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…

STS9 blasts off in the Old City

By Marie Kolzow, Jam Band Director STS9 performs two shows at the Mill and Mine on Oct. 3 and 4. (Marie Kolzow/WUTK) As the end of Sound Tribe Sector 9’s “Enceladus Tour” grows near the group made their annual stop in Knoxville for a two night run presented by WUTK at The Mill & Mine…

Local concert series brings bands to UT campus

  Luna Brewer, Electronic Co-Director The second installment of The Local, hosted by University of Tennessee’s Campus Events Board, succeeded in bringing local artists to the students on Oct. 21. The first installment of the series featured artists The Crumbsnatchers, High Heat and Hardcastle, but Saturday’s installment had a lineup intended to “shake things up…

Foo Fighters return to Knoxville after more than 20 years

By Chloe DeLuca, Editor In full-throttle Foo Fighters fashion, the band delivered a stellar, unbelievable rock show at the Thompson-Boling Arena on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Not only did the Foo Fighters shred hard and perform numerous songs from their catalog, including tracks off ninth studio album “Concrete and Gold,” the concert marked the band’s…

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

By Zeke Streetman, Music Department Member Shaky Knees is celebrating its fifth year in business and its line up, including LCD Soundsystem, The Shins, FIDLAR and more, is stacked more than The Expendables part 7. LCD Soundsystem have been touring since they reunited last year. Their live material has a lot of depth, and they have a…

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….