Drive By Truckers with Adam’s House Cat at Bijou Theatre 9/27/18

Thursday, September 27th!
Tickets go on sale FRIDAY, AUGUST 3RD AT 10AM!

Ticket Link HERE

Founded in 1996 by singer/songwriter/guitarists Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood, the band have long held a progressive fire in their belly but with AMERICAN BAND, they have made the most explicitly political album in their extraordinary canon. A powerful and legitimately provocative work, hard edged and finely honed, the album is the sound of a truly American Band a Southern American band speaking on matters that matter. DBT made the choice to direct the Way We Live Now head on, employing realism rather than subtext or symbolism to purge its makers’ own anger, discontent, and frustration with societal disintegration and the urban/rural divide that has partitioned the country for close to a half-century. Master songwriters both, Hood and Cooley wisely avoid overt polemics to explore such pressing issues as race, income inequality, the NRA, deregulation, police brutality, Islamophobia, and the plague of suicides and opioid abuse. As a result, songs like “What It Means” and the tub-thumping “Kinky Hypocrites” are intensely human music from a rock ’n’ roll band yearning for community and collective action. Fueled by a just spirit of moral indignation and righteous rage, AMERICAN BAND is protest music fit for the stadiums, designed to raise issues and ire as the nation careens towards its most momentous election in a generation. AMERICAN BAND’s considerable force can in part be credited to the sheer musical strength of the current Drive-By Truckers line-up, with Hood and Cooley joined by bassist Matt Patton, keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Jay Gonzalez, and drummer Brad Morgan together, the longest-lasting iteration in the band’s two-decade history. AMERICAN BAND follows ENGLISH OCEANS and 2015’s IT’S GREAT TO BE ALIVE!, marking the first […]

Shock Rocker MARILYN MANSON – Oct. 23 at Knoxville Civic Auditorium!

Marilyn Manson is coming to Knoxville, bringing his controversial stage personality and image to rock Knoxville! Known for their high energy shows, just in time for Halloween!
The Fall tour is supporting their most recent album, Heaven Upside Down, heard here on The Rock!



Ben Rector hits the Mill and Mine for 2 nights. Oct. 25 and Oct. 26.

Ben Rector’s new video “Old Friends”

Ticket Link for the 10/25/18 Thursday show.

Ben Rector on wiki

Ben Rector’s new album is called Magic!



A night of blues with Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite. 9/10/18 at The Mill and Mine.

Get tickets here for Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite

Monday Sept. 10, 2018

The following group of info was taken from Rolling Stone magazine.

Ben Harper and harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite unveiled a smoldering new song, “No Mercy In This Land,” the title-track from their new album.


Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite Eager to Record New Album

“I’d go into the studio tonight,” Harper tells RS, fresh off Grammy win

The sparse and lonesome blues tune pairs Harper’s steely guitar with the raspy blare of Musselwhite’s harmonica. The pair share vocal duties as well. Their voices and instruments mesh woefully above a steady march of percussion. “The righteous and the wretched, the holy and the damned,” Harper sings, “There’s no mercy in this land.”

No Mercy In This Land is available now. A digital deluxe edition of the record will feature three bonus tracks recorded live at the Machine Shop. Per a statement, the record features “both Ben and Charlie’s personal stories and adds to the sonic history of American struggle and survival.” No Mercy In This Land follows Harper and Musselwhite’s acclaimed 2013 collaboration, Get Up!, which won the Grammy for Best Blues Album.

“Charlie Musselwhite is that very rare and hallowed place where blues past, present and future collide,” Harper said of the harmonica player. “He transforms notes into emotions that feel both hauntingly familiar and brand new, as if hearing them for the first time every time. He is a living legend whose harmonica playing should be beamed into outer space to search for other life forms.”

In turn, Musselwhite said of working with Harper, “Onstage or in the studio – working with Ben Harper holds the same excitement I experienced working with Chicago blues legends back in the day. I think it is safe to […]

FloydFest 2018 was a WILD one! Thanks to BOYD’S JIG & REEL for sponsoring our contest. We can’t wait until next year!

July 25 to July 29 2018, in Floyd, Virginia. Live music on the corner of Central and Jackson in Knoxville’s Old City serving their full Scottish menu until 2am.  Bands on Friday and Saturday. Weekly jam sessions, and Tennessee Shines on Wednesday nights.

Greta Van Fleet VIDEO

VIDEO of Foster The People

Jason Isbell VIDEO

90.3 The Rock Presents! Back to school bash with Papadosio. Higher Learning opens the show. Fri. 8/31/2018 at 8pm.

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WUTK 90.3 The Rock Presents!!!



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Papadosio melds progressive rock with psychedelia, folk with electronica, and dance music with jam band rock.

A multi-colored light show will fill the air that is in-sync with the jam.

Electronica band Higher Learning opens the show.

VIDEO Papadosio at Red Rocks 2017

Mic Harrison and The High Score Happy Hour FINALE! Fri. Aug. 31st 6-8 pm at Boyd’s Jig and Reel, sponsored by WUTK & Hexagon Brewing.

Round out your day or start out your night with the Mic Harrison And The High Score Happy Hour!
This Summer showcase has only 1 date left!
Friday, August 31st (Finale!)

Food and drink specials at Boyd’s Jig & Reel sponsored by WUTK 90.3 The Rock Volunteer Radio and Hexagon Brewing Co..

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Iceland-bred band, Kaleo will grace the Tennessee Theatre Sept. 24th, 2018

Monday, September 24th – 8pm
Tennessee Theatre
Tickets available at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Tennessee Theatre box office, and 800-745-3000.

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Kaleo results from coming of age in Iceland has paired with the fresh inspiration of moving to America, and the band has built a sound to match the disparate landscapes. A gorgeous and raucous blend of rock, folk and blues, Kaleo’s debut LP embodies that very spirit of duality: titled A/B, the album showcases the band’s multi-layered dynamics and ability to play different genres with equal skill. Best friends since attending elementary school outside of Reykjavik, bandleader JJ Julius Son, drummer David Antonsson, and bassist Daniel Kristjansson began playing together at the age of 17 before adding guitarist Rubin Pollock to the mix in 2012. They named the band Kaleo, which means “the sound” in Hawaiian, and started their career in with a handful of well-received shows at the 2012 Iceland Airwaves music festival. The band signed to Elektra/Atlantic and moved to the States in early 2015, choosing Austin as their new base. “It has obviously been a big change coming from a small country of 300 thousand people in Iceland to the USA with over 300 million people,” says JJ Julius Son. “We’ve learned a lot, and we are more experienced now than when we first came. Overall it’s been a great adventure.” The past year has been a busy one for the band, as they’ve played nearly nonstop—including over 45 US states—as well as notching a spot on the soundtrack to HBO’s hit show Vinyl and recording a full-length album with the producer Jacquire King in Nashville. The concept behind A/B comes from Julius Son’s love of the split sides of vinyl records […]

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. The Mill and Mine on August 9th. George is retiring soon, so catch him on his final tour.



Video We Want The Funk!  —

George Edward Clinton (born July 22, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter, bandleader, and record producer. His Parliament-Funkadelic collective (which primarily recorded under the distinct band names Parliamentand Funkadelic) developed an influential and eclectic form of funk music during the 1970s that drew on science-fiction, outlandish fashion, psychedelic culture, and surreal humor. He launched a solo career in 1981, and would go on to influence 1990s hip-hop and G-funk. He is regarded, along with James Brown and Sly Stone, as one of the foremost innovators of funk music. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, alongside 15 other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.

Father John Misty at the Mill and Mine on Tuesday, October 9. 2018!!

Indie/Folk Rock singer Father John Misty will be performing at the Mill and Mine October 9th at 8 p.m. Doors to the 18 years or older show open at 7 p.m.

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