Looking Back at the Everly Brothers' Years in Knoxville
Published 1/8/2014 at 9:59 a.m. 0 comments
Most of the obituaries for Phil Everly, who died on Jan. 3 at the age of 74, didn’t mention Knoxville. The fact that Phil and his older brother, Don, lived here in the mid 1950s, while they were high-school students, ...
Scruffy City Hall Set to Open This Month
Published 1/8/2014 at 9:57 a.m. 0 comments
Preservation Pub proprietors Scott and Bernadette West are on the verge of unveiling their new venue at 32 Market Square, adjacent to the Pub, a spacious brewpub/concert hall dubbed Scruffy City Hall.
WFIV Releases Fourth Annual Charity Christmas Album
Published 12/18/2013 at 10:36 a.m. 0 comments
It’s that time of year—for the fourth year in a row, a bunch of local musicians are teaming up with WFIV for Homegrown for the Holidays, a benefit compilation holiday CD.
Ampient Music Releases Its First Album Just in Time for the Holidays
Published 12/18/2013 at 10:35 a.m. 0 comments
It’s not really a Christmas album, but the first official release from Knoxville’s Ampient Music, a loose collective of local musicians, fits the season—it’s an antidote to the mad pace and emotional stress that have started to feel like a ...
Iconic Knoxville Gay Nightclub the Carousel II Announces the End of an Era
Published 12/18/2013 at 10:32 a.m. 1 comment
The end of the year will also be the end for one of Knoxville’s hallowed institutions. The management of the Carousel II, the gay club in Fort Sanders that opened in the mid-1970s and served a couple of generations of ...
Good News: Waynestock Will Be Back in 2014
Published 12/11/2013 at 11:47 a.m. 0 comments
The 2014 Waynestock will be held at Relix Jan. 30-Feb. 1.
Dirty Guv'nahs Announce Kickstarter Campaign for New Album
Published 12/11/2013 at 11:46 a.m. 0 comments
Last year, the Dirty Guv’nahs ran a Kickstarter campaign to raise $20,000 for their third album, Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies. They ended up nearly doubling that, with more than $36,000. This time, they’re asking for $30,000 to record, produce, ...
Big Ears Announces Steve Reich Program as Centerpiece of 2014 Festival
Published 12/4/2013 at 11:00 a.m. 0 comments
After the official announcement in early November confirmed that Big Ears would indeed be back on March 28-30, the only questions left were about the lineup. Most of those questions were answered Wednesday, when Big Ears promoter/producer AC Entertainment announced ...
WUTK Caps Off the Semester With Exam Jam VIII
Published 11/26/2013 at 3:34 p.m. 0 comments
WUTK is making yet another fund-raising pitch, but in return for your $5 you’ll get admission to one of the coolest end-of-semester parties in town.
Lonesome Coyotes Celebrate Thanksgiving and the Return of Hector Qirko
Published 11/20/2013 at 11:11 a.m. 0 comments
It’s been three years since guitarist/songwriter Hector Qirko moved from Knoxville to Charleston, S.C. He can’t quite escape the city’s influence, though—his most recent project, a one-off performance earlier this month under the name the Last Real Cowboys with bassist ...
Singer/Songwriter Erick Baker Returns to Knoxville's Grandest Stage
Published 11/20/2013 at 11:09 a.m. 0 comments
Singer/songwriter Erick Baker sometimes gets overlooked when people talk about Knoxville’s most noteworthy musicians.
Rossini Fest Will Stay on Gay Street in 2014
Published 11/20/2013 at 10:55 a.m. 1 comment
Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and KO executive director Brian Salesky jointly announced Wednesday morning that the Rossini Fest will stay on Gay Street, at least for 2014.
Jonathan Sexton Mixes Business and Music
Published 11/13/2013 at 11:24 a.m. 0 comments
This column may not be the most abundant source for news on Knoxville’s business community, but singer/songwriter Jonathan Sexton, veteran of the Big Love Choir and a host of other local acts, inspires us to get busy.
Local Music Review: Lil Iffy
Published 11/6/2013 at 11:19 a.m. 0 comments
LiL iFFy knows their bread and butter is a dumb gimmick, but coming to the end of their run they’ve made it clear they’re no joke.
Knoxville's Oh No Fiasco Release New EP
Published 11/6/2013 at 11:12 a.m. 0 comments
The local pop-rock band Oh No Fiasco officially released its new EP, No One’s Gotta Know, back in September. But they’re just now getting around to a Knoxville release show because the music business got in the way.