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  • Good News: Waynestock Will Be Back in 2014 Published 12/11/2013 at 11:47 a.m. 0 comments

    The 2014 Waynestock will be held at Relix Jan. 30-Feb. 1.

  • Dirty Guv'nahs Announce Kickstarter Campaign for New Album Published 12/11/2013 at 11:46 a.m. 0 comments

    Last year, the Dirty Guv’nahs ran a Kickstarter campaign to raise $20,000 for their third album, Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies. They ended up nearly doubling that, with more than $36,000. This time, they’re asking for $30,000 to record, produce, ...

  • Big Ears Announces Steve Reich Program as Centerpiece of 2014 Festival Published 12/4/2013 at 11:00 a.m. 0 comments

    After the official announcement in early November confirmed that Big Ears would indeed be back on March 28-30, the only questions left were about the lineup. Most of those questions were answered Wednesday, when Big Ears promoter/producer AC Entertainment announced ...

  • WUTK Caps Off the Semester With Exam Jam VIII Published 11/26/2013 at 3:34 p.m. 0 comments

    WUTK is making yet another fund-raising pitch, but in return for your $5 you’ll get admission to one of the coolest end-of-semester parties in town.

  • Lonesome Coyotes Celebrate Thanksgiving and the Return of Hector Qirko Published 11/20/2013 at 11:11 a.m. 0 comments

    It’s been three years since guitarist/songwriter Hector Qirko moved from Knoxville to Charleston, S.C. He can’t quite escape the city’s influence, though—his most recent project, a one-off performance earlier this month under the name the Last Real Cowboys with bassist ...

  • 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 ...