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.
Catching Up With Scott Miller
Published 9/18/2013 at 3:38 p.m. 0 comments
When we caught up with Scott Miller this week, he was driving his truck to his 200-acre farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
Lil Iffy Starts Crowd-Funding Effort for New Album
Published 9/11/2013 at 11:31 a.m. 0 comments
Wil Wright’s wild ride as wizard rapper Lil Iffy has taken on a life of its own—a life that includes a new online crowd-funding effort to pay for Iffy’s next album.
Marble City Opera Calling for Singers
Published 9/11/2013 at 11:25 a.m. 0 comments
Earlier this year, Knoxville’s official opera community increased by 50 percent—from two companies to three.
Knoxville Horror Film Fest Looks West With New Crowd-Funding Campaign
Published 9/4/2013 at 10:43 a.m. 0 comments
Looking for a way to help out Knoxville’s creepiest, goriest, gruesomest annual film extravaganza, and make sure that Knoxville keeps getting more monster movies, slasher pics, exploitation films, and supernatural comedies than you can shake a bloody machete at? Then ...
Local Synth-Pop Band Yung Life Prepares New Album and New Sound
Published 9/4/2013 at 10:39 a.m. 0 comments
It’s no secret that we’re fans of Yung Life’s dreamy synth-pop sound, so when we heard the band had just returned to the studio, we had to get the scoop.