Friday, April 30, 2010

Indie Newz :: 3rd Annual City Skies Electronic Music Fest, 4/29-5/1, 2010

3rd Annual City Skies Electronic Music Festival, April 29-May 1, 2010
SPONSORED BY GUITAR CENTER and ABLETON LIVE

The 3rd Annual City Skies Electronic Music Festival will be held in the Atlanta area on April 29-May 1, 2010.

Kavarna in the Oakhurst section of Decatur, GA (minutes away from Atlanta) is once again the venue for the Festival Event. Kavarna gives us a perfect vibe for the performances, with great sound and a nice selection of food and beverage for festival attendees. Kavarna is a non-smoking and all-ages venue.

We'll also be streaming the event live on StillStream.com

The list of performers include some of the best electronic musicians from around the U.S. heard on radio stations like Music From the Hearts of Space, Echoes, Star's End, Soma FM, StillStream, Galactic Travels, and more, and are from Georgia, Indiana, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

Musical styles range from ambient to downtempo chillout to Berlin school to IDM to space music to experimental. This is not a DJ event.

There will be numerous giveaways during the event including copies of Ableton Live Intro, performer CDs, and more!

For more information, ticketing, and performer bios and event schedule:
http://www.cityskies.com

From the April 2010 issue of Stomp and Stammer Magazine:

What's not to love about a concert series billed as a showcase for "real electronic music played by humans"? That's what's in store for attendees of the third annual City Skies Festival, April 29–May 1, at Kavarna, the cozy boho bar/coffee house/bistro located in beautiful downtown Oakhurst.

"City Skies was originally conceived as a community build ing event," said Jim Combs, a soft-spoken Atlanta musician and organizer-promoter of the event. "I wanted to bring together friends and musicians who have inspired me, so we could play, trade stories and find out what everybody is up to in terms of their equipment – you know, get our geek on."

Like its predecessors, the 2010 edition of City Skies will feature a gaggle of musicians from the metro area and beyond, playing an array of mad scientist gear ranging from a marimba lumina – a fly-by-wire percussion instrument built by synthesizer wizard Don Buchla – to an electronic clarinet, DIY laptop contraptions and even iPods, as well as the occasional guitar, flute and drum.

Sharing the Kavarna stage with homeys Allen Welty-Green, Randy Garcia, Killer Haven, Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel, and others will be no fewer than four performers from Tennessee (Michael Peck, Tony Gerber, Mark Mahoney and something called 84001), two Richards (Lainhart and Devine, both considered masters of their respective sub-genres) and an assortment of knob twirling, switch flicking, mouse-wranglers from Kansas, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. One band, The Wiitles, uses Nintendo Wiimotes as instruments to play rock music.

"There will be plenty of experimental things happening, but also stuff that will be familiar," Combs said. "The main idea is to share the passion we have for this music."

Real electronic music performed live by humans!

Performers and schedule for the three-day event are:

Thursday, April 29, 2010
8pm- Harold Timms (Georgia)
10pm- The Wiitles (Georgia)
11pm- citizenGreen (Georgia)

Friday, April 30, 2010
6pm- Slate (Indiana)
7pm- Klimchak (Georgia)
8pm- Twyndyllyngs (Pennsylvania)
9pm- Paul Vnuk Jr (Wisconsin)
10pm- Tony Gerber (Tennessee)
11pm- R_Garcia (Georgia)

Saturday, May 1, 2010
Afternoon session
1pm- dRachEmUsiK (Indiana)
2pm- Burning Artist(s) Sale (Georgia)
3pm- Earthgirl (Indiana) w/Paul Vnuk, Jr.
4pm- 84001 (Tennessee)

Evening session
7pm- Mark Mahoney (Tennessee)
8pm- M. Peck (Tennessee)
9pm- Richard Lainhart (New York)
10pm- Richard Devine (Georgia)
11pm- Duet for Theremin & Lap Steel (Georgia)

All proceeds from ticket sales will go to performers for this event.

Tickets for each session are $5.00 and will be available at the door.

Venue location -
Kavarna, 707 East Lake Drive, Decatur, GA 30030

Please add us as friends on MySpace and Facebook:
http://www.myspace.com/cityskiesfestival
http://www.facebook.com/pages/City-Skies/223286277021

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