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The Chosen Ones – October 29-31, 2010

There are so many great events lined up for this Halloween weekend, so it only makes sense to focus on the best of what these three days will offer in terms of local music in Atlanta.

Friday, October 29 – Halloween Laserbeam Kitty @ The Highland Inn Ballroom

Laserbeam Kitty has been throwing their indie-dance-electro-rock-art parties for almost a year now. Each monthly event features electronic rock acts from Atlanta and beyond along with live art, photo booth, costumes, light shows, and cheap Asahi beer! The Halloween show features all of this within a Halloween theme, including a Voodoo Burlesque performance by Minette Magnifique. Panther God and Le Sexoflex, will join LBK hosts Sonen, providing the dance-rock for the night, followed by a DJ dance party courtesy of Brian Parris and Keith Evans. Definitely check out the photos on Laserbeam Kitty’s site for a taste of what you’ll encounter!
Friday, October 29 – Dropsonic VI Album Release Show @ The Star Bar

Dropsonic is, without a doubt, one of the best rock bands to come out of Atlanta. They have completed their sixth album and the release show will be at The Star Bar this Friday. They are offering the album on vinyl, disc, on ITunes and their record label’s site.

The Letters Organize and A:The Color will be opening up, ensuring a rocking, non-pretentious night of music!


Saturday, October 30 – Haunted Ballroom w/Jungol, Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun, This Piano Plays Itself @ The Highland Inn Ballroom

This is the place to be Saturday night! A masked ball requires you wear your costume and this show provides some intrigue based on a series of promotional videos that Jungol has released in anticipation of the event. The music is focused on the exquisite experimental rock of Jungol, the electro-dance tunes from Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun, and the atmospheric noise rock of This Piano Plays Itself. Each of these bands have been making waves in and outside of Atlanta, so catch them in this intimate setting while you can!


Friday, October 29 – I.O.Z., The Apostles, Operation Experimentation @ Vinyl $10, 18+

Saturday, October 30 – These Sylvan Hills, Dylan Gilbert, Nerdkween, At Night @ Wonderroot

Saturday, October 30 – Fresh and Onlys, Royal Baths, Mermaids (CD Release) @ 529 FREE, 21+

Saturday, October 30 – Groove Stain Halloween Bash @ Lenny’s (Costume Party)

Saturday, October 30 – Seven Deadly Sins w/ So So Death, Odist, Pattycakes, J-Dugan @ Eastside Lounge

Sunday, October 31 – The Earl’s Halloween Bash w/ Fiend Without a Face, West End Motel (Tom Cheshire & Brent Hinds), Walk From the Gallows @ The Earl

Sunday, October 31 – Judi Chicago, Gentlemen Jesse and His Men, Mathis Hunter @ Whirlyball Atlanta (Roswell)

LIVE REVIEW: Dropsonic – Hawks

There is one word to sum up Dropsonic’s performance at the Earl: perfection. This was not your mellow indie rock or psychedelic, distorted-trip concoction, it was pure rock perfection in the vein of Queens of the Stone Age if Thom Yorke took the mic. Dropsonic took the stage last, after Hawks demolished the venue with an insane flurry of heavy, no-nonsense rock and the singer’s nude escapade through the audience. You would think that a set like the one Hawks presented would be hard to top, but the energy and intensity of Dropsonic commanded our attention, even after the shock of booty and balls.

Dropsonic started off the set with “Low Life,” off their latest album, and front man Dan Dixon did not disappoint as he tore up every inch of the fretboard with impressive and extreme, technical skill. Though the technical side shined, it never overshadowed the shear, raw musicality of the trio. David Chase is simply sick on the bass and the band wisely highlighted his remarkable lines with a few rounds of solos among their set. As I listened, I came to fully understand why the band sticks to just three members; there is not a thing to add to the complicated rhythms and genuine camaraderie that these guys display. Dropsonic graced us with nine new songs and though the content was fresh, the band was tight and never a beat off in their delivery.

It’s a wonder that Dropsonic isn’t recognized among rock stars with similar emissions, such as Tool, the Von Bondies or the White Stripes. The songs were perfectly executed by three guys that seemed blissfully connected to their respective instruments, while they rocked the hell out of a room full of mesmerized guests. Dropsonic gave us a dose of what rock should be: laced in frenzy, non-pretentious and utterly mind-blowing.


Photographer: Gail Fountain

The Earl
East Atlanta, GA

Dec. 4, 2009
By: Nadia Lelutiu
January 2010