Multiple Influences, Powerful Melding

Well, kids, today I want to tell you about the band Gunpowder and Pearls—but first I want to get a little chatty and talk about an aspect of my process for writing about bands. I assure you, it will be germane to the task at hand.

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Celto-Eclectic And Proud of It

"It is a fact that no other Celtic group in the Southeast can come close to their version of the Swedish werewolf song, ‘Varulven’.” more »

Aug 7, 2014 Features

Time to Move Your Feet and Party, Mon

Chattanooga reggae-lovers The Iscariots release their debut album Act of Treason more »

Jul 31, 2014 Features

Inventing the Convulsive Blues

“Ideally, free improvisation perhaps should be a requisite course for degrees in sociology, psychology, political science, etc., since it involves all these areas, as well as sound production.” more »

Jul 24, 2014 Features

It’s Damimal’s Planet, We Just Live On It

If I had my way, I’d like to see the entire album mounted as a stage production at one of the larger venues in town. more »

Jul 17, 2014 Features

Blues By Way of Israel and Memphis

Listening to any song by the Ori Naftaly Band will tell you that we’ve only heard the opening chords in a great music collaboration. more »

Jul 10, 2014 Features

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