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regular gallery hours February 1, 2008
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

Sex Workers Art Show February 1, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $15.00


The wildly successful cabaret-style show is hitting the road again, bringing audiences a blend of spoken word, music, drag, burlesque, and multimedia performance art.

Intelligent and hot, disturbing and hilarious, the performances offer a wide range of perspectives on sex work, from celebration of prostitutes' rights and sex-positivity to views from the darker sides of the industry.

This year's incredible lineup of performers includes international burlesque sensation and winner of the "Best Body in Burlesque" award, Miss Dirty Martini; infamous feminist author of "I Love Dick" Chris Kraus; award-winning author of the coming-out memoir "How I Learned to Snap", Kirk Read; porn star and writer Lorelei Lee; performance artist and comic queen of cleavage The World Famous *BOB*; performer and musical theatre mutineer Erin Markey; fierce activist and rapper Tre Vasquez; internationally infamous drag-subverter Krylon Superstar; dominatrix and destroyer of Asian feminine mythology Keva I. Lee; and tour founder and director Annie Oakley.

The show includes people from all areas of the sex industry: strippers, prostitutes, dommes, film stars, phone sex operators, internet models, etc. It smashes traditional stereotypes and moves beyond "positive" and "negative" into a fuller articulation of the complicated ways sex workers experience their jobs and their lives. The Sex Workers' Art Show entertains, arouses, and amazes while simultaneously offering scathing and insightful commentary on notions of class, race, gender, labor and sexuality!

Sorry, advance tickets are not available, either via Eyedrum or SWAS. Don't be late!

For more info go to:http://sexworkersartshow.com/

regular gallery hours February 2, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

Nina Nastasia (moved to 11:11 Teahouse) February 2, 2008
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $8 in advance / $8 At the Door


Purchase advance tickets online at Ticket Alternative or at Criminal Records in L5pts.

Small Gallery show ends February 2, 2008

regular gallery hours February 3, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

monthly show on WREK 91.1 FM February 3, 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!

This month we played live Tree Creature (playing at Eyedrum again on March 12th), MV+EE, Magicicada and Baby Dee (both Feb 25th), and a live recording of Zentropy. Then we peeled paint with a blast of rawk from Psychedelic Horseshit, Times New Viking, White Mice and Sighting, all of which are playing at Eyedrum on various dates in March. We played a few tracks by Beat Circus and Larkin Grimm in anticipation of their Feb 12th show. Then Andy Ditzler from Film Love visited us in studio to tell us about his Tearoom (Feb 22nd) and George Kuchar (Mar 21st) film events. We finished off with a couple Open Improv pieces and one by Kinan.

open improv: '... bullshit goin' down' b/w prophec February 7, 2008
9:00PM - 11:30PM
Price:  free/donation

Time is truly wastin'

There's no guarantee

Smile's in the makin'

You gotta fight the

powers that be

Got so many forces

Stayin' on the scene

Givin' up all around me

Faces full a' pain

I can't play my music

They say my music's too loud

I kept talkin about

I got the big run around

When I rolled with the punches

I got knocked on the ground

With all this bullshit going down

Time is truly wastin'

There's no guarantee

Smile's in the makin'

You gotta fight the powers that be

I don't understand it

People wanna see, ya

Those that got the answers

Red tape in the way

I could take you in easy

That's just half the fun, oh boy

Seeking satisfaction

Keeps me on the run

I can't play my music

They say my music's too loud

I kept talkin about it

I got the big run around

When I rolled with the punches

I got knocked on the ground

With all this bullshit going down

Time is truly wastin'

There's no guarantee

Smile's in the makin'

You gotta fight the powers that be

If you & I can - we got the power

Fight it, got the power fight it........baby, baby

Fight it, fight the power


Isley Brothers

But clouds obscure my aged sight. A vision from afar!

Sound! sound! my loud war-trumpets & alarm my thirteen Angels:

Ah vision from afar! Ah rebel form that rent the ancient

Heavens; Eternal Viper self-renew'd, rolling in clouds

I see thee in thick clouds and darkness on America's shore.

Sound! sound! my loud war trumpets & alarm my thirteen Angels!

Ah terrible birth! a young one bursting! where is the weeping mouth?

And where the mothers milk? instead those ever-hissing jaws

And parched lips drop with fresh gore; now roll thou in the clouds


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

reNEW, reUSE, reVIEW: Performances February 8, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $5

**All three galleries will be open before the show. Please come by and enjoy a lovely evening of beverages and performances that are guaranteed to make you laugh, cry, feel uncomfortable more than once and most assuredly leave you looking at things just slightly different.**

regular gallery hours February 9, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

Stewart Haddock Small Gallery opening February 9, 2008
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free


At the dawn of 2007, as part of a personal project to get over his social anxiety, Atlanta computer programmer and artist Stewart Haddock came up with an idea: For one year, he would hand out one painted flower a day – to friends, friends of friends, and complete strangers. It would force him, Mr. Haddock reasoned, to approach people he would not normally approach and hold a conversation with them.

The simple resolution turned into a yearlong art project and social experiment that transcends media formats. Now complete, "A Painted Flower a Day" opens at Atlanta's Eyedrum, in the small gallery, on February 9, 2008 at 6 p.m.

To be on display:

- blog entries from the 365-day project, including responses from recipients who were inspired, nonplussed, or frightened by Mr. Haddock
- two canvases of painted flowers, and scissors, so attendees can cut out a flower for themselves
- actual recipients of Mr. Haddock's flowers throughout the year, as well as the flowers they received

the Spores, Strezo, The Kiwis, Resident Patients February 9, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $7

The Spores

They made their mark with their eccentric electro-pop and mind-twisting live shows that included a cast of puppets that wouldn’t be out of place in a Meet the Feebles remake. Now, THE SPORES are back with Doom Pop, an album that harnesses years of professional experiences and the energy that, until now, could only be experienced at one of their performances.

THE SPORES burst on the scene in early 2005, captivating both music fans and Los Angeles-based peers alike. THE SPORES ‘s single “(Don’t) Kill Yourself” received heavy airplay from LA’s Indie 103.1 and KROQ stations, and they built a reputation as a “band’s band.” This should come as no surprise as Molly McGuire’s (lead vocals, bass, keys) rock pedigree includes session work for Frank Black, Peaches, and Queens Of The Stone Age, and Greg “Stunbunny” Biribauer (guitars, loops, keys) has engineered for bands like At the Drive-In, Queens of the Stone Age, Archers Of Loaf, Sublime and many more. Now with the help of DJ and respected remix artist, Chris “Cpen” Penny in the studio, and Eric Micheal Pearson on drums, THE SPORES are prepared to spread their infectious sound even further.


Atlanta pop perpetuators Strezo will make you smile with their interesting blend of ambient soundscapes, experimental noise, and some bastard concoction that may be equal parts flamenco, afro-beat, traditional latin, jazz, space age bachelor pad, klezmer, electronica, romantic and modern era classical, '80s pop and lots
of others things.
The vocals are strong and the instrumentation unique, utilizing everything from keyboards, drums and guitar to tiny percussion and incidental soundscapes...great, indeed.

Resident Patients

"This electronic four piece (E.W. Harris, T. M. Griffin, IDW, and Dr. K Lapointe) hailing from Athens, GA, is not what you might expect. Utilizing a somewhat odd assortment of "equipment", Resident Patient creates an interesting brand of electropop, the like of which you may have never heard."

the Kiwis

"Universal Minds beneath Artificial Skies.
The Kiwis of the South Pacific begin as an art rock duo in the halls of Dunwoody High School in 1997. With the initial idea to create music that can be appreciated across the spectrum of different musical styles, The Kiwis have consistantly reinvented themselves over the past 9 years to stay on the cutting edge of obscure music and operate below the radar. The Kiwis draw inspiration from 60's psychedelia and Doo Wop as well as Punk, Folk, and Eastern music. They are also commited to DIY production so merchandise is handmade, good quality and low cost. To keep shows extra special for their fans they try to only play small independent venues that offer a unique and creative atmosphere to showcase their music in. We also make our own music videos, artwork, and web pages."

regular gallery hours February 10, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

Roger Ruzow Presents: improv theater February 10, 2008
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Price:  $5

Improv Music - Improv Theater!!

Atlanta 4th Ward Improvisational Ensemble meets the Doug Dank Project theater group.

The evening's performance will feature improvisational theater from the Doug Dank project stalwarts of the Atlanta theater environs, performing with the septet of Atlanta 4th Ward Improvisational Ensemble. Improvised comedy, drama-dy, improvisational music and toys!!

reserved February 12, 2008
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Art Committee meeting

Beat Circus / Larkin Grimm / Envie February 12, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $7


"Beat Circus has created a singular intriguing sonic identity by filtering certain bizarre old-time American and European pre-jazz styles through a progressive contemporary fearlessness."- Weekly Planet

Beat Circus was formed in 2002 by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brian Carpenter. Beat Circus delivers Weird American Gothic stories of children, dreams, fatherhood, revenge, redemption, and murder. Dreamland, their second album, is a uniquely fierce record of dark narrative songs and instrumental works, which is loosely based on historical events associated with turn-of-the-century New York and Coney Island. Brian leads a nine piece ensemble with a unique and exciting instrumentation: Brian Carpenter-vocals, pump organ, harmonica, trumpet, Kathe Hosletter-violin, viola, Julia Kent-cello, Alec K. Redfearn-accordion, jawharp, Ronn Caswell-tuba, Curtis Hasselbring-trombone, Brandon Seabrook-tenor banjo, mandolin, slide guitar, Briggan Krauss-saxophones, Matt McLaren-drums and percussion as well as other musical guests. You can hear echoes of Tom Waits, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Kurt Weill, Carla Bley, Hans Eisler, Bernard Herrman and much much more here, but what it all combines into could only come from Beat Circus ...


Of Larkin, Michael Gira says, "Larkin is a magic woman. She lives in the mountains in north Georgia. She collects bones, smooth stones, and she casts spells. She worships the moon. She is very beautiful, and her voice is like the passionate cry of a beast heard echoing across the mountains just after a tremendous thunder storm, when the air is alive with electricity. I don't consider her folk though - she is pre folk, even pre- music. She is the sound of the eternal mother and the wrath of all women. She goes barefoot everywhere, and her feet are leathery and filthy. She wears jewels, glitter, and glistening insects in her hair. She's great! We're doing a record together soon for Young God Records."

hold randy February 13, 2008

holds randy February 14, 2008

regular gallery hours February 15, 2008
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

hold randy February 15, 2008

regular gallery hours February 16, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

Girls Rock Camp funding event February 16, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $7
Atlanta’s First and Only Rock and Roll Summer Camp Program for Girls

See girlsrockcampatl.org for more info.

A new era for Atlanta music is upon us. On Saturday, February 16, 2008, Eyedrum hosts the first fundraising event for Girls’ Rock Camp (ATL). The bill includes something for everyone; CAN CAN, a dance-punk two-piece fronted by Patrick A. formerly of The Love Drunks, The Holland Dutch, an indie rock band featuring former members of The Moto-Litas and The Penetrators, Trina and Tomi from the rock and roll band Three5Human, and Athens Boys Choir, a spoken-word/hip-hop artist from Athens, GA. Doors open at 9:00pm and the show begins at 9:30pm. Admission is $7.00 for the general public and free for all Eyedrum members. The show is all-ages and proceeds will go towards establishing Girls’ Rock Camp (ATL) programming.

Girls’ Rock Camp (ATL) is a 5-day summer day camp where girls (only) learn instrument instruction and participate in workshops such as self-defense, zine and screen- printing, songwriting, and body image. The workshops aim to support and encourage participants on their journeys of self-discovery and artistic expression. Over the course of 5-days campers also form rock bands and learn basic band, teamwork, group creativity, and communication skills. At the end of camp, the bands play their very own rock showcase, which will be open to the public. Girls’ Rock Camp (ATL) is open to all girls from ages 10 to 18. No previous musical experience is required, and all skill levels are welcome. Camp organizers aim to have instruments (guitars, basses, keyboards, and drums) available for campers if they do not have their own. For more information on Girls’ Rock Camp (ATL) including enrollment, volunteerism, instrument donations or lending, sponsorships, and all other general inquiries, please email camp@girlsrockcampatl.org.

See girlsrockcampatl.org for more info.

regular gallery hours February 17, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

Karlheinz Stockhausen Tribute February 17, 2008
8:00PM - 10:00PM

Karlheinz Stockhausen was a pioneer of avant-garde composition who passed away in December following a career in music that spanned 50+ years.

Broken Symmetry will perform original music inspired by Stockhausen, as well as interpret one of his pieces, "unlimited" from the 7 Days Box set. They will also perform a piece featuring short wave samples, downloaded from Stockhausen's web site, made available for others to create with. Instrumentation will include synths, samples, tape manipulation, sax, gong, radio, spoken word, etc.

The PD Players will perform '10th Planet' as a tribute to the Stockhausen legacy.

We devoted the most January Eyedrum podcast to a review of Stockhausen's career. You can download that show to your mp3 player (or listen online) by clicking here.

(rescheduled from January 19th, snowed out!)

Col. Bruce Hampton & Palmer with Zepubicle February 19, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  7

Col. Bruce Hampton & Palmer

Bruce Hampton

Bruce Hampton is a surrealist American musician and founding member of Atlanta, Georgia's avant-garde Hampton Grease Band in the late 1960s. Adopting the moniker "Colonel Bruce Hampton, Retired" and often playing a sort of dwarf guitar called a "chazoid" he later formed several other bands, including The Late Bronze Age and The Aquarium Rescue Unit.

As a member of the Hampton Grease Band, he helped record the 1971 album Music to Eat, said to have been the second-worst-selling album in Columbia Records history. Hampton helped start the 1990's seminal H.O.R.D.E. tours. The best known of his bands to play H.O.R.D.E. is the jazz-rock outfit Aquarium Rescue Unit, which featured improvisational music all-stars Oteil Burbridge, Jimmy Herring, and Jeff Sipe.

Hampton played "Morris," the songwriting band manager in Billy Bob Thornton's 1996 film Sling Blade. He also starred in Mike Gordon's (Phish) 2001 film Outside Out teaching guitar 'out'struction. Basically Frightened, a film chronicling Hampton's career, is expected in 2007.

Fellow southerner Palmer, teamed up with Hampton in 1999 for several live performances and currently is collaborating with him on an upcoming solo release. He has characterized Palmer's sound as:

"I can't describe the music!"
"I couldn't hum 3 notes together that he
"It's like having Jimi Hendrix at the tomb of Jesus...they'd be asking what the f*ck is that..."


As a "syn-the-sist" and vocalist, Palmer's dedication to improvisation has taken many dimensions, including collaborations with the legendary and diverse talents of Derek Bailey, Fred Frith, Borbetomagus, and Japanese dancer Min Tanaka.

Keyboard magazine describes his unique style as: "Palmer makes his instrument speak in tongues. This is digital glosslalia, spoken in syllables one can almost touch, bright, tactile timbres that rattle around the ear like hailstones in a rain gutter.

COL. BRUCE HAMPTON & PALMER promises to be a heck of an action packed duo and heck of a beyond the normal show!


Zepubicle featuring Tatsuya Nakatani

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. 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, what's that, yes, saturation through volume, restoring at last the much-missed art of dynamic range. Scientists Levitate Small Animals, on Solponticello Records, is our first official release after several years of ferment.
Beautifully recorded by sound mind Tom Lewis live before an audience at Mercury Art Works gallery in Athens, Georgia, December 2006; mixed and mastered by Killick. 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, 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.


experimental sax February 21, 2008
8:00PM - - -
Price:  7
experimental new-classic saxophone:
Eliot Gattegno plays a program of early and experimental minimalism works of Steve Reich- Reed Phase and Terry Riley-Dorian Reeds.

regular gallery hours February 22, 2008
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

Film Love: Tearoom February 22, 2008
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $5
Frequent Small Meals presents
TEAROOM: a document presented by William E. Jones
filmmaker in attendance

The police cameraman at work in Tearoom, courtesy William E. Jones

"Far and away the most historically revelatory work of art I've encountered all year" - Michael Sicinski, academichack.net

In Mansfield, Ohio, 1962, police hid behind a two-way mirror in a public restroom and filmed the men who had sex there - the so-called "tearoom trade." They used this film footage to arrest and prosecute some sixty men under the Ohio sodomy law. Black and white, rich and poor, prominent businessmen and street hustlers - "all had one thing in common," wrote police chief John P. Butler. "They were all going to jail."

While researching this sting operation for a documentary, filmmaker William E. Jones came into possession of the unedited footage shot by the police. Using this footage with very little intervention, he created the film Tearoom.

Race, class, and sex; surveillance, voyeurism, and justice; hatred, desire, and authoritarianism - the haunting and surprising imagery of Tearoom raises many issues even as it provides a shocking history lesson. But Tearoom is a document, not a documentary – Jones lets the unedited footage speak for itself, and the result is a complex yet emotional viewing experience. A work both ominous and poignant, Tearoom has been selected as a featured work in the 2008 Whitney Biennial.

Film Love is proud to host William E. Jones for this special screening. Jones will be on hand to introduce the film, answer questions and debut the new book on Tearoom, published by 2nd Cannons Press and featuring over 100 frame enlargements from the film as well as many historical documents relating to the Mansfield busts.

"fascinating and important...to watch the film is to be torn between angered solidarity with the subjects and feverish speculation about the varying levels of hypocrisy on view" - San Francisco Bay Guardian

More information on the film, as well as historical documents, can be found at the filmmaker's website.

Tearoom is intended for adults only.

frames from the Mansfield police surveillance footage used in Tearoom, courtesy William E. Jones

William E. Jones, Tearoom (1962/2007), 56 minutes, 16mm film transferred to video, color, silent

Co-sponsored by Outwrite Bookstore and The Office of LGBT Life, Emory University. In addition, Film Love is grateful to the generosity of several Atlanta individuals who helped make this event possible.

Tearoom 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. Screening schedule and archives for the series may be found at www.frequentsmallmeals.com.

reNEW reUSE reVIEW ends February 23, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
last chance to see this show in the main galleries

regular gallery hours February 23, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

Leslie and the Ly's February 23, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $8 in Advance / $10 at the Door
All Ages / $8 IN ADVANCE / $10 AT THE DOOR
Puchase advance tickets online at Ticket Alternative
or at Criminal Records in Little 5 Points.

Leslie Hall initally caught the hearts & eyes of America’s children when she began posting images of her world famous gem sweater collection on the interweb. Word of mouth quickly grew and within a month Leslie recieved over 2 million unique hits to her website, which left her with a $800 bill for exceeding her bandwidth.

 00082 65 20 82840256 L In order to raise money to pay back her mother, Leslie did what any 200 lb. plus girl from Iowa would do. She became a rapper. Leslie’s star has risen quickly with such viral video music hits as GOLD PANTS, BEATDAZZLER, & ZOMBIE KILLER.

Her stage show is like nothing you have seen before. Complete with video projection & 3-6 costume changes (all lovingly hand sewn by her mother), you can expect to be “beat”dazzled. Leslie’s laserbeam dance moves have been known to cause near blindness in the fans who gather at her shows. You can be sure that gay men will squeal with delight when she tumbles and triumphs never before seen dance moves. If you are lucky, it is possible that a bead of perspiration may ripple down her brow and upon your flesh.


Leslie and the Ly's - RING-A-DING-DING

regular gallery hours February 24, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

Baby Dee w/Magicicada/Pony Bones February 25, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $10

Performance artist, songwriter, classically trained harpist, circus sideshow veteran, and transgender street legend Baby Dee was born in 1953 in Cleveland, OH. She spent ten years as music director and organist for a Catholic church in the Bronx before joining the circus as the bilateral hermaphrodite at Coney Island. This landed her a gig as the bandleader for performance art group the Bindlestiff Family Circus and a tour with the Kamikaze Freak Show in Europe. After moving back to New York City, she became a fixture in lower Manhattan with a street act on a high-rise tricycle with a concert harp. She recorded her first record, Little Window, on the Durtro label in 2000, a four-track EP in 2001, and her second full-length, the double-disc Love's Small Song, in 2002. Dee returned to Ohio during the latter record's recording, taking vows as a novitiate of the Little Sisters of Crabby Doom (a Cleveland-based order dedicated to the care of smelly old men), vows that she has since forsaken. For her third full-length recording, Dee recruited a typically eclectic army of fellow musicians, including Will Oldham, Andrew W.K., Robbie Lee, Max Moston (Antony and the Johnsons), Bill Breeze (Psychic TV), John Contreras (Current 93), James Lo (Chavez), and Lia Kessel. The resulting Safe Inside the Day arrived in January 2008 on Drag City Records.

I was born in Cleveland Ohio. This album is very much about the street I grew up
on. Where The Earlie King ruled without mercy. And Bobby Slot and Freddy Weiss
invented the Dance of Diminishing Possibilities.
I left for New York in 1972 and eventually became a musician. I was good at the
sacred and I was good at the profane but I could never get the hang of anything
in between and I went from the street to the church to the street again and then
I stopped.
I found myself back in Cleveland and began to write songs.
And then I stopped writing songs. I thought I had said everything I had to say and
there was nothing left to say so I simply stopped.
And then I remembered Bobby Slot and Freddy Weiss and my own father and all
the little ghosts that lived with us and I realized that there was something left to
say after all.
The inside is bigger than the outside, more important, and less destructible.
“ Many mansions” and all that.
Kingdom of god.
I love everybody"
— Dee

allmusic guide

"Magicicada is one of those rarities who has a rich and private sound-world, and successfully immerses the listener in it from the very start. Each episode is an example of semi-magical trance music, using lots of elements - musical instruments, found tapes, field recordings, scattered vocals and collaborations; and unusual recordings methods, including placement of microphones in unexpected areas, suggesting vertiginous gravity-defying sound-capture.
Magicicada provides plenty evidence of bonding with nature and the wild outdoors with as much engagement as any disciple of Walt Whitman, but also dwelling in a private electro-acoustic shack of home-recording and tape reworking with the fanatical devotion of a Frank Zappa.
Listeners will note the inviting title "Everyone is Everyone", an encouraging come-all-ye which suggests the possibility of omniscient knowledge to all who study the ways of Mother Earth and live by her rules. These composed sound-events meander like ghostly dreamers across the plenty of Nature, yet are also dense, elaborate and rich - accumulating variety like a rolling stone gathering lichens. Magicicada is the kind of person who will take a walk in the woods and fetch back 55 electronic goldfish, set them in a pool with digital carp, and watch the results....."

Ed Pinsent
Sound Projector magazine


Pony Bones cooks up despair ridden junk country/gospel/blues bastardization make your face feel like it's been rubbed out with sandpaper. Beautiful and haunting vernacular soundscapes/unparalleled and essential.


BRAND NEW NOISE! February 28, 2008
9:00PM - - -

MORE TBA!!!!!!!!!!!

regular gallery hours February 29, 2008
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

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