Old City Music Events

Doesn't hurt that it's for a good cause either.

Snows says

In the meantime, Snow will play a set of songs from the forthcoming CD on Thursday, April 21, at the Corner Lounge , a show that will feature the stellar line-up of Snow on acoustic guitar, Rick Wolfe on upright bass and Phil Fuson on electric guitar. The group will be something of a departure from Snow's regular outfit "That" ( Chick Graning on bass and Rodney Cash on drums), a louder, more up-tempo rock power trio which features Snow on electric guitar.

Knoxville @ Night Benefit 2005

Admit it: you love an opportunity to pay five bucks for unlimited access to downtown venues. Who can blame you? Released from the anxiety of paying multiple covers to open wide your entertainment options, you transform into the most adventurous version of yourself, crossing the street from Old City Java to New City Café with impunity, excited to partake willy-nilly in a jukebox's worth of musical selections. Doesn't hurt that it's for a good cause either.

This time around the event in question is the third annual Knoxville @ Night on Wednesday, April 27, and the cause is the James Agee Park, which may be giving Second Harvest a run for its status as local music's favorite charity. Approximately 15 venues in the Old City, Market Square and Gay Street have lined up a cadre of bands who will forego cash payments so that all proceeds can benefit Agee Park. As in the case of multi-stage music festivals, you won't be able to see every band, but if you stretch your legs, you can sample quite a few, including Raj & Redwood at Downtown Grill , Homemade Dammit at Macleod's , Obadiah and Skippy & the Bellbottoms at the Pilot Light , Casey Jones and Friends at Urban Bar , Finding Phoenix at Old City Java, Brandy Robinson at Barley's . Oh, there are so many more—the fun is in the surprise (or you can read the lineup in the ad within these very pages). Plus, the Blue Cats courtyard will host a silent auction and an artists' market where proceeds from sales will go to the beneficiary.

Estimates have the original Knoxville @ Night in 2003 drawing more than 2,000 people to the Old City and raising in excess of $10,000 to pay the medical bills of a young Old City patron who was beaten up by a bunch of hoodlums. Last year's event raised funds for the Knoxville Fire Fighters Association. And this year's bucks will help finish a park that's a fitting memorial to one of our city's most famous and talented homeboys. Good causes, all, and well worth your mere $5, which leaves more of your budget for beer and future trips to downtown venues.

 

Snow in April

Local guitarist, singer and songwriter Carl Snow says he thinks there's reason to be excited about the delayed release of his upcoming solo debut Useless on Sugar Cane Digital Records. "We've gotten some interesting feedback, let's put it that way," Snow says. "They've held the record back for kind of a whiz-bang summer release, which is a little higher on their priority list than it was before."

Snows says the record should be out within the next 45 days on Sugar Cane, which is the pop wing of Big World Records.

In the meantime, Snow will play a set of songs from the forthcoming CD on Thursday, April 21, at the Corner Lounge , a show that will feature the stellar line-up of Snow on acoustic guitar, Rick Wolfe on upright bass and Phil Fuson on electric guitar. The group will be something of a departure from Snow's regular outfit "That" ( Chick Graning on bass and Rodney Cash on drums), a louder, more up-tempo rock power trio which features Snow on electric guitar.

"This show with Rick and Phil will be truer to my new record, because I'll be playing acoustic," Snow says. "The record is really more about the 'kinder, gentler side of Carl.' 'That' is more Mission of Burma ; it's kind of a steamroller. My new solo songs don't always translate as well to that format."

Snow's Corner Lounge show will also feature a solo set from local songstress Leslie Woods .

 

Sonic Scholars

No blood was shed, but UT's Battle of the Bands held last weekend behind the Student Aquatic Center did come down to some fierce competition. Six bands raged for 20-minute sets as four musically inclined judges looked on. In the end, Matgo Primo came out on top, winning $150 plus 15 hours of studio time at Underground Studio and 200 CDs. Runners-up were ska sensations Perfect Orange in second place and Redefine in third. See MP 's calendar to catch these bands at a watering hole near you.

 

Paige M. Travis, Mike Gibson, Molly Kincaid

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