An old favorite...

Today in Turner Studios, I was not so subtly reminded of former Atlanta artist Charlie Owens by the 200 ft mural lining one of its hallways. A quick visit to Charlie's website shows he's now living in Chicago and back at it with another huge mural piece, this time for Burger King.

Turner Mural by Charlie Owens


Scion Rock Fest Poster

If you are any kind of metal fan, then you are sure to be familiar with at least some of the 30+ bands that will be playing February 28th at The Masquerade's Scion Rock Fest. For a fringe metal fan like myself, crossover bands like Mastodon and Harvey Milk are enough to get me interested. If you are interested in free tickets check out scion.com/rock for details. But if you are more interested in who put together this amazing poster, his name is Josh Graham and you can find more of his art at his site, suspendedinlight.com


A new favorite...

Imagine my delight when I stopped by Kirkwood Ballers Club expecting the unexpected, and stumbled across this for the first time:

Adron is one of my new favorite local artists (although she is only semi local, now living in Brooklyn) and she is playing for free this Thursday, January 29th, at The Star Bar thanks to HaveYouHeard.net. More Adron here.

Image stolen from Victor B. Bicycle via Adronmusic.com


40% off everything in Youngblood's Boutique

For the rest of January you can get anything from Youngblood's boutique on sale for 40% off. This includes all kinds of clothing, books, zines, prints, and more. Don't forget to check out their current exhibit featuring six selected artists that you can read more about here at Burn Away.

Daniel Davison, installation shot. Image stolen from Jeremy Abernathy via Burnaway.org


Why I love Mastodon

A description of their upcoming album titled "Crack the Skye":
"There is a paraplegic and the only way that he can go anywhere is if he astral travels. He goes out of his body, into outer space and a bit like Icarus, he goes too close to the sun, burning off the golden umbilical cord that is attached to his solar plexus. So he is in outer space and he is lost, he gets sucked into a wormhole, he ends up in the spirit realm and he talks to spirits telling them that he is not really dead. So they send him to the Russian cult, they use him in a divination and they find out his problem. They decide they are going to help him. They put his soul inside Rasputin’s body. Rasputin goes to usurp the czar and he is murdered. The two souls fly out of Rasputin’s body through the crack in the sky(e) and Rasputin is the wise man that is trying to lead the child home to his body because his parents have discovered him by now and think that he is dead. Rasputin needs to get him back into his body before it’s too late. But they end up running into the Devil along the way and the Devil tries to steal their souls and bring them down…there are some obstacles along the way."
Mastodon Rocks.


Art and Music This Saturday

Chris Hamer's solo show "In Company of Thieves" opens up at The Bench from 8-12 for free. MINT Gallery hosts a slew of bands as well as your last chance to catch "Animal Overdose" featuring a slew of artists, doors at 9, $5.

Obama by Dosa Kim

Thanks to Fresh.i.am for pointing me towards this. More Dosa Kim.


Alternative Library Opening at WonderRoot

WonderRoot Community Art Center is now the proud owner of an alternative library (think zines, self published books, etc) thanks to local artist Cristina Vidal. Come celebrate the opening this Tuesday, January 20th at 8pm at WonderRoot.


Ideas by Chuck hits cable television

Atlanta native Chuck McCarthy will be talking about his amazing blog, IdeasbyChuck.com this weekend on "News to Me" on CNN Headline News. Check your local listings for showtimes.

Tonight at Whitespace

This looks great and it opens tonight, Friday January 16th from 7-10 at Whitespace Gallery.


Thrashin at Eastside Lounge

This Thursday, January 15th at Eastside Lounge in East Atlanta.