The Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls is going on tour! We've released a book on how to form a band, rock out, practice self defense, and more! Now some of the best-loved Rock Camp volunteers and staffers are getting in a car and driving around the nation to tell you about it -- starting with the East Coast! Inspired by this awesome new book, we are hitting the road with an all-girl lineup, featuring Katy Davidson, (musician: Dear Nora), Nicole Georges (zinester: Invincible Summer), and sts (Portland Rock Camp Program Director and drum instructor) with special guests, Local Girls Rock ATL Camper Band: The Lockouts.
The show is an evening of visual art, music, live advice, and peformance created by people who help run the Portland Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls!
There's nothing quite so mysterious as an end
or a beginning ...maybe because there is something
arbitrary about it. The two bookends are an attempt to bring order to a world that is chaotic and endless, to a painting that threatens never to be finished, to a revision
that won't stop, to a creative block that won't start ...even life itself, for those who believe (not us surely) in a prelife and an afterlife, prevents some of us from having a tight fit, a stop and a start time: when does the damn music start anyway??!! In times like these it's hard to say: some will say (perhaps john cage!!): 'the music neverstopped because it never started' or maybe, same yet very different, 'the
music never started because it never stopped.' Yes, there's something downright
about starts and stops, living somewhere in its briar patch, the very definitions of 'liberal' or 'conservative' or 'radical' who are all about timing after all.Ah but improvisation! It starts when you wake up (really?!) and stops when
you go to sleep (not really...maybe) and yet, and an arbitrary yet, much like the economy we see now, it needs its own, freely chosen restraints, stoppages, groupings-which-fall-apart, starting lineup, a mark, a limit, a time-out to go forward, a fallback to push ahead, a benchmark to surpass. The sense of an ending as well as a beginning, will continue on thursday at ED--- oddly enough from 9pm till 11:30. Bring your squeaks and thumps, your ends w/o beginnings,
bring it all
Midnight United w/ Paul Warner
November 9, 2008 8:00PM - - - Price: $10
Midnight United first "united" at Eyedrum, a small venue known for harboring unique and eccentric musicians of the local Atlanta music scene, 1 year ago, to play for a magnificent creative arts collaboration organization called The Hent Project. They started by playing music written by frontman, Jesse Tyler, which was very calm and folk oriented. But with a powerhouse musical mastermind and drummer/guitarist/bassist/pianist/all around musical genius Johnny Harrell, sitting in the back with drumsticks ready to fly, that would have to change.
Soon after a discovery, thanks to guitarist Christian Clark, of a major inspiration in the band Ours and frontman Jimmy Gnecco, Tyler's songwriting began to shift into new terrritories, away from the organic touchy-feel good folk, into a more edgy, experimental rock and roll. "I started listening to this new, really interesting music that I wouldn't have heard before, and sat down one night with a pen and saw the blank piece of paper completely different," said Tyler of his first experience writing rock and roll music. His folk songwriting influence remains throughout their songs and plays a large role on the upcoming album Everyone's A Bit ( ) Sometimes..., which was recorded, mixed and produced by lead guitarist and electronic specialist Andrew Walker. The album is based on the concept that as human beings we all feel the same emotions and/or have the same experiences as each other at one point or another. The trick is sorting out how we percieve those emotions and experiences and how differently they change each of our paths. "We're all so different but we all relate to each other so well. That's because everyone's a bit....whatever they are sometimes."
The debut of Everyone's A Bit ( ) Sometimes... does not have a set release date, but should be appearing shortly on iTunes and other major online distribution sites.
Tyler hopes listeners will take two things from his music. Of course, there’s entertainment and musical satisfaction, but above all, he hopes that those who have inspired him will recognize their impact on his life in the songs, and furthermore, he hopes people can accept and realize someday, that we are all human.
Niggaz With Gratitude
November 12, 2008 9:00PM - - - Price: donation appreciated
About Niggaz With Gratitude
We are Niggaz With Gratitude. Based in Atlanta, Ga, we combine Hip Hop, Punk, Rock, Jazz and a few other genres to culminate our sound. Why name a group of black rockers, Niggaz With Gratitude? Because we are united as a band to say out loud, in our songs, that we are proud to be African Americans. We are forever thankful to White people for bringing our Black ancestors to this wonderful country of America. It is truly the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. As long as you pay your taxes of course... Seriously though, If our ancestors weren't stolen and enslaved into this country we would still be in Africa. We're happy to not be there. HIV, poverty and Maleria would be our only options. Here we have everything. And it's because of White people that we do. We know our message might be a little unconventional, but every African American says what we say to themselves. We just have the balls to say it out loud! If we come to your town you will get ROCKED! We are on a mission from God to take rock music back for the people.
(note - this show is actually a film shoot for a satire mockumentary)
November 19, 2008 10:00PM - - - Price: $5 for all three events
In conjunction this evening's Language Harm/Nonsense Theater event, right afterward will be the SKELETONS!!!!
shiny bizarre rock and roll pop at it's most quirky and transfixing!! now on Tomlab Records, the nice folks who brought us the Books, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, and the Oh Sees (and many more, of course)
After the King Khan & BBQ Show obliterate Lenny's on Friday November 21, the following night, Celebrated nightclub organist and puppeteer, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, will pay Atlanta a visit at the Eyedrum Gallery. During performances, Quintron often uses a custom-made Hammond organ/Fender Rhodes synthesizer combo which is custom built to resemble the body of a car, complete with working Headlights! Miss Pussycat is a multidisciplinary artist from New Orleans who specializes in the puppetry arts and will perform a puppet show before Quintron and Miss Pussycat rock your world.
Hawks open the show and Feature members of Electrosleep Intl. Carbonas will also play. Ticket are availabe at Criminal Records, Decatur CD, Ella Guru or online at www.ticketalternative. com. Also You can charge by phone at 1-877-725-8849.