The Brilliant Inventions
Here in Decatur we're blessed with one of the nation's best venues for performing singer-songwriters, Eddie's Attic. The place has been a Decatur mainstay since 1992 and has served as the launching pad for such artists as John Mayer, Shawn Mullins, and Sugarland. In my mind, it is without a doubt the best-sounding and most respectful room in Atlanta to watch live music. So what, you ask? Well, this Thursday night, March 9 ($8, 7:30pm), Eddie's is featuring one of its most prominent local artists -- The Brilliant Inventions.
The Brilliant Inventions are Eliot Bronson and Josh Lamkin, two singer-songwriters who joined forces a couple years ago after relocating to Decatur/Atlanta. I first saw them at Javamonkey in May 2004, and they've since grown into regularly selling out their local shows and opening for artists like Jump Little Children, Martin Sexton, David Mead, and Howie Day. They were also named "Best Local New Music Act" in 2005 by readers of Creative Loafing. They usually perform as an acoustic duo, although they sometimes include other musicians in their shenanigans. Their sets include songs both sentimental and silly, with plenty of banter in between. They sing about bad relationships as well as going commando and longing to be lesbians. You get the idea. Below is a sampling of their wares, including both the sweet and the ridiculous.
From Standing Room (2005):
The Brilliant Inventions - Dream About Your Girlfriend (via Rapidshare)
The Brilliant Inventions - Narcoleptic Nymphomaniac (via Rapidshare)
Courtesy of tbi.com:
The Brilliant Inventions - In Dreams (live at Eddie's Attic, Feb. 2004)
The Brilliant Inventions - You Don't Even Know (live at Eddie's Attic, Feb. 2004)
The Brilliant Inventions - Naked (live at Eddie's Attic, Feb. 2004)
Buy Standing Room from CD Baby.
The Brilliant Inventions homepage.
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