March 23, 2005

Album Night a Success

Posted by Paul Superapple @ 10:26 pm

For those of you who may have missed it, “Album Night” at the Preservation Pub last Friday was a success. There were three excellent sets of rock, many pints of premium beer were consumed and all the fine folks who paid the cover charge helped raise more than $300 for The Joy of Music Youth Music School.

Todd Steed and the One Time Suns rocked their way through The Ramones Rocket to Russia, with Todd putting his own twist on some of the songs. The Ghosts brought some of The King’s early rockers back to life and even brought a tear or two to the audience’s eyes with their version of “In The Ghetto.” Crackbaby Shivers even took over lead vocals on a song or two, displaying those golden pipes for all to enjoy.

Nug Jug took the stage in full 60′s-era psychedelic Who attire, with Tom Pryor taking the stage as Daltrey – complete with the fringe jacket. Nug Jug’s Tommy performance was one of the best rock performances I’ve seen anywhere. The Jug demonstrated again why they are one of Knoxville’s best bands and hopefully they’ll pull the Tommy set out again at some point in the future. Keep your ears open for a new Nug Jug CD release later this Spring.

We would like to thank Nug Jug, Steed and the Ghosts for working so hard to make it a special night and to help out an excellent cause like The Joy of Music School.

We would also like to thank Scott West at the Preservation Pub, Todd at WKVL 105.3, Randall Brown at the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Paige and Molly at Metropulse and everyone else who contributed. The next Album Night is tentatively scheduled for mid-June, so keep it tuned here for updates.

ALSO: The French Broads’ new album will be available here in a few weeks. Their CD Release Party is scheduled for Friday, April 8 at the Corner Lounge – make plans to attend – it’s been a while since the last Broads’ show and they’ll be showcasing a lot of new material. The following night, April 9, go and see Angel and the Love Mongers at The Pizza Kitchen. Make it a Disgraceland weekend.

March 10, 2005

Disgraceland Album Night

Posted by Paul Superapple @ 10:29 pm

Everything is set for Disgraceland’s Album Night at the Preservation Pub next Friday night, March 18.

The show will start at 10 pm sharp – Todd Steed and the One Time Suns will lead it off with their interpretation of The Ramones Rocket to Russia. Next up will be The Ghosts presenting Elvis Presley’s Knoxville Album; and finishing off the evening will be Nug Jug tackling The Who’s Tommy in high-octane Nug Jug fashion.

Contrary to what was previously posted, the show will not actually be free, but we will request a $3 donation for The Joy of Music Youth Music School.

The mission of the Joy of Music School is to provide a quality music education program for financially disadvantaged youth. They provide a place for afterschool fun where kids who might not otherwise get the opportunity can learn about and create music. It’s a great organization – visit their website here for more information.

More Shows…

Friday, March 18 – SENRYU – Old City Java in Knoxville’s Old City
With Fizzgig

Saturday, April 9 – Angel and the Love Mongers – Knoxville – The Pizza Kitchen

March 1, 2005

Album Night & Press Mania

Posted by Paul Superapple @ 10:30 pm

Spring is right around the corner – and also right around the corner is Disgraceland Album Night at the Preservation Pub.

Friday, March 18, three bands will provide their interpretations of classic albums: Todd Steed – The Ramones: Rocket to Russia ; Nug Jug – The Who: Tommy Experience ; The Ghosts – Elvis Presley: The Missing Knoxville Album.

It’s going to be a big night – and it’s FREE. Proceeds from beer sales will go a local Knoxville-area charity, so don’t get too loaded on St. Patrick’s Day – save your liver for Friday night instead and come down to the Preservation Pub!

More Shows…

Friday, March 4 – TODD STEED – WDVX Writer’s Block.
At the WDVX studios – four other songwriters will also be appearing. Listen online at

Friday, March 18 – SENRYU – Old City Java in Knoxville’s Old City
With Fizzgig


Angel & the Love Mongers – Metropulse – CD Review

John Baker – The Maryville Times – Rough Skeleton review

Senryu – The Maryville Times – excellent article