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WHEN YOU WISH UPON A BAR!
A Disney Quiz!
OCTOBER 25TH 8PM
SCRUFFY CITY HALL

Do you get a standing ovation for singing Under the Sea at karaoke? Are you still traumatized by the death of Bambi's mom? Can you feel the love tonight? We certainly can, so we're bringing you the second edition of When You Wish Upon a Bar: A Disney Quiz on October 25th! We know last time a whole lot of you didn't get you play, so we've made big changes to make sure everyone has a magical time. Put on your glass slippers, grab your guardian spirit and get to a quiz!

Just like last time, the bulk of the questions will cover the theatrically released films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. Anything and everything Disney is fair game though, so maybe look at a map of Disney World or finish that play-through of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. You've got 80+ years of animated classics to study, so cozy up with your Simba stuffed animal and get to watching!

Admission is $5 per person and the winners will take home the cash pot. We're accepting cash only though, so leave this Disney Dollars at home. You might want to come prepared with more than one team name, though, because "The Happiest Quiz on Earth" will likely go fast.

Your team is required to register for this quiz by visiting http://bit.ly/ThemeQuizReg .


There’s a plain-spoken quality in the music of Aiken, S.C. bandleader Kenny George that speaks to the soul of what Americana is supposed to be. It’s as if George has spent the last 10 years stripping away the artifice and excess that sometimes attends the music, elements like the self-conscious neo-traditionalism or the jam-band-style profligacy, and distilled something so ineffably true as to defy any further definition or ornament.
George founded the band back in 2007, along with drummer Bucky Brown, as a way to make extra cash playing covers on the college circuit. George tells that from the beginning, the band liked to work in the odd original song between renditions of “Whipping Post” and “Brown-Eyed Girl.”

Steeped in the music of classic folk and rock singer-songwriters like John Prine and Jackson Browne, and, later, classic Americana like Blue Mother Tupelo and Whiskeytown, George began to diversify the band’s mix of cover songs, incorporating more alt-country, less classic Rawk. The band also began dropping in an ever greater selection of George’s own original songs.

“We knew we didn’t want to be the band still playing ‘Wagon Wheel’ every night after 20 years,” George laughs. “But it was a pretty natural process; we always played what we wanted to play.”

So it was with no small deliberation that the band finally recorded their 2014 debut “Gunshy,” seven songs of solid bedrock Americana, tunes that would do even one of George’s own alt-country heroes proud.

Looking back, George says he has mixed feelings about the record, though that’s probably due in no small part to his having a new record — this year’s “Borrowed Trouble” — absorbing the whole of his affections.

“I was really proud of ‘Gunshy’ at the time, but I have a hard time listening to it now,” he says. “That record had songs written over years and years. Some of the songs were written before I was even in this band. So maybe it didn’t have the consistency in tone that the new record has.

“I feel like the new record is a better screen shot of where the band is right now. It captures the energy of the band much better. It has more of a rock ‘n’ roll feel, while still keeping the country influence. But there’s more of a rock drive, more electric guitar and more guitar solos.”

If the new record is different, the band’s work ethic has stayed the same. George says the band typically plays upward of 150 shows a year, a rigorous touring schedule that prompted one Columbia scribe to label them the “ubiquitous dive-bar dogs” of the South Carolina music scene.

“About three or four years ago, we made a decision that we were going to get ourselves out there, really hit the road and push our music online,” George says. “It’s gotten to the point over the last couple years where we can go into different markets, and we know we’ll have a crowd. People will sing along and ask us to play favorites, and the songs they’re asking for are ours.”

The Kenny George Band will play Preservation Pub on Friday, Oct. 20 beginning at 8 p.m.
TONIGHT! TONIGHT! TONIGHT!
Knoxville's only silent horror film event is back this year to bring you the best in vintage-style creepiness. 

Tickets: $10

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THE FILM LINE-UP:

SELECTION OF RARE FILM SHORTS FROM THE EARLIEST DAYS OF FILM

A rare screening of short films going back as far as the 1890s will show off some of the pioneering special effects that mark the very beginnings of horror and fantasy.

AU SECOURS! (1924)

Possibly the strangest comedy-horror short you're likely to ever see, starring Max Linder, one of the most popular stars of his era. Takes the standard "night in a haunted house" trope into surreal territory.

FRANKENSTEIN (1910)

The first screen version of the classic novel, preserved by The Library of Congress and only very recently restored to its original screening quality. Knoxville will be among the first cities to view this horror gem.

***Original score written and recorded by Ben Model. ***

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (1928)

An avant-garde take on Poe's story with stunning visuals and a script by e.e. cummings.

***Screened with a live musical score performed and composed by Jason Boardman and Maggie Brannon.***

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925)

Our feature film is a silent horror masterpiece starring Lon Chaney in one of his most definitive roles.

***Screened with a live musical score performed and composed by Brett Winston.***
Don't miss our Saturday & Sunday Brunch!
Knoxville Horror Film Fest Awards Party and Costume Contest

Join us for the wrap up party of Knoxville Horror Film Fest 2017! We'll be giving out the awards for the festival, as well as having our annual costume contest! We'll also be sharing KHFF judge Jill Gevargizian's brand new music video! Jill...

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Oxford, Miss.-based singer-songwriter Morgan Pennington had in mind to record an album of Brandi Carlile-esque folk-rock when she approached local producer Winn McElroy in 2014. McElroy, a child of the ’80s with a serious synthesizer jones, heard her first track and decided he had other plans.

“When I heard her sing, in my mind I could hear more than just her voice and the acoustic guitar,” McElroy says. “I made it darker, stripped it down and rebuilt the track from scratch.”

McElroy says he initially hesitated to show off his meddlesome enterprise, for fear of Pennington’s reaction. He needn’t have worried. “I loved it,” Pennington says. “It was something I would never have thought that I could be doing. My only concern was pulling it off live.”

McElroy helped on that count, too. When Pennington received an offer to play the Double Decker music festival in Oxford, McElroy pulled together some extra synths and a temporary band. Soon thereafter, he and Pennington began writing songs together in earnest, under the new moniker And the Echo.

And the Echo’s music brings to mind the best of the 1980s New Wave and synth-pop movement, undergirded by the same dark currents of moody electronica that characterized Depeche Mode, only with Pennington’s bright, lissome vox carrying the melody over top of it all, rather than David Gahan’s mopey tenor.

“I grew up loving bands like Depeche Mode and New Order,” McElroy explains. “Later, I got into a lot of synth-driven soundtrack music, lots of horror movie soundtracks from the ’70s and ’80s. And having a studio for over 10 years, I accumulated a few synthesizers, and I liked to play with them. Most of my work is recording guitar-bass-drums rock bands, so the synthesizers were sort of my way of escaping from that.”

The band has two records now, 2016’s “And the Echo I” and this year’s “And the Echo II.” McElroy describes the first platter as “us throwing a lot of things against the wall and seeing what would stick.” On the latest, he says, “we knew more what we wanted to do… The songs stand on their own now, whereas on the first, they were more dependent on having that wall of sound.”

Which is just as well, given that McElroy and Pennington plan on entering the studio again in November, and recording a third album with less electronic ornamentation than its predecessors. “We’ve been bringing back the guitar a little, and there’s going to be more of it on this next record,” McElroy says. “At the same time, we’re stripping back some of the wall of sound. We’re being a little simpler, letting the songs stand for themselves.”

And the Echo will play Preservation Pub Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 9 p.m.

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