Table of Contents: Aug. 18-24, 2011


From the very first issue of Metro Pulse on Aug. 19, 1991, we were covering the Knoxville music scene. So, to mark our 20th anniversary, we thought it appropriate to showcase 20 years of local music with an all-night festival in downtown's and the Old City's live-music venues. Here are all the bands we could squeeze onto eight stages around town—a lineup that truly reflects the amazing variety and quality of music being made right here in Knoxville, Tenn.

Police Blotter: Sign Thieves Need a Spelling Lesson
Weekly Plan-It: Highlights of the Week Ahead
Street Talk: David Burman, one of 12 students participating in UT's first Gulu Study and Service Abroad Program


Citybeat: In the Running: City Council Seat B
In the nonpartisan race for City Council At-Large Seat B, you have one declared Democrat, one definite Republican, and one avowed independent. But can you guess which one is which: the "artist and writer"; the son of a prominent local family; and the one who says proudly he's the only active church member? Jesse Fox Mayshark reveals who's who with his profiles of Buck Cochran, Bill Owen, and Marshall Stair.

Ear to the Ground
Knox County school board member Pam Trainor gets threatened, Democratic Party Chair Gloria Johnson enters the 6th District fray, and the Preservation Pub gets busted for having flowers.

Secret History
Jack Neely quotes from the writer Davy Crockett.

Frank Talk
Frank Cagle frowns on expanding the SEC beyond its Southern heritage.

Sideways Glance
Rikki Halls puts in a good word for 6th District candidates Victoria DeFreese (in the primary) and Gloria Johnson (in the election).

Libacious by Jesse Fox Mayshark
Unsyrupy cider

A Living World by Eleanor Scott
Take us to the river


Video Games

The Help

Knox On Wheels by Jason R. Sakurai
Do It Yourself