Reunited '90s Band Mustard Joins the High Score in a Tribute to Dave Walker
Published 2/12/2014 at 10:17 a.m. 1 comment
Over the years, Chris Cook has considered more than once putting together a new version of his 1990s college-rock band Mustard. It just never seemed right, he says—the band broke up after bassist Nathan Mitchell’s death in 2001, and just ...
Marina Orchestra's New Album Represents a Step Forward for the Band
Published 2/5/2014 at 10:21 a.m. 0 comments
Marina Orchestra will be performing their infectious, highly danceable indie-pop take on African, Caribbean, and Latin American musical styles during a release party for their new CD, Oceans, at Pilot Light on Friday, Feb. 7. Songwriter and frontman Justin Powers ...
'Million Dollar Quartet' Writer Takes in Show at Tennessee Theatre
Published 1/29/2014 at 10:32 a.m. 0 comments
We caught up with them at the Downtown Grill and Brewery, where he and his wife were enjoying a post-show pizza.
Published 1/29/2014 at 10:30 a.m. 0 comments
We Shall Overcome,” in its final form, was the product of several evolutions over several years, and multiple contributors. On the credits to “We Shall Overcome,” Pete Seeger and Guy Carawan’s names are listed alongside each other, along with those ...
Big Ears Adds Low, Earth, Kim Gordon's Body/Head, and More to 2014 Lineup
Published 1/23/2014 at 9:51 a.m. 0 comments
Big Ears, the AC Entertainment-organized avant-garde/experimental/etc. fest that’s returning in March after a three-year layoff, added some big names to an already impressive roster of artists.
Beardsley Community Farm's Expects Its Biggest Snow Day Fund-Raiser on Jan. 24
Published 1/23/2014 at 9:50 a.m. 0 comments
The first year Snow Day was held, Chov says, it cost a grand total of $50. Six years later, she says, it’s a much more involved process. About 100 people are on board to volunteer, cook the meal, emcee, and ...
Gran Torino Announces Reunion Show at Bijou Theatre in March
Published 1/23/2014 at 9:43 a.m. 0 comments
It’s been more than a decade since local funk and R&B ensemble Gran Torino broke up. Even though several of the band’s members have stayed active around town—frontman Chris Ford owns Sweet P’s Barbeque and Soul House in South Knoxville, ...
Dirty Guv'nahs Release New Video and Announce Album Release Date
Published 1/15/2014 at 10:17 a.m. 0 comments
Earlier this week, the Dirty Guv’nahs released a new video for the song “Morning Light,” a light-hearted four-minute montage sequence of the band wearing silly costumes while they goof around and hand out CDs on the University of Tennessee campus.
New York Times Picks Big Ears as Expected Highlight of 2014
Published 1/15/2014 at 9:59 a.m. 0 comments
It’s always been difficult to describe Big Ears, the odd festival of offbeat, avant-garde, and experimental music that AC Entertainment is reviving this spring after a three-year layoff. (Sometimes I’m inclined to describe it as “music that Ashley Capps likes.”) ...
Kevin Abernathy Teams Up With the Funhouse and the High Score for Punk Tribute Show
Published 1/15/2014 at 9:51 a.m. 0 comments
The group will perform a one-off gig at Pilot Light under the name Punken Stupor on Friday, Jan. 17.
Looking Back at the Everly Brothers' Years in Knoxville
Published 1/8/2014 at 9:59 a.m. 0 comments
Most of the obituaries for Phil Everly, who died on Jan. 3 at the age of 74, didn’t mention Knoxville. The fact that Phil and his older brother, Don, lived here in the mid 1950s, while they were high-school students, ...
Scruffy City Hall Set to Open This Month
Published 1/8/2014 at 9:57 a.m. 0 comments
Preservation Pub proprietors Scott and Bernadette West are on the verge of unveiling their new venue at 32 Market Square, adjacent to the Pub, a spacious brewpub/concert hall dubbed Scruffy City Hall.
WFIV Releases Fourth Annual Charity Christmas Album
Published 12/18/2013 at 10:36 a.m. 0 comments
It’s that time of year—for the fourth year in a row, a bunch of local musicians are teaming up with WFIV for Homegrown for the Holidays, a benefit compilation holiday CD.
Ampient Music Releases Its First Album Just in Time for the Holidays
Published 12/18/2013 at 10:35 a.m. 0 comments
It’s not really a Christmas album, but the first official release from Knoxville’s Ampient Music, a loose collective of local musicians, fits the season—it’s an antidote to the mad pace and emotional stress that have started to feel like a ...
Iconic Knoxville Gay Nightclub the Carousel II Announces the End of an Era
Published 12/18/2013 at 10:32 a.m. 1 comment
The end of the year will also be the end for one of Knoxville’s hallowed institutions. The management of the Carousel II, the gay club in Fort Sanders that opened in the mid-1970s and served a couple of generations of ...