Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sundown in the City 2009

AC Entertainment announced the 2009 lineup for Sundown in the City, the city's free weekly concert festival, on Wednesady. This year's Sundown will kick off on Thursday, April 9th and run through June 25th. Some of the featured performers are Shooter Jennings, Gavin Rossdale (Mr. Gwen Stefani, and ex-Bush frontman), Big Head Todd & the Monsters, as well as semi-newcomer Jamey Johnson, who's 2008 album That Lonesome Sound was #5 in my Best Of 2008 albums. This year's lineup isn't the strongest ever, but it will still be plenty of fun...and it's free too, so ya can't beat that. So, get out on Thursdays, come downtown and enjoy some free music and cold beverages...and a ton of people getting down in K-town.

See the full lineup here, and see these related articles: Metro Pulse, and Facebook.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Knoxville gets R.A.W. TONIGHT!!!

If you are in the Knoxville area, and even if you're not, come on out to Barley's on Monday night for Roger Alan Wade's regular, and awesome, monthly show! Roger graces us Knoxvillians yet again with his repertoire of funny, honest, rowdy and at times heartbreaking songs...and probably a few that have been sung by Cash, Willie, Waylon, the Possum and ol' Bocephus, as well as many others. RAW's shows are as bare-bones as it gets with just him, his guitar and a glass of water, and you never know what you'll get, except a couple of hours of non-stop music, and non-stop fun.

Check him out here, and Barley's too.

Hope to see ya there! Holler, and if you see me, buy me a beer (or 12).

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Catching up again...

So, I missed getting this up last week in a timely manner, but it's still awesome. Fallon gives a shout out to my hometown of Chattanooga (they got destroyed in the tournament, so they are done for the season already, but it's still cool to get a shout out!).

Sunday, March 15, 2009

TONIGHT: Adler's Appetite

This is a little confusing: Steven Adler, the OG drummer for the OG Guns 'N Roses and his band will be at (here's the most confusing part) Big Mama's Karaoke Cafe in Seymour (just outside of Knoxville) tonight.

First of all, the fact that Steven is still playing and touring, let alone still alive, is beyond me. And the fact that he is able to play old school GNR songs and isn't/hasn't been sued by Axl is also beyond me. But the fact that he is playing a show to 300 people in Seymour, Tennessee at Big Mama's Karaoke Cafe is the most puzzling piece of this story to me.

Anyways, check him out here tonight, and on his Myspace to hear the tunes. If I make it down there, I'll let you know how it is.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Superdrag soundchecking at Barley's!!

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TONIGHT: Superdrag @ Barley's

Yes, that's right. Superdrag tonight! All original members, and a new album out next week! Tickets were still available as of yesterday online at the Disc Exchange. Grabs yours quickly, because I doubt there will be any left at the door if you risk it tonight...

Opening the show will be Mic Harrison and the High Score, as well as 1220. Both great local bands! Be sure to get there in time to check them out too.

Also, Superdrag will be doing an in-store meet-n-greet and signing tonight at 6 at Disc Exchange, where they will be selling and signing their new record, Industry Giants, before it comes out officially next week.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Upcoming Shows of Interest and of Note:

Obviously I fell off the edge of the Earth in the last month. We missed some shows. We missed some announcements. Real life called, and I had to do what I had to do for my actual paycheck... Your praises and comments don't keep my lights on (just yet).

Anyways, in case you have missed it, here are several upcoming shows and events of interest that you should look into in the Knoxville area:

Superdrag - Barley's Taproom - Friday, March 13
The Big Lebowski - Bijou Theatre - Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21
Bret Michaels - The Valarium - Friday, March 27th
Backyard Tire Fire and Bloodkin - Barley's Taproom - Saturday, April 4th
Wilco - Tennessee Theatre - Saturday, April 18th (SOLD OUT)
Against Me! - Ciderhouse - Sunday, April 19th
Opeth - Bijou Theatre - Friday, May 22
Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Bijou Theatre - Tuesday, May 26

Ok, you're kinda caught back up at least have a head start now, if you are as far behind as I am. Enjoy!

Against Me! at the new Ciderhouse in April

The Ciderhouse opened this past week, and its already attracting big names:

For instance: Against Me! on Sunday, April 19th (the day after Wilco!). These guys will put on a show that you are sure to'll be lucky if you can stand up after the show due to all the bouncing and jumping you'll do throughout the show. Against Me! will surely bring it, so you better be ready as they play cuts off of 2007's New Wave, along with older tunes and hopefully some new ones too. Singer Tom Gabel has been playing solo shows lately, and even put out a solo record in 2008, so it's a safe bet that AM! will be playing some new stuff for us.

Tickets are on sale now, and are extremely reasonable ($10). This is totally worth it. After seeing them at Bonnaroo last year, I cannot wait to see them again, this time up close and personal here in Knoxville!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


So, yeah, apparently I missed the memo about Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore being a couple. And then they went and got married this week down in South Georgia. I didn't even know they were together.

Or maybe I did, and just chose to ignore it. Anyways, see more about this confusing couple here.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Terminator: Salvation trailer #2

Sounds like its got some NIN in there too! Check it:

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Unwigged & Unplugged:
An Evening with Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer

Ryman Auditorium

Nashville, TN

Sunday, May 10th

Presale Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 4th at 10AM to Thursday, March 5th at 10PM!

Tickets go on sale to the General Public Friday, March 6th at 10AM

This will more than likely be too ridiculous for words. And by ridiculous, I mean awesome. Shew.

Turn it up to 11!