program is made possible by Flux Projects and is sponsored in part by grants from the Emory College Center for Creativity and the Arts and the Lloyd E. Russell Foundation. Additional support comes from Mixx Atlanta.





ANDY WARHOL #7: LONESOME COWBOYS IN ATLANTA 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, and is featured in Atlanta Magazine’s Best of Atlanta 2009. Archives of the series may be found at www.filmlove.org.

www.frequentsmallmeals.com

Regular Gallery Hours March 26, 2010
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  FREE
OBSCURA in all galleries.

Film Love: Andy Warhol #7 (Part 2) March 26, 2010
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $5

from the FBI file on Andy Warhol and Lonesome Cowboys

Flux Projects, Emory University, and Frequent Small Meals present

Andy Warhol #7:
Lonesome Cowboys in Atlanta

a four-part series

PART 2: Nude Restaurant (1967, 100 minutes)
March 26, 2010

A Film Love event
curated by Andy Ditzler

NUDE RESTAURANT (1967)
Described by Warhol as both a "sexploitation" comedy and "an antiwar film," Nude Restaurant was made just prior to Lonesome Cowboys and features sparkling performances by two of the charismatic stars of that film. Amongst the G-string-wearing denizens of a New York restaurant, Viva holds forth with a monologue on her early sex experiences. Meanwhile, a young army deserter and antiwar activist is confronted with the Beat/hippie/Zen conversational antics of the irrepressible Taylor Mead. Nude Restaurant humorously portrays the sexual and cultural revolutions underway at a chaotic moment in America's history – and lays the groundwork for Lonesome Cowboys' deflowering of the Hollywood Western. Nude Restaurant previously screened in Atlanta in August 1968, at the Festival Cinema, 142 Spring Street.
16mm, color, sound, 100 minutes

ABOUT THE "LONESOME COWBOYS" SERIES

On Tuesday, August 5, 1969, Andy Warhol’s latest film – Lonesome Cowboys, a homoerotic satire on the Hollywood Western – was playing at the Ansley Mall Mini Cinema in Atlanta. Just before the film’s ending, Atlanta police stopped the screening, confiscated the print, and arrested the theater manager. In addition, they photographed most if not all of the seventy moviegoers as they exited the cinema, looking for "known homosexuals."

Occurring just weeks after the New York City Stonewall riots launched the modern gay rights movement, the Lonesome Cowboys bust became a tipping point for local activism and led directly to the formation of the Georgia chapter of the Gay Liberation Front.

As a memorial to these events – and in our ongoing series on Warhol’s important but rarely seen 1960s films – Film Love presents a multi-part series on Lonesome Cowboys and its Atlanta connection. Included are a screening of Lonesome Cowboys in its entirety; a site-specific installation incorporating the film near the location of the old Ansley Mall Cinema; and accompanying screenings of two related Warhol films.

As with all early Warhol films, none of the films selected for this series exist on video in the United States.



Go to Part 3 of Lonesome Cowboys in Atlanta
(a screening of Lonesome Cowboys at Emory University)

Go to Part 4 of Lonesome Cowboys in Atlanta
(a site-specific installation of Lonesome Cowboys near the site of its 1969 Atlanta bust)

The site-specific installation of Lonesome Cowboys on April 3 is part of Memory Flash, presented by John Q.

This program is made possible by Flux Projects and is sponsored in part by grants from the Emory College Center for Creativity and the Arts and the Lloyd E. Russell Foundation. Additional support comes from Mixx Atlanta.





ANDY WARHOL #7: LONESOME COWBOYS IN ATLANTA 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, and is featured in Atlanta Magazine’s Best of Atlanta 2009. Archives of the series may be found at www.filmlove.org.

www.frequentsmallmeals.com

Regular Gallery Hours March 27, 2010
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  FREE
OBSCURA in all galleries.

Regular Gallery Hours March 28, 2010
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  FREE
OBSCURA in all galleries.

Teeth Mountain, Gold Ghost, Roman Photos, Drawing March 29, 2010
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $7


Three bands / and one drawing event during the show!

TEETH MOUNTAIN:
Ever screw around on MySpace, following friend links and listening to bands you've never heard of . . . and suddenly get your brain split open? Yeah, hardly ever, I know. But this unsigned Baltimore outfit, which I ran across just that way, works an astonishingly heavy and bouncy drone-dance style, thick with grainy bowed cello and indebted to Indian and north African trance music—plus they use an organ in a way that ought to get them arrested for indecent exposure. Granted, my soft spot for bands that do the Theatre of Eternal Music thing is amply documented, but that just means I know how rare it is for one to get so much mileage out of it—I think it's the way the drums and percussion drag the songs out of the lotus position and onto the dance floor."--Chicago Reader

http://www.myspace.com/teethmountain




GOLD GHOST:
gold ghost surely rock the hazy side of rock and roll. the songs, while breaching melancholic territory, ring loud and true with catchy pop influenced punk-in-spirit voracity. thick guitar, spaced out vocals and high energy drumming...so much fun...

http://www.myspace.com/goldghostatl




ROMAN PHOTOS:
Atlanta disco/postpunk band Roman Photos formed in the Summer of 2009. Utilizing rave-able synth textures instead of the traditional guitars and a solid disco drum and bass, Roman Photos have played a dozen shows with all kinds of Atlanta bands. Roman Photos attempts to bridge the gap between current live disco bands and the various electronic only house cultures.
"We gave the audience shakers and cow bells, so no matter what, we could never re-record that song the way it sounds because it was a spur of the moment thing to do an all percussion song like that, and get some of our friends to play with us — friends that had no idea that they were going to even play"

http://romanphotosmusic.blogspot.com/




COLLABORATIVE DRAWING EVENT:
"Collabodoodle is back ya'll! Started by Em! in the summer of 2007, local hangout kids would gather round weekly on a coffee house patio and doodle in to the night. Large table top boards, paintmarkers, paint, and brushes will be provided courtesy of the Back Pocket Famile.Gather round and doodle for the sheer sake of doodling while soaking in the magical jams of travelling band Teeth Mt. and A-town's very own, Gold Ghost. Completed doodle boards will potentially be placed along Atlanta's Beltline for public display."

http://www.notaglumlot.blogspot.com/

Konk Pack with Hassler/Butcher March 31, 2010
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $7


Konk Pack

Konk Pack is a hardcore trio made up of world class improvisers Tim Hodgkinson (Henry Cow, The Work, God, etc.), Thomas Lehn,and Roger Turner.
The sensitivity of British Improvised Music, represented via the crackling and snapping of the electronics (Lehn), the howling and roaring of reed and a table top guitar (Hodgkinson) and the rattling and rustling of the percussion (Turner) are melded with a trashy, overloaded attitude. Nasty! A heavy rocking swing echoes out of loose noise conglomerations. And when we say rock, we mean it.
Konk Pack is a working band that herewith presents their debut album, Big Deep.

www.myspace.com/konkpack



Hassler/Butcher

Hassler/Butcher is the electronic music collaborations between Don Hassler and Jason Butcher. Their sound is often chaotic and complex, yet tightly controlled. Both musicians use only synthesizers, which they control through a network of buttons, sliders, faders, and a rainbow web of patch cables. The duo works mostly with Buchla synthesizers (a 200e and a Maxi Easel respectively), although Hassler has recently incorporated an EMS Synthi A. They have performed at Eyedrum, Le Flash, Kavarna, and Railroad Earth with experiments in long-form installation, improvisation, automation and volume.


hasslerbutcher.blogspot.com


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