Thursday, April 11

Who/What: "Weird Al" Yankovic
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Tennessee Theatre
Price: $39.50 to $49.50
Melodi's Take: This comedian/musical joker certainly has an interesting résumé. Thirteen albums, three EPs and various amounts of nominations and awards, "Weird Al" Yankovic has done almost everything and anything to put his name out there, and his stop at the Tennessee Theatre will without a doubt entertain the Knoxville crowd. His interesting sartorial choices and his crazy, wild curly hair will be adorning the historic theater's stage this Thursday night. If you've got a few extra dollars to spend before the semester is over, enjoy the best "Weird Al" has to offer at this performance. If there's anything it will guarantee to be, it will be, in a word, weird.

Friday, April 12

Who: Monophonics
Where: Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria
When: 10 p.m.
Price: N/A. Ages 21 and over
Victoria's Take: Bow-chicka-wow-wow. That's the phrase you'll be saying (or slurring) with the funk jam band Monophonics. These guys know soul, and there's never a bad time to get your groove on to some good funk music. Check them out on YouTube and preview the band for yourself.

Saturday, April 13

Who: Generationals with Splashh
When: 10 p.m.
Where: Pilot Light (ages 18+)
Price: $8
Melodi's Take: Quality indie music is hard to find in small, southern towns like Knoxville, but New Orleans-based band, Generationals, is gracing its talent this Saturday at Pilot Light. Their music is quirky, compelling and easy to listen to; comparable to fellow indie genre bands like Of Montreal and Vampire Weekend, Generationals sound fantastic in their recordings and are sure to impress on stage. Their opening band for the night will be Splashh, and English band from London who fuse garage and punk music into one. These two bands produce amazing music and it would be a shame if any indie fan would miss out on this concert. And for eight bucks, it's a no brainer.

Sunday, April 14

Who: Esperanza Spalding
Where: Tennessee Theater
When: 7:30 p.m.
Price: $5 for UT students, $39.50 for general public
Victoria's Take: Grammy award winning cello extraordinaire Esperanza Spalding is a force to be reckoned with (and her hair is really awesome). I mean, the girl started playing professionally at 5 years old. What were you doing with your life? Don't miss this awesome opportunity to attend the show. Seriously, you'll be mad if you don't.