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National Night Out August 4, 2015
6:30PM - 8:30PM
Price:  Free
The Artizen Co., an Eyedrum partner in creating artistic learning opportunities for youth, will screen films and videos made by their teen-aged (and younger!) collaborators.

Join us, Mammal Gallery, the Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association as we invite the world to get out from in front of the television and fill streets and sidewalks with people. Food trucks, music, and more.

Folklords, Gage Gilmore August 6, 2015
8:00PM - - -
Price:  7


Jason Ajemian's music conjures a fever dream of multiple musical universes. The bassist-composer has acquired a high profile during his years in Chicago and New York, performing with Marc Ribot's Sun Ship, Matt Bauder's Day In Pictures, Matana Robert's CoinCoin, Rob Mazurek's Exploding Star Orchestra and Chicago Underground Trio.
Folklords is the sound of an outstanding group of New York improvisors (Kid Bliss, Owen Stewart-Robertson and Jason Nazary) performing six conceptual, visual and sonic landscapes. Meditative Mingus ballads, imaginary conversations between Sun Ra and Thelonious Monk, poetic takes on pop culture, and an elegy for Malachi Rischter are transmitted via Ajemian's unique notational methodology. FOLKLORDS defies genre with an adhesiveness that expands on the creative music tradition through a social/cultural lens of now.
- Delmark

Gage Gilmore

Intersecting rhythms that push minimalism into maximum overdrive, and the naturally occurring distortions of so many simple parts crashing into each other add just as much to the more compositional aspects of the piece. Balance is an essential theme here, and the human sway of his hands trying to keep a tab on so many rigid working parts adds an element of imperfect spontaneity to the music's structure. Just when it seems like it’s all going to fly apart under the stress of its own design, he reigns it in.
- Chad Radford, Creative Loafing

Circuit des Yeux August 7, 2015
9:00PM - - -
Price:  10

Circuits des Yeux

Haley Fohr's music strikes a unique balance between the personal and universal. As Circuit des Yeux she creates music that embodies the complexity of human emotions, juxtaposing tenderness and grief, ecstasy and horror, using sounds as representations of the emotional spectrum that we all experience. Fohr's striking voice, an impassioned baritone, is the music's centerpiece and guiding force. On In Plain Speech, Fohr is joined by some of the most progressive musicians in the Chicago music community; Cooper Crain (Cave, Bitchin Bajas), Whitney Johnson (Verma), Rob Frye (Bitchin Bajas), Adam Luksetich (Little Scream), and Kathleen Baird (Spires That In The Sunset Rise). Fohr cements her reputation as a fearless songwriter and inventive arranger with this stirring collection of songs that are both gorgeous and emotionally potent.

In Plain Speech represents the start of a new, more collaborative chapter for Circuit des Yeux. While previous works were solo affairs, not only in performance, but emotionally tied to a sense of confinement and place, these new songs were composed after a move to a collective living space, giving Fohr an opportunity to break free of the isolation that informed her previous albums. Fohr brought her community, literally, to the recording. In Plain Speech continues her collaboration with Crain, but it is her first recording with a full band, who are all leaders in Chicago's new wave of creative musicians. Her songs, while always potent when delivered solo, shine in this new band context. Companionship and solidarity are themes woven throughout the album. "Do The Dishes" is a meditation on sisterhood, and a message to other women to take risks, follow their passions deeply and to love themselves. "Fantasize the Scene" explores the idea of eternal friendship.

Extensive touring after Circuit des Yeux's acclaimed 2013 album Overdue influenced the making of the album in several ways. On that tour, which stretched for months throughout Europe and the US, Fohr toured solo, no band, no tour manager, no driver, and in that solitude learned to commune with the audience in a way that she hadn't ever before. That connection sparked in her mind a conversation with the audience, and many of the lyrics on In Plain Speech are directed at "you," the listener. She also became acutely aware of disquiet, a pervasive anxiety, which permeated society in almost every city she visited. "I felt an uneasiness that superseded phonetic communication," she writes. "Something dim is in the air, and it is looming large." This anxiety creeped into songs like "A Story Of This World," which is a call for change of priorities and values among the world's leadership.

Fohr will tour with the musicians who play on In Plain Speech throughout 2015. If the band's debut show is any indication, these shows will be lush and captivating, the band enhancing her already compelling performances. Fohr self-released her 2013 album Overdue, which was praised by NPR, Pitchfork, Tiny Mix Tapes, and more - an impressive display of support for an artist working on her own. 2015 will certainly bring many more exciting chapters in Fohr's ongoing story.

Roadside Attractions/ Contraband Cinema August 8, 2015

Price:  $7
Roadside Attractions / Home movies / Travelogues / A/V Geeks / Prelinger’s No More Road Trips ??

Zine Fest Photo Closing August 8, 2015

DKA: Flatliner and Xander Harris August 9, 2015
9:00PM - 11:55PM
Price:  tba
8/9 Flatliner (Holodeck)
Xander Harris (Not Not Fun,100% SILK, Desire, DKA)

Phurnne, Chelsea Dunn, Adam Babar August 10, 2015
9:00PM - - -
Price:  7

Chelsea Dunn

Adam Babar

IN HEAT August 13, 2015
9:00PM - 2:00AM
Price:  ~donation~
Queer dance party hosted by HBIC: DJ Yungtrap$ and DJ Bitchcraft

Orion Crook's Opening: Living Case August 15, 2015
7:00PM - 10:00PM

“Things never happen the same way twice” CS Lewis

Eyedrum art and music gallery is proud to Present "Living Case," a curatorial project of Orion Crook.

Opening Experience: August 15th 7-10pm

Living Case, is an exhibit that honors living forms of art. Documentation of works and artist that engage art as a living and breathing thing. When we encounter art that is treated like a pet, we discover creatures of creation.

The opening experience will explore the theme through performance that enhances what is already existing when we encounter this living work.
Xee Xee Bow Dong
Jared Dawson

:Living refreshments and taste encounters will be served:

On the Roof under the stars:
Carlton Heston
Jennifer Proctor on Crystal Bowls
Small Peoples Music Ensemble

Show runs through September 5th.
Artist Tours throughout

Special closing event September 5th:
Shana Robbins presents: Culture Creatures
A lyrical data performance presentation that explores ways of linking our bodies with the earth.
Jessamine Star of the Good Food Truck with a multi-course engagement to taste the bodies of memories past

An installation team will transform Eyedrum into a case presenting the study of living art forms, an intersection where the greenhouse meets the science lab and artist becomes “ologist."

Install Team: Orion Crook, Pandra Williams, Morgan Lugo, Todd Pullen, JD Koth, Rose M. Barron, Karen Tauches, and naked headless.

Full List of Artist:
Morgan Lugo
JD Koth
Pandra Williams
Shana Robbins
Karen Tauches
Rose M Barron
naked headless
Stephanie Pharr
Derek Dondeville
Kris Pilcher
Joe Dreher
Thomas Fletcher
Todd Pullen
Hannah Makarovich
Levi Erik
Alli Royce Soble
Neda Abghari
Haley Murphy
Portia Hunter
Clovice Holt
Hollis Hildebrand-Mills
Beatrix Clark
Nick Cusimano
Jonathan Warren
Julius Matthews

Gel Set, Spa Moans, Twins, Fit of Body August 16, 2015
8:00PM - - -
Price:  7
Gel Set

Spa Moans


Fit of Body

Red Giant August 18, 2015
9:00PM - 10:00PM
Price:  $5
Red Giant will play live. This music is a 6 piece combo of local Atlanta musician--futuristic soul jazz experimental. Instruments: guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, two horn players.

Writers Exchange August 20, 2015

Invent Room Pop 52 August 21, 2015
10:10PM - - -
Price:  free

This is the 52nd installment of Invent Room Pop. Six musicians are invited to play in duos and trios determined at random, with names drawn out of a hat. Inspect the archives at inventroompop.bandcamp.com.

Ryan Parks - electronics
William Kennedy - electronics
Nathan Springer - electronics
Stuart Gerber - percussion
Verge Bliss - keyboards
Lindsay Smith - electronics

Orion Artist Talk August 23, 2015
5:00PM - - -

Mansion, Wymyns Prysyn, Pyramid Club August 23, 2015
9:00PM - - -
Price:  7
Mansion (Oakland)

Wymyns Prysyn

Pyramid Club (TWINS + Anticipation)

Andre Cholmondelay, Zentropy, In Sonitus Lux August 28, 2015

Price:  TBA

Andre Cholmondeley is an Asheville-based guitar wizard. Best known for his work with the legendary Zappa tribute Project/Object, and as techie to the stars (Adrian Belew, Derek Trucks, Greg Lake, Steve Howe, Eddie Jobson, John Wetton, David Torn, amongst others). Andre is bringing his solo electric guitar/electronica set to Eyedrum.

Andre's site

Atlanta-based Zentropy is keyboardist Allen Welty-Green, bassist Kevin Andrews, & drummer James Dunn. Together they create spontaneous music out of little more than their collective vision and talents. It's improvised but is it jazz? It's spacey but is it jam? It grooves, but is it funk? You'll have to listen for yourself and decide.


In Sonitus Lux is a project from Stickfigure records recording artist Serson Brannen. Best Known for his award winning avant-garde electronic/spoken word project, The Subliminator, he has taken an entirely new and different direction with a very new and very different instrument, The Hang. In Sonitus Lux is an ever evolving free improv ensemble of musicians, performers and other artists. For this show, he will be joined by Jesse Baker on didgeridoo.


Sunset and SunRa August 29, 2015
8:00PM - 11:00PM
Price:  $5

hold August 30, 2015
9:00PM - 11:55PM
Price:  tba

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