EYEDRUM ART & MUSIC GALLERY is an experimental music institution. Its Atlantas answer to such nationally heralded avant-garde venues as Tonic and the Kitchen in New York, bestowed with a weirdo Southern flair. Each month, Eyedrums first Thursday open improv nights are both a party and a breeding ground for the citys most adventurous music. Between bands, when both audiences and performers head outside for a smoke, you will hear both absurd and profound conversations on the sociopolitical implications of everything from John Cage to Paris Hilton to the White Stripes. Its a place of integrity and extreme exploration that proves that even in the fringe areas of culture, people still like to get crunk.