Light Capsule 004: Warband

Time to come out of cold storage. We can’t think of any better way to kill 2020 dead than with an artillery barrage of power from WARBAND. We hope you and your loved ones are happy, healthy, and holding it together; finding a way to celebrate the end of this lousy year. Thank you for all of your support. Time to bring the quiet to an end! HAPPY 2021!

Back to Irregular Programming

At last..a show! We present Light Capsules: a series of video performances from the stage at Pilot Light. We will be shooting these closed-door performances twice weekly until we can reopen again (and we may not even stop then!) Please contact us at : if you are interested in taping a performance! More info available on the Capsules page.

Horcerer from the stage at Pilot Light June 6, 2020. Find out more about these performances on our Capsules page.

Please check in with us here for further developments. We are working on other avenues of expression and we want to present as many artists as we can. This homepage will continue as a blog as we re-engineer our present tense. We miss you all. Please feel free to get in touch with questions or ideas by email:

Warmth from the home front

photo credit s. gigante

“This is our place.
This is our space.
This is where we go to listen and be listened to.
This is where we go to be inspired.
This is where we go to have our faces melted and our minds blown. 
This where we go.
It’s time to give back to the Pilot Light”
-Susan Bauer Lee

“Home Sweet Pilot Light, I just almost cried thinking about walking in the doors again. I can’t wait to be back there when it’s safe – please support Knoxville’s locally run but globally treasured nonprofit independent venue so we can continue to be loud, weird, silly, stupid, creative, rowdy and revolutionary together within its walls again, hopefully very soon ❤️”
-Elizabeth Wright

“Knoxville isn’t Knoxville without the Pilot Light.” -Matt Honkonen

“I can’t imagine the person I’d be without the Pilot Light, but if it were gone, I couldn’t imagine the people that could have been more.” – Tim Eisenger