Rhythm N Blooms artists to watch

By Marie Kolzow, Jam Band Director, and Sidney Roy, Indie Aisle Host The annual Rhythm N Blooms Festival embodies Knoxville’s vibrant music scene. This year’s festival on April 6-8 will feature performances from popular acts like Dr. Dog, Deer Tick, Paul Thorn’s Mission Temple Fireworks Revival and more. Along with nationally recognized headliners, the 2018…

Punk, Rock, Americana collide at WUTK Battle of the Bands

By Luna Brewer, Electronic Co-Director Four local bands entered WUTK’s Battle of the Bands to perform their hearts out on Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria stage Sunday March 18, but only one group emerged victorious. While the competing bands, The Sedonas, Travis Bigwood and the Mourning Doves, Gag Me and High Heat, had their own unique styles,…

Battle of the Bands performers hope to bring competition, showmanship

By Luna Brewer and Quinn Phillips, Electronic Co-Directors The University of Tennessee’s Battle of the Bands will feature four bands: Travis Bigwood and the Mourning Doves, Gag Me, The Sedonas, and High Heat. The competition will be a free show at Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria on Sunday, March 18 in Knoxville’s Old City. In order…

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…

10 Years returns stronger than ever

By Quinn Phillips, Co-Electronic Director • Photo courtesy of 10 Years Local alternative-metal band 10 Years recently released a new single, “Novacaine” and with it, news of a new album, “(How to Live) As Ghosts.” The band welcomed back former guitarist and drummer Brian Vodinh and guitarist Matt Wantland for the new album, which is set…

OPA! Music, dancing, food at Greek Fest

By Chloe DeLuca, Editor Come one, come all! The 38th annual Greek Fest is here again! The smells of spanakopita and baklava in the air, the sounds of Greek chants and traditional music, you can’t find it anywhere quite like Greek Fest Knox, located at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 4070 Kingston Pike. Tonight, Sept. 15, kicked off the…

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…

Thelo-Que’s mixtape provokes thought

Thelo-Que is a local rap artist and member of Rooftop Collective, a Knoxville-based multimedia art collective. After having his track “The Ville” named Knoxville’s best song of 2016 by Knoxville Music Warehouse, Thelo-Que has started off 2017 strong with being featured on the new Hazel single, “Shadow” and the release of his much anticipated new mixtape, Life’s Wonderful Up…