Big Ears Back in 2014?
Published 7/10/2013 at 10:13 a.m. 0 comments
With Bonnaroo behind him and Asheville’s upcoming Mountain Oasis Festival planned, it looks like Ashley Capps finally has some time to think about reviving Big Ears, the popular and critically acclaimed festival of avant-garde, experimental, and underground music that has ...
Austin Rock Duo Ghost Wolves Sets Up Camp in Knoxville for the Summer
Published 7/3/2013 at 9:56 a.m. 0 comments
The Ghost Wolves aren’t locals, though they’ll be living like they are throughout July and into August.
Royal Bangs Unveil New Video and Announce New Album, 'Brass'
Published 7/3/2013 at 9:47 a.m. 0 comments
Royal Bangs have spent the last few months re-introducing their latest lineup and most recent material to audiences in Knoxville and elsewhere but there’s been little to report from the band since last year. Expectations were high for the Bangs ...
The Royal Hounds: 'I'm in Love With a Zombie'
Published 6/26/2013 at 10:32 a.m. 0 comments
Knoxville rockabilly trio the Royal Hounds flaunt blistering chops and an estimable wit and manage to hint at the anarchic showmanship that reigns at their live performances on their debut album, I’m in Love With a Zombie.
Knoxville '60s Folk Act the Cumberland Trio Unveils its Long-Lost Album
Published 6/26/2013 at 10:27 a.m. 0 comments
In late 1963 and early 1964, everything was going right for the Cumberland Trio, a Knoxville folk band that was actually a quartet.
Bonnaroo Recap: DOs and DON'Ts
Published 6/19/2013 at 11:55 a.m. 0 comments
First of all, people are not shy about taking their clothes off.
Local Music Review: The Reigns Band
Published 6/12/2013 at 11:47 a.m. 0 comments
There’s a craggily handsome quality to Reigns Band frontman Evan Melgaard’s voice—a smoky, weathered tenor, with hints of honey audibly seeping into the cracks of each croupy rasp.
Local Music Review: Hudson K
Published 6/12/2013 at 11:42 a.m. 0 comments
Hudson K’s new album, Ouroboros and the Black Dove, marks a new turn for Knoxville’s most unusual duo. (Why, they don’t even have a guitar!)
Unfortunate Timing: Westside Daredevils Announce New Album and Break-Up
Published 6/5/2013 at 11:40 a.m. 0 comments
The Westside Daredevils have finally released their long-awaited fourth album of shimmering, sophisticated indie power pop, the follow-up to 2008’s Brave New Nothing. Unfortunately, it’s likely the last recording from the band, which is making Westside Daredevils available at the ...
Rude Street Peters Return After Four-Year Hiatus
Published 6/5/2013 at 11:35 a.m. 0 comments
You can’t keep a good band down. Just ask the Rude Street Peters, whose brand of punked-up country rock ’n’ roll has been an institution in Knoxville for close to 20 years.
Knoxville Film and Music Festival Prepares for a Week of Music
Published 5/29/2013 at 10:51 a.m. 0 comments
Michael Samstag was already working on a new Knoxville film festival, an outgrowth of Knoxville Films’ 24-Hour Film Festival, when a chance meeting with Andrea Kerns of Midnight Voyage Productions a few months ago inspired him to add a week-long ...
Local Music Review: Wesley Wyrick
Published 5/15/2013 at 11:00 a.m. 0 comments
Wesley Wyrick’s debut album, Second Nature, certainly isn’t an easy listen. It’s a psychedelic collage more than a collection of songs—10 eerie tracks built on left-field samples, electronic spasms, and droning, lo-fi synths.
Q&A: Todd Steed Talks About His New Album of Songs Written in China
Published 5/15/2013 at 10:55 a.m. 0 comments
Knoxville icon Todd Steed’s new album, Songs on a Stick, is a collaboration between Steed and his old friend Owen Davis. The songs were all written while Steed and Davis were in China, where they taught last summer.
AIGA Celebrates Design Week
Published 5/8/2013 at 10:41 a.m. 0 comments
Good design is sometimes invisible—if something is designed well, you might never even notice just how useful/elegant/informative it is, especially if you’re not a designer. So AIGA Knoxville’s third annual Design Week, scheduled for May 13-17, is a good opportunity ...
George Jones Joins an Exclusive Knoxville Club
Published 5/8/2013 at 10:40 a.m. 0 comments
When George Jones died on April 26, he also got a pass into an exclusive club: that small handful of famous performers whose final concerts happened in Knoxville.