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

Duck & Herring August 1, 2008
7:00PM - - -
Price:  Free!
THE DUCK & HERRING CO. PROUDLY PRESENTS

A HOT SUMMER LITERARY CAR SMASHING

to celebrate the release of its Pocket Field Guide for Warm Weather
2008, and to get out some summer-heat aggression.



To celebrate the release of its gorgeous and blue Pocket Field Guide for Warm Weather 2008, and to get out some summer-heat aggression, the editors at The Duck & Herring Co, in partnership with Eyedrum, are throwing a car smashing. What is a car smashing, you ask? You know: one of those carnival-like attractions where you pay a tiny bit of money for the right to smash a car with sledgehammer. This is the perfect (and perfectly legal) way to let out hot and sweaty anger over: 1) the person who recently dumped you, 2) the dump-truck driver that cut you off in traffic, 3) your boss's stupid haircut .... and many, many other scenarios, real or imagined.

So come on out, BYOB (bring your own bat, though we will have a sledgehammer on hand), and start smashing! Also, there might be a reading from our Pocket Field Guide, there might be a music sing-along, and you might want to purchase a Pocket Field Guide when it's all said and done.





There will also be a used book sale to benefit Eyedrum.
Bring some books to donate! And bring money to buy some!

WHERE: Eyedrum parking lot
WHEN: August 1, 2008, 7 p.m.
HOW MUCH: $1 for 1 minute of car smashing.

Note: Participants will be required to sign a waiver indicating they are taking part in the car smashing at their own risk.

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

Richard Ramirez (Werewolf Jerusalem) August 2, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  6.00
Richard Ramirez of Houston's Black Leather Jesus!
Richard Ramirez is an American noise music artist from Houston, Texas, recording and performing both as a solo artist and as part of several groups
and Houston Noise Bands, including Black Leather Jesus, Priest in Shit, and the "static noise" solo project Werewolf Jerusalem. He is often noted for
being one of the earlier American noise artists to produce work in the Japanese "harsh noise" style. He has done collaborations and split releases with many figures in the noise field, including Merzbow, Emil Beaulieau, Skin Crime, and MSBR.


RU-486, Ze'rO-sum, Crawling Iris, and Graham Moore open...

ze'r0-sum is the project of Jovan Hernandez (Black Leather Jesus). Dark/neo-classical ambient works are his signature for this project.

RU-486 is a power electronics noise project from Mississippi.

CRAWLING IRIS is an experimental/noise project of Heidi Torrico from Houston,TX.

Graham Moore, of (To Live & Shave In LA) A collage, avant abstract of random
splash cuts and curious sounds.

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

monthly show on WREK 91.1 FM August 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. (Note: this month we got a late start, so fast-forward about 20 minutes to get to the beginning of the show.)

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!



Great show this month! We started with Bangers and then Indigovox, two groups that will be playing at Eyedrum in the next month. Then we had a visit in the studio with the guys from the "Get Off The Road" / "Ride Or Die" bike-themed show happening at Eyedrum on August 15th. In between banter we played music by bands performing at that event, including Diamond Jackie, All The Saints, Zoroaster and Android Not Man. Then we played Parachutes, Psychedelic Horseshit, LaDonna Smith with Killick, an Open Improv excerpt, the Frode Gjerstad Trio (at ED again Aug 29th), Roger Ruzow and The 4th Ward Ensemble (Aug 30th), Marc Ribot and finally Francisco Lopez. During voice breaks you could also hear local electronic/noise artist Rajio playing in the background; with Chairlift, he's opening for Ariel Pink on Aug 4th.

LaDonna and Misha duo and TONGUES ON FIRE ... August 3, 2008
8:30PM - - -
Price:  5
LaDonna Smith from Birmingham USA

From Alabama, LaDonna is a "fire bucket" violist, and violinist, first generation pioneer on the American avant-garde improvisation front and keeper/editor/producer of the improvisor, a collective music journal of free improvisation now on the web at www.the-improvisor.com. Moscow born Misha Feigin brings the elements of poetry, vocals, the old-world romance and dynamic energy to the collaboration, improvising on guitar and balalaika.

TONGUES ON FIRE TENT REVIVAL AND PROPHETIC RE-ADJUSTMENT MUSIC SOCIETY from Atlanta USA

ARIEL PINK'S HAUNTED GRAFFITI, CHAIRLIFT August 4, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $8 in advance / $8 at the Door
THE DOOR TIME HAS CHANGED! DOORS OPEN AT 9PM!! SORRY FOR THE CONFUSION WE ARE VERY SORRY. GET HERE AT 9PM ON TIME AS MUSIC WILL START AT 9:30 WITH RAJIO THEN CHAIRLIFT AT 10PM. ARIEL PINK'S HAUNTED GRAFFITI WILL GO ON AT 10:45.


EYEDRUM Monday August 4
ARIEL PINK's HAUNTED GRAFFITI

CHAIRLIFT
RAJIO

All Ages/ 9pm / $8 advance / $8 at Door

Purchase advance tickets at the following outlets:
Criminal Records * Ella Guru * Decatur CD * www.ticketalternative.com

Brought to you by TIGHT BROS NETWORK

Ariel Pink (born Ariel Marcus Rosenberg on June 24, 1978) is an avant-garde/hauntology musician who is based in Los Angeles. He attended Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California. Later attending the School of Art at the California Institute of the Arts. Married to Alisa Daniels, July 2002 - still married. Pink has been recording his music on tape since 1996 but it wasn't until after he passed a CD-R to the New York-based band Animal Collective that his commercial musical career took off. He has since caught the attention of various media sources, especially in the Los Angeles area. As most of his albums are self-made, many of them have never been heard by fans.

Pink produces and plays almost all of his own music, and is noted for creating drum sounds using primarily his mouth, and sometimes his armpits. His home recording technique gives his music a very lo-fi sound, to the point where new listeners may mistake the era of his music.

Pink cites R. Stevie Moore--friend, mentor, and "father of home recording"--as one of his major influences. Pink boasts a cult following and endorsements from more widely known artists such as fellow Paw Tracks artists Animal Collective.

Aside from his music, Pink makes semi-abstract and surreal grotesque drawings, which can be purchased from his unofficial website, ARIEL PINK haunted house, for a hefty price. Pink is also an avid contributor to Steve Quayle's Genesis 6 project, which is considered the authority on giants; their origins, and their "unimaginable cruelty, sexual perversity, and cannibalism."[1]

Underground Releases can be purchased from Ariel and his friends' self made label called Human Ear Music: http://www.humanearmusic.com/

Ariel Pink Oddities&Soddomies



Opening: Eva Nelson + Madeline Polites August 5, 2008
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free


Opening reception for "What's the Buzz," Art Committee Intern Eva Nelson's exhibit in the hallway of Gallery 1.
Along with photos and mixed media work by Madeline Polites.
Through August 16th.









Grape Tree Collective August 6, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Indie / experimental / folkrock

Featuring bands in the Grape Tree collective:
The Good Moods
The Hotels
The Vulpines

The Grape Tree collective has been around in Atlanta since 2004. Current bands include No Face, The Hotels, Good Moods, Goodnight Mush, MLK and any band with members of the collective in them. Extended family includes Supreeme, any project with Negashi, Shaka or Sam, Molotov Pipedream, Elia and his friends.

myspace

grapetreecollective.blogspot.com

open improv: Mysterious signals from beyond August 7, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  free/donation
MYSTERIOUS SIGNALS FROM BEYOND

signals signals everywhere
within without
noisy louts form one step beyond within
cascading doubts laid waste
stomping on your ax dude
flayed spurting in the
frozen wastes beyond the atmosphere
ringing klanging
meeting buzz zizz
yr inchoate thoughts within

play it where it lays sam

"you don't need a weather vane
to know which way the wind blows"

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

The Cotton Club- rehearsal August 8, 2008
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $10

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

Galleries 1 + 2 shows end August 9, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Last chance to check out For Good Measure in Gallery 1 and The Monster Show in Gallery 2.

The Cotton Club- presented by Gotta Dance August 9, 2008
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $10


1920's New York City...The Cotton Club boasted some of the greatest African American entertainers of the era. Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, and Dorothy Dandridge.

August 9th 2008 the vibrant chic style of the club will be in full form with the 1920's inspired choreographers showcase. Including the work of choreographer's Quincy, Quez, Brent & Kahlil, Monica, Jessica, Rikki, and Cassondra. Come experience a night filled with talent.

Audience is encouraged to dress for the evening in 1920's style attire.





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

For Good Measure art pick-up August 10, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM

de-install artwork August 10, 2008


For Good Measure art pick-up August 11, 2008
7:00PM - 10:00PM

de-install artwork August 11, 2008


For Good Measure art pick-up August 12, 2008
7:00PM - 10:00PM

Art Committee meeting August 12, 2008
7:30PM - 9:00PM

de-install artwork August 12, 2008


Arms and Sleepers, Chris Devoe, Indigovox August 13, 2008
9:00PM - - -
A diverse night brimming with lovely soundscapes...

Arms and Sleepers enchant with intense cinematic songs. Ambience, synth washes, and churning live drumming combine to create a special thing of sublime beauty.

DJ Chris Devoe from Atlanta cranks out warm and punchy hip hop inspired turntablism backed in this incarnation by electric piano and drums. so so great.

Indigovox is a one-woman synth pop machine, with thobbing beats and squiggly keyboard work...at once pretty and catchy.


Install for Bike Show August 14, 2008
10:00AM - 12:00AM

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

GET OFF THE STREET!!! Ride or Die . . . August 15, 2008
7:00PM - 12:00AM
Price:  $7 or $5 if arrive on your Bike


GET OFF THE STREET!!! Ride or Die
ART, BIKES, METAL


GET OFF THE STREET!!! Ride or Die is a celebration of bike culture. Highlights of this one night only event include performances by Zoroaster, All The Saints, Diamond Jackie, Bike Contests and Art inspired by the culture of bicycles.

GET OFF THE STREET!!! Ride or Die is presented by The Greater Atlanta Design Alliance (theGADA), an Atlanta based collective is made up of Graphic Designers, Photographers, Illustrators and Traditional Painters. theGADA was established in early 2006, GET OFF THE STREET!!! Ride or Die will be their fourth collective show.

“As a group we are eagerly seeking an open platform to promote our mission,” says Joey Venters, “Working within the broad theme of Bicycle Culture, we hope to promote aesthetics, environmental health, awareness, creativity and community.”

“The title to the show,” continues Venters, “is dedicated to those of us that have heard this statement yelled at them while biking around the city of Atlanta.”

Participating artists include: Tyson McAdoo, Jon Hinkemeyer, Legrand, CATCH, Joey Venters, Trevor Wallis, Mick Bailey, Jordan Gunter, Matt Christison, Tim Song, Matthew Miller, Chewy and Mike Fram.

GET OFF THE STREET!!! Ride or Die will commence at 8:00 pm on Friday August the 15th at EYEDRUM. Tickets are $7.00 a person or $5 if you ride your bike to the event. Music starts at 9:00.

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

Deinstall of Bike Show August 16, 2008
6:00PM - 12:00AM

Eva Nelson's Hallway Show ends August 16, 2008


Small Gallery show ends August 16, 2008


art install August 17, 2008
8:00AM - 8:00PM

NO GALLERY HOURS today August 17, 2008

Please join us on Saturday, August 23, from 7-11PM for the opening reception of the Ruth Stanford solo exhibit in Galleries 1 & 2

art install August 18, 2008
8:00AM - 8:00PM

art install August 19, 2008
8:00AM - 8:00PM

Film meet-up August 19, 2008
7:00PM - - -
Film Industry Local Meetup - Atlanta
FILMAtlanta

"We make films. We have individual projects and FILMAtlanta group projects. We network to build crews and casts to get projects done. We have a set of scripts we plan to do this year. We hope you will join us in collaborating on films in the Atlanta area.

Check our MessageBoard for opportunities, and post there when you need someone for a project. There is a lot of talent in the group. We Make Films!"

More info...

art install August 20, 2008
8:00AM - 8:00PM

art install August 21, 2008
8:00AM - 8:00PM

LANGUAGE HARM August 21, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $5
This month's LANGUAGE HARM show will be slightly theatrical, or perhaps it could be seen as an enactment. However you wish to interpret, what the Atlanta Poets Group will be doing is having one of our weekly meetings (a tradition of some 11 years now) behind an unbroken forth wall. What really goes on at these APG meetings? Now is your chance to get a (condensed) glimpse of that as it's recreated for you live.

art install August 22, 2008
8:00AM - 8:00PM

NO GALLERY HOURS today August 22, 2008

Please join us on Saturday, August 23, from 7-11PM for the opening reception of the Ruth Stanford solo exhibit in Galleries 1 & 2

Opening reception: Ruth Stanford's Cryptoecology August 23, 2008
7:00PM - 11:00PM
Price:  free


OPENING will include an interactive paintball target piece. Come out to get your shoot on!

In Galleries 1 & 2
Cryptoecology, a solo exhibit by Ruth Stanford, GSU Assistant Professor of Sculpture

I began my career as a biologist, investigating ecology and the
evolution of animal behavior. I have long understood my transition to
art making in terms of process – formulating questions, imagining
scenarios and explanations for what we observe in the world. The
questions “what is this?,” “why are things this way?” and “how might
this have come to be?” are common to scientific investigations and art.


In spite of understanding this conceptual similarity of art and science,
I have never quite come to terms with connections in subject matter
between my career as a scientist and my career as an artist. Art
dealing with environmental subject matter too often takes the form of a
lesson, telling us something we already know. Survival is an
evolutionary concept, but also a human physical and emotional one. The
works in Cryptoecology comprise a series of reflections on our
relationship to the natural world. The works do not present any
particular point of view, but simply provide a starting point for
reformulating questions when the answers already are clear.

Through Oct 4

Small Gallery opening: Daniel Osborne August 23, 2008
8:00PM - 10:00PM
Price:  free


Daniel Osborne
Through Sept 13

NO REGULAR GALLERY HOURS today August 23, 2008

Please join us tonight from 7-11PM for the opening reception of the Ruth Stanford solo exhibit in Galleries 1 & 2

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

rehearsal August 24, 2008
6:30PM - - -

Chinese Coffee: Preview August 25, 2008
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $12/$10 for students

Chinese Coffee


a play written by Ira Lewis
directed by Dikran Tulaine
featuring Patrick Wood and Steven Westdahl

Please click here for more information on this event.

Chinese Coffee August 26, 2008
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $12/$10 for students


Chinese Coffee


a play written by Ira Lewis

directed by Dikran Tulaine

featuring Patrick Wood and Steven Westdahl

www.chinesecoffeetheplay.com

Mon August 25th 8pm (preview)
Tue August 26th 8pm
Wed August 27th 8pm
Thu August 28th 8pm
Mon September 1st 8pm
Tue September 2nd 8pm
Wed September 3rd 8pm

'Chinese Coffee' is about what every artist truly fears: A direct confrontation in mid-life with the failure of their youthful ambitions and the truth about who and what they really are & have allowed themselves to become. Two life-long 'friends' – Jake, a photographer, and Harry, a novelist – begin the play in desperation and squalor & manage to raise those stakes by dissecting the painful truth about themselves and their relationship with the darkly funny vigor of two skilled boxers beating each other to a slow death in a worn-out ring with no hope of a bell to call rest.

The script is 54 pages long, which means the show will run straight through -– no intermission -– for about 70-80 minutes. The play is set in one place -– Jake's apartment -- and takes place over the course of one evening.

'Scrabble' is a polite word game for children and adults ... This Is War.

Chinese Coffee August 27, 2008
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $12/$10 for students

Chinese Coffee


a play written by Ira Lewis
directed by Dikran Tulaine
featuring Patrick Wood and Steven Westdahl

Please click here for LOTS more information about this event!

Chinese Coffee August 28, 2008
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $12/$10 for students

Chinese Coffee


a play written by Ira Lewis
directed by Dikran Tulaine
featuring Patrick Wood and Steven Westdahl

Please click here for LOTS more information about this event!

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

Parachutes, Thank You, Gjerstad/Nilssen-Love duo August 29, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $10
Parachutes (Iceland) (11:30p)
Thank You (10:30p)
Frode Gjerstad/ Paal Nilssen-Love duo (9:15p)
All Ages / $10 / 8pm

Originally Alex Somers and Scott Alario, Parachutes is now a 7 piece Icelandic pop band. Their music creates a soundscape of flowing rhythms , beautifully fashioned drum thumps, and orchestrated harmonies. The songs "Your Stories" & "Tree Roots Turn to Forts" were mixed by Jonsi Birgisson of Sigur Ros and feature the strings of Amiina. They will be making their first U.S. appearance in Atlanta on Friday August 29 at Eyedrum gallery.

Parachutes myspace

Thank You is an athletic rhythm/action unit from Baltimore, made up of Jeffrey McGrath, Michael Bouyoucas, and Elke Wardlaw. They are three free individuals, subsumed into a collective form that spits out dank, skittering tracks filled with light and dark. Their new album, Terrible Two, was engineered by Baltimore's beloved J. Robbins (Yeasayer, Mary Timony, Jets to Brazil) at his studio in Baltimore and mixed by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Celebration, TV on the Radio) at his studio in New York City.

**BREAKING NEWS: Vice magazine (Italy) names Thank You - Terrible Two "Best Album of the Month"! **

thrill jockey

Paal Nilssen-Love is one of Norway's most active drummers and has established himself as a powerful and dynamic musician through regular groups with Mats Gustafsson (The Thing), Ken Vandermark (School Days) and Peter Brotzmann (Chicago 10tet) among others.

With over 20 recordings as a leader Frode Gjerstad has established himself as a major saxophonist on the international scene. His groups have included Johnny Dyani, Kent Carter, John Stevens, William Parker, and Hamid Drake, whom he toured the US with in 2000.

Paal website

micropress booth at decatur book festival August 30, 2008
10:00AM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
Eyedrum literary committee showing Atlant Poets Group poetry PSAs, chapbooks, and other local independent publications. Come visit the booth number 259 on August 30th between 10am and 6pm, and Sunday noon to 6pm.

Brought to you by Fifth Planet Press.

regular gallery hours August 30, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

Atlanta Sedition Orchestra + Atlanta 4th Ward Orch August 30, 2008
8:00PM - - -
spearheaded by roger ruzow, musicians donate their efforts to help eyedrum.

The Atlanta Sedition Orchestra

and

Atlanta 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra founded in 2008 by Roger Ruzow merges two styles of music not thought of as compatible in the traditional sense. The original compositions and arrangements blend traditional Klezmer influenced songs and styles with West and South African rhythms to create an exotic amalgamation of afro-beats, Eastern European stomps and American jazz.
The ten piece jazz-orchestra features an all star lineup of some of Atlanta’s best musical talent.

4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra
feat:
Colin Bragg - guitar
Chris Case - keyboard
Ben Davis - sax
Jeff Crompton – sax/clarinet
Jonathan - trombone
Ben Gettys - bass
Keith Leslie - drums
Bill Nittler - sax/clarinet
Roger Ruzow - trumpet
Blake Williams - trombone


micropress booth at decatur book festival August 31, 2008
12:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
Eyedrum literary committee showing Atlant Poets Group poetry PSAs, chapbooks, and other local independent publications. Come visit the booth number 259 on August 30th between 10am and 6pm, and Sunday noon to 6pm.

Brought to you by Fifth Planet Press.

regular gallery hours August 31, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

ADVENTURE (carpark records) August 31, 2008
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $5

EYEDRUM Sunday August 31
ADVENTURE

EAR PWR
CCIVORY
(8-bit wonder rocks DJ SET w/ Gameboy)
WATERLOO

All Ages/ 8pm / $5 advance / $5 at Door
Brought to you by TIGHT BROS NETWORK



Purchase advance tickets at the following record stores:
Criminal Records * Ella Guru * Decatur CD * Ticket Alternative


Adventure is 24 year-old North Carolina native and recent Baltimore transplant Benny Boeldt. His ultra-melodic synth compositions pull from his earliest exposure to the 8-bit soundtracks of the Sega Genesis video game catalog. But it's not just retro video game music. Mix in the kitschy Moogy sound of Hot Butter's "Popcorn", the saturated disco-theatrics of late seventies electro-pop acts like Sparks and Yellow Magic Orchestra, and a penchant for Eastern European diminished scales and you've come pretty close to Adventure's accelerated baroque sound. Adventure is an advanced, dance-floor friendly take on the music of early video gaming. Let the epic quest for the master sword begin!

Tight Bros Network is proud to introduce you to Atlanta's hairtastic, Chris Calzone, AKA CCIVORY.
This kid rocks a Gameboy while covering Daft Punk's "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" and Michael Sembello's "Shes' a Maniac" from the iconic eighties film Flashdance during his live sets. His performances are similar to that of a Girl Talk show but he sings on occasion and we are excited to have him booked at Eyedrum with new Carpark Records recording artist Adventure on Sunday August 31 beginning at 8pm with admission only $5. This event is all ages.

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