Instead of tormenting your mind watching the battle for Biggest SEC Embarrassment that is Saturday afternoons Vandy/Tennessee game, why not expand it with some truly mind-bending sounds? Raleigh, N.C.s Savage Knights create compelling instrumental music that blends the noirish intensity of a Tarantino soundtrack with Ethiopiques-style harmonies, splashes of Moog, droning horns and dissonant explosions. (And they have a band member named Crowmeat Bobneed I say more?) The bill also features kindred (if somewhat spacier) spirits Hudson-Maddox Complex, featuring keyboardist Joseph Hudson and saxophonist (and Scene art critic) Dave Maddox. The duos unhurried, ambient excursions converge and weave apart like a strand of DNA. And better yet, it all takes place in Nashvilles coolest building, The Arcade.
Sat., Nov. 22, noon, 2008