Here's what's on tap for the weekend:
• Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang, who were the rhythm section of Galaxie 500, have performed and recorded together as Damon & Naomi since the early 1990s. In that time they've amassed an impressive body of dreamy folk pop, some highlights of which have just been collected on the anthology The Sub Pop Years. They're opening for A Hawk and a Hacksaw at Pilot Light on Saturday at 10 p.m. Admission is $8. Krukowski discussed the records he's been listening to lately here.
• John Paul Keith (ex-Viceroys, ex-Nevers, ex-Stateside) and his new Memphis band the One Four Fives are coming to Barley's on Saturday at 10 p.m. in support of the rollicking album Spills and Thrills and the new vinyl/digital single "Knoxville Town" b/w "Memphis Girls."
• The Catalyst is mixing up some badass big-city dance music with local and regional jam bands at KnoxTasY, a two-day fest starting at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Highlights will be Sub Swara, Future Rock, and M80 Dubstation. One-day passes are $20; Friday and Saturday admission is $35.
Damon & Naomi photo by Norman Ghoslon