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Ernie Paik

Otherworldly Hostility, Reverent Visions

Ben Frost warps genres, The Soundcarriers are minty fresh more »

Aug 7, 2014 12:00 AM Record Reviews

Nigerian Synth-Dance-Funk, Soundtrack Electronics

Finding William Onyeabor, jingling with Mark Robinson more »

Jan 29, 2015 9:50 AM Record Reviews

Saxophone Meets Qigong at BLT

The Brooklyn tenor saxophonist Travis Laplante, at the age of 32, has built up a reputation for his incredible technical ability and uncompromisingly bold creations, and his inspiration comes from ... more »

Jan 22, 2015 10:37 AM Features

Dark Mass of Psychedelia, Complex Sonic Stew

Al Lover zones out, Maurice Louca throws a studio party more »

Jan 15, 2015 9:32 AM Record Reviews

Classic Hobo Blues, Happy Chiseled Punk

The basics of Beefheart, Mary Timony wakes up more »

Jan 7, 2015 5:15 PM Record Reviews

Familiar Yet Strange, Spooky And Entrancing

Defever bleeds Thin Lizzy, Raghallaigh fiddles mighty fine more »

Dec 31, 2014 4:27 PM Record Reviews

Shoegazing Aural Syrup At Sluggo’s

Quick—name your favorite bands formed by artists. Maybe Talking Heads or Roxy Music come to mind, and on the local scene, your soon-to-be favorite just might be the new, up-and-coming group Swoon ... more »

Dec 24, 2014 11:25 AM Features

Unbearable Lightness of the Electronic Mind

Henry Plotnick loops, Gately / Tlaotlon smashes and contorts more »

Dec 17, 2014 5:42 PM Record Reviews

Walks Through Ruins, Saxophone Shape-Shifting

Grouper haunts softly, Battle Trance shatters more »

Dec 10, 2014 5:14 PM Record Reviews

Vibraphone Variations, Strummy Momentum

Nick Hennies journeys, Gold-Bears sparkles more »

Dec 4, 2014 10:53 AM Record Reviews

Artlessness: Love Story Times Two

Leaf Crown’s new country-rock album Artlessness was written in Chattanooga and recorded in Nashville for a woman in Australia. more »

Nov 26, 2014 5:05 PM Features

Otherworldly Sacred Vocals, Raucous Chugging Vibes

Darius Jones gets spacey, Outrageous Cherry noodles more »

Nov 20, 2014 10:08 AM Record Reviews

Kiwi Indie Rock, Brit Free Improv

Kilgour invigorates, Frith and Butcher nourish and perplex more »

Nov 13, 2014 12:00 AM Record Reviews

Forty Years of Greatness, Some Good Years of Homage

Richard Thompson sums it up, The Aislers Set reissues. more »

Nov 6, 2014 12:00 AM Record Reviews

Love-filled Lullabies, Togolese Afro-funk

Vashti Bunyan inspires, Vandou Game grooves. more »

Oct 30, 2014 12:00 AM Record Reviews

Local Release Mini-Roundup

Ernie Paik takes a quick look a couple of new releases from local favorites Matt Downer and Future Virgins. more »

Oct 23, 2014 12:00 AM News & Notes

Your Turn on the Turntable

After witnessing a friend complete a “Tough Mudder” run—a sadistic and grueling 10-mile obstacle course that subjects runners to electrical shocks, flaming water slides, plunges into ice-cold water and ... more »

Oct 23, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Supernatural Fiddling, Spooky Fantasy

Jessica Pavone morphs, Bob Drake surprises. more »

Oct 16, 2014 12:00 AM Record Reviews

Sonic Transparencies, Sweet, Sweet Harmonies

Bitchin Bajas bubble, Margo Guryan remains unspoiled more »

Oct 9, 2014 9:56 AM Record Reviews

They’re Bringing Wookieback

The Chattanooga homegrown record label Corner Room Recordings (cornerroomrecordings.com) emerged in the mid-’90s in the heyday of indie rock, when underground musicians were imbued with a D.I.Y. spirit ... more »

Sep 25, 2014 12:00 AM Features 1 Comments

Non-Cloying Kid Stuff, Deeply Avant Jazz

What do little children like? I dunno—candy, toys or some kind of overpriced plastic wearable thing? Fake mustaches? Smartphones? When it comes to music, small children are probably not very discriminating ... more »

Sep 18, 2014 12:00 AM Record Reviews