January 5, 2012

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Moonlight Bride, Elk Milk, The Bohannons, Telemonster to perform at first Pulse music festival

Listen to samples from our Winterfest line up via our SOUNDCLOLUD player.

Chattanooga has always had a core music scene. Sometimes that scene has been in a mode of expansion, sometimes it’s existed in a more quite, but maintained state. The past five or so years has certainly been a time of great creativity—new talent, bands, recording and generally pushing what musicians are producing. With that at the forefront of our minds, we set out to create something that celebrates our local music scene. We call it Winterfest.

And what exactly is Wintefest? Glad you asked.

For the past few years, The Pulse has celebrated its January birthday with a party at a local venue featuring local bands we’ve touted all year long. It’s not been a totally self-congratulatory wingding (OK, it has, mostly), but we genuinely hoped to expose the featured bands to a larger audience. It’s what we’re all about.

Last year, our 8th Anniversary Bash was held at JJ’s Bohemia, where Howlies, Tristin, The Features and Shoot The Mountain performed.

This year we’ve widened the scope and switched venues, dispensed with all but cursory references to our own age (we’re 9, if you’re interested, but we look 5), and launched what we hope will be a unique music event that concentrates on promoting and showcasing Chattanooga’s vibrant music scene.

This year, we’re joining forces with Track 29 to bring you Winterfest 2012 at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28. On that night, we’ll host five bands at one of Chattanooga’s best live music venues for a mere $10.

For our inaugural showcase, we’ve chosen Moonlight Bride, Elk Milk and The Bohannons—along with two other bands we’ll announce soon—to star at Winterfest.

Moonlight Bride formed in 2007 and will be releasing “Twin Lakes,” a five-song EP, in early March before hitting the road and SXSW in Austin, Texas. The band’s most recent album, “Myths,” is available on iTunes.

Elk Milk formed in mid-2010 and played their first live show at JJ’s Bohemia in February 2011. In their short history, the band’s live performances have gained them immediate attention and respect. The band is in the final stages of finishing a self-produced debut EP set for a March release.

The Bohannons need no introduction to local music fans. With multiple recordings and extensive tours in the U.S. and overseas, the band’s momentum continued with a live webcast on Daytrotter.com on Jan. 2. The Bohannons current album, “Days of Echo,” is available on iTunes.

We hope Winterfest will become an annual seasonal showcase of the best bands in town—the bands who are truly chasing the brass ring through relentless touring, recording and popular acclaim. But we need your support. We think it’s a great deal to see five great bands in one night.

For tickets, visit www.track29.co

Look for more details in our pages, on Facebook and Here.

January 5, 2012

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