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Artlantis Arts and Music Festival: Keeping it local and interesting

Artlantis is bringing emerging Atlanta artists together for an all day festival on Saturday, June 4. With 50 artists and 8 bands, Artlantis presents a slew of work from creative minds, focusing on the artists that push boundaries and refuse to settle into a mold.

James McConnell, along with co-founder Mark Basehore began Artlantis two years ago,  throwing together a festival in a couple weeks with 8 bands and 20 artists. Since then, the interest and excitement surrounding the festival has grown and so has the amount of art!

McConnell, who runs Beep Beep Gallery was able to hand-pick the artists for this year, half of which are artists that have previously shown at Beep Beep, while the others were found through submissions. McConnell says, “We were looking for stuff that you wouldn’t find at other festivals, something more unique, expressing something interesting.”

Among the myriad of Artlantis artists will be a couple of McConnell’s favorite local record labels, Double Phantom and Pretty Ambitious Records, as well as some artist organizations, such as Dashboard Co-Op. There’s a puppy booth for anyone wanting to get cuddly with a bunch of adorable puppies. And then there’s the music…Lucy Dreams, Adron, Lyonnais, Social Studies, The Clap, Chandu’s, Mule Skinner MacQueen, and Magic Apron.

The art will run you anywhere from $5-$500, but most of the artists are bringing smaller stuff, prints, and art made specifically for the festival. McConnell hopes that Atlantis becomes a regular summer tradition in Atlanta and plans to stick with it as long as it keeps growing.

Artlantis Arts and Music Festival happens Saturday June 4 10am – 7pm in the parking lot of Druid Hills Baptist Church 1085 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast

Folks interested in volunteering, contact artlantisfestival@gmail.com

P.S. Immediately following the Artlantis festival is a Ponce Crush art opening featuring Louis N LaPierre and Sanithna Phansavanh. Beep Beep Gallery, 7pm.



Atlanta Music Writers Roundtable 2010, Day 4, Part 2 (8 of 8)

This is the final installment of what’s been the Atlanta Music Writers Roundtable 2010. Thanks to Denton from Little Advances for organizing us and coming up with the great idea! It’s been a blast. If you’re wondering what the Roundtable is about, check our earlier post for details.

The following responses are the last of the 8 part series. We called it our “Lightening Round” and Dead Journalist is hosting the first part of it.

Rube from Atlanta’s A-List

Best Local Booker/Promoter: OK Productions
Favorite Local Label: Stickfigure “family” of labels
Favorite Local Record Store: Whatever one I happen to enter next…
Favorite Local Music Event: Other Sound Festival

Davy from OhmPark

Best Local Booker/Promoter: Tight Bros
Favorite Local Label: Double Phantom and Stickfigure are killing it right now
Favorite Local Record Store: Criminal Records of course
Favorite Local Music Event: So many good ones right now, but Other Sound and Nophest have the longevity and keep ruling.

Chuck from Dead Journalist

Best Local Booker/Promoter: OK Productions/Tight Bros.
Favorite Local Label: N/A
Favorite Local Record Store: I still miss Elle Guru
Favorite Local Music Event: N/A

Emily from Wholly Roller

Best concert promoter/booker: OK Productions and Tight Bros, hands down greatest in the country.
Label: Double Phantom
Record Store: Call me biased, but I’ve been going to Criminal Records since I could drive. It’s always been the greatest place on earth to me because its four walls are filled with great tunes and great people.
Music Event: Other Sound Festival

Denton from Little Advances

Best Local Booker/Promoter: Tight Bros Network (so many good shows this year: Lightning Bolt, Growing, Pocahaunted, Future Islands [x3!]…)
Favorite Local Label:  Double Phantom
Favorite Local Record Store: Criminal Records
Favorite Local Music Event: Nameless Goat Farm Festival

Nadia (me, here at The Moon and Pluto)

Best Local Booker/Promoter: Tight Bros Network, OK Productions
Favorite Local Label:  Stickfigure
Favorite Local Record Store: gotta give Wax N Facts the love
Favorite Local Music Event: NoPhest and Happenstance

Tim from I’m a Bear! Etc

Best Local Booker/Promoter: Tight Bros/OK Productions (Is there anyone else who brings in as good of shows?)
Favorite Local Label: N/A
Favorite Local Record Store: Criminal Records
Favorite Local Music Event: Record Store Day (I know the event is a national event, but I always love what Criminal and Wax N Facts brings in)

Moe from Latest Disgrace

Best Local Booker/Promoter: Tight Bros.
Favorite Local Label: Stickfigure and Co.
Favorite Local Record Store: Criminal Records
Favorite Local Music Event: The Other Sound, but the uniqueness and unpredictability of the Happenstance has it catching up quick.

Feel free to add your 2 cents below! Or if it’s a dollar and a nickel, that’s fine, too.