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 ...
Scruffy City Ramble: The Show Will Go On
Published 2/13/2013 at 10:30 a.m. 0 comments
At least one more installment of Scruffy City Ramble will be held at the Square Room, and organizer Chyna Brackeen says the series will definitely continue at a venue to be determined.
Dogwood Arts Festival Announces Rhythm N' Blooms Lineup
Published 2/13/2013 at 10:27 a.m. 0 comments
The Dogwood Arts Festival’s Rhythm N’ Blooms music festival gets even bigger in its fourth year, with an impressive lineup of local, regional, and national Americana, folk, country, rock, pop, and R&B acts and more venues than ever before.
New City Resources Plans "Eclectic Array of Stuff" at the Square Room
Updated 2/8/2013 at 3:36 p.m. 0 comments
Programming at the Square Room will be getting a makeover in the next few weeks as Kenny Woodhull and New City Resources, a non-profit Christian organization that has taken over booking for the venue, implement their particular vision for the ...
Local High-School Band Ergo We Play Named Best Teen Band in National Contest
Published 2/6/2013 at 10:27 a.m. 0 comments
The members of the local band Ergo We Play went back to school last week bearing the title Best Teen Band after winning the National Association of Music Merchants’ SchoolJam USA battle of the bands.
Local CD Review: The Lonetones
Published 1/30/2013 at 11:33 a.m. 0 comments
If you know the Lonetones mainly as the good-natured and obliging string band that’s always happy and capable to fill an early slot in a modest festival’s bill, you won’t have much clue about their albums, especially their latest. The ...
The Black Lillies Announce New Album and Tennessee Theatre Concert
Published 1/30/2013 at 11:29 a.m. 0 comments
Following the breakthrough success of their 2011 sophomore album, 100 Miles of Wreckage, the Black Lillies are just about ready to unveil their next disc, with a big release show at the Tennessee Theatre scheduled for March.