Smoky Mountain Blues Society Looks for Memphis Contenders
Published 8/28/2013 at 1:47 p.m. 0 comments
The Smoky Mountain Blues Society is looking for local contenders for the 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis.
Westside Daredevils Plan One Last Show
Published 8/28/2013 at 1:45 p.m. 0 comments
The WSDD will play one last show on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Pilot Light.
Preservation Pub Revives '90s Rock Club the Mercury Theater for One Night
Published 8/28/2013 at 12:19 p.m. 0 comments
Back in the days before Knoxville’s 21st-century downtown revitalization, Market Square didn’t have much going outside the lunch rush on weekday afternoons. In fact, the only consistent after-hours activity provided throughout the entire decade of the 1990s came courtesy of ...
Blackstock Is Back Open for Business
Published 8/20/2013 at 5:02 p.m. 0 comments
Last week, it looked like the complicated and murky history of the Valarium had been passed onto its successor, the Blackstock Exchange and Auditorium.
RIP Sharon Mosby
Published 8/14/2013 at 10:31 a.m. 0 comments
Mosby died on July 30 at the age of 70.
UPDATED: Blackstock Auditorium Cited by Tennessee Department of Revenue
Updated 8/14/2013 at 3:37 p.m. 0 comments
UPDATE: The Blackstock is open again.
Jonny Sexton Unveils New Music Under a New Name
Published 8/7/2013 at 11:25 a.m. 0 comments
For most of the last two years, singer/songwriter Jonny Sexton has put his own music career on hold while developing and promoting the music-career app Artist Growth in Nashville. Sexton, formerly of the Whiskey Scars and Jonathan Sexton and the ...
Alive After Five Celebrates 20 Years of Jazz and R&B at KMA
Published 7/31/2013 at 10:12 a.m. 0 comments
This year’s anniversary bash for the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Alive After Five concert series will be twice as big as the anniversary concerts normally are—not only is this the series’ 20th anniversary, but the series will also be going ...
Local Music Review: Daddy Don't
Published 7/31/2013 at 10:08 a.m. 0 comments
Daddy Don’t does not want to waste your time. Drummer Maggie Brannon and guitarist Charice Starr find a catchy melody and good beat, tell their story, get in, and get out.
Members of Cold Hands and Wolf at the Door Come Back Together as Echoes
Published 7/24/2013 at 11:27 a.m. 0 comments
It’s been about as productive as a long-term hiatus can be—ever since putting the band on hold a few years ago, the members of Knoxville postpunk band Cold Hands have stayed pretty busy.
Narrow Ridge Pays Tribute to Billy Joe Nicely
Published 7/24/2013 at 11:24 a.m. 0 comments
Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center, a non-profit off-the-grid sustainable community in Grainger County, had already planned one of its frequent music jams for this weekend when organizers got word of the death of Billy Joe Nicely. The center quickly adapted ...
The Dirty Guv'nahs Release 'Live From Knoxville'
Published 7/17/2013 at 11:50 a.m. 0 comments
It’s been almost a year since the Dirty Guv’nahs released their last album, Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies. There’s been no announcement about the follow-up, so it’s safe to assume it won’t be out for a while.
10 Years Announces Hometown Show on Sept. 6
Published 7/17/2013 at 11:48 a.m. 0 comments
Hometown hard-rock heroes 10 Years have a full schedule of tour dates ahead of them this summer as part of the band’s continuing support for its 2012 album Minus the Machine. One of those shows stands out from the others, ...
Matt Honkonen Returns to Music With His First Solo Album
Published 7/17/2013 at 11:45 a.m. 0 comments
A couple of years ago, it looked like Matt Honkonen was stepping away from music for a while, or maybe even for good.
More on the Cumberland Trio's "Lost" 1964 Album
Published 7/10/2013 at 10:16 a.m. 0 comments
As is the case with a lot of unusual archival finds in East Tennessee, credit for the rediscovery of the Cumberland Trio’s New York recordings belongs to Brad Reeves of the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound.