Moogfest 2014 Recap
Published 4/30/2014 at 10:36 a.m. 1 comment
According to Twitter, just about every act in attendance either crushed, killed, or destroyed this year’s Moogfest in Asheville, N.C. But three acts actually went beyond fan hyperbole and actually did some damage at their respected venues.
Pilot Light Will Screen Bangs' Slint Film (Again)
Published 4/23/2014 at 10:57 a.m. 0 comments
If you can’t make the Pilot Light encore screenings (the Old City club presented the documentary during the Hello City Festival in March) this weekend, a copy of the film also comes with Touch and Go’s new deluxe box set ...
The Smiley of Smiley and the Love Dawg Turning 50
Published 4/23/2014 at 10:52 a.m. 0 comments
The singer/guitarist plays crypto-Appalachian jug-band music that would not be improved with an actual jug.
Get on the Bus: The Bus Driver Tour Lands Back in Knoxville for Spring
Published 4/16/2014 at 10:41 a.m. 0 comments
The Bus Driver Tour is a nomadic collaboration among the folk singer/songwriters Paul Lee Kupfer, Dan Freund, and Ian Thomas, who split their time between Montana and Knoxville. It’s an odd enough name for a band (it comes from the ...
Asheville's Moogfest Returns Without AC Entertainment
Published 4/16/2014 at 10:39 a.m. 0 comments
If you’re experiencing a comedown now that the Big Ears festival has come and gone, or if you’re looking for a festival with more of an electronic music focus, take heart, because Moogfest is now just a week away.
Rhythm N' Blooms Reveals the Potential of Jackson Avenue
Published 4/9/2014 at 9:54 a.m. 0 comments
This year’s festival will likely be remembered for demonstrating the potential of a pretty remarkable street that we’ve overlooked for decades.
Festival Season Continues With Rhythm N' Blooms
Published 4/2/2014 at 11:16 a.m. 0 comments
The recent Big Ears avant-music celebration was an event to remember here in Knoxville. But it will not go down as the city’s biggest or best-attended music festival of 2014. That honor will almost certainly belong to Rhythm N’ Blooms, ...
Hello City Offers a Local Music and Art Festival Parallel to Big Ears
Published 3/26/2014 at 10:38 a.m. 0 comments
Billed as “an indigenous companion to the Big Ears 2014 music festival,” Hello City is a sort of revamp and expansion of the local music showcase that first took place during the inaugural 2009 festival.
Blackstock Set to Reopen as the International
Published 3/19/2014 at 11:01 a.m. 2 comments
After abruptly closing two weeks ago, the former Blackstock Auditorium is under new management.
Lost Pilot Light Painting Gets a Surprise Replacement
Published 3/12/2014 at 10:20 a.m. 0 comments
It was an icon—Steven Pogue’s vaguely Cubist painting of a reclining nude woman with a pageboy haircut, a snake slithering against her belly, had hung behind the bar of Pilot Light since the Old City rock club opened in 2000. ...
An All-Star Lineup Jams for Rikki Hall
Published 3/4/2014 at 6:01 p.m. 1 comment
We here at Metro Pulse write about a lot of benefit concerts. Hell, sometimes we even throw them ourselves. But this one’s different. This one hits home.
Knoxville Blues All-Stars Jenna and Her Cool Friends Announce New CD
Published 2/26/2014 at 2:04 p.m. 0 comments
If, for some reason, you haven’t been able to make it out to see them, you’ll soon be able to buy the Cool Friends’ first album, I’m What You Get, a brand-new collection of 10 original blues songs.
Elton John, Kanye West to Headline Bonnaroo 2014
Published 2/26/2014 at 2:02 p.m. 0 comments
Headlining this year’s festival are Elton John, who’s making his American festival debut, Lionel Richie, Kanye West, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, the Avett Brothers, and Phoenix.
Hudson K's Show Will Go on Despite Robbery
Published 2/19/2014 at 10:55 a.m. 1 comment
Earlier this month, Hudson K’s van was robbed of a couple of synthesizers and “other musical pieces essential to making the show happen,” but the band is intent on getting over it as soon as possible
Rico Stache Bash Announces Ninth Annual Mustache and Beard Contest
Published 2/19/2014 at 10:52 a.m. 0 comments
It’s likely to be the greatest, weirdest, wildest version of the contest yet.