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Monthly Cycle: The All-Chick Jam Session August 1, 2010
11:30AM - 2:00PM
Price:  $5
Monthly Cycle is a musician's exchange and jam session for women and girls of all ages to play (or learn to play) music, work on song ideas, jam, and meet other women to collaborate with in a safe and supportive environment. Come join us! Usually held on the first Sunday of the month (but check the calendar at eyedrum.org to be sure), everyone is encouraged to play music and drink mimosas at brunch time. It's lovely, really. Bring your gear and your song ideas!

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Zorch and Wowser Bowser August 3, 2010
8:30PM - 12:00AM
Price:  $5
ZORCH

Zorch is an experimental/noise rock duo from Austin, TX that heaves packets of noise upon precisely composed sonnets of hallucination. Composed of Zac Trager (keyboards, omnichord, vocals) and Shmu(drums, omnichord, voacals), the two’s songs weave in and out the permeable membrane that divides melodious precision from
haphazard insanity.

"Zorch as a band.... might just be the saving grace of electronically charged music of overly avant nature." -- thephotongod blogspot

"..makes me feel like a koala bear crapped a rainbow on my brain. Beautiful" rhythmsektion.com



http://www.zzoorrcchh.com/


zorch



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!"

http://www.myspace.com/wowserbowsermusic

wowser-ful

First Thursday Improv August 5, 2010
9:00PM - - -
Price:  Free!
come on out and lets mix it up

all sessions are recorded for your dining pleasure at a later date.


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 Darkness of Stars & Sensitive Chaos August 6, 2010
9:00PM - - -
Price:  7


The Darkness of Stars

The Darkness of Stars are Atlanta's first and only dreampunk band.

The Darkness were formed to map the vast territory between the burgeoning stonefolk and dronegaze movements.

Shimmering guitar, smokey upright bass, stone-jazz drums, swirling soundscapes of mystical honeydrones, a detuned autoharp, and baritone words of loss and love, failure and forgiveness, Darwin and decay.

Tech Support: voice
Sabitathica: guitar
Ash: bass
Mont: drums
L: drones

Doomfolk Magazine calls The Darkness of Stars "one of the southeast's premiere acts for anyone who craves dark songs of warm despair".

"The experience I had of seeing [Darkness of Stars' singer] Tech Support was similar to watching a wild animal falter and despair and ultimately collapse under the weight of age and responsibility, but over and over again, a dozen times an hour. The Darkness of Stars play the most beautiful soundtrack to self-destruction you'll ever hear." -- Atherton Flux, Information Now

"The Darkness of Stars play dark, mystical, atmospheric dreamrock, with generous notes of cocoa, pepper and black cherry." -- Mr. Phi, Now Today
For more information visit sabitathica.blogspot.com/p/darkness-of-stars.html


Sensitive Chaos

Atlanta Creative Loafing's Best of 2009 Readers Poll Runner-up for "Best Local Electronic Act"

Atlanta Creative Loafing's Best of 2007 Readers Poll Winner for "Best Local Electronic Act"

KKUP (91.5 FM in Cupertino, CA) "Best Visionary Music of 2009 & 2007"

New Age Reporter's "Top 12 Best Ambient/Spacemusic/Electronica Recordings of 2006"

"Full of lengthy, dense, eerie instrumental bliss and a few selections that sound like happy-robot dance music." - Jeff Clark, Stomp And Stammer Magazine

"Another interesting and engaging ride on Jim Combs' blend of New Age, jazz and electronica." - John Shanahan, Hypnagogue

sensitivechaos.com


The Improvisor Festival Tour August 8, 2010
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $10 donation


the improvisor festival

In recognition of the  history &  development of free improvisation in America, and in celebration of the 30 year anniversary  of the improvisor ,  the international magazine journal of free improvisation, there will be a series of festival concerts throughout the Southeast, and satellite concerts across the USA, New York City.

The Eyedrum show features

Andrea Centazzo (www.andreacentazzo.com) from Los Angeles CA


Pocketful of Claptonite (www.killick.me) from Athens GA

Jill Burton/Claire Elizabeth Barratt (www.cillavee.com) dancers from Birmingham AL/Asheville NC

Gino Robair (www.rastascan.com/gino.html) from the Bay Area CA

Chris Cochrane (www.myspace.com/chriscochrane) from NYC

Skryxl (www.jeffmcleod.net) from Atlanta GA/Montgomery AL

Them Natives (www.myspace.com/themnatives) from Montevallo AL

Cedro Danado (www.myspace.com/cedrodanado) from Montevallo AL

Karst (www.myspace.com/marmardeerling) from Montevallo AL

Pony Payroll Bones (www.myspace.com/ponybones) from Atlanta GA

Duet For Theremin and Lap Steel (www.duetonline.net) from Atlanta GA

Information on the festival and the artists is available at:


www.the-improvisor.com

Xrin Arms, Mangele, Cumshot DF, Sycophants August 9, 2010
10:00PM - - -
Price:  7
Xrin ArmsXrin Arms Flyer

"Anthony Vincent has been roaming the country for the past few years under the name Xrin Arms (pronounced ‘Yer-In Arms’), sand-blasting hearts and minds with his onslaught of digital grindcore psychosis. Processing soul, funk, R&B, pop, death metal, swing, random samples, and every iteration of everything awful through his laptop and pedals, Vincent is the vessel through which a helium-voiced, pharmaceutical-addled, pop-overloaded demon projectile vomits into the open sewer of culture 2.0." - Lost at E Minor


Xrin Arms' Myspace

Also Playing:

Mangele

Cumshot DF

Sycophants



Dave Philips August 10, 2010
10:00PM - - -
Dave Phillips at Eyedrum, August 10th

Dave Phillips

was born in zug, switzerland in 1969 to an english father and a french mother; lives in zürich.

has had the honour to perform & record with: rudolf eb.er, daniel löwenbrück, tom smith, reto mäder, francisco meirino, antoine chessex, christian weber, masonna, randy h.y. yau, scott arford, john wiese, kid commando, the new blockaders, leticia castaneda, tomasz twardawa, neil campbell, eric boros, stephen thomas, joke lanz, monno, lucas abela, mario löffel, mike reber

is guilty of hypocrisy by adding to the pollution problem through traveling to play live in: switzerland, germany, austria, france, italy, belgium, netherlands, england, denmark, norway, finland, lithuania, latvia, poland, czech republic, slovakia, slovenia, russia, republic of belarus, romania, canada, usa, australia, new zealand, hong kong, singapore, taiwan, japan, south korea, greece

Also Playing:

  • Hassler/Butcher
  • Cursory
  • Stephen Fenton
  • Mr. Natural
  • Mike Payne
  • Free Bass

Kirkwood Ballers Club August 16, 2010
9:30PM - - -
Price:  free

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 10pm and end at 1am.

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

Fun!

CANCELED!!! - BIRD NAMES August 22, 2010
9:00PM - 12:00AM
Price:  $5
Tonight's show has been canceled due to a broken down van in the country... We will reschedule! Apologies for any inconvenience!

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Bird Names are a band of friends on a psychic quest into the sublime and mysterious. Bird Names approaches making music as radical play. Their songs repeat and catch!

"Bird Names play Rube Goldberg "pop" songs -- intricate but very homemade contraptions with an impossible number of parts in motion at any given moment. Cuckoo clocks, falling bowling balls and whirring gears are replaced with clattering percussion, odd time signatures and hollered refrains." - Raf Spielman, foxy digitalis

Bird Names website

Nature's Over by Bird Names from Alee Peoples on Vimeo.



birdnames

Fat Worm of Error August 25, 2010
10:00PM - - -
Price:  $5

Fat Worm of Error

Fat Worm of Error

This Messychusetts troupe are knee deep in goofballs, and their colorful jammies are a welcome slap to the noggin when skulls, bones, and ghosts cloud one’s day. A fluorescent and unraveled relative of rock music is a core tenet in much of what Fat Worm of Error do, as damaged as it may be. A playful sense of cat and mouse is in the air, with purposefully disjointed causes and effects, playful teasing, and confusing lines of unedited inner-brain logic. Fat Worm of Error are a flavor not all will enjoy, but like pickles and ice cream, those who crave it will likely find themselves satiated.
- Fake Jazz

Fat Worm Of Error formed around late-summer 2002 & by October, played their first show at the legendary Schoolhouse in Hadley, Mass. Participating in such festivals as Gladtree (Amherst - 2004 & 2007), Transmodern(Baltimore - 2007), Dramarama (Hasselt, Belgium - 2006), & NoFun(Brooklyn - 2006), they have also toured most of USA and parts of Europe & the UK, with such acts as Metalux, Dark Inside the Sun. Nautical Almanac, Deerhoof, Sightings, Magik Markers, Son of Earth, Vampire Belt, xbxrx, MoHA!, Grey Skull, Yellow Swans, Diagram A.

Members of the band used to be in other bands: Caroliner, Deerhoof, Goonies, TURBWASN, Lampstand, etc

Eiliyas & Zano

After many prayers to Zeus and animal sacrifices, we have succeeded! Eiliyas and Zano are playing shows together again. Don't miss this.

Phantasy

Phantasy Love The Sega Masters System

Adam Keith + Jake Uva are playing drums and tapes. They're good at that.



Kevin Max, 3KStatic, and r_garcia August 26, 2010
9:00PM - 12:00AM
Price:  $10

Kevin Max

kevinmax

From the ashes of the multi-Grammy award winning band, dc Talk, rose three phoenixes; three solo careers that have each gone in vastly different directions. While two of the members continued playing music that somewhat fit the niche that their fanbase had grown accustomed to, Kevin Max took the path less traveled.







3kstatic


Heavily influenced by the sound, fury and Dada-inspired artistic sensibilities and cut-up techniques of electronica pioneers such as Cabaret Voltaire, Tackhead and Meat Beat Manifesto, 3kStatic is an electronica collective founded in 1999. In addition to the ardently activist statements that have become a centerpiece of the band's output, the band has been said to fuse an "eclectic, Dadaist soundscape" into their sound, which incorporates elements of art rock, trip hop, funk and house into an often densely produced collage reminiscent of Dada art. Due to this clash of sounds and activist stance, their work has been described as "anarchist disco" and "post-industrial house."




R_Garcia


r_garcia

R_Garcia is a modern electronic composer, producer and multi-instrumental performer.

"...Every track stands out as a unique display of R_Garcia's mastery of melody and rhythm as they span the musical spectrum and never get too old or too repetitive..." - Matt Simpson, Igloo Magazine



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