Below is a list of local artists/musicians/vendors (many which are friends) that I think are worth checking out……
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Luna – Vocalities
Derek King – Bassisms
Patrick Dortch – Guitarologicals
Rodney Beaubeouf – Drummables
Since emerging in 2009, CLOUDEATER has quickly established a strong presence in the Atlanta music scene, opening for acts such as N.E.R.D., Girl Talk, Cody Chesnutt and Little Dragon. With their debut LP, Sun and Sidearm due September 7th, the 5-piece ensemble showcases their continued evolution toward a unique genre bending sound. Citing influences such as Radiohead, The Flaming Lips, and Dangermouse, their music draws from an organic live rock core while melding electronic elements and stirring vocals. The overall result is progressive yet warmly familiar, slating CLOUDEATER as one of the most intriguing new bands to check for in 2011.
Young Blood Gallery and Boutique is the foremost independent showcase in Atlanta for emerging artists and Do-It-Yourself crafters. Young Blood was born in 1997 in the home of Maggie White and Kelly Teasley when the two grew tired of the Atlanta art gallery establishment’s refusal to exhibit incredibly talented – though unknown – local artists. The response was enormous, and for two years White and Teasley’s home exhibitions would be overrun with art-hungry patrons.
In 1999 Young Blood became a permanent fixture in Atlanta’s burgeoning underground art community when the gallery opened in Grant Park. Since then, Young Blood has led an explosion in independent galleries, while remaining at the forefront of cutting-edge art. Young Blood has garnered dozens of news articles, in publications such as Creative Loafing, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Lucky magazine, recognizing the gallery’s early support for the indie craft movement and graffiti as an art form……………