All Banged Up
When the most musically respected young rock band in town gets national acclaim and appears on the cusp of breakout success, you kind of want to write about it—particularly if you are the entertainment editor of the local alternative newsweekly. But as Matthew Everett discovered, that’s not always so easy—especially if you haven’t formed any personal bonds with a group like the Royal Bangs. Here’s his tale of woe—along with an appreciation of Knoxville’s most promising band.
NEWS & VIEWS
Citybeat: In the Running: Meet the Candidates for City Council Seat C
In a lot of ways, the candidates in the City Council At-Large Seat C race couldn’t stand in starker contrast to each other. There is the retired banker passionate about historic preservation. There is the life-insurance salesman passionate about solving the homelessness problem. And there is the minister passionate about helping people, who also happens to be the only woman in any of the City Council races. Cari Wade Gervin profiles Ron Peabody, Finbarr Saunders, and Sharon Welch.
Jack Neely gets cranky over the fading use of microfilm machines.
Frank Cagle considers many confusing historical facts.
Joe Sullivan looks at that other alternative energy source, natural gas.
Soluble Solutions by The Pink Lady
Can He Forgive His Brother For an Affair?
All Foods Considered by Rose Kennedy
The Palavah Hut Steams Up Beloved Food Memories
GAMUT: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Music: On Tour
Local CD Review
Keith Brown's Sweet and Lovely
Stakeland and Cold Weather
Rise of the Planet of the Apes