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regular gallery hours June 1, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

monthly show on WREK 91.1 FM June 1, 2008
7:00PM - 9:00PM

On the first Sunday of every month, at 7 p.m., Eyedrum does a show on WREK (91.1 FM / www.wrek.org) that features nuggets from Eyedrum's archive of live performances.

After the show airs "live", you can listen to it via WREK's 7-day archive if you forget to tune in. Here are the direct links to Sunday Special streams: lo-fi or hi-fi. These streaming links from WREK expire 7 days after the show airs on the radio.

But wait, there's more! We now have a podcast available, for those of you who have discovered podcasting. You can also just download the whole show (right click on "download") although be forewarned that the file is over 50 MB in size. These podcast and download links will NOT expire for months to come -- download and listen!

Whoops, we got preempted by Georgia Tech sports coverage this month.

open improv June 5, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  free

regular gallery hours June 6, 2008
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

Batter Recharger / Pacific before Tiger / Fashion June 6, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $7


Batter Recharger is a high-energy band from Brooklyn. Jamie Matson plays keyboards and Forrest Gray plays electric guitar. They take turns playing the drum set. Both of them sing and rhyme with a wide pallet of influences.

You can hear glimpses of Laurie Anderson, Vialka, Roy Orbison, and Jon Spencer in their songs. They sound like a mixed tape.

Batter Recharger makes tape loops. They create a loop from their quarter inch reel-to-reel, and manipulate the tape. The process is performed live and each memeber has a microphone. Their words morph into one another; sounds speed up, stop, and change. Batter Recharger's tape loops are lyrical, dream-like and contain warped aspects of the dream-world.

Improvisation is a large part of the Batter Recharger sound and each song breathes and changes from night to night depending on that day's energy. Their music is energetic, raw, emotive.



Pacific Before Tiger is minimalist / ambient / electroacoustic artist Andrew Weathers from Greensboro, NC.

More info and music samples at:

After the performances, stick around for the:


Luncheon Ladies is a one-lady-run unique clothing company operated by Jamie Matson. Luncheon Ladies specializes in re-organizing recycled womens clothing, mainly turning out dresses. The dresses are mostly slip ons without buttons or zippers, with comfort, flattery and breeziness being the main ingredients, achieved with a little stretch, a little bunch, a little ruffle and a little lunch. Dresses $40, skirts and shirts $20.


regular gallery hours June 7, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

Bomb It graffiti documentary June 7, 2008
8:30PM - - -
Price:  $5
"Bomb It" is a feature documentary about the global explosion of graffiti and street art culture.

Award winning director, Jon Reiss (www.jonreiss.com) and producer/DP Tracy Wares traveled to five continents over the last two years amassing 400 hours of footage interviewing people from every conceivable walk of life - from the ghettos of Philadelphia and New York City to London, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Hamburg, Cape Town South Africa, Sao Paulo Brazil, Tokyo Japan and back to Los Angeles.

Reiss previously directed "Better Living Through Circuitry" as well filming many of the live performances of Survival Research Laboratories.

Visit www.bombit-themovie.com for more info including a trailer.

Sat June 7th 8:30pm (graffiti artist Zephyr in attendance)
Sun June 8th 8:30pm
Mon June 9th 8:30pm

regular gallery hours June 8, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

Bomb It graffiti documentary June 8, 2008
8:30PM - - -
Price:  $5
"Bomb It" is a feature documentary about the global explosion of graffiti and street art culture.

Sat June 7th 8:30pm
Sun June 8th 8:30pm
Mon June 9th 8:30pm

Please click here for more information about this event.

Bomb It graffiti documentary June 9, 2008
8:30PM - - -
Price:  $5
"Bomb It" is a feature documentary about the global explosion of graffiti and street art culture.

Sat June 7th 8:30pm
Sun June 8th 8:30pm
Mon June 9th 8:30pm

Please click here for more information about this event.

Art Committee meeting June 10, 2008
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Domm,Shimomitzu,Tyger Beat, Zano June 10, 2008
10:00PM - - -
this is a last minute show, but we wanted to do it due to the most awesome nature of the acts that will ensue. so come out and see this shit.
it will be so so good!

"Somewhere between the confessions of Oberst (or perhaps Xiu Xiu) and confrontations of Venetian Snares lies Dommm's hectaring siren spasms and crimped synths, and those calm melodic vignettes struggle with issues of ugly-beautiful vulnerability. Dommm places emphasis on having a center of gravity within the diffusion, a la Fennesz". - XLR8R 108 June/July


this will be a night of lovely electronic madness.

UnderSkatement: Film Festival June 12, 2008
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $5
Underskatement is a traveling film festival featuring the best in skater-made short films.

The 2007-2008 program is the fourth collection of UnderSkatement films since debuting in 2001.
Although skateboarding is the reason we put together UnderSkatement in the first place, we hope to focus just as much on the act of film making. And while we do feature skate shorts, our main goal is to promote film as a medium that is influenced by skateboarding, lending exposure to the contributing filmmakers in the process. Our programs include narrative pieces, documentaries, music videos, experimental shorts, and more. In the past we've featured horror movies, sketch comedy, political commentary, satire, animation, travel documentaries, and interviews - all of it brought together through skateboarding.

regular gallery hours June 13, 2008
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

Corima, Mothguts, Tenth to the Moon June 13, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $7


“Very wild mix of neo-zeuhl, with a Japanese touch and with a really GREAT vocal performance. The made-up language brings us some weird words, which sound like an occult ritual to me.”
- Patrik Steinhauser, Prog Archives collaborator.

RIYL: Magma, Koenjihyakkei, Present

With only one album under their belt, and considering they’ve only been together for around 2 years Corima has already consolidated itself as a band that will undoubtfully have a lot to offer to the world of progressive rock music.

Corima is the kind of band that after losing two important members, having very few support while living in one of the most close-minded culturally-dead towns which is El Paso and having the hardest time in just finding a place to practice, never gives up and on the contrary always get their job done. They were touched by the love of MAGMA, and any obstacle that comes around they surpass it because that love is greater that anything else. It was a revelation, an illumination, and a huge spiritual discovery that made them realize how beautiful music can really be.

The members are: Sergio Sanchez-Drums/Vocals, Francisco Casanova-Keyboards/Vocals, and Juan Tarin-Bass.

They released their self-titled debut full length in late 2007. Their album is a 65-minute wild roller coaster of Zeuhl music with operatic vocals sung in a made-up language, odd time signatures, bombastic super heavy bass lines and insane keyboard work-outs all combined in a way that calls for a never ending explosion.
Their influences: Magma, Koenjihyakkei, Present, Univers Zero, Area, Weidorje, Eskaton, Guapo, Bondage Fruit, Happy Family, Dun, Stravinsky, Orff, Bartok, and Coltrane.

In addition, Corima hopes to give a message to the listener that there are still people that believe in underground innovative music that puts up music quality before commercial interests and that this fight has not died and we will keep on fighting it.

More info on MySpace - click here


Birthed on Halloween night 2005, Mothguts is a band. And said band creates music in the style of what one might call “free-grind.” “Free,” as in “free jazz,” and “Grind,” as in “grindcore.” The members: Ben Ross – drums, Chris Welcome – guitar, Mike Noordzy – fretless bass, Anthony Ware – alto sax and (the fifth beatle as it were) Chris “sparkplug” Carratello – compositions. The music is a combination of jazz, metal, hardcore, and noise with a great deal of improvisation. It’s influences would include bands and artists like Painkiller, Last Exit, Anal Cunt, Dillinger Escape Plan, Pantera, Black Sabbath, Naked City, Anthony Braxton, and Arnold Schoenberg to name but a few. Mothguts have self-released three CD’s (2 of original material and a Christmas record.), a live record (Live from Atlanta) and have a split 12’ vinyl on Kitchen Dweller records (U.K.) In addition to that they’re in the process of making 2 more albums this year, including one with avant-garde trumpet legend Herb Robertson. They’re toured much of the east coast and continue to do so. They’ve been known to do silly things like making every CD and t-shirt by hand and playing whole sets of instrumental Sabbath covers.

Mike Noordzy - bass
Ben Ross - drums
Anthony Ware - saxophone
Chris Welcome - guitar

Mothguts is a death metal, free jazz, just plain noisy quartet from Brooklyn.

[note after the fact: these guys rocked. we feaatured a lot of this performance on our monthly radio show / podcast the following Sunday; check it out!]


Opening is the no-wave fury of Atlanta's own Tenth to the Moon

Tenth myspace

regular gallery hours June 14, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

Galleries 1 + 2 show ends June 14, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Last chance to catch the current shows:

Curtis McHardy in front gallery

Oliver Smith in back gallery

Closing Reception- Curtis McHardy June 14, 2008
7:00PM - 11:00PM
Price:  Free
Closing reception for ROOTS and CULTURE, an exhibit of photography by Curtis McHardy.

Click here for more info about the exhibit.

regular gallery hours June 15, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

de-install artwork June 15, 2008

Yellow Crystal Star, Dickhearse.... June 16, 2008
9:00PM - - -

Yello Crystal Star

extreme examples of existential drone, layers, alternate realities...yellow crystal star imparting blissful blessings to any whose ears might hunger for a sonic glimpse into the ether, Dickhearse a Discourse on Dickhorse bucking madly from the other side of the nearest wormhole in the most rocking erotic equestrian sort of way.
go listen to it and then come to eyedrum and give yourself a real treat.

Dickhearse: a Discourse on Dickhorse


de-install artwork June 16, 2008

de-install artwork June 17, 2008

Club of Rome, X-nuns + others (retard dance party) June 18, 2008
9:45PM - - -
Price:  $7

Club of Rome
So So Death
Sister Circuit

The cracked out dance music of Club of Rome is often compared to Suicide though you probably could toss in Big Black and Butthole Surfers as a reference points.

COR myspace

Party with your pants off!


Teahouse Benefit Concert & Teacup Auction June 19, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $7
Please join us in helping to raise money as our friends at the 11:11 Teahouse fight for their right to party*!!

Featuring the delicious musical stylings of...


-Hubcap City

-Molotov Pipedream

-Trappers Cabin

-Gary Eddy & the rest of it

ALSO! a silent auction of hand-painted, super awesome and magical TEACUPS!!

(please join us at the 11:11 Teahouse on Sunday, June 15th if you want to paint a teacup to put up for auction!)

*by "party", we mean "drink tea and garden".

regular gallery hours June 20, 2008
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

Eyedrum Book Sale-Donate, Buy, Browse or Sell! June 20, 2008
7:30PM - 9:30PM
Price:  Free

During the book launch event for Marcus Williams & Jamie England's new book 100 Emerging Designers Eyedrum will be hosting its second book sale.

Located in the back gallery, the book sale profits will go to the care and feeding of good ole Eyedrum.

Clean off your bookshelves for a good cause! Donations are being accepted during all open hours, or you can set up a time for a dropoff by contacting info@eyedrum.com.

Want to make a little coin and do a good thing at the same time? Bring your own table and set up. All we ask is that you donate half your profits to Eyedrum.

Donate, Browse, Buy or Sell! Just don't miss it!

FORM: Artistic Independence book launch June 20, 2008
8:00PM - - -
Price:  free
Marcus Williams & Jamie England present their book of 100 emerging designers.

WE Design presents FORM: Artistic Independence 2008, a first-time publishing of over 100 collaborative works from Atlanta's creative community. Meet the artists and view over 100 gallery displays from many different mediums. Musical performance by Atlanta's, Make the Fur Fly. Please visit www.williams-england.com for more information. Free Admission and open to the public.

regular gallery hours June 21, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

Small Gallery show ends June 21, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
last chance to see Bastien Desfriches Doria show in small gallery

click here for more info

Great Speckled Bird reception June 21, 2008
7:00PM - 11:00PM
Price:  free

If you missed the 40th anniversary BirdBlast, here’s one more chance to see extensive displays of covers, photos, graphics and articles from Atlanta’s radical, freaky “underground” paper of the 60s and 70s. For 8+ years The Bird provided an alternative political viewpoint to mainstream Atlanta media, a voice for the voiceless, a unique look, and space for local artists, photographers, poets and reviewers. Special 2-day showing:

Saturday June 21 reception 7-11PM
Sunday June 22 gallery hours 1-6PM

More info at www.greatspeckledbird.org

Great Speckled Bird exhibit June 22, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Great Speckled Bird presents a special 2 day exhibit of artwork and text in Galleries 1 and 2.

Saturday June 21 reception 7-11PM
Sunday June 22 gallery hours 1-6PM

Click here for more info about this exhibit

regular gallery hours June 22, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
Special gallery hours today for Great Speckled Bird exhibit in Galleries 1 & 2

pin-up artwork in Gallery 1 June 25, 2008
6:00PM - 11:00PM
For Good Measure: a pin-up show to benefit Eyedrum

From June 28-August 9, 2008 Eyedrum will host a pin-up show of drawings and paintings in Gallery One with an opening reception on Saturday, June 28 from 7 to 11PM. Regular gallery hours will be held on Fridays 3-8PM and Sat/Sun 1-6PM for the duration of the 6-week show.

All metro Atlanta artists are invited to participate.

Drawings, paintings, photos & other 2D work only. Maximum number of pieces per artist: 4.

Measure your artwork: size limit is 60" maximum height or width.

Entry fees are based on the largest dimension of the artwork:

Artwork under 12": $5 per piece (limit 4 per artist)
Artwork from 12" to 24": $10 per piece (limit 3 per artist)
Artwork over 24" up to 36": $15 per piece (limit 2 per artist)
Artwork over 36" up to 48": $20 per piece (limit 1 per artist)
Artwork over 48" up to 60": $25 per piece (limit 1 per artist)

Entry fee must be paid in cash or by check.

Pin up or nail up your work on Wednesday June 25 or Thursday June 26 from 6PM till 11PM. The space allotment will be on a first come-first served basis. The show will be salon style: artwork on display from ceiling to floor. There also will be a few movable walls available to display artwork. Artwork may be hung in Gallery One and the Eyedrum hallway (but not in the building's main hallway).

Bring your own pushpins, nails, screws, hammers, & screwdrivers. NO TAPE or other sticky stuff may be used to attach artwork to the gallery walls.

Artist must sign a contract with Eyedrum.

Artist must provide current contact info, title(s) of the artwork, price(s) of the artwork, if for sale. Eyedrum as a 501(c)(3) non-profit cannot sell artwork, but can only act as a liaison between the exhibiting artist and a prospective buyer. Even if sold, artwork must remain at Eyedrum through Saturday, August 9, 2008.

De-install of artwork: Sunday August 10 from 1-6PM, Monday August 11 & Tuesday August 12 from 7-10PM. Any artwork left at Eyedrum after August 12 will be subject to disposal.

Questions: email Susan A. Cipcic, Chair of Eyedrum Art Committee mssickness@gmail.com

Psychedelic Horseshit,Fabulous Diamonds,Suitcases June 25, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $8
Psychedelic Horseshit (Siltbreeze Records)

Fabulous Diamonds (Siltbreeze Records)

Suitcases (Sleepaway Records)

pin-up artwork in Gallery 1 June 26, 2008
6:00PM - 11:00PM
For Good Measure: a pin-up show to benefit Eyedrum

Installation day

Please click here for more information about participating in this event.

NO GALLERY HOURS today June 27, 2008
3:00PM - 3:00PM
Please join us on Saturday, June 28th, from 7-11PM for the opening receptions of For Good Measure in Gallery 1 and The Monster Show in Gallery 2

Sun City Girls (at the EARL) June 27, 2008
9:00PM - - -
There's nothing happening at Eyedrum tonight. Go to the EARL and see the Bishop brothers doing their Sun City Girls tribute in their last tour ever.

Small Gallery opening: Susan Fang June 28, 2008
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free

Through July 19

Opening reception: For Good Measure June 28, 2008
7:00PM - 11:00PM
Price:  free
For Good Measure: a pin-up show to benefit Eyedrum

From June 28-August 9, 2008 Eyedrum hosts a pin-up show of drawings and paintings in Gallery One with an opening reception on Saturday, June 28 from 7 to 11PM.

Opening reception: The Monster Show June 28, 2008
7:00PM - 11:00PM

Oliver and The Elder present:
The Monster Show
A collaborative show featuring fifteen local artist creating a 3D mixed media city scape of monsters inhabiting Atlanta.
10pm live music by Balthrop Alabama
for more info go to:
Go to


Through August 9th.

Featured Artists Include:

Featuring 17 local artist in Atlanta. A 3D collaboration of monsters inhabiting the city.
Eric Mercer, Autumn Lohrman, Josh Duham, Sarabeth Noggle, Jacosa Kato, Bert Goni,
Jennifer Montes, Patrick Coll, Alex App, Peter Ferrari, Sergio Garzon, Jay Fox,
Chadwick Noellert, Lucha, Pepe, and Pinky Nguyen

Musical Headliner: Balthrop Alabama at 10pm

NO REGULAR GALLERY HOURS today June 28, 2008

Please join us tonight from 7-11PM for the opening receptions of For Good Measure in Gallery 1 and The Monster Show in Gallery 2

private June 29, 2008
8:00AM - 1:00PM

regular gallery hours June 29, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

Rising Appalachia's Concrete Pandemonium June 29, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  Suggested donation $5 - $25

Rising Appalachia headlines third annual
with Guest Artists and Non-Profits

UPDATE: pictures of this event have been posted to Creative Loafing's blog: click here

Continuing their musical and social evolution, sisters Leah and Chloe Smith of the group Rising Appalachia have just announced they will host and headline their THIRD ANNUAL CONCRETE PANDEMONIUM.

The group describes the event as “ ..an evening of genre bending art and activism from the south with a focus on spoken word, roots and rhythm music, community non-profits, healing arts, and other eclectic forms of performance and artistry..”

nvited guest artists and non profit that are scheduled to appear include spoken word masters Theresa Davis and Stefen Miko of Art Amuk, Rising Appalachia ( R.I.S.E.), members of the Atlanta Circus Art Community, Earthshaking Samba, members of Asheville based Unifire Theater, The Feminist Outlawz, Alternate Roots, the Good n' Plenty Burlesque, inspirational fashion by Kaile Inc., contemporary hip hop choreography by Brookes Emanuel, the new media non-profit WonderRoot, Saddi Khali, and a warehouse full of other amazing artists.

Performer Chloe Smith further informs that “ at the height of the evening, there will be dancing, spoken word, painting, and fire spinning happening all at once, filling the scene as some sort of underground gala of creative chaos (which is how we like it!) Costumes are also always encouraged. “

Rising Appalachia’s other sister, Leah Smith also comments “ Really, its all about the mission of bringing southern art and activism together under one roof in Atlanta. We are open to new suggestions in order to keep Concrete Pandemonium collaboratively produced by local artists and community organizers...and as a righteous project for art to remain the powerful tool for social awareness, change, and unity that is can be... We hope to bring in -short films, poets, hip hop (live, djs, dance), massage, a photo booth, local tabling from community organizations, circus performance, live painting, speakers, workshops, and anything else people are feelin’ drawn to.”

CONCRETE PANDEMONIUM is a highly unusual urban throw down - complete with spoken word artists, fire spinning, visual art installations, roving fiddle players, a recycled fabric fashion show, burlesque dancers, live music and other surprises..

Headliner RISING APPALACHIA, which received the Creative Loafing 2007 Reader’s Choice Award as BEST Local FOLK ACT will return to the city for this event to perform some of their new material created during their recent travels across Europe and America as well as performing tracks from their first two CDs.
With the added talent of acoustic stand-up bass player John Branigan and percussionist /m’ bala Imhotep, the RA sound now also adds a global beat and fuses into a mix of world music, poetry, and soul sounds as well. According to Leah Smith, “ Rising Appalachia is part of a community with percussive rhythms, bass undertones and powerful harmonics steeped in the human journey. “

In closing, Leah Smith reminds potential members of the Concrete Pandemonium III crowd, that music will be the bonus because both community and connecting will be key on this night...even offering an open door to final further input..”If you have any projects you feel might cater to this evening send me your thoughts... Lets get this thang rolling.... !

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