Funky fresh dressed to impress, ready to party? No dress code — only a free online pass for legal drinkers and a fearlessness of sweat — was required to attend the 2010 Atlanta edition of Art, Beats + Lyrics on Friday, July 30 at the Compound. More than 2,000 people filled the multi-level Midtown nightclub/event complex, that provided an ideal backdrop for the layers of entertainment. Where else could you see dance battles to ’80s and ’90s mixes, a live band featuring Cody ChestnuTT, and an exhibit of some of the most unique urban art and photography, served up with free-flowing Gentleman Jack cocktails?
The displays featured a diverse body of work from visual artists including, God City, Fabian “Occasional Superstar” Williams, Lord Yatta, event co-creator, Dwayne “Dubelyoo” Wright, CP the Artist Palmer, Hebru Brantly, and photographers, John Crooms, Brandi Pettijohn, Terra “TT” Coles, and Shannon McCollum among others.
The energy was non-stop from 7 p.m. until 2 a.m. Suffice it to say, Art, Beats + Lyrics is not to be missed. If this party doesn’t stop in your hometown, it definitely warrants a road trip to the nearest hosting city to check it out.
Nashville has more dive bars than ATL now that sucks. tbh i think that new…
*Christ, Lord sorry
"Punk" style like this seems like it is the polar opposite of punk. Bradford Cox…
They're kind of starting to look like a joke of themselves. Song's good though.