“An obscenely large, naked, bald man has been spotted in East Atlanta. Eye-witness reports describe the giant as dressed only in a diaper and a leather harness. At a loss for how to handle the towering sexual deviant, neighborhood authorities have called in the experts.”
When a band sends out a press release that starts like this, you know they’re going to put on an amazing show. The Sexual Side Effects Save East Atlanta will take place on Thursday, April 28 at the 529 in East Atlanta.
The group, which has played throughout the southeast and already has a loyal fan base, is currently working with producer John Briglevich (Drivin’ N Cryin’, Edwin McCain, Red Letter Agent) of Sonica Recording to produce their debut EP. The Sexual Side Effects will soon be finalizing dates for an upcoming tour, so this might be one of your last chances to say you saw them “when”.
The Sexual Side Effects are an eclectic alternative rock group influenced by post-punk and 70’s glam rock. Said to be “reminiscent of early Bowie” by producer Briglevish, the band is fronted by lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Amber Taylor, known to many from headlining at Atlanta’s glam rock party, Glitterdome. “Spikey” Mike Sidner (former bassist for Liquid Image) and Clay McClure (drummer, Flat Cat) round out the ensemble that Curtis Clark of 10 High and Metalsome calls “a rare treat, the kind Atlanta hasn’t seen in a long, long time”.
Modern Paranoia and DJ Aesthetic will be joining The Sexual Side Effects in their “mission to protect East Atlanta”. Modern Paranoia’s punk rock, synth lust, and pop beauty will be complemented by the spinning skills of Atlanta Underground Scene favorite and Das Bunker ATL promoter, DJ Aesthetic, who will “unleash an arsenal of pulsating post-punk, glam-rock, and Brit-pop”. (But we know it’s really just an excuse for him to play the Pet Shop Boys…)
The Sexual Side Effects Save East Atlanta will take place at The 529, located at 529 Flat Shoals Ave NE in East Atlanta. Doors are at 9pm and the cover charge is $5 for 21 and up. Get there early (from 7pm to 9pm) to see the chaos unfold in the streets of East Atlanta as circus performers, protesters, and ringleader Vortex will all be gathering to express their concern for the city!
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