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First Thursday Improv January 7, 2010
9:30PM - - -
Price:  Free!

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).

The Ghosts Project, Duet for Theremin & Lap Steel January 8, 2010
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $7

The Ghosts Project

Based around sizzling gypsy violin and pounding drums, The Ghosts Project is Paul Mercer / Violin & Davis Petterson / percussion. An improvised music ensemble featuring a revolving lineup of special and unique musical guests, and is a favorite of dance troupes everywhere.


Duet for Theremin & Lap Steel

Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel is Scott Burland (theremin) and Frank Schultz (steel).  Together they create a combination of sounds from two non-fixed-pitch instruments and laptops  in an improv environment with a disregard for traditional styles, creating rich textures,  swooning collages, and hypnotic pulses.

"These sounds are the product of two minds sharing a single headspace and letting the music drive...
Here, they collide with the cerebellum in a graceful, slow-motion crash."  Chad Radford, Creative Loafing Atlanta

"The CD is the sound of two untethered astronauts with a strange and elegant sonic choreography.
...some of the most wonderfully abstract music I’ve heard this year."  Ernie Paik, Chattanooga Pulse

“…like smokestack lightning  rolling through the sub-conscious…” Dave Keifer 

"...a great example of contemporary sound art."  Thomas Gaudynski, The Gaudynski Report

PseudoDiscord (Moon & Pluto showcase) January 9, 2010
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $5

The Moon & Pluto presents


Before The Solstice
Inspired by time, death, mystery, energy, duality, and hope, Before the Solstice combines lyrically-rich songs with a melodic and dynamic soundscape.

Among the myriad of Atlanta-based musicians, Before the Solstice inadverdently connected through their respective escape from cult religions. Channeling their experience through their instruments, a unique, powerful and bittersweet sound arises, filled with symbolism and conviction.


Damon Moon and The Whispering Drifters
This project has been a long time in the making for singer/songwriter Damon Moon. Spending over a year tucked away in a secluded home studio in the hills of North Georgia, Damon Moon has written, recorded, produced, and engineered a whole slew of slow motion freak-outs that he released as his debut record "Meridian Road." A two year stint with The Silver City Rustlers, and a few months on the road with Ocha La Rocha, and a few of his own full US tours under his belt, Damon is quite the seasoned musician. Recently, he has been seen supporting the likes of Jana Hunter, Spindrift, Sleepy Sun, Dead Meadow, and The Warlocks, to name a few. Damon Moon takes listeners for quite a strangely dark, but extremely interesting trip. There's no light at the end of this tunnel, but something in this music tells you that this is a ride you need to take. It's not all too often that a truly unique sound comes from of the historic hills of North Georgia, but let me remind you, this is a unique time.


The 5 members of Stokeswood woke up one day in a black van with a trailer full of equipment and not one one of them knew how they got there. Stokeswood’s independent release, Carassia is like a sonic excursion between the lines of a poet’s story-telling prowess. Thoughtful introspection on the human condition is amplified and challenged by the layered accents of electroacoustic guitars, pianos, synths, strings and drums. The soulful and captivating vocals of Adam Patterson carry each melody flawlessly through the rhythms and musical harmonies of each track.
From start to finish, the album sparkles with intelligent musicality and impressive originality that sets Stokeswood apart from any other band out there right now.


Naomi Lavender

Kirkwood Ballers Club January 28, 2010
9:00PM - - -
Price:  FREE
Kirkwood Ballers Club moves to Eyedrum!

Established in 2004, Kirkwood Ballers Club has long been a weekly staple for Atlanta’s more adventurous musicians. Over the course of approximately 5 years KBC has been housed at 6 locations: a private residence in Kirkwood, the old Lenny’s Bar, 11:11 Teahouse, the Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge, the new Lenny’s Bar, and now at Eyedrum.

Kirkwood Ballers Club’s mission is to moderate monthly free-form musical exchanges, ideas and performances between an evolving cast of experimentally-minded Atlanta area artists in an effort to encourage creative live performances and to foster a greater artistic community.

Just come with your instrument/project/performance and sign up at the door for a 15 minute slot. the lineup is first come/first serve. Also, there will be tables available for local artisans to display their crafts for sell, trade or exhibition...

This event is free to everyone. Doors open at 8pm for artists to sign up to perform. The program will get started promptly at 9pm and end at 12am.

Visit www.kirkwoodballersclub.org for further details, guidelines, etc...


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