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The Chosen Ones: February 5-9, 2011

Saturday, February 5 – Dodekapus Presents: I Can Dream All Day, Art Show at Relapse Theatre 200 Permalume Place NW, Atlanta, GA, 30318

Though not a music event, the Dodekapus Art Collective event, I Can Dream All Day brings imagination and creativity to the forefront, while also raising funds and awareness for some worthy humanitarian efforts. The art show, Saturday, February 5, takes place in the warehouse of the wonderful Relapse Theatre, where the group of collaborative artists will offer “a wild and experimental journey through the land of dreams and nightmares with magical performances, pillow fights, mysterious potions, and extravagant displays of the imagination.”

The experience gets started at 8pm and is only $5, unless you bring a canned food item for the Atlanta Community Food Bank, in which case your entry drops to $3. A silent auction of artwork created by a group of kids at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta will also be running throughout the evening, with proceeds going back to this top-notch non-profit institution. The artwork being auctioned off was made during Dodekapus’ visit to the Children’s hospital in December, when the collective threw an art party for these kids, helping them visually depict their hopes and dreams.

Saturday February 5 -

The Booze, The Forty-Fives, Shovels and Rope @ The Earl, $7 21+

Charges, Five Eight, Star Fighter, Baby Baby @ 529, $5 21+

The Queers, The Apers, Posey and The Party Pirates @ Star Bar $10 21+

Stokeswood, Crane, The Brotherland @ Vinyl $10

Monday, February 7 –

Siamese Twins, Vegan Coke, The Bums @ 529 FREE 21+

Nerdkween, Clint Bussey (of Before the Solstice) @ Carroll Street Cafe FREE, All ages Presented by Rock Science

Tuesday, February 8 –

Wild Nothing, Abe Vigoda, Roman Photos @ Drunken Unicorn $10 21+

Wednesday, February 9 –

OK Productions and Tight Bros Present: Free Energy, The Postelles, Turf War  @ The Earl $10 21+

Knaves Grave, The Clap, Ghost Bikini, The Husseins @ Star Bar $3 21+

Mice in Cars, New Terminus, Waking the Bates @ Eastside Lounge $5 21+

The Chosen Ones: January 4-7, 2011

Friday, January 7 – Attention System, Siberia My Sweet, Brenn @ The Drunken Unicorn

The first weekend of the new year brings some pretty stellar shows. Among them is this little treat at The Drunken Unicorn, featuring the electro-rock of Attention System, Siberia My Sweet, and a great little band from Nashville called Brenn. They came through Atlanta a few months ago to play at Lenny’s, only to turn around and go back home, because the place had no electricity that night. I’m sure this night will make up for that! $7, 21+ Doors @ 9 pm

Friday, January 7 – Ohmpark’s 4th Year Anniversary Party w/ From Exile, Jungol, This Piano Plays Itself, Nigredo, Qurious @ The Earl

The Atlanta music blog, Ohmpark has been kicking it for 4 years now, which is more than most blogs can boast. To celebrate, Ohmpark founder, Davy Minor has enlisted the help of a few of his favorite local bands for a rare night of amazing music! Get there early, it’s your best bet!  8pm, $5, 21+

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The Chosen Ones – October 11-16, 2010

Wednesday, October 13 – Merkava, Laertes, and We Are The Willows @ Drunken Unicorn

Merkava delivers impressive ambient rock and their live performance isn’t just aurally pleasurable, but the band keeps two drum sets on stage, between which their drummer plays his own game of musical chairs, providing just as much visual entertainment. With two vocalists and an entire group of talented musicians, Merkava can easily sustain your attention.

Joining Merkava are two other bands. Laertes is another Atlanta band that shares the ambient musical nature of Merkava.  Minneapolis band, We Are The Willows will also be playing. Minneapolis has a thriving music scene that I’d love to explore one day. We Are The Willows is a folk-pop band that plays more into the indie sound, rather than rock. Even though they differ from the spacey rock of Merkava and Laertes, they still provide plenty of atmosphere.

$5, 21+, Doors at 9pm

Thursday, October 14 – Siberia My Sweet, R_Garcia, and Brenn @ Lenny’s Bar

Siberia My Sweet is an all-girl new wave, dark-electro-pop band that feels like an updated version of an anima-stricken Duran Duran. The music is melodic with dance beats to move you, but it never gets too pretty or sugary. Siberia My Sweet combines a dark vibe with an upbeat tempo, making the music seductive and fun.

R_Garcia (Randy Garcia of Nerd Parade and Nophi Recordings) will be putting on an intense electronic set to intoxicate your mind and keeping within the electro-dance channels, Nashville’s Brenn combines stunning vocals with an impressive concoction of synth and rock infused, melody-driven tunes.  Great show to get your dance on!

$6, 21+, Doors at 9pm

Others:

Monday, October 11 – So So Death, Social Studies, Kosha Dillz, The Son Red @ 529 FREE

Wednesday, October 13 – Knaves Grave, The Prids, Lookbook (Portland), Spirits and The Melchizedek Children @ 529 $7

Thursday, October 14 – Free Moral Agents, 2mex, The Ruination, Odist @ The Five Spot $10

Thursday, October 14 – Netherfriends (Chicago), Living Rooms, Goldilocks @ 529

Friday, October 15 – Spree Wilson, Tendaberry, Ben Carson & the Dolldaze @ WonderRoot

Friday, October 15 – Vegan Coke , Nigredo and Mata Haris@ The Highland Inn Ballroom

Friday and Saturday, October 15, 16 – Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade

Saturday, October 15 – Matt and Kim, Donnis @ The Masquerade