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Jeffrey Butzer: New line-up, new stage show

Jeffrey Butzer will be performing in Atlanta on March 18 at The Earl for the first time since last September. Early this year, Butzer joined West End Motel and Fiend Without a Face, both side projects of Mastadon’s Brent Hinds, out on a west coast tour. Butzer’s solo act opened up the shows on tour, and he candidly revealed many “little secrets” in his tour journal, which you can read on the Picaflor Studio blog. There is some awesome hilarity in there, like the stuff he shouts out to Patrick Stewart in the bathroom of an L.A. club during an Andrew Bird show. And you can find out why Butzer was given the nickname Bette Midler on tour.

Butzer has also been busy playing with longtime friend and fellow musician, Claire Lodge in her band, The Compartmentalizationalists. Since she moved back to England, Butzer has picked back up with a new line-up for his band, The Bicycle Eaters, and a new stage show planned, complete with props and a projector.

Without revealing too much, Butzer describes the new live setup and explains the inspiration behind the chosen visual expression:

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Atlanta Sound Garden: Mix 3 The Female Voice

This edition of Atlanta Sound Garden is dedicated to the female voice of Atlanta music. The song selections feature female vocalists in tropical indie, ambient pop, punk-tinged experimental metal, and electronic dance.

Adron accomplishes a lush layering of chimerical atmosphere, including bird whistles, waves, and other textures, on “Timid Young Ones,” with her rich, intoxicating voice soaring above it all. Her latest release, Burdwurld is a five song escapade into enchantment and down rabbit holes. Download it for free from her website. http://adron.muxtape.com/

Vocalist, Lindsey Harbour, of Thy Mighty Contract, has the rare ability to sound sweet and sick, in the same song. I adore “Two Cities” for the deceitful bounciness at the start of the track, which soon gives way to quick, erratic drumming that leads into the angst-ridden screams of Harbour, who bleeds out with no remorse, over raging guitars, before the melody finds its way back. Get their self-titled album for free on BandCamp.

Atlanta Sound Garden: Mix 3 The Female Voice by themoonandpluto

The undertone of Nerdkween‘s song,”Let Me Go,” from Profitandloss, is equally melancholy and grievous, even as the lighthearted melody might suggest serenity, especially since Monica Arrington’s voice could soothe the grumpiest among us. The instrumentation on the track is minimal, featuring only a guitar and distant tambourine, heightening the magnificence of the vocals. Nerdkween will be playing at Carroll Street Cafe on Monday, February 7.

La Chansons recently released a remix of “X Marks The Spot” off their 2010 album, King and Queen of the Dance Floor via Stickfigure Recordings. Carson Keller seductively shapes the melody on the remix, called “Read the Map,” as the electronic beats and loops create a dismal¬† and penetrating dance track. Between the groove and sway of the rhythm and Carson’s enticing voice, you’ll be having fun.

“Tall Shoulders” is an airy little track from Lille, off of the 2010 debut release by the same name via Whale Heart Records. With sparse keyboard tinkles accentuating a mellow ukulele, Grace Bellury concocts a daydream in which her stunning crooning guides you deeper into tranquility. Having recently opened up for The Dresden Dolls at The Buckhead Theatre, Lille is set to mesmerize beyond the local sphere.

Nadia Lelutiu

The Chosen Ones: January 14-19, 2011

Atlanta is serving up something you’ll be craving after being home-bound by this week’s ice fiasco. If you’re looking to dance, get out to The Drunken Unicorn on Friday night to party with Pink Pompeii. Otherwise, you might be happy at Wonderroot with the gypsy-folk nuances of Christ, Lord and the beautiful voice of Adron.

If you’re in the mood for some melodic rock in the vein of Death Cab For Cutie, hit up The Highland Inn Ballroom on Saturday for some New Terminus. Need a dose of dark atmosphere in your music, head to The Earl Sunday night to stare at A.Grimes.

Embrace the feminine fortitude of three exceptional artists, Ladycop (Brooklyn), Lille, and Qurious at The Drunken Unicorn on Monday night for your MLK holiday. The Chosen Ones:

Friday, January 14 -

Pink Pompeii, Shortwave Society, 1880′s Dance Party $5, 21+, 9pm @ The Drunken Unicorn

The Long Shadows, Sleeping in the Aviary, The Mad Flight @ 529

Triple D’s Presents: Sovus Radio, All the Saints, The N.E.C. 9pm, $8, 21+ @ The Earl

Pool Party Taco Night Productions Presents: Ruby Velle Trio
Noot d’ Noot, A Fight To The Death, With Guest DJs:, Skooter, Cristo Disco, Hell, 8pm, $7 @ The Masquerade

Adron, “Christ, Lord“, Beau Victoria $5, 8pm @ Wonderroot

Saturday, January 15 -

Untied States, Aku You, Skin Jobs @ 529

OK Productions Presents: The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl), Julianna Barwick, Oryx and Crake (acoustic set), 9pm, $12 @ The Earl

Rock Science Records presents: A: The Color, New Terminus, Little Horn $7, 8:30pm, 21+ @ The Highland Inn Ballroom

Prisca, Frances Eagle, Ulrika, $8 Atlanta Room 8pm @ Smiths Olde Bar

The Head - Stockwood EP Pre-Release Party w/ Young Orchids, Adam Anzio 9pm, all ages, Vinyl at Center Stage

Odist and Graham Yoder @ North River Tavern

Sunday, January 16 -

A.Grimes, Hollow Stars, WIFE, 8pm, $5 @ The Earl

Monday, January 17 -

LadyCop, Lille, Qurious $8, 18+, 9pm @ The Drunken Unicorn

Weird Wives (members of Surfer Blood), Carnivores, Lyonnais, Shepards, 9pm, $5, 21+ @ 529

Tuesday, January 18 –

Washed Out, ANR, Soft Powers $10, 9pm @ The Drunken Unicorn

Bridget and the Squares, x_ray visionaries, marko, loudermilk & moon @ Wonderroot

Wednesday, January 20 –

Triple D’s presents: Tyvek, GG King, The Clap, $8, 21+ @ The Earl

Red Sea, Vegan Coke, The Humboldt Trio 10pm @ Eastside Lounge