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.
Recapping AC Entertainment's Mountain Oasis Music Festival
Published 10/30/2013 at 11:02 a.m. 0 comments
Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit is the Asheville-based festival AC Entertainment launched after parting ways with Moog Music, who will continue Moogfest next spring. Aside from the new fest’s name being much more of a mouthful, there was not really ...
A Look at the Possibility of a New Amphitheater at World's Fair Park
Published 10/23/2013 at 10:59 a.m. 1 comment
Could an amphitheater be built on the South Lawn of World’s Fair Park? That was the question discussed last week in the latest meeting of the World’s Fair Park working group. Ashley Capps of AC Entertainment made a presentation to ...
Clifford Curry Is Still Knoxville's Number-One Soul Man
Published 10/16/2013 at 11:18 a.m. 0 comments
Last week, Bradley Reeves at the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound posted some recently unearthed silent black-and-white footage of Knoxville R&B singer Clifford Curry performing at Chilhowee Park in 1964. Tall and skinny, dressed in a tuxedo and ...
Barley's Brings Behind the Barn Broadcast to Maryville
Published 10/9/2013 at 11:19 a.m. 0 comments
A stroll through downtown Maryville, especially around the intersection of Broadway and Cusick Street, is marked by a commingling of natural and man-made beauty alongside an equally beautiful commingling of the past and the present. This tree-lined stretch is the ...
Local Music Review: Royal Bangs
Published 10/9/2013 at 11:17 a.m. 0 comments
Knoxville’s Royal Bangs sound like a mad carousel spun off its axis, or maybe a music box possessed by poltergeists hopped up on speed. And that’s a good thing; the band’s frenetically paced records serve up purees of punk, new ...
East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame Recognizes Horror/Fantasy Giant Karl Edward Wager
Published 10/2/2013 at 11:49 a.m. 2 comments
John Mayer has been an artist on a mission for the last few decades: to win more local recognition for his close friend, the late horror/fantasy novelist Karl Edward Wagner.
MetroFest Becomes the MetroFest Music Tour
Published 9/25/2013 at 11:47 a.m. 0 comments
This year, instead of one big music festival to celebrate Knoxville’s local music scene (and benefit the Joy of Music School), we’re spreading the goods around.
WUTK Announces Pledge Drive for New Transmitter Tower
Published 9/25/2013 at 11:45 a.m. 0 comments
Radio almost seems like an elemental force—it’s been around so long that it seems like a little winter weather won’t stop it, right?
Scruffy City Cinema Club Presents 'A Band Called Death'
Published 9/25/2013 at 11:41 a.m. 0 comments
Nathan Smith wanted to make going to the movies an event. As a fan of the Texas cinema chain Alamo Drafthouse, he was already interested in the idea of doing more than sitting in a dark room watching a big ...
Tim Lee 3 and R.B. Morris Announce October Multimedia Residency at Pilot Light
Published 9/18/2013 at 3:43 p.m. 0 comments
Since settling in Knoxville at the dawn of the 21st century, Tim and Susan Bauer Lee have been among Knoxville’s hardest-working musicians.