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Listening to the new cassette Hesitation Marks from the Norwegian artist Sindre Bjerga, this writer imagines some kind of exploratory team from another planet, sifting through the remnants of human civilization on Earth. Some technologically ... Read more

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Many years ago, this writer and certain friends had a form of micro-humor, involving attempts to crack each other up by uttering just a single carefully selected word, such as “oval” or “trousers”. It wasn’t the word’s meaning that mattered—it ... Read more

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Jillian and Logan Ivey of the lavender-clad, Chattanooga indie-pop band The Mailboxes have a wild and ambitious notion of what a national tour can be—after a tour kick-off show at Songbirds North this Saturday, the duo will perform on the ... Read more

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The general perception of the tuba is that it’s useful for comical sound effects—think of the brass tune that gets played on The Price Is Right after a contestant loses a game—or creating a soundtrack for parades of creatures of impressive girth. Read more

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The double-edged sword of modern music is that if something sounds fresh, there’s the risk of it becoming an over-used trope, and in ten years, it might sound severely dated and forever locked into a specific time period. While New York United is ... Read more

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The Rueda de Bullerengue series from the Brooklyn label Names You Can Trust grew from the New York collective Bulla en el Barrio, dedicated to putting a spotlight on Colombian music—bullerengue, in particular ... Read more

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This writer has a very specific memory of watching the music video for “Joy” by the Sundays on MTV’s “120 Minutes” when it came out in 1990 and sharing his enthusiasm for it with a friend in German class the next day. Clearly, the Sundays were ... Read more

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The one-man band known as Ethan Terrestrial—the brainchild of Chattanooga musician Ethan Boyd—has an eclectic and diverse approach, ranging from psychedelic space rock to heavy riffage to playful, sparkling pop rock that sounds like it could come ... Read more

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Chicago trumpeter and composer Will Miller has stayed busy as a session musician, arranger and touring artist in the band Whitney, but he also has his own project Resavoir, which he has been gradually developing over the last few years mostly ... Read more

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In an alternate universe, the trio Young Marble Giants—formed around 40 years ago in Cardiff, Wales by brothers Stuart and Philip Moxham with vocalist Alison Statton—might have released, without fanfare, its stark, chilly masterpiece album ... Read more

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The new album Space Eater from the Chattanooga project Greyes is the result of a love of sounds and sound-creation; the album’s instrumentation exclusively uses analog synthesizers, and for the most part, the tracks were recorded in real-time ... Read more

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The phrase “You had to be there” implies some kind of communication loss, perhaps where a recited story isn’t quite as funny or interesting as one wanted it to be, but it’s entirely possible that the original source of the tale wasn’t that ... Read more

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The Oakland, Calif. hip-hop duo FR333—comprised of rapper MADlines (Maddy Clifford) and producer/musician XOA (Alexandra Howard)—has two self-coined names for the music it makes. The first is “Goddess Trap,” acknowledging the influence of ... Read more

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Sax, tuba, congas—one might think that the instruments of the jazz trio Three Way Mirror were drawn at random from a hat, but when Atlanta saxophonist Jeff Crompton put together this group back in 2015, he took partial inspiration from Arthur ... Read more

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The curse of having a reasonably good memory is remembering every ill-founded notion one ever had, and this writer recalls, briefly during early adolescence in an insufferable bout of music snobbery, having strong thoughts about the use of ... Read more

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An aspiring bush pilot once told this writer a sinister joke she heard among her colleagues: if forced to make a nighttime emergency landing and, while looking for a suitable landing area, you don’t like what you see, then what should you do? Read more

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To say that the world is a complicated place is a huge understatement, and this writer is reminded, time and again, that many people simply can’t get beyond binary options. You’re with us or you’re against us; this is the best thing ever or the ... Read more

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After releasing three live albums, the ecstatically explosive drums/guitar duo of Chris Corsano and Bill Orcutt has released its first studio album, Brace Up! And while live albums can sometimes harness a wild energy and risk-taking—operating ... Read more

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The Australian trio The Necks—comprised of keyboardist Chris Abrahams, percussionist Tony Buck and bassist Lloyd Swanton—frequently uses a default method, particularly with its live sets. This method involves starting with a simple improvised ... Read more

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Playing “Southern-fried gothic astro-honk,” Collin Wade Monk was a seasoned Nashville rock performer in the late-‘80s to mid-‘90s, backed by bands including the Bongo Fury and the Ladyfingers. However, after three albums and a chance at a record ... Read more

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