'90s Band subbluecollar Reunites
Published 4/17/2013 at 10:19 a.m. 0 comments
The important thing for Kat Brock—who is back in Knoxville after a few years in Nashville and New York—is that she loves playing with her old subbluecollar bandmates, Dave Campbell (drums) and Joe McLemore (guitar). The three have reformed their ...
Published 4/10/2013 at 11:28 a.m. 0 comments
It’s been a crazy year in local news—Stacey Campfield’s seemingly never-ending extravaganza of outrageous pronouncements and proposed legislation, butt-chugging, Gloria Ray, Bigfoot, Derek Dooley.
SouthFest Aims to Give South Knoxville a Boost
Published 4/10/2013 at 11:26 a.m. 1 comment
Call it the mother of all cash mobs, aka Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett’s DIY economic booster program for South Knoxville.
Knoxville Musicians Pitch In for Concert Fund-Raisers
Published 4/3/2013 at 9:38 a.m. 0 comments
April will see a bunch of notable benefit concerts, starting this weekend with a fund-raiser for a local girl with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and running through the well-established Wolfe Jam, which will raise money for the Joy of Music School.
Fort Sanders Fest Spreads Out
Published 4/3/2013 at 9:35 a.m. 2 comments
The music festival takes a big step up this year to World’s Fair Park—which is technically outside Fort Sanders, but close enough in both spirit and geography to count.
Local CD Review: La Basura Del Diablo
Published 3/27/2013 at 10:32 a.m. 0 comments
While Knoxville’s self-described “lo-fi horror trash” band La Basura Del Diablo (“The Devil’s Trash”) is somewhat uncelebrated hereabouts, the band have become bona fide heroes of the sub-underground garage-punk scene in Germany, where a handful of their 7-inch singles have ...
Two New Film Festivals Announced for 2013
Published 3/27/2013 at 10:27 a.m. 0 comments
Two longstanding local film festivals are revamping themselves into much larger events this year—and, although they’ll each be covering different cinematic terrain, and are completely unrelated, their names are rather similar. In separate announcements this week, two teams of organizers ...
Local CD Review: Lance Owens
Published 3/20/2013 at 10:49 a.m. 0 comments
The smooth, rich tones of Lance Owens’ self-titled CD are a statement of a confident tenor saxophonist who favors the classics. It is, at turns, suave, sweet, sensitive, swinging. You may want to put on a tie just to listen.
The Somewhat Great Debate: LaLonde Vs. Campfield
Published 3/13/2013 at 11:02 a.m. 1 comment
It’s actually going to happen: State Sen. Stacey Campfield will indeed debate comedian J. LaLonde (a former morning disc jockey at WNFZ before he moved to Brooklyn in 2011) on Sat., March 30, at 8:30 p.m. at the Square Room.
Local CD Review: Grandpa's Stash
Published 3/13/2013 at 11:00 a.m. 0 comments
Grandpa smoked the kind bud, it would seem.
AC Entertainment Expands Its Empire to Nashville
Published 3/13/2013 at 10:55 a.m. 0 comments
AC Entertainment’s music-business empire is expanding to the west. The Knoxville music promoter announced last week that the company will take over booking for two of Nashville’s most prestigious venues.
Local CD Review: Tim Lee 3's 'Devil's Rope'
Updated 3/8/2013 at 12:52 p.m. 0 comments
Recorded in Tuscon, Austin, and Knoxville, Devil’s Rope bristles with the sort of rock music that begs to be played loudly on your car stereo.
Asheville Burlesque Festival Will Have Knoxville Flavor
Published 3/6/2013 at 10:41 a.m. 0 comments
The biggest award at the 7th Annual Americana Burlesque and Sideshow Festival in Asheville, N.C., will get a double dose of Knoxville this year.
Blackstock Auditorium Announces Grand Opening
Published 2/27/2013 at 10:53 a.m. 0 comments
The Blackstock Exchange and Auditorium—the new music and dance venue in the space formerly occupied by the Cider House and Valarium—will officially open for business this weekend, with a grand opening set for March 9.
Paul McCartney Tops Bonnaroo's 2013 Lineup
Published 2/20/2013 at 10:46 a.m. 0 comments
Evey year, it seems the Bonnaroo headliner gets a little more special. But AC Entertainment will have to pull off something spectacular in 2014 to top this year’s news that an ex-Beatle will be the Middle Tennessee music festival’s big ...