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From the Publisher’s Addled Brain

We just couldn’t help ourselves! As a non-consumer-driven-not-a-member-of-the-cool-kids’-club indie ezine, we wanted to see what it would be like to imitate our color glossy brethren. Turns out it’s lots of fun!

While this parody features the not yet rich and famous, all of the people and places are real. And they are all badass.

We hope you enjoy our continued coverage of quirky Knoxville.

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Debra “Danger D” Dylan

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People Cooler Than You

Leading up to Bonnaroo weekend, the Metro Pulse‘s Matt Everett implied there wouldn’t be live music in town while the all hipsters and musicians were in Manchester, TN, so instead he reported on the upcoming Clarence Brown Theatre schedule. Lame!

Eddie Money performed at the Secret City Festival in Oak Ridge, Tim Lee 3 rocked The Shed in Maryville, and Wallypalooza roared for two consecutive nights at The Bowery! Festival organizer Wally Miles and area heavy metal bands and fans shook and shocked in The Old City.  Teenage newcomers Victims of Euphoria (formerly Bright Young Things) kicked off Saturday night’s set with old school punk bluster (cover photo with lead singer Molly Flanagan). All photos from Wallypalooza by Mallory Bertrand Photography.

(l-r) Lones and Chris of Imprint with Dick Nasty of Big Pushy.

(l-r) Lones and Chris of Imprint with Dick Nasty of Big Pushy wait for the show to begin.

Festival organizer Wally Miles with emcee Wayland Whiskey.

Festival organizer Wally Miles with emcee Wayland Whiskey.

Knoxview's Danger D (back row, black shirt) joins the revelers at The Bowery.

Knoxview’s Danger D (back row, black shirt) joins the revelers at The Bowery.

Josh, Dick Nasty, and Nygel of Big Pushy share a group hug.

Josh, Dick Nasty, and Nygel of Big Pushy share a group hug.

Hard rock fans Renee & Derric bringing back sexy to The Bowery.

Hard rock fans Renee & Derric bringing back sexy to The Bowery.

Victims of Euphoria: (kneeling l-r) Alex and Jay (standing l-r) Spencer, Molly, & Janice.

Victims of Euphoria: (kneeling l-r) Xandra and 12 (drum instructor from Maryville Rock Academy.  (standing l-r) Spencer, Adara, & Jasper.

Allen Swank of Indie Lagone.

Allen Swank of Indie Lagone.

Surreal Estate

No zoning rules. No home owners’ association dues. These Knoxville property owners let their freak flags fly!

A rooftop flying saucer and aliens top off a Central Avenue tattoo parlor.

A rooftop flying saucer and aliens on a Central Avenue tattoo parlor.

A blue and white picket fence borders this box of wonder on Keith Avenue.

A blue and white picket fence borders this box of mystery on Keith Avenue.

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There used to be a dragon’s head coming out of the roof.

Another flying saucer!

Another kickass flying saucer!

Retail Therapy: The Kitchen Edition

Ninja tries to escape a stained formica kitchen countertop. On the left is a durable Farberware knife block set. Behind kitty’s giant butt is an Oster blender that’s good at crushing ice and making yummy smoothies (and it didn’t cost $300). Chicken apron from Mast General Store.

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Goodbye J’s Mega Mart

They really mean it this time. They are going out of business for good. This Gay Street institution of one-stop shopping will be sorely missed. Now where are we going to buy our wigs, pregnancy tests, and automotive parts? J’s Mega Mart has been offering 50% off all merchandise for the past few weeks. Here are some of the bargains that are still available. (Photos by Holly Rainey)

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