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A Decade Later, Local Natives Celebrate “Overnight” Success

On paper, Local Natives’ rise to indie-rock stardom reads like an overnight success story. The band’s debut album, 2010’s Gorilla Manor, was an immediate critical favorite, earning pivotal Pitchfork buzz with its dense, harmony-laden arrangements. In the intervening four years, they’ve released only one album, Hummingbird, from 2013, but they already feel like an institution, up there with career acts like Beach House and Grizzly Bear.

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Get on the Bus: The Bus Driver Tour Lands Back in Knoxville for Spring

The Bus Driver Tour is a nomadic collaboration among the folk singer/songwriters Paul Lee Kupfer, Dan Freund, and Ian Thomas, who split their time between Montana and Knoxville. It’s an odd enough name for a band (it comes from the group’s first tour together, back in 2011, in an old school bus) but it’s even odder this spring, as the trio has toured the South in a 45-foot boat, mostly along the Tennessee River and the Tennessee–Tombigbee Waterway that runs along the Alabama/Mississippi border.

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Asheville's Moogfest Returns Without AC Entertainment

If you’re experiencing a comedown now that the Big Ears festival has come and gone, or if you’re looking for a festival with more of an electronic music focus, take heart, because Moogfest is now just a week away.

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Metro Pulse Guides

In addition to our Restaurant Guide, Bar Guide and Band Guide, Metro Pulse staff work throughout the year to provide in-depth coverage of Really Good Things to Know About Knoxville. How to be a good and happy cyclist in town? Got you covered. Want to give your dollars to local holistic health providers in town? We'll point you in the right direction. We've collected our Guides to Knoxville in one place for easy perusal.

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Best of Knoxville: 2013

The Best of Knoxville

So what's really "best" about Knoxville?

This is the 19th edition of Metro Pulse's annual readers' poll, the Best of Knoxville. And, we're happy to say, it's the biggest one yet. This year, we had the most voters, the most categories, and the most pages—all devoted to celebrating the local businesses, institutions, and people that help define Knoxville.

The city has come a long way in the past 19 years, putting its communal apathy behind it and moving toward a culture of participation and activity—and these Best of Knoxville winners have been part of that change. Please join us in showing our appreciation for what they do, every day.--Coury Turczyn, editor

This is it: The one true Best of Knoxville. Read more and see the winners >>

Peruse our previous Best of Knoxville winners.

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Yummm: Restaurant Guide

The Best of Knoxville

Finally, you can read Metro Pulse's restaurant guide Yummm! online. We will continue to add our special publications, so stay tuned...

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Touring Knoxville's Neighborhoods

Knoxville Bicycle Guide

Photographer Shawn Poynter discovers local color that's uniquely Knoxvillian, while Jack Neely provides a historical sketch of each neighborhood. Tour the neighborhoods »

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The Official Insider's Guide to Knoxville

Knoxville Bicycle Guide

Tips, Shortcuts, Pointers, Advice, and the Straight Dope on Making Life Easier for Yourself in the Marble City Read the Metro Pulse Insider's Guide to Knoxville >> And here's Volume 2.

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Knoxville Outdoors Guide

Outdoors Guide

A Resource Guide to Outdoorsy Activity in the Knoxville Area Read the Metro Pulse Outdoors Guide >>

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Bike Power: A quick ride through Knoxville's bicycle universe

Insider's Guide to Knoxville

May is National Bike Month, and Metro Pulse is celebrating by giving over most of this issue to bikes and bicyclists. Meet Kelley Segars, your regional transportation planner and bicycling advocate. Meet Elle Colquitt and Jon Livengood, who have sniffed out the best bike routes around Knoxville ... and share their favorites here. Get some air with Corey McPherson, closet BMX-er and ace photographer (and Metro Pulse designer). And meet your many fellow bicyclists and local bike-sellers through our handy list of bicyclists' resources—everything from off-road routes to clubs to shops to upcoming events to rules of the road. Read the Metro Pulse Bike Guide >>

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PEP! The Knoxville-Area Holistic Health & Fitness Guide

PEP! Good Health Guide

Want to start feeling healthier but don't know where to start? Or are you a gym veteran who wants to take it up a notch? Find out what services the Knoxville area has to offer you for Holistic Health, Eating Well, Fitness & Feeling Good, and Mental Health. Read PEP!—the Metro Pulse Good-Health Guide >>

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Handlebars: East Tennessee's Motorcycle Guide

Handlebars

Written and edited by local riders, Handlebars covers the full range of motorcycling: touring, sport, cruisers, vintage, dirt, and more. We'll tell you about the people, places, and events that make the area's motorcycle scenes so unique, and we'll give you the scoop on interesting new bikes coming onto the market. Handlebars aims to bring you the best of East Tennessee motorcycling. Check out fromthehandlebars.com >>