Depending on your point of view, this is either the final No Consensus show, or something else completely. Among the odd gentleman’s agreements hatched among the members of No Consensus, one of the last was that Joe Riehle was to henceforth own and control the name and identity of the band. He booked a gig at The Reverb without consulting the band’s normal members, and wouldn’t you know it, I refused to do the show because it was on my wife’s birthday. So instead, Joe assembled a cast that included some of the traditional No Consensus members in conjunction with James “Rock’s Chosen Warrior” Mackey, Jeff Moravec, and a few others, and put on a show that combined individual and group songs, dramatic skits, poems, and percussion improvisations, taking place not only on the stage but throughout the bar. The Reverb’s proprietors were not too pleased, believing they had been hoodwinked somehow, but it was just the sort of thing No Consensus fans would like, and did an even better job of confusing those unacquainted with the band than No Consensus usually managed to.