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First Thursday Open Improv April 2, 2009
9:00PM - - -




Eyedrum's long-running Open Improv night occurs on the first Thursday of every month -- our monthly gathering for instrumentalists and improvisers of all stripes. Bring your instrument! Hosted by the indefatigable Robert Cheatham.

WPBA 30, Atlanta's PBS station, did a bit about Eyedrum's Improv Night a couple years ago for their "This Is Atlanta" show. Click for their description and the video itself (Windows Media, 2m40s).

NO REGULAR GALLERY HOURS today April 3, 2009
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free

Yellow Crystal Star, Amir Coyle,TreeCreature, more April 3, 2009
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $5
Yellow Crystal Star - uses guitar as source material to create a wash of droney psychedelia; www.myspace.com/yellowcrystalstar



Amir Coyle - uses loops and sound collages as a background for his emotional song and dance performance; www.myspace.com/amircoyle



Tree Creature - ambient yet epic soundscapists equal parts melody, drone, and racket; www.myspace.com/treecreature



Pony Bones - junk country rambling racket; www.myspace.com/ponybones



NO REGULAR GALLERY HOURS today April 4, 2009
1:00PM - 1:00PM
Price:  free

Classes at Eyedrum: Please look at description April 4, 2009
1:00PM - 6:30PM
Price:  varies
CREATING YOUR DIGITAL PORTFOLIO
Creating your Digital Portfolio is a class for artists that need to get their portfolios online. We will discuss successful website design, the specific needs of each participant, how to acquire a domain name, proper photographing and documentation of artwork, grouping of images to create the strongest portfolios and how to write a résumé and artist statement. We will also research and find different website creation routes and ultimately choose the tools that work best for each artist. The goal is for each student to have a functioning professional artist portfolio website by the end of the session.
Taught by LYNORE DOST
February 28th - April 18th
4PM-6PM
Rate - $120/$15 per class
Materials List:
computer and digital camera

Small Gallery opening- Katy Malone April 4, 2009
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free


Katy Malone

In Released Retention I wanted to address the idea that memories can manifest into a tangible presence in a structure. I believe that buildings, rooms, and walls hold physicality or weight derived from the past. I am not sure if the weight comes from the power of imagination or if it is an actual unspoken force, but I picture it contained in the empty undefined space between the interior gypsum and the brick exterior of the walls. Perhaps that strange space acts like a temporary passageway or a trap for these forces. Like a retained energy, our memories are undulating and shifting below a familiar surface. I imagine what the swells would look like in its physical manifestation and how they would appear as they seeped out.


Till April 25

My Education, Night Moves, Cassavetes April 4, 2009
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $7
My Education
my ed
NPR.org, June 16, 2008 - The Austin-based instrumental quintet My Education composes wordless songs through vast, gorgeously orchestrated soundscapes. From squealing electric guitar wails to screeching viola yelps, the band's music has all the vocals it needs, drawing its narrative tension from ambient dischord.

Each track on the group's new album, Bad Vibrations, offers a buildup and release that's equally commanding and cathartic. But with all the musical strife, much of the album proves tranquil and soothing in its atmospheric nature, as the band paints a beautiful musical picture with layers of brooding instrumentation.

The album's title track places a simple, rhythmically strummed and picked acoustic guitar against a rich orchestra of floating strings and ambient keyboard dips and swells. The composition creates a vivid aural landscape, lending the song an ethereal feel. This lush tapestry of sound proves mesmerizing for its eight-minute entirety.

Night Moves
night moves
from their myspace:
Featuring members of Masters of the Hemisphere, Elfpower, Je Suis France, The Mike Douglas, Summer Hymns, Dipstick and Eggnog, Calf, and a host of other bands from Athens, Ga including Army of Gog, Bronco II, Stud Total, Nightmares, Shazam, and many many more, these Experienced Men now continue their eternal quest for ecstasy in song, like Sex Bees on an unhurried forage into the Garden of the Five Moons, sipping nectar from Flowers of Confusion

Cassavetes
cas
from Headphone Treats: With their dark, off-kilter pop whir, Cassavetes hit the southeast music scene in 2005 producing a dreamy and seductive blend of impulsive rock songs that are as murky as they are innovative and beautiful. Mining a deep, cerebral landscape they expose raw nerves to slow-burning and psychedelic panoramas. Their debut album, Funny Story, is slotted for release in July of 2006 on Headphone Treats

gallery hours April 5, 2009
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free

film screening: Crossing April 9, 2009
8:00PM - - -
Price:  FREE
film screening: Crossing

Yong-soo lives in a small coal-mine village in North Korea with his wife and young son. Although living in extreme poverty, the family is happy just to be with each other. Then one day, Yong-soo’s pregnant wife becomes critically ill. Let alone medicine, Yong-soo can’t even find food for her in North Korea. So he secretly crosses the borders of China hoping to find the medicine for his wife. After many life threatening moments in China, Yong-soo is forced into South Korea, becoming an unwanted refugee prohibited to return to his family. Meanwhile, his wife passes away leaving their young son alone in desperation. With no one to turn to, his young son sets out to find his father not knowing where or how to find him.



If you are like us, the only thing you knew when you first heard about North Korea was that it had a lot of nuclear weapons. Well, it does, but that’s not the story we tell. Fellow human beings are starving to death, are severely punished, tortured or executed for political crimes, are escaping by the thousands only to be hunted down and sent back, are languishing in concentration camps, are forcibly aborted and abused if they return to the country pregnant, are sexually trafficked once they escape, and are violated and deprived of fundamental human rights.

Keurosing (Crossing) in the Internet Movie Database

gallery hours April 10, 2009
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free

Dan Deacon show has been moved to the Masquerade! April 10, 2009
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $10 in advance
This show has been moved to the Masquerade! All tickets purchased for Eyedrum will be honored at the Masquerade. The Masquerade is located at 695 North Ave Atlanta, GA. 30308.


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AT MASQUERADE* FRIDAY APRIL 10
DAN DEACON & Ensemble
FUTURE ISLANDS
TEETH MOUNTAIN
$10 in advance / $10 at the door / 9pm / All Ages
Advance tickets available online here
Or at the following Outlets:
www.ticketalternative.com * Decatur CD* Fantasyland Records

Dan Deacon has garnered a reputation in the underground as an intense performer and classic showman. The table top full of pedals, sine wave generator, vocoder and casio blasting through the PA, joined by a makeshift light board with various bulbs and green skull strobe light, make his all out dance-til-you-drop performance a complete experience. The shows he performs in his native Baltimore, namely those at Wham City, (the live-in artists collective and DIY venue/theater that he calls home), are especially notorious for its frenzied crowds.

This is the tour to support Dan Deacon's new record, 'Bromst,' which will be out in March on Carpark Records. The show will feature a 13-piece ensemble.

Future Islands and Teeth Mountain open the show.

FOR MORE UPDATED INFO AND NEWS ON EVENT HAPPENINGS IN THE ATL.
visit TIGHTBROS.NET

gallery hours April 11, 2009
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free

Classes at Eyedrum: Please look at description April 11, 2009
4:00PM - 6:30PM
Price:  varies
CREATING YOUR DIGITAL PORTFOLIO
Creating your Digital Portfolio is a class for artists that need to get their portfolios online. We will discuss successful website design, the specific needs of each participant, how to acquire a domain name, proper photographing and documentation of artwork, grouping of images to create the strongest portfolios and how to write a résumé and artist statement. We will also research and find different website creation routes and ultimately choose the tools that work best for each artist. The goal is for each student to have a functioning professional artist portfolio website by the end of the session.
Taught by LYNORE DOST
February 28th - April 18th
4PM-6PM
Rate - $120/$15 per class
Materials List:
computer and digital camera

Ribbons (NYC), Dead Dog, Scaffolds April 11, 2009
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $5
Ribbons
www.myspace.com/ribbonsnyc

"Ribbons are a duo of Brooklyn transplants from California who come forth with one of the most promising rock debuts I've heard in a long while. Consisting of vocalist/guitarist/bassist Jenny Logan and drummer/backing vocalist Sam Roudman, they deliver the raw, stripped intensity of early Factory Records stalwarts like the Durutti Column and Joy Division while harnessing the propulsion, angularity, and energy of a group like Josef K. Though this sound has most certainly been reexamined by plenty of bands, it's refreshing to hear Logan's distinctly female take on what has always been a male-dominated style, both vocally and instrumentally. Roudman ends up being the secret weapon, though, keeping things interesting with his wild, propulsive, Keith Moon-meets-Stephen Morris style, while his roots playing in metal bands definitely shine through in his double-time bass drum attacks and odd, wailing vocal harmonies."


Dead Dog
www.myspace.com/deaddawgz

From Athens, GA, Dead Dog play a solid angular rock and roll set sure to impress and nostalgate (is this even a word..make it so!) anyone for a penchant for 90's Dischord era punk aesthetics. so good.

Atlanta's Scaffolds will close the night out with some kind of wonderful shuffling ambience. Comprised of the members of Nigredo, this alter ego outfit utilizes a rotating cast of guest musicians and an anything goes instrument policy to create a soothing sweet texture that will make your ears write thank you notes to your feet for bringing you to the show.

gallery hours April 12, 2009
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free

Ab Baars Trio with Ken Vandermark April 15, 2009
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $15
Ab Baars is a major figure in the Dutch jazz scene, having played with Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink in their Instant Composers Pool for more than 25 years. Ken Vandermark has been the driving organizational force behind the fertile jazz community of Chicago for the better part of the last two decades, leading any number of bands and bringing together improvisers in the City of Wind with like-minded players throughout Europe and Scandinavia.

So in spite of Baars being ten years older than his American partner, this pairing is as comfortable as a reunion of grade school classmates. Recorded live at Amsterdam's Bimhuis at tour's end, Goofy June Bug finds both men splitting their time between tenor saxophone and clarinet (backed by Baars' regular rhythm section of Wilbert de Joode and Martin van Duynhoven) and both honor each other's musical traditions: Baars' compositions are as likely to carry a '60s free jazz influence as Vandermark's are to contain European classical elements.
-from All About Jazz

>>>>NOTE SPECIAL START TIME 8PM<<<<<

Ab Baars




Contact josephguy@bellsouth.net for more info.

Gypsee Yo / Barnstormers April 16, 2009
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $7
Jonida Beqo, the slam poet also known as Gypsee Yo, and Barnstormers, an alternative country band out of Huntsville, Al., are to perform.



They appear in conjunction with the release of Beqo's newest album "DUST BLOOD LOVE." Powerful, yet tender, Gypsee Yo's poetry is both engaging and relevant. She weaves her dichotomy of cultures and lifestyles into a tapestry of words. Her poetry is the juxtaposition of life in Albania throughout the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s and life in the modern rural and suburban American South.

JONIDA BEQO, a.k.a. GYPSEE YO, is a native of Albania, currently residing in Atlanta, GA. She is a performance artist whose work aims to blur the lines between genres. Her background includes successful projects in theatre, dance, storytelling, and an extensive spoken word and slam poetry resume. She is the reigning Southern Queen of Slam, Atlanta's Slam Champion, a three time National Poetry Slam semi-finalist, a National Poetry Slam final stage feature, and ranked second in the world in the Women of the World Poetry Slam.

BARNSTORMERS experiment with sound and poetry in a post-rock environment with a southern accent.

gallery hours April 17, 2009
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free

Listening Machines April 17, 2009
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $10 or FREE with Georgia Tech ID


Listening Machines

Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology

Listening Machines is an annual concert series organized by the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology. The event showcases music and art projects that explore the creative space of human-machine interaction.

Performances by:
Guy Hoffman
Trishul Mallikarjuna
Ryan Nikkolaidis, Sriram Viswanathan, Xiang Cao
Akito Van Troyer, Oliver Jan
Brian Blosser, Giberto Gaxiola
B.D. Vamsi, Andrew Willingham, Jessica Sherwood
Andrew Beck, Meghashyam Adoni, Merica Mae
Meghashyam Adoni, Jagadeeswaran Jayaprakash, Oliver Jan

Installations:
"Puzzle Table"
"Sound Pool"

click for more info from the Listening Machines website

THRIFT STORE! April 18, 2009
9:00AM - 6:00PM
Price:  Free
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contact eyedrumthrift@gmail.com for information about participating!

gallery hours April 18, 2009
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free

Classes at Eyedrum: Please look at description April 18, 2009
4:00PM - 6:30PM
Price:  varies
CREATING YOUR DIGITAL PORTFOLIO
Creating your Digital Portfolio is a class for artists that need to get their portfolios online. We will discuss successful website design, the specific needs of each participant, how to acquire a domain name, proper photographing and documentation of artwork, grouping of images to create the strongest portfolios and how to write a résumé and artist statement. We will also research and find different website creation routes and ultimately choose the tools that work best for each artist. The goal is for each student to have a functioning professional artist portfolio website by the end of the session.
Taught by LYNORE DOST
February 28th - April 18th
4PM-6PM
Rate - $120/$15 per class
Materials List:
computer and digital camera

gallery hours April 19, 2009
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free

Abiku, El Fossil, Gray Young April 21, 2009
9:00PM - - -


Abiku

www.myspace.com/abiku

Abiku are a very Schizophrenic musical proposition mixing together hard house/ techno, pop, punk, noise elements and ambience.

Taking their unusually name Abiku from West African Yoruba mythology meaning 'A type of evil spirit that preys on children'. The project is made of just two people Josh who handles keyboards, programming and guitar and Jane who handles often manic female vocals and keyboards.

The music jumps and hurls all over the place going from melodic synth ambient simmer up to pumping off-kilter techno meets avant prime evil electronics, to speedy grind-core guitar attacks and pained female screams / rants and warbling and manic female vocals over new wave synth pop edginess.






El Fossil

www.myspace.com/elfossil

a high decibel throw-back to classic surf with heavy influences in thrash metal, featuring members of noisy local bands Club of Rome, Devil Worshiper, Recapitator, Swamp Ape and Safe Word






Gray Young

www.myspace.com/grayyoung

Riding riffs that soar gracefully to the sky and simple, insistent rhythms, the music of Gray Young’s debut full-length makes its mark by recreating this feeling. It’s a simple formula but one that the Chapel Hill trio turn into subtle magic...

gallery hours April 24, 2009
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free

Film Love: Andy Warhol's Poor Little Rich Girl April 24, 2009
8:00PM - - -
Frequent Small Meals presents

FILM LOVE
Andy Warhol 5: Poor Little Rich Girl
featuring Edie Sedgwick

Film Love continues its exploration of the influential but rarely seen films of Andy Warhol


Edie Sedgwick in Poor Little Rich Girl

“beautiful, sad, unrehearsed…surpasses everything that the cinéma vérité has done till now” – Jonas Mekas, The Village Voice

During a brief but startlingly productive period in mid-1965, Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick forged one of cinema’s most intriguing and complex director/star relationships. Charismatic and mercurial, Sedgwick displayed vulnerability and resilience in equal measure on the screen. Entering his first great phase of sound filmmaking, Warhol devised a series of onscreen situations that challenged Sedgwick’s talents to the fullest, and revealed her remarkable personality, style, and beauty.

Poor Little Rich Girl was made as part of Warhol’s idea for a twenty-four hour film of a day in the life of Edie Sedgwick. It was his first sound movie to use no script at all, instead relying on Sedgwick’s natural vivaciousness and volubility to create this portrait of her on a typical morning. The resulting film is part documentary, part performance, part narrative – a unique, uncategorizable, and fascinating combination. Like all of Warhol’s films from this period, Poor Little Rich Girl has never been released on video in this country and can only be seen in its original 16mm film format.

PROGRAM
Poor Little Rich Girl (Andy Warhol, 1965) 66 minutes, 16mm, black & white, sound

ANDY WARHOL 5 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.

gallery hours April 25, 2009
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free

Darrin Martin: Inside Out April 25, 2009
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $5

still from What If? by Torsten Zenas Burns and Darrin Martin

Frequent Small Meals presents
DARRIN MARTIN: Inside Out:
solo and collaborative video works

including works created at
The Experimental Television Center
ARTIST IN ATTENDANCE
A Film Love event

Colorful, experimental film and video works on the subject of technology, ritual, and the body, introduced by the artist

"[Martin’s] videos make strange the relationships between physical cause and acoustic effect; we seem to witness someone trying out a new sensory faculty with caution and apprehension." –Artforum, April 2009

View Darrin Martin's Free to Be...You and Me remix featuring the original actors recreating their roles:


Film Love presents video artist Darrin Martin in person, hosting a program of colorful, experimental video works about technology, ritual, and the body. In particular, Martin’s experience with hearing loss and tinnitus inspired a series of poignant works which are both visually and sonically compelling. Other Turbans details a medical intervention into Martin’s hearing loss, involving a skull implant, which in turn inspires a sonic journey to the middle of Times Square. View Other Turbans at the artist's website. Monograph in Stereo recreates the artist’s changing relationship to sound and his discovery of the interdependence of the senses.

In other collaborative works, Martin further explores technology and the body. What If? features the radical body artists Stelarc and Orlan as part of a "fictional polyamorous romance" with two obscure Marvel superheroes: "the Scarlet Witch, a mutant superhero who has unlimited powers over probability, and the Vision, a 'synthezoid' whose mechanically fabricated body contains a human soul." Containing odd and humorous juxtapositions between the artists and their animated special-effects counterparts, What If? conjures an occult, pastoral, technological ritual.


still from What If? by Torsten Zenas Burns and Darrin Martin

DARRIN MARTIN: INSIDE OUT 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. The Film Love archives are available at www.frequentsmallmeals.com.

Small Gallery show ends April 26, 2009
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  FREE
Last chance to see Katy Malone's work in the small gallery

gallery hours today April 26, 2009
1:00PM - 6:00PM

EVENT MOVED TO SATURDAY 4/25 April 26, 2009
7:00PM - - -
Price:  $5
Darrin Martin film show moved to Saturday, April 25

Tera Melos, Cinemechanica, Tree Creature April 28, 2009

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AT EYEDRUM * TUESDAY APRIL 28
TERA MELOS
CINEMECHANICA
TREE CREATURE
$7 / 9pm / All Ages
Advance tickets available online here
Or at the following outlets:
www.ticketalternative.com * Decatur CD * Fantasyland Records

The history of Tera Melos , like the life of Dostoevsky, treads between transcendence and complete breakdown. In the early quartet years, live performances were as much about gymnastics and daredevilry as they were about actual performance. Bursts of hyper-musicianship sprouted between larger expanses of equipment-trashing, mid-measure cartwheeling, and death-defying rafter-swinging. The evolution from a
four-piece to a trio saw the visual chaos reigned in and the aural chaos blossom. Destruction is no longer measured in terms of kicked over amps, bloody fingers, and broken bones. Instead, the deconstructive edge is embodied in Dada-ist pop appropriations, pedal wankery, noise squalls, and frenetic tempos.

Mutation is key. Tera Melos now is not Tera Melos four years ago. Or six months ago. A song isn't played in a dingy club the same way it was played in the recording studio. Nor is it played the same way it was the night before. Things evolve. Wrong is right. The glitches,improvisations, and general tomfuckery are part of the art and charm. You want clarity? Perfection? Easy hooks? You'll have to work a little harder than that. This is not casual listening.

A new phase of Tera Melos is born with the addition of John Clardy to the drum throne. Flanked by the cumulative ten strings of Nathan Latona and Nick Reinhart, one can only wonder what new amalgam of sonic confusion, modernist anxiety, and cosmic celebration is brewing in those hills outside of Sacramento.

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Cinemechanica is an American, four-piece rock band from Athens, GA. They blend aspects of post-rock, punk rock, and math rock in order to produce their own energetic and intricate brand of rock. Cinemechanica has played shows with Deerhoof, 400 Blows, We Versus the Shark, Maserati, The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower, So Many Dynamos, and A. Armada.

They formed Hello Sir Records which houses and promotes a few other like-minded, young bands located in Georgia who incorporate various styles and sounds.

FOR MORE UPDATED INFO AND NEWS ON EVENT HAPPENINGS IN THE ATL.
visit TIGHTBROS.NET

Art Install April 30, 2009
10:00AM - 12:00AM

Kevin 'KalimbaMan' Spears April 30, 2009
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $7
Kevin Spears plays a funky mix of world beat, jazz and rock on the exotic instrument called the kalimba. He began studying the tuned percussion device, also known as the sanza or thumb piano, at age 11. Today he designs and creates his own instruments, and he has performed with and/or opened for artists including Victor Wooten, J.D. Blair, Col. Bruce Hampton, and Arrested Development. He is an acknowledged master of the instrument, as reflected by his nickname: "KalimbaMan."

Kevin Spears




Spears' recordings include a 2008 DVD, "Kevin Spears Live @ Electro-Music Festival," and two CDs, "Natural Elements" and "Ancient Sounds of Kalimba." To see this unique artist take one instrument and create the sounds of a five-piece band live on stage is to see a creator hand-in-hand with his destiny.

Atlantan Jim Combs will open with a solo keyboard set of ambient music.

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