Björk rediscovers love with “Utopia”

The Icelandic singer-songwriter’s follow-up to 2015’s “Vulnicura” explores finding new love after heartbreak and loneliness addressed in her previous album.

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Dopapod and The Motet collaborate in Asheville

By Marie Kolzow, Jam Band Director As The Motet and Dopapod’s extensive fall tour came to an end they made one of their last stops at the Salvage Station in Asheville, North Carolina Nov. 17. Dopapod shows are known for funky space jams and they’ll almost always leave audiences with a cosmic mindgasm. However, Dopapod…

Sharon Jones lives on through “Soul of a Woman”

By Quinn Phillips, Electronic Co-Director Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, New York based funk and soul band, is set to release their seventh studio album, “Soul of a Woman,” on Friday, November 17. The release comes almost exactly one year after the death of the band’s lead singer and namesake, Sharon Jones.  Jones announced that…

Goblin rock takes over Tennessee Theatre

By Marie Kolzow, Jam Band Director Experimental rock group Primus packed the Tennessee Theatre with their sold out show as a part of their “Ambushing the Storm” tour on Nov. 7. The three piece rock group featuring bass player Les Claypool, Larry “Ler” LoMonde, and Tim Alexander has been around since the early 90’s. Despite…

Ode to Vulf

  By Bradley Blackwelder, Music Director   It’s no laughing matter. In music’s current state of affairs, one out of five listeners will suffer from lackluster grooves and severe boredom. Act quick and get your lover, friend or child the remedy they not only need but deserve; the upcoming release from Vulfpeck. Vulfpeck’s new album “Mr….

“One-man band” Keller Williams interacts with crowd at the Concourse

The “one-man jam band,” Keller Williams hit Knoxville’s Concourse for an acoustic show Nov. 2. Williams often blends aspects of various music genres such as bluegrass, funk, and reggae, but the artist is most commonly associated with the jam band scene. Outside of his solo career, Williams is a member of many side projects like…

Metalcore band Converge explores beyond roots in new album

By Sid Warren Nov. 3, metalcore band Converge returned with an impressive ninth album, “The Dusk In Us,” as the band delves into raw emotion and existentiaism. The 40 minute album is aggressive, and laced with powerful messages from start to end. The only breaks from the exciting in your face messages that dominate this…

5 artists to look for at 2018’s Big Ears Festival

By Sidney Roy, The Indie Aisle Co-Host Wednesday, Knoxville’s Big Ears Festival, an experimental festival that features unconventional musicians and films, released its initial lineup for this spring’s March 22-25 festival. Wednesday.  While most people will only be familiar with roughly half of the lineup, the next few months will be exciting and vital chances…

The Frightnrs’ new album commemorates passing of lead singer

By Mason Mulkey, World Music Director Following the tragic loss of The Frightnrs’ lead singer, Dan Klein, the reggae and rocksteady group from New York City recently released “More to Say Versions,” which consists of dub remixes of 2016’s “Nothing More to Say.” Though The Frightnrs fell on hard times in 2016 when Klein passed…

Fats Domino; Remembering the Godfather of Rock ‘N’ Roll

By Bradley Blackwelder, Music Director Antoine “Fats” Domino, the New Orleans born rock ‘n’ roll pioneer whose music broke racial barriers and influenced countless artists, died on Oct. 24 at the age of 89.     He died from natural causes at his home in Harvey, La., according to Mark Bone, chief investigator with the…

311 shows The Mill & Mine peace, love, unity

By Mason Mulkey, World Music Director Reggae-rock band 311 hit The Mill & Mine Oct. 24 for “one magical night” in Knoxville. Hours before the show, a large crowd of fans, friends and concertgoers lined up to see 311’s performance. Within the crowd one shirt stood out. It read “311 is my religion.” How can…