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open improv: ssssszzzz, blip, swoosh: tribute September 1, 2005
9:00AM - - -
ssSSszzzz, bliiip, swoosh: A Tribute to Robert Moog

The Stencil Show - A Small Gallery Exhibition September 1, 2005

The unofficial opening of the impromptu Stencil Show in eyedrum's small gallery. The exhibit will be an ongoing celebration of stencil graffiti. Local artists are encouraged to add to this ever-growing exhibition by working during gallery hours (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 12pm - 5pm) or by appointment. Please contact fezmaster@mindspring.com to set up an appointment.
For excellent information, galleries and tutorials about stencil graffiti, check out Stencil Revolution.

Please do your stencilling on the walls of the small gallery only. This is the gallery to your left as you walk through eyedrum's main double doors. Thank you.

Ground rules_____

1. Respect other's work.

2. No tags (as in signatures or name promotion), just ideas/images...

3. Please confine to the small gallery to start with, if this fills up
more space is available

4. Remember we gotta paint over it eventually so don't use paint made
for coating car engines or anything please. In fact, we're asking for donations from artists to buy KILZ to repaint the gallery walls after the exhibit closes. Please see the gallery sitter to make a donation. Thanks!

Runs through Saturday September 17th.

regular gallery hours September 2, 2005
12:00PM - 5:00PM

regular gallery hours September 3, 2005
12:00PM - 5:00PM

r_garcia, larvae, recompas, & the secret life September 3, 2005
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $5
Crunchy electronic goodness and ambient soundscapes from the depths of dixie.

"Like a Kandinsky painting, 'Animal Outline' [R. Garcia] explodes with sonorous color and light in a seemingly cacophonic way, but every brushstroke is deliberate. On "Spec Racer," (he) juxtaposes piano arrangements with delicate beats that complement each other exquisitely. The fact that he refrains from being noisy for the sake of being noisy is entirely refreshing. Animal Outline flickers and shines with adroit musical invention."
- review by sabrina winogrond (for simon hawkins) for URB


Having been on hiatus for a few months, recompas will return with a new project, with chris from suitcases lending his noise to a free jazz improv soundscape, composed of processed saxophone and droning beats.


Larvae is the three-man, mixed-media project of
Matthew Jeanes, Chris Burnett, and Bryan Meng. Begun in 1997 as a way for the group's founder Jeanes to explore experimental Drum N Bass, Larvae has grown over the years and expanded into a full multi-media trio with Jeanes and Burnett handling the music while Meng and Jeanes create the group's film and video projects.

The Secret Life incorporates sounds of life into uneasy listening; sometimes beautiful and sometimes malevolent. we're the noise section of the nerd parade.

monthly show on WREK 91.1 FM September 4, 2005
7:00PM - 9:00PM

On the first Sunday of every month, at 7 p.m., Eyedrum does a show on WREK that features nuggets from Eyedrum's archive of live performances.

Remember that, after the show airs, you can always listen to this and any recent Sunday Special via WREK's 7-day archive if you forget to tune in (direct links to Sunday Special streams: lo-fi or hi-fi).

But wait, there's more! We now have a podcast available, for those of you who have discovered that. You can also just download the whole show (right click on "download") although be forewarned that the file is over 50 MB in size.

regular gallery hours September 7, 2005
12:00PM - 5:00PM

regular gallery hours September 9, 2005
12:00PM - 5:00PM

private party September 9, 2005

regular gallery hours September 10, 2005
12:00PM - 5:00PM

regular gallery hours September 14, 2005
12:00PM - 5:00PM

regular gallery hours September 16, 2005
12:00PM - 5:00PM

Telesthesia September 16, 2005
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $6

a film by Jarrod Whaley, with live, improvised musical accompaniment by Dennis Palmer, Bob Stagner, and Athens, GA improvisor Erik Hinds (The Shaking Ray Levis)

Telesthesia is a feature-length silent film, more in the tradition of underground/avant-garde film than that of the Silent Cinema of the early twentieth century. Making use of no sound or intertitles whatsoever, the film is an experiment in purely visual storytelling: two human beings forge a close bond over a very great distance, and the mental space they come to inhabit slowly evolves into physical space, bringing them together across the miles between them.

The Shaking Ray Levis is an ongoing collaboration of musicians with a common interest in improvisation. The project was conceived and led by the Chattanooga-based team of Dennis J. Palmer and Bob Stagner. They use storytelling, synthesizers, samplers and percussion to achieve their distinctive sound. They are the first American group to have recorded for Incus Records, the record label of British free improvisational guitarist Derek Bailey. Additionally, they have performed and recorded with John Zorn, David Greenberger, Fred Frith, Min Tanaka, Amy Denio, and Derek Bailey, as well as with many other critically acclaimed artists.

regular gallery hours September 17, 2005
12:00PM - 5:00PM

Stencil Show Closing September 17, 2005
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Come check out what happened when eyedrum opened their small gallery to stencil graffiti artists. Featuring work by local artists.
Stick around for the Moog tribute!

Painted Screen closing September 17, 2005
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Last night for Painted Screens, Eyedrum's acclaimed show that explores the fluid relationships between the hand, the eye, and the cathode ray tube. Come for the art, stay for the Moogfest!

Bob Moog Tribute September 17, 2005
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $6
An evening dedicated to the recently departed father of the Moog synthesizer and builder of theremins. Tonight's lineup will feature a screening of the film "Moog" by Han Fjellestad.

This feature documentary film explores Moog's collaborations with musicians over the years, and his ideas about creativity, design, interactivity and spirituality. The film was shot on location in Asheville, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tokyo and London, featuring appearances by Keith Emerson, Walter Sear, Gershon Kinsgley, Jean-Jacques Perrey & Luke Vibert, Rick Wakeman, DJ Spooky, Herb Deutsch, Bernie Worrell, Pamelia Kurstin, Tino Corp. with Charlie Clouser, Money Mark, Mix Master Mike, and an eclectic mix of performers. This screening marks the Atlanta premiere of the film.

After the film, there will be performances by local and regional performers, some of whom participated in last year's Theremin Summit.

Be sure to join us for this unique event!

LANGUAGE HARM - allusions/illusions/elisions September 21, 2005
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $4

just what this will entail remains to be seen.

allusions of classical myth or the dukes of hazard? will illusions be shattered or constructed? (what about delusions?)

perhaps there will be elisions... or even lesions on the body poetic? come and see what leaks out. featuring the APG & special guests

The Art of Burlesque:Professor Jo Boobs & Torchy's September 23, 2005
9:30PM - - -
Price:  $10
Professor Jo Boobs & Torchy's Traveling Charm School
The Art of Burlesque
Sept 23rd
Doors open at 8:30, show starts at 9:30, Tickets $10

The opening Gala of a weekend long event called
Professor Jo Boobs & Torchy?s Traveling Charm School,
?The Art of Burlesque? will include several different
layers of creative Burlesque performance and
presentation. This series is designed to encourage
self confidence and a sense of sexy fun in Atlantans
in a healthy and creative environment by giving them
an insiders look at what the Burlesque Revival is and
why Burlesquers do what they do.

Friday night festivities at Eyedrum start with the 2-D
focus of the event, a series of fascinating
photographs of Burlesque artists of the current
Neo-Burlesque Revival, both on stage and off, by
performer, teacher and historian of Burlesque Jo
?Boobs? Weldon from NYC. Also presented will be works
on Burlesque by local photographer Justin Houser and a
rare collection from the Photography Center of Atlanta
of vintage entertainers who were photographed there in
the 50s and 60s. In addition, look for an interactive
installation discussing the juxtaposition between the
psychological levity of latex and the extraordinary
weight of bridal wear.

The event will also include presentations by Jo
?Boobs? and Torchy of their lively ?lectures? on the
history of Burlesque, gender roles in Burlesque and
art and other related topics, accompanied by
demonstrations by Jo, Torchy and several highly
accomplished southern performers including Panty Raid
of Nashville TN. Entertaining as well as enlightening
with the idea of Burlesque as an art form in mind.
Musical guest include members of the Deluxe Vaudeville


film + video w/ Sam Patton CANCELLED September 24, 2005
8:00PM - 9:30PM
CANCELLED due to illness

Spaceseed/Harvey Bainbridge/Z-Axis September 28, 2005
8:00PM - 11:00PM
Price:  $7
Premiere U.S. Space rockers SPACESEED (http://www.spaceseed.org) will join forces this fall with long time Hawklord Harvey Bainbridge (http://harvey.strange-trips.com/). This years "Clouds Over Titan 2005 Tour" will feature the initial pairing of classic Hawkwind Keyboardist and accomplished solo artist Harvey Bainbridge with the East Coast based SPACESEED.

"I am excited about working within the band setting again " stated Bainbridge from his home in Lancashire. "SPACESEED are the most exciting space rock act I have seen in years and I am thrilled to be a part of it. The work they did on Future Cities was simply marvelous." Bainbridge is referring to the CD and tour Future Cities Of The Past PT 1. This disc featured Nik Turner, one of Harvey's former band mates. This is also the disc which first thrust SPACESEED into the international spotlight and nosed its way into a listeners top 100 prog albums of the year pole. " We are going to be trying some different things with Harvey" states SPACESEED leader John Pack. "This tour will have a leaner more electronic feel. But that's not to say there wont be some dam busting rock included as well."
SPACESEED and Bainbridge will be joined on tour by the Solar Fire Light Show based in Cleveland Ohio. Operated by Jim Lascko this is not your regular "jam band" light show. Assisted by long time Solar Fire Man Scot Kuti this is a sensory overload one will not soon forget. It just completed a tour of the States with British Prog legends Ozric Tentacle and is warmed up to burn retinas. " Be sure to wear your sun glasses " Jokes Bainbridge " It is gonna be a blinder "

Opening the show will be Atlanta's Z-Axis (http://gnosisarts.org/z). Z-Axis calls their style of music post-progressive rock, and they have been perfecting and refining it since their formation in 1997. Their traditional prog roots have been filtered through contemporary sensibilities, and augmented with influences ranging from world music to psychedelia to electronica to create a sound that pays homage to the original prog spirit, but isn't mired in the past. Founded by synthesist/composer Allen Welty-Green to perform music he had composed for the multi-media performance art piece, "Reality Check", Z-Axis also features Welty-Green's high-school friend Phillip Hart on a wide range of percussion instruments. Bassist/vocalist Jeff Tyson and guitarist/vocalist Mark Baker round out the line-up with their startlingly original approaches to their respective instruments.

benefit for the Feminist Women's Health Center September 29, 2005
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $10
Choice Celebration a benefit for the Feminist Women's Health Center

Featuring entertainment by the Athens Boys Choir, Sitara Dance Group, Nazeem Alsabah Belly Dancers, the Moto-Litas and more! Also featuring a fabulous silent auction, door prizes, a "SEXtravaganza" Grand Prize Sex Basket, a chance to win a Savannah Get-Away valued at over $500, food and drink, and guest speakers. All ages welcome. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets available at Charis Books & More or by calling 404-248-5445.

Elliott Smith Tribute-DVD release party September 30, 2005
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $5.00

Friday, September 30th

8:00 PM, $5

"Rose Parade" is a music video tribute to Elliott Smith. The video was shot to accompany the documentary: "Rose Parade: An Atlanta Fan Documentary for Elliott Smith." These two films will comprise Atlanta's representation in "Future Butterflies, an international fan documentary currently being made by Elliott Smith lovers from around the world.

Atlanta local Karla Jean Davis wrote and directed the video and first-time film exposer William Whittenburg III was the cinematographer. This is also the small screen debut of local model/actress Morgan Underwood. The music video attempts to capture both the musician and the song in a sort of pop narrative.

The documentary was directed by Karla Davis and shot by Jason Thurmond, local 24-P DP extrordinare, and includes interviews with local Atlanta-area fans and 88.5 WRAS, as well as an interview with Double D Records founder Dave Dickerson from Nashville, TN, responsible for the recent Elliott tribute CD release entitled: "A Fond Farewell."

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