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.
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!)