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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

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

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

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

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

Salaam Bombast, Bionic Spiders

Bombay Royale boogies Bolllywood, Bennett/Wright mind-boggle more »

Sep 11, 2014 10:01 AM Record Reviews

Sound Collecting, Friendly Declarations

Courtis/Moore’s aural cornucopia, The Bats’ early tracks more »

Sep 4, 2014 12:00 AM Record Reviews

Tribute to a True Original

In the year and a half since the passing of native Chattanoogan Dennis Palmer—musician, visual artist and educator—it has become abundantly clear that his influence and inspiration is still deeply felt in the community... more »

Aug 28, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Embracing Electronics, Hammering Gleefully

Phil Kay invites escapes, White Reaper isn’t afraid to rawk more »

Aug 21, 2014 12:00 AM Record Reviews

Local Releases From Old-Time to Noir-Avant-Funk

Chattanooga’s music scene continues to diversify. more »

Aug 14, 2014 12:00 AM Record Reviews

Car-on-fire Bar Rock, Sleepless with Synthesizer

Alien Whale throws bottles, Matt Berry embraces his synth geek more »

Jul 31, 2014 12:00 AM Record Reviews

Inventing the Convulsive Blues

“Ideally, free improvisation perhaps should be a requisite course for degrees in sociology, psychology, political science, etc., since it involves all these areas, as well as sound production.” more »

Jul 24, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Underground Saudi Metal, Above-ground Free Improv

"Saudi Arabian” and “black metal band” are not exactly words one expects to see placed beside each other, but, with the way Al-Namrood guitarist/bassist Mephisto puts it, it makes complete sense. more »

Jul 17, 2014 12:00 AM Record Reviews

Seabrook’s Sonic Shrapnel, Seymaili’s Saharan Spin

Shred your ears or swirl to West African rock more »

Jul 10, 2014 12:00 AM Record Reviews