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Russian Surf Rockers Meets Chattanooga’s Masked Men

There is a soft place in my heart for local bands that play an underrepresented genre. On the plus side, you’re the only ones doing what you do. On the negative side, you’re the only ones doing ...

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Regular readers of this column know that there are certain words I don’t like to use, typically because I say so right before I use them. Today’s word is “Americana” and I like to avoid that word because it has ... more »

Aug 10, 2016 11:50 AM Features

Nashville’s The Dead Deads are back with a new album set to release on August 25th and every tune on it reinforces what I’ve been saying since the first time I heard them; here is a band destined for international ... more »

Aug 3, 2016 11:28 AM Features

The enigmatic musician and artist Ben Bennett has a mind-bogglingly wide variety of fascinating work that covers both poles of extremes. As a percussionist, his improvised performances are wild ... more »

Jul 28, 2016 10:41 AM Features

A few months ago I wrote a feature detailing the Chattanooga Girls Rock camp, explaining what it is, talking about some of the people involved, sharing my views on why I think it’s so important, and imploring members of the community ... more »

Jul 20, 2016 1:02 PM Features

It was good news when I first heard that Mark “Porkchop” Holder was coming back to town to stay. He was an exciting musician almost twenty years ago both as a member of the Black Diamond Heavies and as a solo act ... more »

Jul 13, 2016 10:07 AM Features 1 Comments

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