Live Review: Mourn at The Pilot Light (9/10)

The Barcelona band made their Tennessee debut in the Old City on Sunday

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Bonnaroo 2017: First Time on the Farm

Ever since moving to Tennessee four years ago, I have been told about the magical experience of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. It is almost inescapable, especially on a college campus where many of my peers regularly attend the festival. I have never been to a major music festival, so I wasn’t really sure…

Animal Collective returns to Knoxville

Animal Collective played a show on Thursday night, May 18th in Knoxville’s Old City at The Mill & Mine. The band has released two new EP’s this year – The Painters & Meeting of the Waters – this tour being the first for Animal Collective since releasing new music earlier this year. Opener Circuit des Yeux…

Palms Weak, Hands Sweaty, Knees Shaky, Mom’s Spaghetti

Shaky Knees is celebrating its fifth year in business. The line up is stacked more than The Expendables part 7, including LCD soundsystem, Slyvan Esso, Cage the Elephant, Dr. Dog, FIDLAR. Now, I can not say that I will remember the entire weekend (It will be very hot, you see), but I would say that LCD Soundsystem…

Big Ears Festival: A Recap and Reflection One Month Later

It’s been nearly 30 days since Big Ears Festival turned Knoxville on its head. Astounding performances from artists across the globe were jam-packed into one quietly crazy festival right in the heart of downtown Knoxville. Each of the four days had quite “literally can’t-miss” experiences: some of the artists made their relatively rare appearances in the U.S….

Explosions In The Sky: Live at Ryman Auditorium

Explosions In The Sky performed on Easter Sunday, April 16th at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The band is currently touring the globe in support of their latest album The Wilderness, which came out in 2016. Thor & Friends opened the show and put on an interesting performance consisting of vibraphones, synthesizers, and strings. It…

Rhythm N’ Blooms: A weekend filled great music and good times

The Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival returned to Knoxville this past weekend for another weekend of amazing music and non-stop fun. On Friday, things started off on the right foot with Nikki Lane and Dave Barnes performing on the Cripple Creek Stage. The area around the Cripple Creek Stage was like its own little village. It…

Handsome and Humble Pie

Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria, around midnight on the eighth of April. Rhythm and Blooms is in full swing. I missed the concert I most wanted to see (Gogol Bordello, my white whale), but the Calzone, Beer, and Music made up for it. This was one of the best calzones I’ve ever had (and they didn’t…

I Love the 90s: A Slice of My Childhood

Oh the ‘90s, how I look upon you with such fond memories. It has surely been a hot minute since the era when pop culture fashioned bold, geometric print clothing, Beanie Babies, Friends, primitive technologies, such as the World Wide Web, pagers, and portable CD players, and so much more. In the music world, grunge…

LOCAL Parents, Scream in NATIVE(s) Tongue

Going to the Mill and Mine is always a journey, and this time was no different. The opening act, Little Scream, came to the Mill and Mine ready to play with a power-packed set in tow. Revolving around themes of disenfranchisement, revolt, and reconciliation, Laurel Sprengelmeyer wasted little time making her opinions heard. Her recently…