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John Sewell

About John Sewell

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Recent Work

  • Big Ears 2014: Steve Reich Published 03/26/2014 at 3:26 p.m.

    Composer Steve Reich’s signature piece, Music for 18 Musicians, along with Terry Riley’s In C, is considered to be the prime example of musical minimalism. The approximately hour-long work, which will be performed at this year’s Big Ears festival by ...

  • Local CD Review: La Basura Del Diablo Published 03/27/2013 at 10:32 a.m.

    While Knoxville’s self-described “lo-fi horror trash” band La Basura Del Diablo (“The Devil’s Trash”) is somewhat uncelebrated hereabouts, the band have become bona fide heroes of the sub-underground garage-punk scene in Germany, where a handful of their 7-inch singles have ...

  • Local CD Review: Yak Strangler: 'Your Body Is a Wonderland' Published 10/17/2012 at 10:43 a.m.

    With Your Body Is a Wonderland, Knoxville-based instrumental duo Yak Strangler welds together a junkyard full of broken musical toys into a magnificent yet terrifying aural sculpture.

  • Local CD Review: Mic Harrison and the High Score, 'Still Wanna Fight' Published 06/27/2012 at 11:12 a.m.

    Mic is a master at writing catchy, rocking songs that address the human condition from a barstool perspective.

  • On the Road With Oversat Published 04/04/2012 at 11:02 a.m.

    Knoxville’s crazed garage-surf punks Oversat are wrapping up a spring tour short on days but long on miles.

  • R.I.P. Melanie Sharp Published 03/21/2012 at 11:51 a.m. 2 Comments

    For a brief window in the mid-1990s, the Mercury Theatre was the epicenter for a vibrant all-ages punk scene. Anyone who frequented the matinee performances then will remember Melanie Sharp, the ever-fashionable woman on the front row at every show. ...

  • Henry Rollins’ Long March From Black Flag to Hollywood, and Beyond Published 03/07/2012 at 9:44 a.m.

    Over the course of his 30-year career, Rollins has evolved from the sexy, muscle-bound psycho frontman for the incendiary proto-hardcore band Black Flag to today’s slightly more erudite persona.

  • Stewart Pack: 'Epic Ditch Demos' Published 01/11/2012 at 10:27 a.m.

    Stewart Pack is one of the elite usual suspects who have shaped Knoxville’s sound. With a tenure that stretches beyond 20 years with great bands like the 1-900s and Dinky Doo, Pack is notable for his prolific music-making and, more ...

  • Knoxville Expat Greg Rogers Can't Quit Drumming Published 10/05/2011 at 10:22 a.m.

    Few people know that Knoxville’s family tree of doom metal royalty extends beyond Victor Griffin of Pentagram/Place of Skulls and a handful of excellent current local bands.

  • Oversat Prepares for European Tour With Local Benefit Show Published 09/14/2011 at 10:24 a.m.

    Hot off the release of the their debut, Mixed Signals, Knoxville delinquent garage rockers Oversat have lined up a demanding schedule for this fall that includes some charitable work on the local front and then a foray across the big ...