This year musicians, artists, and filmmakers
in Atlanta tried a bold new experiment: throw a festival wherein
bands could play, art could be exhibited, and films shown. Maximum
exposure for all artists, and a convenient grouping for fans.
And thus was born The Independent Georgia Festival, dubbed
IG for brevity's sake.
The festival was held all across Atlanta... well, all across...
well, at several venues. The event opened at the Eyedrum Art
Gallery, and ended there as well.
But the bulk of the actual music part occured in East Atlanta,
a part of town which conviently already has two established
venues along with a plethora of bars and clubs in which bands
could be placed.
And art could be exhibited in those same clubs, to be looked
at while the bands were performing. And films could be shown
in the clubs... Plus, East Atlanta is EvilSponge's "home
turf", a fact which no doubt greatly influenced the placement
of the festival.
And thus it was that at the very beginning of August i sent
my Minions off to explore the wonders of independent art in
Georgia. And here are their thoughts on this event.
It might make sense to read them in the order i have them listed
here, starting with PostLibyan's chronological recounting of
events, proceeding to Brillo's thoughts on the two nights she
was present, and the wrapping things up with Tracer's overall
critical analysis. However, it is really up to you.