The Avenue
  • February 2016
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  • Jan. 2016

Looking for the Light: Murfreesboro Author Pens “Zen Pig” for Little Ones

“The character came about because a pig is the only thing I can remotely draw,” laughs Mark Brown, author of the three-part children’s story Zen Pig. “My son Noble and I hung out a lot, and we would draw together,” says Brown. And when Noble developed the language skills to make his preferences known, he […]

Clover Basset Hound

From Homeless to the Big Game: Catch Tennessee Puppy Clover in Action Before This Year’s Super Bowl

Meet Clover, a tan-and-white basset hound/beagle mix from Columbia, Tenn. Clover, like many other dogs, is a rescue who, against most odds, found a forever home a few weeks ago. While her rescue story isn’t necessarily unique, there is something about Clover that sets her apart from other rescue dogs in the area. Back in […]


Fine, Affordable Dining at CJ’s: Feast on Balsamic Prime Rib, Caprese Pizza, Raspberry Chipotle Chicken and More

Chef Jeffrey (“CJ”) Pevehouse says his business is a caterer first, and then a restaurant, not a restaurant that happens to offer catering services. “We are a full-service caterer, with tables, linens, chairs, everything,” the chef said. He and his crew can handle catering for five weddings in one weekend, and they already have over […]

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Pearl Jam, Dead & Company, LCD Soundsystem Slated to Headline Bonnaroo

The lineup for the 2016 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has been announced, with acts Pearl Jam, Dead & Company (members of the Grateful Dead with John Mayer), and recently reunited dance rockers LCD Soundsystem topping the bill. All three acts have rich histories with the festival as previous performers, which is fitting as 2016 […]


Julien Baker, Sprained Ankle

A Memphis native and MTSU senior, Julien Baker experienced a career surge last fall when she was featured by NPR, Rolling Stone and the New York Times and made a laundry list of “Best of 2015” tallies (including my own). Sprained Ankle, on 6131 Records and recorded at Richmond, Va., facility Spacebomb Studios, is sonically […]

Mize and the Drive Robin

Mize and the Drive, Robin

It’s been a few years since Mize and the Drive’s last project, but the Murfreesboro-based outfit is back with Robin, the follow-up EP to 2011’s full-length Irene. Back in 2012, the Pulse praised the band for its musical diversity, and with Robin Mize once again proves that honing in on several influences (the band counts […]

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Glossary’s Joey Kneiser Enters “The Wildness” with New Solo Record

Rock ’n’ roll doesn’t last, singer/songwriter Joey Kneiser says on “The Wildness,” the title track to his new solo album. However, that statement doesn’t hold true for Kneiser himself. After more than 20 years in Middle Tennessee, seven albums with Glossary, several solo projects, production gigs and video work, the Americana veteran has produced one […]

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Metal at Marathon, Lamb of God to Return to Tennessee for Bonnaroo

Anthrax, one of the “big four” of 1980s heavy metal, teamed up with Lamb of God, quite possibly the most successful metal act of the 21st century, for a sold-out evening of headbanging and horns in the air at Marathon Music Works in January. Lamb of God will be returning to Middle Tennessee in June […]