Thursday, March 7
Who: Bela Fleck and Marcus Roberts Trio
Where: Bijou Theatre
Price: $5 for students, $10 for faculty/staff, $15 for general public
Victoria's Take: You know that feeling when your body shivers when you're listening to a really, really good song? Yeah, that's dopamine leaving your brain, and your noggin will get an overdose when it hears to the cool and beautiful music of Bela Fleck. This guy's fingers are wicked fast, and you'll even forget you're hearing him play the banjo. Go to the show and treat yourself to something different.
Friday, March 8
Who: The Defibulators
Where: Boyd's Jig and Reel
When: 9 p.m.
Victoria's Take: Hailing all the way from Brooklyn, N.Y., this alternative country band uses old school influences paired with some new and quirky sounds (I see you cello man). Their lyrics are fun and the music is safe enough to appeal to country lovers and still win the hearts of others. Still not convinced? Check out their song, "Get What's Coming," on YouTube, where they sing about a two-timin' no good guy who broke this girl's heart by getting with her sister. Ouch!
Saturday, March 9
Who: Bex Marshall with Steve Forbert
When: 12 p.m.
Where: WDVX – Knoxville Welcome Center
Melodi's Take: Had a rough week? Now that midterms and finally all over and spring break is just around the corner, chill out with some British electric blues provided by Bex Marshall and Steve Forbert. Marshall (think a jazz version of Adele) has a set of pipes that are sure to vibrate the walls of the welcome center. Forbert, more of a folksy artist, will compliment Marshall and give attendants a full set of melodious music. This free concert is definitely worth seeing, and if you can't make it, opt for listening on WDVX's station, 89.9 FM, where the concert will be broadcast live.
Sunday, March 10
Who: The Mutations with Crys and Vacation Club
When: 10 p.m.
Where: Pilot Light
Melodi's Take: Pilot Light always hosts the most interesting bands that are always sure to impress. The Mutations with Cry and Vacation Club will fit right in on Sunday night. The concert's price is cheap, and the Old City is super cool and chill and sure to be a great backdrop for Sunday night. Although, the venue is notorious for starting concerts hours late, so don't come early. Chill the day before classes with these three up and coming bands for a cool Sunday you won't forget.