About Mike Gibson
BiographyStaff writer Mike Gibson was born in the heathen jungle wilds of Tanzania, raised by a feral herd of pygmy Boer goats. Upon migrating to the U.S. in 1865 for the purpose of studying medicinal origami, he abruptly switched career paths and entered journalism school at South Pizmo College for the Mucous-Deficient. He earned no actual school credits at South Pizmo, but did manage to land a pivotal internship with Butt Shuttle, a tasteful and highly sophisticated gentleman's publication. He has been with Metro Pulse for the better part of the last week now, and in that time has spent many long minutes thinking about writing numerous award-winning stories. When he is not on the job, Gibson is a liar, a charlatan, a dope fiend, a cheapskate and a butt kisser of the first rank. Metro Pulse looks forward to many more years of fine service from Gibson's office, which he will hopefully have departed by the end of next week, after the pesticides take effect.
- Articles Editor
04/18/2008 - 10/01/2008
- Staff Writer
04/02/1995 - 04/18/2008
Local Music Review: The Reigns Band
Published 06/12/2013 at 11:47 a.m.
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.
Can the Stagnating Knoxville Center Mall Be Saved?
Published 05/29/2013 at 11:07 a.m. 3 Comments
Knoxville Center is what’s known in the industry as a “distressed asset”—so much so that in the last couple of years, its owner, Simon Property Group, the country’s largest mall operator, had washed its hands and put the property up ...
EDM Empire: Brian Coakley and Andrea Kerns’ Midnight Voyage Productions Redefines Knoxville’s Electronic Music Scene
Published 05/01/2013 at 10:27 a.m. 1 Comment
Brian Coakley and Andrea Kerns have created an unusual business built on electronic dance music. In a town full of venues that either book their shows in-house or rely on one of the most successful promotional agencies in the South ...
Texas Metal Band the Sword Takes a Ride on the Fantastic Side
Published 04/24/2013 at 10:11 a.m.
It’s okay to classify frontman John “J.D.” Cronise’s 10-year-old retro-rock outfit the Sword as stoner metal, if you’d like. Or even doom, if you’re especially taken with the singer’s sometimes-apocalyptic lyrical fantasias. But while Cronise doesn’t mind, he doesn’t see ...
Local CD Review: King Super
Published 04/17/2013 at 10:25 a.m.
Hammertime County is a profusely inventive 10-song set of originals from a band that staked its live rep almost exclusively on covers. Covers often chosen with an ear for kitsch and an instinct for surrealist melodrama, then twisted beyond aural ...
Lost Tribe: Tribe One, Longstanding Inner-City Youth Center, Closes Its Doors
Published 03/27/2013 at 10:24 a.m. 1 Comment
After a quarter-century of providing innovative educational, entrepreneurial, and recreational programs for the city’s under-served inner-city youth, Knoxville’s Tribe One has closed its doors on Magnolia Avenue. Mike Gibson reports.
Local CD Review: Grandpa's Stash
Published 03/13/2013 at 11 a.m.
Grandpa smoked the kind bud, it would seem.
Local Jazz Artists Donald Brown and Sanda Allyson Nominated for Grammy Awards
Published 01/23/2013 at 10:16 a.m.
Local chanteuse Sanda Allyson and pianist/composer/jazz luminary Donald Brown were contributors to the Grammy-nominated Soul Shadows by singer Denise Donatelli, nominated in the Best Jazz Vocal Album category.
Texas Punkabilly Veteran Reverend Horton Heat Is in It for Life
Published 12/12/2012 at 2:09 p.m.
With the music industry undergoing seismic shifts in its business model, its technological underpinnings, and the trajectory of artists’ careers, it’s comforting to know that at least a few things never change. And one of those few things is the ...
The House That Frank Built: The E.M. Jellinek Center Faces Funding Cuts
Published 12/05/2012 at 10:27 a.m.
The late Frank Kolinsky would always say that God don’t make no trash—his response when anyone had anything bad to say about the assemblage of rogues and junkies and gutter drunks that comprised the residential population of the E.M. Jellinek ...