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First Thursday Improv April 1, 2010
9:00PM - 12:00AM
Tiny Music bots for a Frayed and Disintegrating Universe

A series of oh so serious
vignettes for sounds to rest/reside/displace
cantankered splits by producing more
(sonic) splits...
come with us and divide

Atlanta International Noise Conference April 2, 2010
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $7


If you are familiar with the INC then you know the rules... 15min, no mixers, no laptops, and no droning... Rules are meant to be broken.

Featuring the Hell in a Cell of Atlanta's experimental/noise consortium.

Jacoby Davani, Michael Ryon (offerings), Fenton, Don Hassler & Jason Butcher, Mike Payne (nymphs for satyrs), Robbie Kee, Offerings, Freebass, Order of Nine Angels, Marshall Avett, & the legendary Laundry Room Squelchers.

http://squelchers.net/inc2010tour.htm

Nappy Roots, The Fresh, Jeremy, Sofa Kings, more April 3, 2010
9:00PM - - -
THE FRESH and REALITYBUZZ.NET present: "UR Welcome"
Saturday April 3rd 2010 @ EYEDRUM 18/21 $5
Performing:
NappyRoots presents 40AKERZ
THE FRESH
THE WHEELER BOYS
JEREMY
SOFA KING


Jason Ajemian/High Life Structural Sound workshop April 10, 2010
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  $7-12


JASON AJEMIAN & THE HIGH LIFE

Formed at the Harold Art Residency in Ohio, Jason Ajemian pulls all his previous conceptual musics under a solid roof with The HIGH LIFE. Ajemian creates scores in the architectural drafting program AutoCAD, which guides the musicians through spaces and hallways of musical structures. His blueprints dictate the flow and motion of a musical set, opening the performers up to visual and descriptive infl uences, while leading them through a diverse musical landscape consisting of Ajemian’s orchestrated poems, American folk forms, Native American chants, Canadian sea shanties, Orbison, jazz expressive motion and balladry -- all filter through the creative/improvised process in a unique communication of the moment.

Personel:
Jacob Wick : Trumpet/Vox
Peter Hanson : Saxophone/Vox
Owen Stewart-Robertson : Guitar/Vox
Marc Riordan : Drums/Vox
Jason Ajemian : Bass/Vox

Structural Sound Workshops (6 PM)

Jason Ajemian has adopted a unique approach for juxtaposing
improvisation with composition, textural structures with melodic moving structures, and the physical world with the sonic world. His architectural scores not only bridge the gaps between free jazz and folk forms, hard bop and heavy metal, but also provide a new way to write and play music for improvisors. From composing, rehearsing and performing these scores, the High
Life has developed a specific method of musical execution - a process that starts by looking at all genres and structures simply as a grouping of sounds. By approaching sound as sound, we express many personalities and techniques to truely utilize any individual infl uences within a performance context. The Structural Sound Workshops are birthed from our design to
imbue and encourage these methods of sound experience and production.

Participants are encouraged to bring their instruments and be prepared to participate in the creation of a piece to be performed later in the evening at Jason Ajemian & the High Life's public performance

Jason Ajemian & The High Life w/I.T.P April 10, 2010
9:00PM - 11:55PM
Price:  $7-12


JASON AJEMIAN & THE HIGH LIFE

Formed at the Harold Art Residency in Ohio, Jason Ajemian pulls all his previous conceptual musics under a solid roof with The HIGH LIFE. Ajemian creates scores in the architectural drafting program AutoCAD, which guides the musicians through spaces and hallways of musical structures. His blueprints dictate the flow and motion of a musical set, opening the performers up to visual and descriptive infl uences, while leading them through a diverse musical landscape consisting of Ajemian’s orchestrated poems, American folk forms, Native American chants, Canadian sea shanties, Orbison, jazz expressive motion and balladry -- all filter through the creative/improvised process in a unique communication of the moment.

Personel:
Jacob Wick : Trumpet/Vox
Peter Hanson : Saxophone/Vox
Owen Stewart-Robertson : Guitar/Vox
Marc Riordan : Drums/Vox
Jason Ajemian : Bass/Vox

Press:
“Listening to Jason Ajemian and the High Life is like trying to
decipher a fever dream, one in which words become notes, notes become colors and metallic thwaps become words. Over the course of a continuous hour, the quintet masterfully moved all over the sonic map, from acid rock to free jazz to Akron/Familyesque indie rock to glacial, doomy slowcore, with each movement punctuated by a total collapse of form. Like a fever dream, bits and strands of one sonic shape were pulled to make the next, ever evolving each sly groove into something new and radical. In short: It was gorgeous.”

“It’s the way you hear conversations when you’re trying to sleep
off a fever. But the effect is mesmerizing."

Chris Barrett, METRO PULSE, Knoxville. Tn

www.jasonajemian.com/highlife



I.T.P.

Featuring:
Eric Fontaine (saxophones)
Alan Dynin (piano)
Torin Degnats (drums)

http-//www.facebook.com/itpjazz

www.myspace.com/itpjazz

Kirkwood Ballers Club April 12, 2010
9:00PM - - -
Price:  FREE
Kirkwood Ballers Club

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...

Fun!

Jozef Van Wissem, Che Chen/Robbie Lee, Leslie Flan April 14, 2010
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $7


Jozef Van Wissem is a lute player/composer from Holland. Devoted to what
he terms, "The Liberation of the Lute", his compositions for the instrument
have involved a dynamic mix of conceptual, minimalist and improvisational
strategies. Over the last two decades, he has used cut and paste tactics,
created palindromic compositions by playing pieces forwards and then
backwards and used field recordings and free improvisation to create a sound
world that is at once meditative and surprising, new and arcane. An
incessant touring musician, Van Wissem's hypnotic live shows have taken him
all over the world. He has records out on Important Records, BVHaast and his
own Incunabulum label and has collaborated with James Blackshaw (as
'Brethren of the Free Spirit'), Tetuzi Akiyama, Smegma, Gary Lucas (Captain
Beefheart's guitarist) and Maurizio Bianchi. Most recently he has begun
playing his compositions in a trio with Robbie Lee and Che Chen called, 'The
Heresy of the Free Spirit'.
www.myspace.com/vanwissem

*Che Chen & Robbie Lee* are Brooklyn, NY based multi-instrumentalists who
have been steadily and intensively developing their unique approach to free
improvisation over the last several years. Using a shifting constellation
of instruments that has included bass clarinets, baroque recorders, reed and
pipe organs, renaissance keyboard instruments, flutes, saxophones, bowed and
plucked strings, little drums, bells, tape machines and their voices, Che
Chen and Robbie Lee create earthy, slow moving improvisations that are
informed as much by the ethnic folk traditions of the world as they are by
20th century composition and improvisation. Their music places precedent in
listening, attention and dynamic interaction in the moment. Chen and Lee
have released an LP and several cd-r's on their own Telegraph Harp imprint.
www.myspace.com/telegraphharp


Fishtank Ensemble / A Fight To The Death April 15, 2010
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $10.00


Bang!Arts Management and Promotions presents:
FISHTANK ENSEMBLE with A FIGHT TO THE DEATH


Fishtank Ensemble is the ultimate World Music group. Hailing from California but with half the members from eastern and western europe as well, it's Ima Sumac meets Taraf de Haidouks with the a touch of rockabilly bass. Armed with a multi ranged, vocally schizophrenic singer, a wild gypsy violinist, the worlds best slap bassist and a rock solid flamenco and gypsy jazz guitarist, a night with Fishtank Ensemble will take you through multiple musical emotions and have you dancing up a frenzy. Tackling everything from wild serbian and transylvanian/romanian gypsy songs, flamenco, mournful manouche gypsy jazz and oddball originals, Fishtank Ensemble aims to blow your mind.



*JOINING THE FISHTANK ENSEMBLE: A Fight To The Death*


A Fight to the Death is Avant-Western-Americana-Gypsy music built with Latin and Mediterranean rhythms, surf twang, and melodies fit for lonely midnight drives through the desert. The band is currently working on their second full-length LP The Gesture of a Gentleman," coming this May.



Listening Machines April 17, 2010
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $10 (free with GT ID)


Listening Machines

Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology

Georgia Tech’s annual showcase of music and art projects exploring the creative space of human-machine interaction. This year’s concert focuses on group play where novel interdependent connections between humans and machines aim to revolutionize the musical experience.

click for more info from the Listening Machines website

Wowser Bowser, qurious, Tesseract April 18, 2010
8:00PM - 1:00AM
Price:  $10
WOWSER BOWSER

"Born in a small cave just outside of Atlanta, GA, Wowser Bowser grew quickly on hatred and Cheetos to eventually become the music monster it is today: a winged beast with razor sharp synth pop claws that put holes in your already pre-ripped skinny jeans and a screeching laser beam vocal blast which has been known to occasionally dematerialize Lady Gaga. Headed by the notoriously fictional Emmet Elias, backed by the Youngest Man Alive, and set to a funky beat by no other than Colonel Chappy von Braun, Wowser Bowser has broken free of its chains and is out looking for blood. Children blood, specifically, so don't bring your children. That is, unless your children are well equipped in medieval armor and American Apparel stupid white tees. When you come (because you ARE coming) expect these things: awesome / stupid awesome / fireworks / sexy / WTF's / sex / loud sounds / soft sounds / primal chanting / rhythmic dancing / a crowd of Eunuchs / a real lion (that's right a REAL LION) / and cookies. Dance Dance Dance! Set your whole head on fire! BOOM! DONE!"



QURIOUS

"Qurious is not so much a band as it is a vessel. A vessel transports you into the dark far reaches of space and back, in an attempt to impart in their listeners a new-found, alien third-person perspective on the world and the infinite natural beauty that surrounds. Such a voyage is fueled through the production of ethereal musical landscapes constructed with hypnotizing vocal melodies, dance inducing synthesizers, and found-samples gathered along the way.

Your guides/abductors for this trek are a duo composed of one part singer/songwriter Catherine Quesenberry with a specialty in vocals, korg, and a secret weapon, and one part Mike Netland, engineer of samples, beats, and robo-phonetics. They’re coming to your planet, to your venues, to your homes. Their songs will draw you in like a sound-wave tractor beam. Don’t be scared though. They’re just Qurious."


Ignaz Schick + Keenan Lawler + Brainworlds April 20, 2010
9:00PM - - -
Price:  8

Ignaz Schick

Ignaz Schick


with...


Keenan Lawler


Keenan Lawler

Also Featuring


Brainworlds


Brainworlds

Thy Mighty Contract, Nomen Novum, WiliOne more! April 22, 2010
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $5
a night showcasing local atlanta bands, from angular rock n' roll in spirit nastiness to quirky synth poppish epics...check the links...dig it.

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http://www.myspace.com/thymightycontract

http://www.nomennovum.net

http://www.myspace.com/nomennovum

http://www.wilione.com

The MockingBird Festival:a benefit April 25, 2010
2:00PM - 5:00PM
Price:  $10-$15; $75 week long pass
Community Music Schools of Atlanta,Bang! Arts Management and Promotions

Contemporary Classical Recital
featuring the FIVE POINTS QUINTET,

And also, Jeana Melilli (flutist), and Natia Esartia (pianist), Scott Glazer (bass), Taylor Jones (drums) performing movements from the Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano by Claude Bolling.



ABOUT THE MOCKINGBIRD FESTIVAL:
April 25 - May 1, 2010
A week of concerts, recitals, jams, and installations at Eyedrum with CMC faculty, students, and friends, presented by Bang! Arts Management and the CMC Atlanta

All events at Eyedrum :: 290 MLK Drive Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30312

Advance Purchase Ticket sales guarantee entrance. Box office opens one hour before all shows. All Advance Purchase Tickets held at Will Call. All sales are final. No refunds. No exchanges.

All tickets : general admission $10-$15. Best deal. Buy a Gold Pass to attend all events for $75.

Unless a show is sold out, tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Ticket sales to benefit the CMC Atlanta Scholarship Fund

Click here for more information and advance tickets

Dust Bunnies, Bermuda Triangles, X-Rae April 25, 2010
9:00PM - - -
Price:  7


Dust Bunnies, Bermuda Triangles






Dust Bunnies


The Dust Bunnies are an alternate universe band. It harkens back to the late 19th century, back before there was recorded music, and the only way to hear a song was to hear someone play it. Universal/BMG never existed to tell people they couldn't play someone's song without giving money to a corporation that owned the copyright. Imagine recorded music never existed past piano rolls, but that nevertheless the same wonderful songwriters of the 50s and 60s wrote the same songs. Only instead of using electric guitars they used electric orchestras.




Bermuda Triangles

Bermuda Triangles


BTs started as a solo synth/ drum machine project but after a split 7 inch w/ TICKLEY FEATHER (she's now on ANIMAL COLLECTIVE's Paw Tracks label) on C.N.P. it seemed time to put together a real band: they now have a drummer on full drum-kit, 2 guys on synths/ drum-pieces/ drum machines/ vocals, and a saxophone player...this set-up allows the performances to be fun and engaging.


"Distinctly funk. So hyped, and well mental." - 20 Jazz Funk Greats



Bermuda Triangles - Riddles In The Sand by CalendarSongs

The MockingBird Festival:An Evening of Jazz April 27, 2010
7:00PM - 10:00PM
Price:  $10-$15; $75 week long pass
Community Music Schools of Atlanta,Bang! Arts Management and Promotions

7:30 pm CMC Atlanta Jazz Program presents students and faculty, including 3 by 5 (Andres Rovira, Drew Hart and Joey Zeigler), Keith Leslie and Chris Higgins.
Also performing, featured guest ensemble THE FOURTH WARD AFRO KLEZMER ORCHESTRA
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ABOUT THE MOCKINGBIRD FESTIVAL:
April 25 - May 1, 2010
A week of concerts, recitals, jams, and installations at Eyedrum with CMC faculty, students, and friends, presented by Bang! Arts Management and the CMC Atlanta

All events at Eyedrum :: 290 MLK Drive Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30312

Advanced Purchase Ticket sales guarantee entrance. Box office opens one hour before all shows. All Advanced Purchase Tickets held at Will Call. All sales are final. No refunds. No exchanges.

All tickets : general admission $10-$15. Best deal. Buy a Gold Pass to attend all events for $75.

Unless a show is sold out, tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Ticket sales to benefit the CMC Atlanta Scholarship Fund
Online tickets available for this event here.

The MockingBird Festival:a benefit April 28, 2010
7:30PM - 11:00PM
Price:  $10-$15; $75 week long pass
Community Music Schools of Atlanta,Bang! Arts Management and Promotions

7:30 pm CMC Sacred Harp Vocal Ensemble, performs and hosts a song circle workshop

8:30 pm Bluegrass and Americana Variety with Leah Calvert and friends
Leah Calvert

Line-up includes: UNDER THE BROKEN SUN (Klezmer and other Eastern European tunes), James McKinney and Niki Portman and the Dappled Grays Trio.

ABOUT THE MOCKINGBIRD FESTIVAL:
April 25 - May 1, 2010
A week of concerts, recitals, jams, and installations at Eyedrum with CMC faculty, students, and friends, presented by Bang! Arts Management and the CMC Atlanta

All events at Eyedrum :: 290 MLK Drive Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30312

Advanced Purchase Ticket sales guarantee entrance. Box office opens one hour before all shows. All Advanced Purchase Tickets held at Will Call. All sales are final. No refunds. No exchanges.

All tickets : general admission $10-$15. Best deal. Buy a Gold Pass to attend all events for $75.

Unless a show is sold out, tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Ticket sales to benefit the CMC Atlanta Scholarship Fund
Online tickets available for this event here.

The MockingBird Festival:a benefit April 29, 2010
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Price:  $10-$15; $75 week long pass
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7:30pm Grady High School Orchestra with Maestro Sergio Rodriguez

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ABOUT THE MOCKINGBIRD FESTIVAL:
April 25 - May 1, 2010
A week of concerts, recitals, jams, and installations at Eyedrum with CMC faculty, students, and friends, presented by Bang! Arts Management and the CMC Atlanta

All events at Eyedrum :: 290 MLK Drive Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30312

Advanced Purchase Ticket sales guarantee entrance. Box office opens one hour before all shows. All Advanced Purchase Tickets held at Will Call. All sales are final. No refunds. No exchanges.

All tickets : general admission $10-$15. Best deal. Buy a Gold Pass to attend all events for $75.

Unless a show is sold out, tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Ticket sales to benefit the CMC Atlanta Scholarship Fund
Online tickets available for this event here.

The MockingBird Festival:a benefit April 29, 2010
8:30PM - - -
Price:  $10-$15; $75 week long pass
Community Music Schools of Atlanta,Bang! Arts Management and Promotions

8:30 pm singer-songwriter Natalia Esquivel, and San Francisco-based composer and singer/songwriter Drew Boles

ABOUT THE MOCKINGBIRD FESTIVAL:
April 25 - May 1, 2010
A week of concerts, recitals, jams, and installations at Eyedrum with CMC faculty, students, and friends, presented by Bang! Arts Management and the CMC Atlanta

All events at Eyedrum :: 290 MLK Drive Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30312

Advanced Purchase Ticket sales guarantee entrance. Box office opens one hour before all shows. All Advanced Purchase Tickets held at Will Call. All sales are final. No refunds. No exchanges.

All tickets : general admission $10-$15. Best deal. Buy a Gold Pass to attend all events for $75.

Unless a show is sold out, tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Ticket sales to benefit the CMC Atlanta Scholarship Fund
Online tickets available for this event here.

The MockingBird Festival:a benefit April 30, 2010
7:30PM - - -
Price:  $10-$15; $75 week long pass
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7:30 pm CMC Jazz Combos, with faculty member and saxophonist Will Scruggs
9:00 pm Blues and Blues Rock, featuring Steven Kilgore
9:30 pm Sundrop Synthesisfeaturing Colin Baylor



ABOUT THE MOCKINGBIRD FESTIVAL:
April 25 - May 1, 2010
A week of concerts, recitals, jams, and installations at Eyedrum with CMC faculty, students, and friends, presented by Bang! Arts Management and the CMC Atlanta

All events at Eyedrum :: 290 MLK Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Advanced Purchase Ticket sales guarantee entrance. Box office opens one hour before all shows. All Advanced Purchase Tickets held at Will Call. All sales are final. No refunds. No exchanges.

All tickets : general admission $10-$15. Best deal. Buy a Gold Pass to attend all events for $75.

Unless a show is sold out, tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Ticket sales to benefit the CMC Atlanta Scholarship Fund
Online tickets available for this event here.

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