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Rocky Top Recap

Welcome to the Rocky Top Recap, where we go through everything that happened in Tennessee athletics this week.
Baseball
We’ll start on the diamond with baseball where the Volunteers split a pair of games this week to bring them to 18-13 on the season. On Tuesday, they defeated in-state opponent Belmont 9-2 at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Benito Santiago continued his good play for the team in that game, hitting a home run and finishing the day with two RBIs. Outfielder Brandon Trammell also finished with a pair of RBIs, both of his coming off of a double that gave the Vols their first lead of the game.

Meanwhile, on Friday, the team’s series with No. 1 ranked Florida was supposed to start but was rained out. The series then started Saturday, and the Vols were defeated 22-6. Santiago hit a home run for the second consecutive game, but the top-ranked Gators were too much for the team to handle. Games two went to extra innings, but eventually, the Gators won 6-4. The Vols did manage to steal game three 6-4.

Softball
Staying on the diamond, the softball Lady Vols played a whopping five games this week. On Sunday and Monday, the team finished it’s March 31 weekend series with No. 6 Georgia, and they lost both games at home 9-1 and 8-0, respectively. The Lady Vols were held to only five hits in Sunday’s game and four during Saturday’s. The team then rebounded with a 3-0 win at home against Tennessee State in which Caylan Arnold had a great day on the mound, striking out seven while only giving up one hit.

To cap off the week, the Lady Vols began their weekend series at No. 11 Auburn. The team won […]

MUSIC FEST ALERT: Moon River Music Festival presented by Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors! Chattanooga, TN Sept. 8-9, 2018. Avett Bros. Head and The Heart, Dirty Guvnahs, and more. Stay tuned to win tickets! SOLD OUT!

An upcoming music festival called Moon River is set for September 8-9. The fest has been based in Memphis for the past few years, but will take place in downtown Chattanooga this year, in Coolidge Park.  The Show is Sold Out!

“Chattanooga is primed for a music festival like Moon River, and the city has opened its arms to us. It is the gateway to the Appalachian Mountains and one of the most beautiful cities in the region. Coolidge Park is right in the center of town, connected to one the world’s largest pedestrian bridges, Walnut Street Bridge, overlooking the Tennessee River” Drew Holcomb said on Moon River’s website.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 23. Tickets will be available to purchase through their site.

More info can be found on Moon River Music Festival’s social media pages: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

M Ward @ the Bijou Theatre Wednesday, April 18

Portland-based, Folk and Blues/Americana, solo-guitarist M. Ward  will be performing at the Bijou Theatre on April 18th @ 8 P.M.

Tickets for the show are on sale NOW! Just Click Here!

Make sure to check him out on Twitter and Facebook !!

Hangout Music Festival 2018! May 18th-20th in Gulf Shores! Stop by Pour Taproom (207 Jackson Ave. in The Old City) today and register to become a finalist today.

Tune in for your chance to win tickets to Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, May 18th-20th! Hangout Festival will include some of the hottest artists out right now  and many artists heard only on WUTK in Knoxville! For a lineup and details regarding parking and more, visit Hangout Fest’s website.

Thanks to Pour Taproom for sponsorship. Pour your own drink straight from the tap and pay by the ounce! Located in the Old City on 207 W. Jackson Avenue. There will be a registration box located inside of Pour Taproom for entries.

“Bad at Love” – Halsey VIDEO

“Run for Cover” – The Killers VIDEO

“LOVE.” – Kendrick Lamar VIDEO

“2am” – Slightly Stoopid VIDEO

“Kiss This” – The Struts VIDEO

“Do You Believe?” – Poolside VIDEO

Blues Rocker Gary Clark Jr. at The Mill and Mine. Mon. June 11 @ 8pm.

For more information and tickets, visit The Mill and Mine’s website.

Gary Clark Jr. on Facebook; Gary Clark Jr. (GaryClarkJr) on Twitter

Video for “Come Together”

From Gary Clark Jr.’s official website:

Ever since 2010, when Gary Clark Jr. wowed audiences with electrifying live sets everywhere from the Crossroads Festival to Hollywood’s historic Hotel Café, his modus operandi has remained crystal clear: “I listen to everything…so I want to play everything.” The revelation that is the Austin-born virtuoso guitarist, vocalist and songwriter finds him just as much an amalgamation of his myriad influences and inspirations. Anyone who gravitated towards Clark’s, 2011’s Bright Lights EP, heard both the evolution of rock and roll and a savior of blues. The following year’s full-length debut, Blak And Blu, illuminated Clark’s vast spectrum – “Please Come Home” is reminiscent of Smokey Robinson, while “Ain’t Messin’ Around” recalls Sly and the Family Stone. 2014’s double disc Gary Clark Jr–Liveprojected Clark into 3D by adding palpable dimension and transcendent power –– songs soared and drifted from the epic, psychedelic-blues of “When My Train Comes In” to his anthemic, hip-hop, rock-crunch calling card, “Bright Lights”, all the way down to the deep, dark, muddy water of “When The Sun Goes Down”.

There are a handful of folks who have informed for the mélange of genres and styles, which comprise the genius of Clark. One is Michael Jackson. It was on Denver stop of MJ’s Bad Tour where a four-year-old Gary’s life was altered after witnessing The King of Pop. By the sixth grade, Clark would own his first set of strings (Ibanez RX20).

As a teen, Clark began making a local name by jamming with adult musicians around nearby clubs. He struck a balance by singing in the church choir […]

WUTK Fundraiser at The Basement Art Studio, 6:30 pm on Friday, March 2nd. Thanks to all that came. We raised a little over $200!!

We had a blast!  Thanks to Jen at Basement Art Studio, and all those that came.  We raised a little over $200.

WUTK is teaming up the The Basement Art Studio to bring you a night of art and fundraising! The main event will be a game called “Roll-a-Picasso,” which will be finished up with watercolor. After the event, everyone gets to take home their art piece.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE TICKETS … https://squareup.com/store/the-basement-community-art-studio/item/roll-a-picasso-watercolor

For $20, you can gain entry with whatever beer and wine you care to carry in with you; art supplies will be provided.

There will also be a raffle where you can win concert tickets and gift cards: $5 gets you 3 tickets.

Plus there will be food from The Landing House restaurant and bar! The Landing House serves Cambodian, Chinese, and French inspired food and a homey atmosphere on Sevier Avenue in South Knox. Thanks to The The Basement Community Art Studio! Spread the word and come on down. Invite your friends! You can order tickets online or just show up at the door on Fri. March 2nd!

The Dirty Guv’nahs are back. Thurs. & Fri. April 26 & 27 at 8 pm! The Mill and Mine. THURSDAY AND FRIDAY SOLD OUT.

Get Your Tickets here!

BOTH SHOWS ARE SOLD OUT.

2018 Splash Page

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The Dirty Guv’nahs on Facebook

VIDEO Baby We Were Young

VIDEO Morning Light

 

Buy a Bike from DreamBikes Today

Buy a bike from DreamBikes today!

DreamBikes is a non-profit community-based bike shop that works with community organizations to provide employment to area kids and bikes to the community.

Donate an old bike to DreamBikes!  They can fix it up and sell it to someone in need of transportation for a very fair price.

DreamBikes Knoxville on Facebook.  National DreamBikes website

309 N. Central Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

(865) 474-1752

 

Do You Know About Meth Properties? WUTK News Investigates!

TENNESSEE’S METICULOUSLY CATALOGED LIST OF QUARANTINED PROPERTIES IS STEADILY GROWING DUE TO THE PRESENCE OF METHAMPHETAMINE.

WITH OVER TWELVE-HUNDRED PROPERTIES ON THE LIST, AND FOURTEEN OF THEM DATING AS FAR BACK AS TWO-THOUSAND-FIVE WHEN THIS POLICY BEGAN, THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION HAS A BIG TASK ON THEIR HANDS.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT, CHRIS AN-DULL SPENDS HIS DAYS FIELDING CALLS BETWEEN POLICE DEPARTMENTS, HYGIENISTS AND CERTIFIED CONTRACTORS THAT WORK IN STEPS TO CLEAN QUARANTINED HOMES AND GET THEM INTO LIVING CONDITION.

MANPOWER TO CLEAN THESE HOMES IS NOT AN ISSUE. ACCORDING TO AN-DULL, THE REAL PROBLEM COMES DOWN TO ONE THING: MONEY.

“There’s no shortage of houses, let me put it that way. But there seems to be a little bit of a problem getting the money.

TO ALLEVIATE THE FINANCIAL BURDEN ON PROPERTY OWNERS, TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION IS WORKING ON UNVEILING NEW RULES BY NEXT YEAR.

ACCORDING TO AN-DULL, THE CLEANUP STANDARD CAN BE BOTH DIFFICULT AND EXPENSIVE TO HIT. SITTING AT ONE-TENTH OF A MICROGRAM OF METH PER SQUARE CENTIMETER, IT EQUATES TO TAKING A SUGAR PACKET AND SPREADING IT OVER AN AREA OF TWENTY-FIVE ACRES IN SIZE, MEANING IT TAKES ABOUT THREE DAYS TO CLEAN AND ANYWHERE FROM EIGHT TO TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. A NEW HEALTH-BASED STANDARD DEVELOPED BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DRASTICALLY REDUCES THAT STRICT RULE WHILE STILL ENSURE A PROPERTY IS FIT FOR HABITATION.

A PRIMARY CONCERN WITH THESE QUARANTINED HOUSES JUST SITTING IN COMMUNITIES UNTOUCHED GOES BEYOND LIVING IN THEM.

“What I would be concerned about would be – from an acute exposure type situation –would be like a child or a kid busting into the house.”

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST, JUSTIN FISHER SAYS WITNESSING THIS KID OF TOLL ON FAMILIES CAN BE DIFFICULT.

“A lot of […]

Cannabis Study: EARN MONEY as participant in new research study.

The University of Tennessee Center for Behavioral Health Research is currently seeking 100 participants for a study on text-based counseling for problematic marijuana use.

As part of the study, participants will complete surveys over 3 months about marijuana use, mental health, and friends, briefly participate in text message counseling and monthly surveys OR only complete monthly surveys, and attend 2 study visits on campus at Henson Hall.

To be eligible to participate, you must:

Be between 18 and 25 years old
Have problematic marijuana use (which will be determined by the study screening)
Have access to a text-message capable phone

All information collected from study participants is confidential and highly protected.

Participants will be compensated up to $150 over 3 months for their time and effort.

For more information, visit weedstudy.org. This website will ask you to answer some questions to determine if you are initially eligible. Other questions? Contact the research team at 865-974-9129 or email masonlab@utk.edu.