Thursday, December 12, 2013

Convergence 20 Chicago First & Last & Always update

Hey, blogspot readers, it's nearly 4 months until Convergence 20 Chicago rocks this town! SouthSide has just received the following announcements from the Convergence committee. 

Congratulations to all who were chosen!

The Convergence 20 Chicago Art Show will feature the work of talented amateurs and seasoned professionals alike. Attendees may look forward to viewing the dark artwork of many internationally well-known artists, side-by-side with talented newcomers whose work may be debuting at C20. We are proud to announce the first list of artists whose work will be displayed:

Nathan Judah
Alexander Dean
Karl Jahnke
Dawn Brennan
Dana Day
Eliza Stockfisch
Geo Alderson
G. Edwin Taylor
Brittany Hanks
Jennifer Anne Buckley
Chad Savage
Jim Sorfleet / SnS Photos
Scott Jackson
Faith Betinis

Additional artists may be added. Further information on the artists will be added to the C20 Chicago website soon!

As with the band submissions, we had a *ton* of entries from DJs wanting to spin at C20 Chicago. Choosing a small number out of such a wealth of talent is never easy, and we thank each & every one who was interested in the event. We are still awaiting final confirmation from a few, but other than them, here is our official DJ line-up!

Fross (London, UK)
Peroxide (Chicago)
Skeletal (St. Louis)
Rickbats (San Antonio, TX)
Mike Voodoo (Hollywood, CA)
Arcanus (Boston)
Cadaverine (Chicago)
DirtNap (Chicago)
DirtyMessiah (Green Bay, WI)
End: The DJ (San Diego)
Wormwood Star (Austin)
Dave Bats (Los Angeles)
Schadenfreude (New Orleans)
Garz (Milwaukee)
Carrie Monster (Chicago)
The Pirate Twins (Chicago)

Further info on the DJs & the genres of music they'll be playing will be posted soon!

The Convergence 20 Chicago committee is pleased to announce the line-up of designers who will take part in the C20 fashion show:

Azrael's Accomplice Designs (Dallas/Ft. Worth)
Silversärk (Milwaukee)
Calla Corsets (NYC)
Ick by Industrialkitty (Chicago)
Devoid and Deveil (Chicago)
Morrigan New York (NYC)
Kinki Kitty (Detroit)

Detailed information on the designers will be added to the C20 Chicago website soon.

In the end, there were nearly 50 bands who submitted to play at Convergence 20 Chicago and only 8 slots to fill! This wasn’t an easy task and it took months to decide. If possible, we easily could have turned C20 from a 3-night event into a week-long array of bands, bands, bands! We believe we've made a great selection from those who submitted who will represent the spirit of Convergence & the subculture surrounding it, put on a fantastic live performance, and be entertaining even for those who may be as-of-yet unfamiliar with their music. 

Many thanks to *all* of the bands who submitted! As stated above, there were *many* who would have also been great choices, and we wish you all the very best!!!

Detailed bios & links for all the bands will be up soon, but without further ado:

Sunshine Blind (San Francisco)
Pretentious, Moi? (London, UK)
Arch Visceral Parlor (Chicago)
The Gothsicles (Chicago)
EVC - Ending The Vicious Cycle (Dallas/Ft. Worth)
Peeling Grey (Los Angeles)
I:Scintilla (Chicago)
(*There is still one band left we are waiting on for confirmation.TBA soon!)

As soon as SouthSide receives the announcement about the vendors chosen, she will post it on the blog, blogspot readers.

Until next times, support your local scene,

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