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The Chosen Ones – November 2-5, 2010

Wednesday, November 3 – The Sneaky Hand, Teenage Illiterates, Hip to Death, R_Garcia @ The Star Bar

This will no doubt be a night where the rules don’t apply. The post-punk, groove and funk of The Sneaky Hand, Teenage Illiterates and Hip to Death. R_Garcia will lighten the atmosphere after the punk rock slaughter from will add his electronic manipulations to the mix, and there you have it…an awesome night of music for a mere $5.

Thursday, November 4 – Hawks and The Sunglasses Record Release w/ AkuYou @ The Earl

Hawks and The Sunglasses are doing a double record release party to celebrate Hawks’ double 7″ split with a comparable band from France, Cafe Flesh. The Sunglasses are releasing an LP called Bad/Happy. And you’ll be both bad and happy at this show. Hawks put on a live show like none other. Expect nothing and take in the madness. It’s good for you. $7

Friday, November 5 – EP3, Jungol, Stokeswood and Luther’s Boot w/Priceless the Kid @ King Plow Arts Center

This show will be held at the King Plow Center in Midtown put together by the production team of Music Matters. You get in for free if you respond to the Facebook invite! Jungol and Stokeswood are two of the hardest working bands in Atlanta with some of the most impressive sheer originality out there. Don’t miss it when they get to share the stage!You will dance.

Others:

Tuesday, November 2 – Rasputina, Faun Fables @ The Earl $15

Wednesday, November 3 – Callers, Lady Lazarus, Sara Crawford and the Cult Following @ The Drunken Unicorn

Wednesday, November 3 – The Intelligence, Balkans, Skin Jobs @ The Earl $8

Thursday, November 4 – The 54 CD Release Party @ The Five Spot

Thursday, November 4 – Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights, Ponderosa @ Smiths Olde Bar $12

Thursday, November 4 – Social Studies, RBTS Win, Spectralux, Nadia Marie @ The Star Bar FREE

Friday, November 5 – The Gaye Blades, The Runaway Suns, & The Barreracudas, Presented by Purge Atlanta @ 529

Friday, November 5 – Ninja Puppet Shenaniganza!!! Featuring The Imperial OPA Circus @ Eyedrum $5

Friday, November 5 – Qurious, Living Rooms, Goldilocks, Negashi Armada @ The Drunken Unicorn $5, $7

Friday, November 5 – James Hall & The Futura Bold, Abby Go Go, Ghost Party @ Smiths Olde Bar $12

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.

http://www.myspace.com/dropsonic

Photographer: Gail Fountain

The Earl
East Atlanta, GA

Dec. 4, 2009
By: Nadia Lelutiu
January 2010