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Roughhousing For All The Right Reasons

When someone gets you in a headlock, that person is probably either a total stranger—and in that case, you might be being mugged—or is very close to you, like an older brother. (Or, you and that person are ...

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I have written a lot of words about music in the last few years. Taken as a whole, I’ve done more writing about music than all the writing I did in high school and college combined, including the papers I wrote ... more »

Sep 14, 2016 12:54 PM Features

I received a press kit the other day in which reviewers from other towns referred to the band Benyaro as reminiscent of “early Tom Waits” and “acoustic Bowie.” Those are some powerful ... more »

Sep 7, 2016 1:01 PM Features

When I first came to Chattanooga over two decades ago, one of my first jobs was with a landscaping company. The fellow I worked with most of the time once said to me that the real shame with what we did is that few people ... more »

Aug 31, 2016 12:43 PM Features

Marshall Allen—best known as the band-leader and reedist of the Sun Ra Arkestra—is one of those performers who makes an indelible impression on people. This writer has a vivid memory from 2006—confirmed by ... more »

Aug 24, 2016 2:38 PM Features

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 ... more »

Aug 17, 2016 1:05 PM Features

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