Thursday, April 4


Who: Needtobreathe with Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
Where: Tennessee Theatre
When: 8 p.m.
Price: $32.50
Victoria's Take: Christian rock bands usually follow a certain formula for their music: heavy acoustics, catchy and uplifting choruses and bridges, and a strong yet relatable lead voice. It's a formula that works because within that genre and fits its fan base. Christian alternative rock band Needtobreathe dotes themselves as different, but they're only a slight variation of the original formula. It's not a bad thing though — sometimes familiar is good. If you enjoy Christian rock music, this is a show to check out.

Friday, April 5

Who: Marc Broussard with Courrier
Where: Bijou Theatre
When: 8 p.m.
Price: $21.50
Victoria's Take: Louisiana based singer/songwriter Marc Broussard likes to mix it up. His musical style is a mix of New Orleans funky jazz coupled with R&B influences. With a return of soul and folk music growing astronomically in the music sphere, why not expanded your playlist and check out this artist? Yes, you will sound cooler to your friends, but what you're really gaining is good music.

Saturday, April 6

Who/What: The Jompson Brothers with the Cathouse Prophets
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Shed
Price: $10
Melodi's Take: As a part of the Dogwood Arts Rhythm N' Blooms Fest, Saturday's main event will be the Jompson Brothers and their concert with the Cathouse Prophets. These two rock/metal/country bands combine three genres in a loud and fantastic way, sure to provide for an awesome concert. Leave your inhibitions behind when heading to Maryville for this concert -- these bands will bring the crowd to its feet and the atmosphere to an all-time high.

Sunday, April 5

Who/What: Poet Joshua Robbins
When: 3 p.m.
Where: Union Avenue Books on Union Avenue
Price: Free
Melodi's Take: Poetry is not everyone's cup of tea, but why not take a Sunday stroll to Union Avenue Books to hear author Joshua Robbins read from his newest collection of poems titled "Praise Nothing." This author focuses on politics and contemporary life in his writing, posing an interesting perspective on life. His reading at the Downtown Knoxville bookstore should draw in a large crowd from the community, and if you can make it, why not attend? It's sure to be swell.