Hammers never stop ringing in the Fourth and Gill neighborhood, where old houses are constantly reworked into something approaching their former glory. Scott Ellison and Eric Smith bought this 87-year-old house at 906 Luttrell as an investment property. Still in the early stages of their renovation, they're paying careful attention to one of the neighborhood's hallmark features: the front porch.
Live music spills out of bars and fills the streets of The Strip. Mars Electric rocks the collegiate crowd at the Campus Pub. Later, Drivin'n'Cryin will take the patio stage, but their energy can't compare to this group's sheer alt.punk bravado.
Viola-player Christopher Farrell warms up in the Tennessee Theatre basement before a Knoxville Symphony Orchestra concert. Strange noises emerge from all of these warren-like rooms as we wander around behind and below the stage.
We go to an art opening and an avant-garde party breaks out. DJ Noah Gross spins while Dent plays, a strange combination that fits the Gallery 1010 atmosphere. The walls are lined with artist Rhyne Piggott's black and white street scenes and snippets from his 16mm films project on any empty space.
It's not a high school football game unless there is a drum major. While both schools had great bands, cheerleaders, and fans, West would triumph 28-14 over Austin-East. But everyone seemed to be having a great time, despite the score.