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Afterparty (Houston) / Khovicoobah/ Pretzel Logic July 1, 2009
9:00PM - - -


Afterparty (www.myspace.com/afterpartyhouston) is a mess of a high-energy band that will be bringing it party style on this fine July evening. Fans of the Butthole Surfers, Flipper, Revolting Cocks etc. perk your ears up and stuff em' with earplugs on the way to the show. Rowdy naughty racket for fun summer times.






Khovicoobah (www.myspace.com/khovicoobah)will open the show with something assuredly unexpected ... a rambling and shifting outfit of rotating racketeers bent on rustling melodies, loping beats, and melancholy vocals. sure to incite a plague of mass head scratching and inner smiles in the aftermath of their set.






Pretzel Logic is also on the bill, kicking it true blue with suitcase bombardment, packing wallops great and small from the depths of jack the ripper's handbag. all warm and squirmy-like, you see ... noise you can grasp on to, cat, blips and bleeps you can cook BACON to.

check it out. this is a recommended, albeit last minute show. come hang out, have fun, and hear some cool stuff.

First Thursday Open Improv: Continuous Planetary L July 2, 2009
9:00PM - - -
Price:  free
Continuous Planetary Love Feast

Once we start
we don't stop
serrated waves spreading
out
all things enfolded
knives of love
bring it on home
heat it up
sweat it out




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).


regular gallery hours July 3, 2009
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free

WRAS benefit July 3, 2009
7:00PM - - -


WRASfest

with

ZOROASTER

and

Spooks

and

Thy Mighty Contract

and

Danger Woman and her 'Danger Force Band'

regular gallery hours July 4, 2009
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free

Michael Jackson Listening Party July 4, 2009
9:00PM - 12:00AM
Price:  free but donation requested






Michael Jackson, the self proclaimed King of Pop, leaves an unparalleled pop culture legacy… From his beginnings in Gary, Indiana and throughout his controversial life he was an innovator in music, dance, video, fashion, and beyond. He touched the lives of millions worldwide. On Thursday, June 25th, Michael Jackson died suddenly, at the age of 50.

On Saturday, July 4th, Eyedrum presents an opportunity to celebrate our nation's Independence while enjoying music and visuals from the career of one of America’s favorite sons.

Free / Donations, costumes, and dancing are encouraged


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

Scarab, Bury Me Breathing, Vegan Coke July 8, 2009
9:00PM - - -
Bury Me Breathing

Punishing, progressively-minded metal, infused with psychedelic textures. The unique and multi-faceted, art-metal style of this Atlanta quintet’ command an integrated listening experience appealing to forward-thinkers open to new forms of extreme music. Their recently recorded EP, “Though Eyes Not Your Own,” find BURY ME BREATHING utilizing an angular rhythmic assault along with groove driven explorations, dual guitar harmonies and counter melodies immersed in ambient colors to guide listeners through different states of mind spawning new realizations for metal.

www.myspace.com/burymebreathingmusic




Scarab

Brutal progressive metal that combines elements of hardcore, middle eastern surf rock, & improvised psychedelia. The group formed in 2007 & have infested the Atlanta scene with their own brand of uncompromising rhythmic chaos.

www.myspace.com/scarabdoom




Vegan Coke


Nasty psychedelic rock and roll nonsense. brainmeltingly good.

www.myspace.com/vegancoke

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

LANGUAGE HARM July 10, 2009
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $5
THEME: Quietness / Economic Downturn

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

Small Gallery closing July 11, 2009
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free
Till August 1

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

Eli Keszler, Ashley Paul, Pocketful of Claptonite July 12, 2009
9:15PM - 1:00AM
Price:  $8


Eli Keszler

Using drums, along with crotales, bells, bowed metal, strings, Eli creates a unique whirlwind of sound that balances sparse droning harmonics with intense, fast, free rhythms. He has performed and/or recorded with artists such as Jandek, Phil Niblock (performed a new work of his for bowed crotales and saxophone), Roscoe Mitchell, & Loren Connors.

"It's hard to envisage that this music has been made by just one person .. especially on parts of Untitled, where the music slowly builds ... the slower more textural sections are particularly striking: bowed cymbals, bells and fender rhodes give track 2 a chamber music intimacy."
-Mike Barnes, WIRE magazine (August 2007)

Eli myspace






Ashley Paul

plays reeds, unique string instruments, electronics and sings. Her dream-like music juxtaposes aggressive, sustained high pitched blasts, floating vocals, clattering strings and bells, cry-like saxophones and is somehow tied together by oddly melodic songs.

"An entirely impressive collection of alvin lucier/ horatio radulescu-lineage difference tones, discordant euro-style free improv, and rattling, almost no-wave esque exercises ...a form destroyer if there ever was one; highly recommended !!!"
-Keith Fullerton Whitman

Ashley Paul myspace




plus 2 quick sets by Pocketful of Claptonite
and A Horse is a Sphere

Featuring Killick on guitar, Darrin Cook on bass, and Jamie DeRevere on drums

Pocketful of Claptonite pulls the power trio into a wide open stream of consciousness.



The Missoula Oblongata Perform: July 13, 2009
8:30PM - - -
Price:  Pay-want-you-want = gas money
The Missoula Oblongata Perform:
The 50 Greatest Ladies and Gentlemen!
(hosted by your friends . . .Twinhead Theatre)

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It takes place just after the Treaty of Versailles. A veteran who is genetically predisposed to cowardice searches for his brother from whom he’s received a mysterious letter. When the veteran comes upon the town from whence the letter came, he finds that his brother (and the rest of the town) have been caught in a dance mania—a hysterical mass tarantism. With no one else around, the veteran befriends a spider—likely the one who is responsible for the tarantism, and together, they go up against the town doctor who believes that breakfast is beneath love. As always, we've created our own homemade lighting system—run from the stage by the performers, as well as an interactive set made of junk, and an original score played live by the composers-turned-actors.

Here's some things people have said about them:
"The romance of vaudeville, the adrenaline of punk, and the playfulness of the Children's Television Workshop...packing the house with theatre buffs as well as with those who tend to fidget in velvet seats." --St. Louis Magazine

“Twisted and beautiful…the stage is transformed into a place of magic again and again. 4.5 stars (out of 5).” – Edmonton Sun

"Bizarrely frolicsome, cogently playful, sweetly surreal...Such is the genius of The Missoula Oblongata--quirky, but also exquisitely made and elegantly presented."-- The Santa Fe Reporter

“For a traveling three-person show, it's a play with a surprising breadth of vaudevillian pageantry...The most charming original production of the year...One of a Dozen Defining Arts Moments of 2006” – The Missoula Independent

"Playfully disorienting dialogue and amusingly low-budget set design...charming and even somewhat profound, thanks to the strength of the songs and the inventiveness of the writing."--Baltimore City Paper

“The Missoula Oblongata--whose last play moved even this cynical theater-hater-- prides itself on its "aggressively inventive and experimental" approach to theater. And while that may sound pretentious and a bit daunting, it's anything but.” –The Willamette Week

"One of the more original companies performing under the fringe theater banner right now."--Baltimore City Paper

“Gorgeous, poetic, funny, moving…I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it.” --The Urbana News-Gazette

"In The Missoula Oblongata's case, all signs point to an art form full of wonder that is not dying, one that long ago broke down the fourth wall and continues to be a transforming influence in a thriving arts community."-- The Valley Advocate

“I don’t want to say that it was the best show I’ve ever gone to, as that would be a disservice to a lifetime of wonderful memories, formative moments and transcendent, cathartic, or historical experiences. But it is safe to say that I have never been to a show at which I was so absolutely and thoroughly delighted. I absolutely, without a doubt, 100% could not have loved it any more.” –Fujichia.com

"Their shit is really something to see!" -Twinhead Theatre

See you on July 13th for an evening you'll never forget!

Nathaniel Bartlett July 15, 2009
9:00PM - - -
Price:  TBA


Nathaniel Bartlett's performances seamlessly meld his five-octave acoustic marimba with electronics, a powerful computer, and an eight-channel cube of loudspeakers. With the audience positioned in the center of the cuboid loudspeaker array, a three-dimensional soundfield can be projected into the audience space, totally immersing the audience in the music. In Bartlett's music, the spatialization and motion of sounds is a central musical parameter.

nathanielbartlett.com


Circus Bafoonicus July 16, 2009
10:00PM - - -
Price:  5
THE HOT SHIT! THEATER COMPANY PRESENTS
*# 4 6 1 !*
*CAPTAIN SHITPANTS 3000 *
*AND HIS CHARRED BUFFOONICADE*
*OF ENLIGHTENMENT AND UNDERSTANDING*
*WITH OR WITHOUT *
*THE SANCTIFIED REMAINS OF CAPTAIN WIMWAM*
*OR*
*THE (BUT WE) "JUST PUT A NEW COAT O' WAX ON YO'S DESK" SHOW*
*AND THE SHADOW OF 10 DEATHS*
*OR*
*JUST THE HOT SHIT! TWENTY!!*

Featuring the Members of OMELET
And Brett W. Thompson
w/ the Franklinist Drama Club of the South
and LIVE MUSIC performed by
THE GOONS OF WAXING-GIBBOUS

Sex! and Violence!
Cautionary Tales of VICE and ILL-PREPAREDNESS
In Bug Spray clouds and poison puddles.
19' 6" of neat-and-tidy SYZYGY for those in front center!
All shown in X-RAY and with REAL DANGER!

ONLY $5 Thursday!
ONLY $7 Friday!
ONLY $9 Saturday!

CASH ONLY

10 PM! THREE NIGHTS ONLY!!! Quality increases in $2 increments nightly!

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

Circus Bafoonicus July 17, 2009
10:00PM - - -
Price:  7
THE HOT SHIT! THEATER COMPANY PRESENTS
*# 4 6 1 !*
*CAPTAIN SHITPANTS 3000 *
*AND HIS CHARRED BUFFOONICADE*
*OF ENLIGHTENMENT AND UNDERSTANDING*
*WITH OR WITHOUT *
*THE SANCTIFIED REMAINS OF CAPTAIN WIMWAM*
*OR*
*THE (BUT WE) "JUST PUT A NEW COAT O' WAX ON YO'S DESK" SHOW*
*AND THE SHADOW OF 10 DEATHS*
*OR*
*JUST THE HOT SHIT! TWENTY!!*

Featuring the Members of OMELET
And Brett W. Thompson
w/ the Franklinist Drama Club of the South
and LIVE MUSIC performed by
THE GOONS OF WAXING-GIBBOUS

Sex! and Violence!
Cautionary Tales of VICE and ILL-PREPAREDNESS
In Bug Spray clouds and poison puddles.
19' 6" of neat-and-tidy SYZYGY for those in front center!
All shown in X-RAY and with REAL DANGER!

ONLY $5 Thursday!
ONLY $7 Friday!
ONLY $9 Saturday!

CASH ONLY

10 PM! THREE NIGHTS ONLY!!! Quality increases in $2 increments nightly!

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

Andy Imm Small Gallery Opening July 18, 2009
6:30PM - 8:30PM
Price:  Free




"The System of Chance", 2009.

Andy Imm

July 18th through August 8th

Personal Bio:

Andy Imm was raised in the heartland of Iowa. As a teacher he illustrates the ability to reveal the social acculturation that affects us all. Having taught mathematics for eight years at the American InterContinental University, he has effectively incorporated significant use of logic in education. He has earned two Masters Degrees in Math Education and Applied Mathematics.

Project Specific Artist Statement:

This project is about missing people. Their reflected repetitions give importance of awareness. Mysteries are within the lost, creating a deeper discovery.

In paths of print, a possible manhunt, murder mystery, targeted kidnap, or urban prime time crime is revealed. This process includes dumpster diving for discarded missing people's photos, cutting up and framing them with holographic tape and recycled computer parts. Holograms create aura energy that transcends time, bringing forward the vibrations of the lost. With schematic interfaces, a matrix of communication through media is strengthened. Transparent internal computer grid membranes layer together connected information. A collage of missing identities emerges.

Recycled patterns and materials mix up the media. Faces are hidden within coupon cutouts discarded in trash cans. This tragedy of silent society becomes an instance of ignoring the exploited. Reshaping our ritualistic nostalgia forms lasting connections.

Circus Bafoonicus July 18, 2009
10:00PM - - -
Price:  9
THE HOT SHIT! THEATER COMPANY PRESENTS
*# 4 6 1 !*
*CAPTAIN SHITPANTS 3000 *
*AND HIS CHARRED BUFFOONICADE*
*OF ENLIGHTENMENT AND UNDERSTANDING*
*WITH OR WITHOUT *
*THE SANCTIFIED REMAINS OF CAPTAIN WIMWAM*
*OR*
*THE (BUT WE) "JUST PUT A NEW COAT O' WAX ON YO'S DESK" SHOW*
*AND THE SHADOW OF 10 DEATHS*
*OR*
*JUST THE HOT SHIT! TWENTY!!*

Featuring the Members of OMELET
And Brett W. Thompson
w/ the Franklinist Drama Club of the South
and LIVE MUSIC performed by
THE GOONS OF WAXING-GIBBOUS

Sex! and Violence!
Cautionary Tales of VICE and ILL-PREPAREDNESS
In Bug Spray clouds and poison puddles.
19' 6" of neat-and-tidy SYZYGY for those in front center!
All shown in X-RAY and with REAL DANGER!

ONLY $5 Thursday!
ONLY $7 Friday!
ONLY $9 Saturday!

CASH ONLY

10 PM! THREE NIGHTS ONLY!!! Quality increases in $2 increments nightly!

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

What Would Jesus Buy? Film Screening July 19, 2009
8:00PM - - -
Join us for Christmas in July, a screening of What Would Jesus Buy?

What Would Jesus Buy? follows Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir as they go on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopocalypse: the end of mankind from consumerism, over-consumption and the fires of eternal debt!



Click for more information and to reserve a seat

GAYBOMB, Psychic Friends Hotline, Diamond Hymen July 20, 2009
9:00PM - - -

gaybomb performing with to live and shave in l.a.


diamond hymen performing at philip k. dick tribute

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

Kenosha Kid-jazz/Silent Film: “Steamboat Bill, Jr. July 24, 2009
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $7

ABOUT THIS EVENT:

A live jazz & silent film event…

Bandleader/composer/guitarist Dan Nettles has woven a stunning sonic tapestry that fits alongside Buster Keaton’s classic silent film “Steamboat Bill, Jr.” Although well steeped in the American jazz tradition, the music manages to defy complete classification. Rather than focusing on long-winded soloing, the emphasis is always on the total band sound, melody, texture, and solid grooves. The event is designed to have something for everyone: It’s a jazz concert… it’s a film… it’s a chamber ensemble… it’s a comedy… it’s a rock band… it’s all these things rolled into one.

ABOUT THE MOVIE: 1928 black & white 73 minutes

Buster Keaton stars as Junior, a hapless college dandy forced to learn the ropes of river-boating from his cantankerous father. Set on the Mississippi River, “Steamboat Bill, Jr.” is loaded with intricate sight-gags, acrobatic feats, and cinematic ingenuity all leading to a climatic storm sequence like none other.

ABOUT KENOSHA KID:

DAN NETTLES: GUITAR, NEAL FOUNTAIN: BASS, MARLON PATTON: DRUMS

What does the South have to offer the modern jazz scene? This brilliant configuration of Kenosha Kid is here to answer that question with its own fermented blend of NYC hipster-jazz soaked in the humid college-rock town of Athens, Georgia. With over ten years of experience performing together, Nettles, Fountain, and Patton weave their way from one song to another with an uncanny sense of telepathy. The melodies are haunting, the grooves are devastating, and the focus is always on instrumentation, song arrangement, and band sound over long-winded soloing.

More info, MP3’s, and videos at:
Kenosha Kid



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

The Selmainaires w/ Social Studies & Hungry Flower July 25, 2009
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $7


on an autumn day in 2003, on selman street in atlanta georgia, a group of developers were bulldozing an old house. among broken hair dryers, kitchenware, and musty furniture they found a box containing a reel of magnetic tape. thinking nothing of it, the men discarded it in a pile and continued chewingchewingchewing. night came. an early evening sprinkle painted tree trunks dark with the earthy extract of fallen leaves. four wandering figures (our boys), rambling along after work, began to feel a peculiar sensation as they passed this strange pile. an organic unease. curious, the boys stepped closer (as they were predispositioned to mystery and old tape) and noticed a strange music murmuring from fragments of rotten wood and torn plastic bags. purplegreenblue vapors rose from the shivering heap, and it was crowned with a slim box labeled "for gutenberg's children". they opened it carefully with a stick, and before they could could reach inside to touch the reel it disintegrated in a flash of

telephonespaintedlipsnightlynewsleopardsglaciersdoorhandlesvolcanos

tiremarkstypeoceansarrowspowerlinescarhorncloudskneecapellipsis

gasolinenightclubbedsheetfingertips.

.............................................and thus the selmanaires were born.

Opening the evening will be SOCIAL STUDIES:



and THE HUNGRY FLOWER GAMELON:
Hungry Flower is a small orchestral ensemble that uses chromatic metallic percussion and global musical theory to create unique music. Hungry Flower is a gamelan.

Hungry Flower's essential instruments are the kechar, gongs, drums, flutes, gongs, cing cings and pepoungs.


regular gallery hours July 26, 2009
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free

regular gallery hours July 31, 2009
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free

moira smiley & VOCO July 31, 2009
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $8 - $48 sliding scale donation
moira smiley & VOCO in concert

With Andy Ditzler & Elise Witt

Listen to VOCO here.



"This is a truly phenomenal act, combining the energy of urban street singing with first-rate musicianship, folk roots and traditions from throughout the world. Their body percussion sets are a sight to behold" - Folkworks Magazine

"Not afraid to mix Bartok with street singing...EXPECT GOOSEBUMPS." - Seven Days

Voted #1 a cappella group in the U.S., 2007

VOCO is stompin' gorgeous vocals - lush, fierce vocal harmony and delicious vaudevillian combo of cello, accordion and banjo. Original songs, sweet hard-driving Americana, rompin' body percussion, emotional ballads of Eastern Europe. A visionary blend of four exquisite voices.

Moira Smiley - vocals, percussion, banjo, accordion
Jess Basta - vocals, body percussion
Jessica Catron - cello, vocals, body percussion
Christine Enns - vocals, body percussion


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