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Divisions / Standing Behind U w Knives /Noble Rust March 2, 2009
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $7
Florida's Divisions offer up relentlessly nasty metalish hardcore.."some of the most pissed off, heavy hardcore songs I've ever heard. (the) vocals sound fucking poisoned and furious"...human crush records...
the only link i have at this point:
here you can listen to "Vomit Hounds" and "Blinding Rain"...awesome...

Also on the bill, Standing Behind You With Knives (http://www.standingbehindyouwithknives.com/), local metal goers with some true oddities in their mix...twisted heavy shit indeed.

Also also...Noble Rust (http://www.myspace.com/noblerust), bringing in layers of samples and fucked up metal racket like nobody's damn business.

come to this show and get your brain mashed in.
it will be awesome.

Zepubicle with Tatsuya Nakatani March 4, 2009
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $7

Zepubicle is Punky. Arty. Doomy. Trancey. Folky. Scrapey. Noisy. Pushy. Pully. Southy. Worldwise. Undercomfortable corners, a series of postcards from distant times and places, narrower and wider in scope than your everyday group. There are numerous and wonderfully supportive glitches that enhance the Technicolor antiqueness of it all. Listen as you would to a dribbling brook or crushing whirlpool. The music hovers at devastatingly quiet with the odd intrusion of saturation through volume, restoring at last the much-missed art of dynamic range. Join us and celebrate.

Zepubicle is made up of these interesting people:

Killick of Athens, Georgia recontextualizes and lays bare the joyous friction of composition/improvisation, hi-fi/no-fi, academic/popular, good/bad/indifferent, groove/chance, intentional/inevitable, controlling chaos and chaos-ing control with precision abandon whilst exorcising exercises in favor of substantial contributions to the aural landscape. Killick is best known as a performer on his sympathetic stringed H'arpeggione, which he plays with Appalachian Trance Metal aplomb.

Marshall Marrotte of Atlanta, Georgia is an improvising musician, amateur musicologist and sonic contortionist. He performs as often as possible with an assortment of fellow raconteurs and charlatans. Marshall plays bass, revering and reinterpreting everything from New Orleans funk to art-rock missives, straddling the complete breakdown of the musical multiverse.

Jeff McLeod of Montgomery, Alabama is a multi-multi-instrumentalist and musical mayhemist making noise and soothing wounds with whatever he can get his hands on. Over the past 15 years he has toured, composed and worked with countless like-minded freakazoids all over the skin of the good Earth. Jeff performs on guitar; drones, hot licks, and stutters dance with unabashed love for the Devil's chord.

Tatsuya Nakatani of Easton, Pennsylvania is our special guest for the set, making a trio a true quartet. Originally from Osaka, Japan, Tatsuya brings his incredible depth and simpatico to Zepubicle. He is a truly a master musician, utilizing conventional percussion towards an idiosyncratic and complete soundscape. Tatsuya's control and restraint entangles tension and release, soaring above and below the music with beautiful form.


First Thursday Open Improv March 5, 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).

Wonka Live, Burning Artist(s) Sale March 6, 2009
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $7


DE-Composed music

Wonka is a very different group and the music is not limited by any rules or etiquette:

The playing is unique and the musicians different attitudes and background from various idioms is mixed spontaneously.

No compositions or restrictions are applied and everything is created in the very moment.

Everything is allowed nothing banned.

Wonka is also very Scandinavian in its attempt at organizing FREEDOM !!

Gunnar Backman:

'Swimming with a hole in my body'
producer, technician, composer, arranger, musician. 6,12, string fretted and fretless virtual guitar ( vg8 ex and vg88), live loops,
6,12, string acoustic guitar, banjo, synths, delays, holds, live samples, and more. gunnar says this about his own music. ”i play more and more free form music based on sounds and live loops, live samples and live delays. i have also written classical pieces, such as an organ concert that had its premiere i st. petersburg, russia. i have also written choir works, string quartet chamber music, etc.” he is presently working on a number of studio projects where his groups, tinnitus therapi trip and tors hammare are playing a major part. he is also doing a number of projects for independent bands as producer, recording engineer, and mastering engineer. dvd production, cd-lp mastering, recording, mixing, arranging,composition, concertos, and more 25 years in the music business : music for : dance, performance, films , theater, tv, radio, cd, cd-rom, ep, lp.choir works, concerto for church organ, string quartets big band suites pop, rock, and world music m.m.performances in : usa, denmark, england, france, japan, spain, sweden, germany , finland and elsewhere. "I don't think we should rehearse at all before recording it would somehow destroy it. I
don't think any band ever has become any better by rehearsing!"

Anders Berg:
"I demolish my bridges behind me, then there is no choice but forward"
I play electric and acoustic bass ,4 strings fretted and fretless bass, "I think music should be free, like painting with your eyes closed" I live in a small village in the north of Sweden. For as long as I can remember music has always been around me and my family. (folk, rock and jazz ) I first picked up a guitar at the age of 13 just for fun. In the late 70s everybody had to be in a band and I ended up playing bass. We had lots of fun, unaware that we were getting practice playing together and making songs. In the 80s I played in a few bands in different styles, made demos, played gigs and had big dreams. I want to create landscapes and new sounds. Today the computer is a very helpful tool.

Henrik Wartel

Henrik Wartel has a solid background within experimental music and more. He works as freelance musician and has since he started his career in Eje Thelin Group played with all and everybody. Jukka Tullonen, Position Alpha, Monika Zetterlund, Egba, Cecilia Wennerström, Svante Turesson, Bernt Rosengren, Tommy Koverhult, Krister Andersson, Roland Keijser. Gunnar lindgren, Powel Ramel to mention some of them. Many recordings have been made and he has been on tour in endless of countries. He is now active in Position Alpha, Spår, Triple Heather, Migrän, Kaloush and lately also Bizjam.


4th Ward Afro-Klezmerorchestra March 7, 2009
9:00PM - - -
Price:  7

4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra

Atlanta's 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra founded in 2008 by Gold Sparkle Band member 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 nine piece jazz-orchestra features an all star lineup of some of Atlanta’s best musical talent, members and former members of such ensembles as: Cadillac Jones, Bazooka Ants, Noot d' Noot, Standard Deviation, Sahmada, Chilli Willie Blues Band, Perkenjie Shift, Gold Sparkle Band and Nu South Subteraneans just to name a few.
This ensemble provides new most excellent music!!

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

website: www.afroklezmermusic.com

Daniel Clay

Daniel Clay will be opening the evening with songs from his latest release the "Protestant" and many more songs from the Daniel Canon.

"Clay's songs are filled with a dark, almost bleak, uncertainty against which his characters, and by extension all of us, struggle. That struggle is both spiritual and existential, though the difference between the two may be little more than a shade of a degree . . . he thoughtfully explores the many contradictions embedded in modern belief . . . the structure he uses to do this is both surprisingly traditional and thematically ingenious." - Nerd Litter

website: www.danielclaymusic.com

Jonathan Chen and Andrew Raffo Dewar March 12, 2009
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $5

"I’ve been repeatedly impressed by the consistency and rigor of [Chen's] work...lovely and unexpected..." Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

Andrew Raffo Dewar, saxophone, and Jonathan Chen, violin will perform three 20 minute sets.
One set will be performed together as a duo and two sets will be performed solo. In their solo sets they will perform improvised works informed by generative idioms that have been developed compositionally. As a duo, Chen and Dewar will improvise freely.

JONATHAN CHEN’s work includes installation, composition, improvisation, interpretation, and video. One of his current projects, Platform, is a component within a larger research project linking the philosophies of Marcel Duchamp and Friedrich Nietzsche and involves the installation of slowly moving platforms. Chen’s work has been performed or installed at venues both in the U.S. and internationally. He has worked with artists such as Tatsu Aoki, Anthony Braxton, Flux String Quartet, & Alvin Lucier among others. He received his Master of Music in violin performance from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL in 1999. In 2006 he completed his Master of Arts in music composition at Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. Chen is currently working on his PhD in Electronic Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

ANDREW RAFFO DEWAR is a composer, improviser, woodwind instrumentalist, ethnomusicologist and Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts in the New College and music department at the University of Alabama, USA.

Since 1995, he has been active in the music communities of Minneapolis, New Orleans, the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City, performing his work in North America, Southeast Asia and Europe.

He has had the good fortune to study and make music with saxophonist/composers Steve Lacy, Anthony Braxton
and Phillip Greenlief, composer Alvin Lucier, trumpeter/composer
Bill Dixon, and multi-instrumentalist improviser Milo Fine.

He has also studied and performed Indonesian traditional and experimental music off and on for more than a decade.

As a composer, Dewar's pieces have been performed by the Flux Quartet (NYC), Sekar Anu (Indonesia), the Koto Phase ensemble (USA/Japan) and the XYZ composer collective (NYC). He has received grants from Arts International, Meet The Composer and the Getty Foundation to support his work.

Klimchak, The Ghosts Project March 13, 2009
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $7


Klimchak loves opposites. That may explain why he's played with bands as diverse as disco diva RuPaul and avant hipster Bruce Hampton. "I think of music as a crazy-quilt of different styles and patterns. I'm the thread that holds the whole mess together," says the Atlanta-based composer and percussionist. "I love the clash of colors and opposing patterns. That's where the music comes alive."

On his solo CD, The Beat and The Buzz, he works the difference between electronic and acoustic music styles. Electrobeat buzzes clash with soulful hand drumming. An urban funk groove explodes into a hoedown of jaw harp and handclaps. Tuvan throat singing provides a sound bed for a flowering samba ensemble featuring the pig-like grunting of the Brazilian Cuica. This could be the loops of sample-hungry turntable collagists and laptop-toting poindexters. But it's not. One of the important qualities of Klimchak's music is that he plays it all himself. "I don't have anything against buying and using samples and loops of other people's music. For what I'm doing it's easier and quicker just to record myself playing the instrument."

Of course that is easy for Klimchak to say, since he owns and plays literally hundreds of instruments. "I've been collecting sound-makers since the late 1970's. When I have some free time, I usually sit down and learn to play a new flute or percussion instrument." It could be an early electronic instrument like the sci-fi staple, the theremin or a low-tech rawhide frame drum from the Middle East. It's all grist for the sound-mill. "In the modern world of Ebay and the internet, locating exotic instruments for cheap and getting instructions on playing them is a lot easier than it used to be."

Klimchak has been working exclusively in this style since the mid-eighties. Between stints with RuPaul, Hampton, and his two bass-vocal-percussion band, Fab Area, he began working on solo works for modern dance and theater. He uses his knowledge of exotic instruments and the sounds they make to provide a live underscore theater productions. Many of his recent works have been at the Georgia Shakespeare Festival. He has written and performed scores for the plays: Othello, Henry IV, Hamlet, Tartuffe, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Cymbeline. In addition, he's done scores for Shakespeare's Coriolanus at Shakespeare Santa Cruz, a live score for No Exit at Le Neon Theater in Washington, DC (nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for best sound design), and a live score for Malinche performed at the Bovenzaal Stadsschouwburg in Amsterdam. His latest score was for the Center for Puppetry Art's version of The Ugly Duckling for which he composed taped music & live music composed for the puppeteer, using instruments Klimchak designed as part of the set. Next up is the remount of Klimchak's rock & roll musical Weather Rocks opening in January at the Puppetry Center.

Klimchak's dance work is equally important to his style. His recent work includes scores for Jane Comfort ("Three Bagatelles for the Righteous, excerpt (Election Update 2004)", performed in NYC at the Joyce Theater by Jane Comfort and Co in September) and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar of Urban Bush Women ("Are We Democracy?", performed at Emory University's Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts). He regularly composes for faculty and guest choreographers at Emory University.


The Ghosts Project is an improvised music ensemble featuring composer/violinist Paul Mercer (of The Changelings, Brass Knuckle Surfer, Dp3 and The Sweet Meat Love and Holy Cult,) percussionist Davis Petterson (of Dp3, Zentropy, Strezo, Khat and Smoking Section). It is an effort to evoke emotional atmospheres through improvisation on a wide variety of instruments. The style of music is an assimilation of the trio's performing experience, combining elements of western classical music, hindustani, various folk styles, dub and other influences.


Less Is More (More or Less): contemp. composition March 20, 2009
8:00PM - - -
Price:  10/5 (student id)
Less is More
(More or Less)

New Works by Altanta Composers

Stuart Gerber | percussionist
Mark Gresham | composer
Al Matthews | video Artist
Jen Mitchell | composer /dj
Darren Nelsen | composer

front-edge music and performance art by:

John Luther Adams
Alexander Babel
Giorgia Battestelli
Frederic Rzewski
Stuart Saunders Smith
Christian Wolff

To-Night Golden Curls,Lonely Procession,Gashy March 23, 2009
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $5
this will be a fun cheap show. and you'll be in bed by midnight if we have anything to do with it.

There's something interesting in the watering hole shared by Ohio's prevailing noise scene, with local label Epicene Sounds at the forefront of an entire movement in sound...with bands like Teeth Collection, Watersports, and To-Night Golden Curls holding the torch for a special little nook of the genre. In a time where noise is hailed as the "new punk rock" or is utilized as an agitation device/retaliation against musical conventions, anything unique and singular is refreshing and appreciated. To-Night Golden Curls is not just "anything" however, and it's certainly not just "noise". While it is most often decidedly non-musical (the definition of noise in music), it is NOT decidedly unpleasant by any stretch. Found sounds and drifting haunting melodic passages ebb and flow through the foreground while distant clatters and unidentifiable ruckus ensues somewhere in the distance. Imagine being stuck in a dark motel room on the outskirts of town in the dead of night. One of your neighbors is slowly and methodically rearranging furniture. In another room, a scuffle ensues, the muffled voices barely audible. In yet another, a haunting soundtrack plays out to no one and the world continues turning....the entire experience is as haunting as it is familiar and reassuring.

To-Night Golden Curls: http://www.communitycollegerecords.com/tngc/
TNGC myspace: http://www.myspace.com/tonightgoldencurls/
"press" page: http://www.communitycollegerecords.com/tngc/reviews.html

Lonely Procession myspace: http://www.myspace.com/thelonelyprocession

hypnotic country tinged madness from the back hollers of georgia. multi-instrumentalist nick stinson combines harmonica, guitar, and vocals all meshed together by thick echoing sinues. drones and melodies become occasionally indistinguishable and the whole mess somehow relates something vernacular and regional as it does something bizarre and in a world of its own.

These are Powers March 24, 2009

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$7 in advance / $7 at the door / 9pm
Advance tickets available online here
Or at the following Outlets:
www.ticketalternative.com * Decatur CD* Fantasyland Records

These are Powers:
These Are Powers is an experimental music group from Brooklyn, New York and Chicago, Illinois. The band mixes polyrhythm with samples and other electronic sounds and noise rock.

After the short lived n0 things, ex Liars bass player, Pat Noecker formed the band with Anna Barie (vocals/guitar) (ex Knife Skills & Fxxxing Lion) and Ted McGrath (drums). The latter was replaced by electroacoustic drummer/percussionist Bill Salas. Noecker plays a prepared bass guitar with a wooden dowel put under the strings which functions as an additional 3rd bridge. Salas is also active as a producer and solo artist under the name Brenmar. The band is on Dead Oceans Records in the U.S. and has a vinyl release with the Swedish label Deleted Art. These Are Powers also appears in live improvised performances and collaborations as These Our Powers.

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The Chap:
The Chap are an experimental pop band from London. Their music is a mix of rock and pop with small quantities of almost every other genre thrown in for good measure. They are known for their energetic live shows which often end with exploding violins and cellos.

Atlanta's Balkans and Lyonnais open the show.

Brought to you in association with Triple D's


Asobi Seksu March 25, 2009

Price:  $8 in advance / $10 at the door
 00082 65 20 82840256 L
$8 in advance / $10 at the door / 9pm
Advance tickets available online here
Or at the following Outlets:
www.ticketalternative.com * Decatur CD* Fantasyland Records

Asobi Seksu (colloquial Japanese for “playful sex”) released its debut album in 2004 to significant critical acclaim, winning rave reviews from the New York Times, Nylon, Under the Radar, YRB, and XLR8R, among others; scoring a #1 video on mtvU’s Dean’s List with the song “Walk on the Moon;” garnering a top ten spot on CMJ’s radio charts; and becoming an instant favorite in the NYC scene, playing packed shows at the Bowery, Knitting Factory, and Mercury Lounge.

For its second album, the band regrouped with a new rhythm section and headed into Gigantic Studios in New York to record with producer Chris Zane (Les Savy Fav, Calla, the Cloud Room). The result is tremendous: a powerful, sweeping album, sung in both English and Japanese, that showcases Yuki and James’ ever-growing songwriting skills. Once again, designer Sean McCabe (Interpol, Spoon, Mates of State) has created a stunningly psychedelic visual aesthetic for Citrus that further brings to life the band’s vision.

Asobi Seksu have always been masters at creating musical textures; gauzy, cloudy dreamscapes for their slower songs and squalls of guitar and daisy-chained effect pedals for their barnstormers. What truly distinguishes Citrus, though, is that the band has now married this ability to a finely honed pop sensibility. The songs here aren’t just “pretty,” they’re melodically rich and incredibly catchy. As their captivating live show attests, Asobi Seksu have outgrown the comparisons to My Bloody Valentine and Lush, and have finally realized their potential as one of New York’s greatest bands. True to its name, Citrus is every bit as sweet and delicious as it sounds.


Jerkagram, Talibam!, Duet 4 Theremin & Lap Steel March 31, 2009
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $7



Jerkagram is a noisy and reactionary improv/psych-rock outfit from New York that bashes out aggressive and ramshackle art-rock clusters of rhythm and dirge.

"We are completely improvisational and use our music to commune with the cosmos and represent ourselves in our fullest state of energy."



"Gonzo jazz rock fusion at its most inspired." - Paris Transatlantic

"Ornette Coleman playing on Soft Machine's Fourth in hell... Talibam!'s brand of shitstorm skronk is grounded in more intelligent thought and dynamic group exchange than many of the more hyped transmissions from the contemporary American 'noise' underground." - Tiny Mix Tapes Dot Com

Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel


"The chemistry they share takes shape in an improvised back-and-forth, where waves of ambiance and dreamy drones weave into one another to form a spectral web of sound. The music is experimental by design, but easy on the ears, never demanding too much of its listeners. "
-Chad Radford, Creative Loafing

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