Dancing ...on thin ice/in mid air/on top of the world
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.
"The Seventh Ring of Saturn is an intergalactic, subterranean psychoactive experience whose music segues from edgy cacophony rooted in Miles Davis through intense, hard-driving rock 'n' roll rhythms and transcendental vocals like a cryptic spirit at haunt in the darkened recesses of the Fillmore West."
-- Skip Williamson
Mog Rocket is a progressive rock band based in Atlanta, GA. Intertwining heavy riffs and dark overtones with softer melodic interludes, this trio provides a vast and dynamic canvas to paint its sinister vision. Drawing influence from their predecessors of the early 1970ís, Mog Rocket fuses classic sounds with near algebraic compositions in a style that is entirely their own. Their shows provide a mixture of well-orchestrated rock and crunching improvisation.
Ben and Will Martin slice through the established sonic galaxies with an intellectual, creative prowess.
Amalgamated Cliff Divers w/Calendar
June 6, 2009 9:30PM - - - Price: $7
Amalgamated Cliff Divers Started in 1983 by bringing together individuals from different bands for an evening of improvised music, at the legendary/infamous Atlanta club 688. After a hiatus of over 20 years, activity resumed in 2006. This will be the third public performance since reactivation.
Robert Cheatham - sax
David McKinney - keys
Max Koshewa - bass
Robert Schmid - drums
Ken Schenck - guitar
Rich Helinger - guitar
Mary Alexander - drums
Doug Hughes - keys
David Dean - Tbone & keys
Kevin "Burning Artist" - guitar synth
Calendar An Atlanta based quartet playing original songs. The band is Robert Schmid, John Moore, Bernie Griner and Jimmy Gough. Former members of Atlanta favorites: Swimming Pool Q's, the Basics, Fuse, Glaze and others.
Thomas Helton/ Killick solos & duo
June 10, 2009 9:00PM - - - Price: $6
For 15 years Thomas Helton has laid down basslines for jazz ensembles in Houston and around the US. Thomas was inspired by the sounds of John Zorn and Peter Kowald to venture outside mainstream musical bounds. This journey began with the Rosta Jazz Avengers, a Houston-based quartet all about free improvisation and sonic exploration.
For more info and to listen to some of his music (including a duet with Charles Gayle), check out his website: Thomas Helton
Athens creative music fixture Killick opens with a solo H'arpeggione set, followed by a duo with T. Helton.
Moira Scar in their own words: "we are the reed between cleaved monstrosity, for our bodies and minds are the medium for the transdemonic polydimensional energies of Moira Scar) What we are about is the live performances, in our monster-hide costumes, we are two beings who come together under the possession of Moira Scar, Roxy and LuLu of The Floating Corpses becoming Saphoid and Pelvis: instrument use includes, but not limited to, guitar, drums, t-sax, analog synth, organy keyboard, trombone, vox, sampler....We play our all original songs with passion and pizazz, the audience enraptured, the spell is cast."
so, basically, some crazy fucked up rock and roll racket with awesome costumes!!!!!!
In like manner, Atlanta's Omelet stir up some messed up jams indeed, tight funky jams accented by unlikely squiggles and cryptic lyrics that celebrate the mundane and the absurd. awesome indeed.
Also appearing, Go Go Ghost, supplying the seriously deconstructed dark ambient tunage for the night.
all in all, a colorful wonderful show sure to put a smile on your depressed ass.
come have fun. it's a party, yo.
Dan Melchoir und Das Menace w/Gentlemen Jesse
June 13, 2009 8:00PM - - - Price: $7
Dan Melchior performs at the closing night of his exhibition
FRIDAY, JUNE 19th, 2009
EYEDRUM MUSIC + ART GALLERY
last minute promenade!
Fellas, pin a rose on your best sweetheart and let the warm summer air do what it do...or come solo and dance your face off anyway.
yo, dude, i heard someone spiked the punch...better get tuh swiggin' that cologne 'for ya get home and yer mama busts you!
***MUSICAL DEE-LITES FROM***
The Twinklers (a bradley bailey aural concoction)
mmmhmmm oh yes, we gon' be dancin' all night
Remember, this is eyedrum. and this ain't high school. not your grandpappy's prom...everyone is welcome and for the love of fun, pull out the stops and come dressed in all the crazy shit you couldnt get away with in high school.
last minute but whatever come on what the hell else better are you gonna do tomorrow night? and you know this, man.
Fancie (CANCELED DUE TO UNFORSEEN EVENTS)
June 21, 2009 8:30PM - - -
THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO UNFORSEEN EVENTS.
SORRY. DO COME BACK FOR THE METAL SHOW ON FRIDAY!!!
Bone Awl, Volahn, Offerings
June 26, 2009 9:00PM - - - Price: $8
"For the uninitiated, Bone Awl are the duo of He Who Gnashes Teeth and He Who Crushes Teeth, just guitar and drums, but the two are a whirling dervish of harsh negative energy, not so much blasting and buzzing black metal style, as pounding and pulsing, a blown out D-beat style garage thrash pummel. Every track takes a single black riff, and pounds it into the ground, the guitar a swirling cloud of dark energy, the drums some sort of harnessed chaos, hewing closer to the abject blown out pound of the Brainbombs than perhaps any of their more metal forebears. No real blast beats to be found, instead the sound is a blackened punk rock, crusty and crumbling, on the verge of total collapse, barreling hellward with unstoppable momentum."
"Volahn is the next progression where your physical existence ends and you are a entity of pure kaos. Transcendence of flesh to stars, Black Twilight manifest where art is greater than the artist. 4 years of pushing mind and flesh. The incomprehensible kosmic truth. Covers adorned in Mayan Blood through Black Twilight bloodletting Kaos ritual."
"Sick hun-xib (thats 'one-man' in Mayan) Black Metal from the dank murk and depression of Long Beach, California about to have a vinyl/cd release on Klaxon Records"
Spears' recordings include a 2008 DVD, "Kevin Spears Live @ Electro-Music Festival," and two CDs, "Natural Elements" and "Ancient Sounds of Kalimba." To see this unique artist take one instrument and create the sounds of a five-piece band live on stage is to see a creator hand-in-hand with his destiny.
Children 12 and under get in free!
Ribbons, Scaffolds, ReComPas
June 30, 2009 9:00PM - - -
"Ribbons are a duo of Brooklyn transplants from California who come forth with one of the most promising rock debuts I've heard in a long while. Consisting of vocalist/guitarist/bassist Jenny Logan and drummer/backing vocalist Sam Roudman, they deliver the raw, stripped intensity of early Factory Records stalwarts like the Durutti Column and Joy Division while harnessing the propulsion, angularity, and energy of a group like Josef K. Though this sound has most certainly been reexamined by plenty of bands, it's refreshing to hear Logan's distinctly female take on what has always been a male-dominated style, both vocally and instrumentally. Roudman ends up being the secret weapon, though, keeping things interesting with his wild, propulsive, Keith Moon-meets-Stephen Morris style, while his roots playing in metal bands definitely shine through in his double-time bass drum attacks and odd, wailing vocal harmonies. Over the course of 35 minutes, the group play through variations on a theme, keeping the intensity high and the tension taut throughout. These two are worth keeping an eye on -- definitely recommended!" -IQ,
Scaffolds is the ambient alter-ego of Atlanta's own Nigredo, the same type of compressed energy present, but channeled through washes, ambiance, drones and subtle melodies. space ship incantations as heard from a casually passing satellite. so so nice.
ReComPas creates little black holes left behind from their brand of oscillator based electro-squiggle. one never knows just what to expect when this band is on the bill, but be prepared to bare witness to some form of galactic emanations, whether lunar or solar. droney, melodic, blippy, bleepy, roving and really really awesome.