'Taking Woodstock'

Eugene Levy and Dimitri Martin, from left, in 'Taking Woodstock.'

Eugene Levy and Dimitri Martin, from left, in "Taking Woodstock."

Hightide Blues

Hightide Blues

The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker

The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker

— Friday, Aug. 21


Alabama rock band Hightide Blues, left, will entertain at 9 p.m. today at The Square Room, 4 Market Square. The group recently released the album "Love Come Easy" and is currently touring the Southeast to promote it. Also on the bill will be The Dirty Guv'nahs of Knoxville. Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door.


Nashville funk & soul ensemble The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker, left, will entertain during the "Funhouse Live" show at 10 p.m. at Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria, 200 E. Jackson Ave.

The band plays R&B with a classic vibe and the high-powered voice of Charles Walker driving it home.

Listen to The Dynamites' sound at www.myspace.com/thedynamitesband.

Saturday, Aug. 22


Beware of sharp edges when the Hackensaw Boys and Cutthroat Shamrock perform at 8 p.m. at The Shed at SMoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, 1820 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville.

Admission is $10 in general, or $5 for those riding up on motorcycles. For information, call 865-977-1669 or visit www.smh-d.com.

Sunday, Aug. 23


Local rock faves Todd Steed & The Suns of Phere will open the show for indie-rock fave Cracker at 9 p.m. at The Cider House, adjacent to The Valarium at 940 Blackstock Ave.

Admission is $15. For information, visit www.thevalarium.com.

Monday, Aug. 24


Bob Adamcik, percussionist and timpanist for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 Northshore Drive.

The recital will feature music for solo marimba and jazz tunes with the Cathy Leach Group featuring John Purifoy and Don Hough.

Admission is free. For information, call 865-804-1492.

Tuesday, Aug. 25


South Carolina singer-songwriter William Gibbs and Nashville Americana band Michael Ford Jr & the Apache Relay will entertain during the WDVX Blue Plate Special noon-1 p.m. at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St. Admission is free.

Hill Country Revue

Hill Country Revue

Wednesday, Aug. 26


The Old City will be full of blues when the Hill Country Revue makes a stop at 8 p.m. at the Catalyst, 125 E. Jackson Ave.

The band is, from left, drummer Ed "Hot" Cleveland, guitarist Kirk Smithhart, vocalist/harmonica player Daniel Coburn, bass player Chris Chew and guitarist Cody Dickinson. Chew and Dickinson are also well-known as members of the North Mississippi Allstars.

The Militia will open the show. Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. All ages will be admitted.

Thursday, Aug. 27


Super-heavy rock band Hatebreed will bring its "Decimation of the Nation" tour to town at 7 p.m. at the Valarium, 940 Blackstock Ave.

Besides the always-cheerful Hatebreed, the concert will feature the sunny dispositions of Chimaira, The Winds of Plague, Dying Fetus and Toxic Holocaust.

Admission to the all-ages concert is $19 in advance, $22 at the door. For information, visit www.thevalarium.com.

Eugene Levy and Dimitri Martin, from left, in 'Taking Woodstock.'

Eugene Levy and Dimitri Martin, from left, in "Taking Woodstock."

Friday, Aug. 28


Elliot Tiber (Dimitri Martin) is a down-on-his-luck interior designer who moves from New York City back home to the Catskills in 1969 in the new film "Taking Woodstock."

While trying to help his parents save their motel, Elliot talks a concert promoter into holding a certain music & arts festival on a nearby farm owned by Max Yasgur (Eugene Levy).

The rest is history, more or less, in this R-rated historical comedy. The cast includes Imelda Staunton, Paul Dano and Emile Hirsch.

Saturday, Aug. 29


The previously scheduled "Ska Freekend" event has been canceled. In place of that show, rap group Three Kings will perform at 9 p.m. at The Catalyst, 125 E. Jackson Ave. For information, visit www.clubcatylast.com.

Sunday, Aug. 30


A stage adaptation of "The Graduate" will be presented at 2 p.m. at the Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Jackson Square, Oak Ridge.

The play follows the drama and comedy that surrounds young Benjamin Braddock as he tries to find his post-college path.

Admission is $18 in advance, $20 at the door. The play runs Aug. 21-Sept. 6. For information, call 865-482-9999 or visit www.orplayhouse.com.

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