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i105's Homegrown highlights and showcases the bands and artists who are shaping the Knoxville Music Scene. join us each Wednesday at 7p.m. as we feature the best local music in the East Tennessee.
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Win Barley's Bonnaroo Prize Pack
It's that time of year again! This year i105 has partnered with Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria, Uncle Lem's Mountain Outfitters, and Whitewater Rafting with Smoky Mountain Outdoors to give you a chance to win tickets to Bonnaroo 2013, camping gear to make your stay pleasant, and a cool whitewater rafting season pass.
How do I register? How can I become a qualifier? It's easy!
Step one: Click here to register online for your chance to become a Barley's Online Qualifier. Register daily if you like.
Step two: Listen to i105 each day to find out who the Barley's Bonnaroo Artist of the Day is. Then listen for a song to play and be the correct caller.
Step three: Show up at one of our special Bonnaroo remote broadcasts and register to become a qualifier.
It's that simple.
i105 presents Toad and the Wet Sprocket
Mark your calendar for Sunday, July 14 as i105 presents Toad and the Wet Sprocket live at the Bijou Theatre.
And, because i105 is presenting, you get the chance to WIN-BEFORE-YOU-CAN-BUY. Simply listen to Joe on Friday, May 1o from 6 to 10 for your chance to win. It's that simple.
When Monty Python's Eric Idle created the fictional band "Toad the Wet Sprocket" for the program "Rutland Weekend Television" in 1975, he never dreamed that anyone would actually use such a silly name. Fast forward to 1986, when four California teens desperately needed to come up with a name to call their band for an upcoming gig at a Goleta, CA watering hole called The Shack.
Since that day, "Toad the Wet Sprocket" has been the name of the four piece California rock band consisting of lead singer Glen Phillips, guitarist Todd Nichols, bassist Dean Dinning, and drummer Randy Guss. From 1989-1998, they made 5 studio albums which combined sold over four million copies, had five major radio hits, and won over audiences across North America and Europe.
After breaking up in 1998, Toad would get together sporadically to play shows on a casual basis, but their hard core fans never gave up hope for a new album. After successful tours in 2006-2010, the band finally decided to put the last piece of the puzzle in place, and committed to working together on new music. They also decided to update their classic catalog, and created a new Greatest Hits album "All You Want", which came out in 2011.
Toad the Wet Sprocket are currently in the studio with producer Mikal Blue, and fans can look forward to a new release and extensive tour in 2013.