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Convergence No. 1

Fight?

Digital Distilled Right

Local CD Review

Go.

Convergence No. 1

Beats us, but we’re pretty sure the solution is more interesting than it would be if the question was just, If you have one dancer/musician/painter, how many possible … you get the picture.

In a nutshell, that’s the philosophy driving a creative networking project called Convergence that was launched earlier this week with a meet-and-greet at Sassy Ann’s. The N. Fourth Avenue nightclub was stuffed to the gills with local creative-types interested in collaboration and idea-sharing. The first project on the agenda is the compilation of an artists’ directory, with a second meeting, Convergence No. 2, slated to take shape sometime in January. We’ll keep you posted.

Fight?

“Sit on the ground!” club security said. “That’s not your blood, that’s the blood of a bouncer you hit.”

But it was Kandel’s blood. And there was no sign of a bouncer who was bleeding profusely.

“Don’t really know what happened,” another bouncer told us later, after Kandel was questioned by an officer and allowed to leave. When we asked the officer what had happened, the same bouncer yelled, “I already told you what happened.”

Later, he echoed his earlier comment: “We don’t really know what happened.”

When the dust settled, five people were thrown out, including Andy Kohler , the drummer for local sludge metal powerhouse Sadville . All five who were ejected were friends, and had arrived together.

Digital Distilled Right

Local CD Review

Once Abernathy fills the void between the two styles of play, his music will be nearly seamless, and unique, a force to be reckoned with, because the talent’s all there. Overall, it’s some quality stuff to listen to on a rainy day, a road trip, or a drunken Sunday. We especially like this album because Abernathy says that it’s “music you can’t dance to,” and we sure do hate dancing.

Go.

Friday, Nov.17: Go see Aida at the Civic Auditorium at 8 p.m. When you get bored, sneak over to the adjacent Civic Coliseum to watch the Knoxville Ice Bears whip Fayetteville.

Saturday, Nov.18: Holy live CD recording, Batman! Sara Schwabe & Her Yankee Jass Band will be laying down tracks at the Black Box Theatre at 9 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 19: There’s something about the long cushioned benches and sparkly walls of the World Grotto that make people want to do things that would embarrass their mothers. But we’d encourage you to stick with enjoying the Wood Brothers .

Monday, Nov.20: Bob Seger at Thompson-Boling?!! Hell yeah, Dad, I’ll go with you!

Tuesday, Nov. 21: Joanna Newsom and Alasdair Roberts will be at Blue Cats tonight. Don’t act like you have anything better to do, loser.

Wednesday, Nov.22: You know, the root of the word Miller is a Greek word. Miller come from the Greek word “milo,” which is mean “apple,” so there you go. As many of you know, our name, Portokalos, is come from the Greek word “portokali,” which mean “orange.” So, okay? Here tonight, we have, ah, apple and orange. We all different, but in the end, we all fruit.

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