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Matthew Everett

Title: Arts & Entertainment Editor

About Matthew Everett


Matthew Everett was lured into an alternative journalism lifestyle more than 10 years ago with an unpaid internship at Metro Pulse. He's tried desperately, with little luck, to find honest employment ever since.
Matthew Everett

Position History

  • Arts & Entertainment Editor
    10/03/2007 - current
  • Staff writer
    03/01/2000 - 06/01/2001
  • Editorial intern
    11/01/1997 - 05/01/1998

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Recent Work

  • Best Band Break-Up to Inspire Solo Records: the everybodyfields Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.

    When Tri-Cities transplants the everybodyfields finally got settled in Knoxville in 2008, they seemed to be on the verge of breaking out of the regional circuit to some real national acclaim.

  • Best Blues Band: The Hector Qirko Band Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.

    Nearly 25 years in—the HQ Band will celebrate its first quarter century together this summer—and they’re still at the top of the local blues scene.

  • Best Local Idea: Sundown in the City Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.

    Never mind all the grumbling about the crowds and the teenagers and the lineups and how much beer costs—nothing symbolizes downtown Knoxville’s recent renaissance like Sundown in the City, the free music series on Market Square that’s just started its ...

  • Best DJ: DJ Eric B Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.

    Hot 104.5 FM’s DJ Eric B, fresh off a performance opening for Vanilla Ice in Maryville, throws a little bit of everything—house, techno, hip-hop, trance, even a little Queen and ZZ Top—into his mixtapes and live sets.

  • Overkill: Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister Published 08/27/2009 at 10:25 a.m.

    There may be a small cult of unbelievers out there, but their opinions count about as much as those of flat-earthers and moon-landing conspiracy nuts. The simple fact is that Motörhead is the baddest-ass rock ’n’ roll band in the ...

  • In Memoriam: Kris Hawkins Published 05/27/2009 at 11:45 a.m.

    Kris Hawkins’ death last April in a motorcycle accident stunned not only his family and friends but a big part of Knoxville’s music community. Many of them were at the Catalyst nightclub in the Old City on April 27 to ...

  • Best Local Twitter Page: AC_Ent Published 04/30/2009 at 2:32 a.m.

    A year ago, Twitter was a bunch of people offering tiny little updates about their mood, where they were going to dinner, who they saw there, and what they were watching on TV after that. It’s gotten a little less ...

  • Best Local Blog/Blogger: Published 04/30/2009 at 2:30 a.m.

    The whippersnappers at (“The Sunsphere is NOT a wigshop”) aren’t cynical and jaded about Knoxville like some of the rest of us. Most of the eight contributing bloggers aren’t natives; for them, alternative transportation, sushi, movies on Gay Street, ...

  • Best Ambassador for Knoxville: Pat Summitt Published 04/30/2009 at 2:23 a.m.

    This wasn’t exactly a season to remember for Pat Summitt and the Lady Vols basketball team. But even among the 11 losses—the most for a Summitt-coached team since 1976—and getting bumped in the first round from the NCAA Tournament, Summitt ...

  • Best Radio Personality: Derek and Rob from The Funhouse, WUTK 90.3 Published 04/30/2009 at 2:13 a.m.

    Do you like big, loud guitars? Do you mix in a little ’80s hair metal in with your ’90s indie rock? Have a bunch of cryptic stories about when you used to hang out with Superdrag, way back before they ...

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