Brandon Watson

Folks I confess writing this column has been problematic. A year long relationship went away with a Willie Nelson song and lots of whiskey. But as I floated along Whiskey River I grabbed a life-raft and between bouts of self-loathing and blue ... more

Mar 15, 2017 11:12 AM Game On!

I’m not an easily excitable person, many who know me find it hard to get a rise out of me. It’s possibly my gruff veteran interior and growing up in a stoic household. So being a bit of a stick-in-the-mud when it comes to new releases is just ... more

Feb 22, 2017 11:06 AM Game On!

It’s overwhelming to hear the lamentations of my girlfriend and my bank account as I start making my videogame wish-list for the year. Considering we barely survived the Steam Winter Sale of 2016, most of my consolations go ignored. more

Feb 1, 2017 10:26 AM Game On!

Chattanooga is a stage and on that stage are individuals bravely standing up and speaking. They speak in soft somber tones or in fiery blasts of rants and raves accompanied with loud melodic beats or in vacuums of dead silence. more

Jan 11, 2017 11:08 AM City Life

Drunk outbursts, vengeful spirits, and supernatural séances are set to the words and music of the great Gian Carlo Menotti. The Center for Creative Arts (CCA) vocal department invites you to explore the life of a mad medium with unraveling nerves ... more

Jan 11, 2017 11:08 AM News & Notes

If you and the family are catching a bit of the cabin fever, then load’em up and bring’em down to the Granfalloon this Saturday at Noon. Out of The House is featuring the quick strumming humanitarian Tyler Martelli. more

Jan 11, 2017 11:08 AM News & Notes

Art120 is a nonprofit organization that exists to teach art to children and bring art education to schools that lack active art programs. On Thanksgiving Day, their facility suffered a fire that destroyed its workspace in the Southside. They lost ... more

Jan 11, 2017 11:08 AM The Bowl

Chattanooga has been friends with Japan for over 26 years. More specifically friends with a Japanese town known for its historical and cultural significance as well as home to a race mischievous water creatures. more

Jan 4, 2017 11:14 AM The Bowl

Building connections of the visual or sensual to the human experience is what defines the importance of art regardless of form. But can these connections also be art within us that desire to be let out and shared with the world? more

Jan 4, 2017 11:14 AM News & Notes

Chattanooga is no stranger to hosting musical royalty and this time around a new king will grace our hallowed realm. The Marcus King Band will be live this Friday to pull at your steel heart strings and give you a sweet taste of that Southern ... more

Jan 4, 2017 11:14 AM News & Notes

What would Leo Lambert and crew say about their discovery and naming of a majestic waterfall 88 years after they had found it? Maybe you can share in that experience by following in the footsteps of the very explorers to the 1,120-ft. waterfall ... more

Dec 28, 2016 11:37 AM The Bowl

To taste any version of a “Schilling Ale” is to taste over 5,000 years of passion and progress of brew history throughout the ages. Yet one does not have to set sail for the majestic Highlands to indulge the senses in drinking tradition and ... more

Dec 28, 2016 11:37 AM Mixology

Prepare your ears for some sweet indie music this Friday night at Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant featuring local musician Courtney Holder. Kicking off at 9 p.m., enjoy some bluesy indie tunes that will set the mood between that sweet spot ... more

Dec 28, 2016 11:37 AM News & Notes

For many people, 2016 was pretty bleak. But there is absolutely no reason why the new year can’t start off with some laughs, and the best way to get in a feel good place is with a night of comedy improv at Barking Legs Theater. more

Dec 28, 2016 11:37 AM News & Notes

If cruising about town ogling Christmas lights and being immersed in holiday music isn’t your jam, then get out to the Revelry Room this Friday for a night of tribute. Tribute bands, that is. Particularly the bands of Diamond Dogs and Kung Fu Girls. more

Dec 21, 2016 11:19 AM News & Notes

If you’re in doubt for a holiday beverage that can accompany that dreadful fruit cake looming at you from the dark recess of the kitchen pantry, have no fear and go Greek. At least that is what the Romans would have done, if they had fruitcake. more

Dec 21, 2016 11:19 AM Mixology

A multigenerational cast of children, teens and adults will be saying goodbye as Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s musical “Miracle on 34th Street” will have their final performance Thursday evening at 7 p.m. more

Dec 21, 2016 11:19 AM News & Notes

Question: What do the words “Shotgun Bubblegum Orchestra” and “raffle” have in common? Answer: Local music and charity, Chattanooga style. And by Chattanooga style, we mean collecting donations and raising funds for fellow humans in need ... more

Dec 21, 2016 11:19 AM The Bowl

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