On the Road With The Dirty Guv'nahs
Published 11/20/2012 at 1:07 p.m. 0 comments
Fresh off a three-night run through the Northeast, the Dirty Guv’nahs’ recent show in Washington, D.C., found the Knoxville rockers at their finest—playing to an enthusiastic crowd of vocal Tennessee natives and fresh fans of the band’s soulful take on ...
Stir it Up: Tim Lee Blends Hip-Hop and Rock in New Music Showcase
Published 11/14/2012 at 11:47 a.m. 0 comments
Local rocker Tim Lee just finished up a month-long series of shows at Pilot Light with R.B. Morris, and his trio, the Tim Lee 3, has a new album due out soon (along with an EP and a live disc ...
Midnight Voyage Continues Despite Closing of the Valarium and Cider House
Published 11/14/2012 at 11:45 a.m. 0 comments
The Valarium may be closing but the show will go on—at least as far as Midnight Voyage, the weekly EDM concert/dance night that has been held at the Valarium’s sister club the Cider House since 2010, is concerned.
The Black Cadillacs Are Headed to Nashville in 2013
Published 11/7/2012 at 1:07 p.m. 0 comments
The release of the Black Cadillacs’ second album, Run, back in June, seemed like a turning point for the band. The group had improved significantly over its self-titled 2010 debut, in both songwriting and confidence, and the Cadillacs seemed poised ...
Last Dance: Valarium Management Announces the Club Will Close in November
Published 11/7/2012 at 1:05 p.m. 0 comments
Knoxville’s night life will take a big hit later this month when the Valarium closes after five years of business, leaving the city’s entertainment infrastructure without a mid-size club venue.
After Moog Delight: A MoogFest Recap
Published 10/31/2012 at 10:37 a.m. 0 comments
AC Entertainment’s third annual installment of MoogFest in Asheville last weekend may have been scaled back to two days instead of three and may have featured fewer acts, but there was still plenty to see and hear.
AC Entertainment's MoogFest Set to Take Over Asheville
Published 10/24/2012 at 11:06 a.m. 0 comments
MoogFest, AC Entertainment’s annual (mostly) electronic music festival in Asheville, may have displaced Knoxville’s own Big Ears as the hometown promoter’s out-there music fest, at least temporarily, but there’s no sense begrudging the city across the mountains.
Encore: Donald Brown Returns to the Stage
Published 10/17/2012 at 10:50 a.m. 0 comments
Local jazz notable Donald Brown enjoyed a coming out of sorts at his Oct. 13 performance at the Grill on Highlands Row: It was his first live show in Knoxville in more than a year following surgery, in January, to ...
Ramble On: The Square Room's Live-Broadcast Concert Series Continues Under a New Name
Published 10/17/2012 at 10:48 a.m. 0 comments
You’ll notice a few changes tonight at the Square Room’s monthly series of live broadcast roots-music concerts hosted by Scott Miller and Metro Pulse’s Jack Neely.
Local CD Review: Yak Strangler: 'Your Body Is a Wonderland'
Published 10/17/2012 at 10:43 a.m. 0 comments
With Your Body Is a Wonderland, Knoxville-based instrumental duo Yak Strangler welds together a junkyard full of broken musical toys into a magnificent yet terrifying aural sculpture.
Alley Oop: Local Artists Plan Downtown Alley Improvement Project
Published 10/17/2012 at 10:38 a.m. 0 comments
A couple of local artists are tired of walking through the Armstrong/Strong Alley between Market Square and the 400 block of Gay Street.
Celebrating Local Art in an Unlikely Location
Published 10/10/2012 at 11:50 a.m. 0 comments
Maybe you noticed some art displayed in one of the parking lots under Interstate 40 at Magnolia Avenue and Central Street during the first University of Tennessee home football game on Sept. 8. That was the new art show Second ...
Happy Hour With the Tim Lee 3
Published 10/10/2012 at 11:48 a.m. 0 comments
Last year, Tim Lee led an acoustic quartet that hosted a month-long series of weekly early shows at Pilot Light called 4X4. The final show in the series featured a guest appearance by local poet and songwriter R.B. Morris, which ...
Hudson K Has Big Plans for Next Album
Published 10/3/2012 at 11:23 a.m. 0 comments
Those free CDs artists hand out at shows prove the promotion budget sometimes pays back. It was a copy of Shine, Hudson K’s self-produced full-length album from 2010, that led internationally recognized producer Jason Rubal to Knoxville singer/songwriter Christina Horn.
MetroFest Is Over!
Published 10/3/2012 at 10:33 a.m. 0 comments
MetroFest happened again.