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

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The infamous photo of Glenn Danzig carrying a box of kitty litter and bags of groceries came to mind when this writer heard the band name Goth Dad, but while the name sounds like it could be a ridiculous Internet meme, band founder Ryan Sherrer ... Read more

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In Nick Lowe’s extraordinary five-decade music career, he’s recorded perfect pop songs such as “Cruel to Be Kind” and “So It Goes”, produced Elvis Costello’s first five albums and “New Rose” by the Damned (considered to be the first British punk ... Read more

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British singer, songwriter and musician Rose Elinor Dougall got a burst of fame in the previous decade as a vocalist known as “Rosay” in the modernized girl-group throwback band The Pipettes, delivering polished pop escapism and unabashedly ... Read more

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Live performances from the Los Angeles duo Pedestrian Deposit are exciting and highly dramatic, using invented instruments, electronics, and wild movements to create provocative sights and sounds, often unusual and harsh. Read more

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The American-born saxophonist John Dikeman is known as a ferocious and creative improviser in groups including Cactus Truck and Universal Indians and as a part of the Dutch jazz/improv scene. The celebrated Dutch musician Ernst Glerum is a ... Read more

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Geologist (real name: Brian Weitz) from Animal Collective will perform an uncommon solo set in Chattanooga on April 21—just one of around 20 solo performances he’s ever done. Making his Chattanooga debut, his set will be a part of the two-day ... Read more

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A contender for the flat-out happiest album of the year, just a few months in, is the new album Wasalala from the duo Madalitso Band from the southeast African nation of Malawi. Lead singer Yobu Maligwa, who also plays the babatoni—a giant ... Read more

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This writer and hoarder of antiquated technology recently pulled out his VHS video cassette recorder to watch David Lynch’s troubling prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (after crawling past the finish line of finally completing the original ... Read more

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It’s been a whirlwind month for the versatile and inventive composer and UTC professor Jonathan B. McNair, whose nuanced and reflective compositions have been performed recently across the nation. These include the solo piece “Circus of Dreams” ... Read more

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This writer feels like a crotchety, rake-shaking old man each time he explains to some young, earnest vinyl collector that back in the ‘90s, the standard price for an indie-rock/pop 7-inch single was $3 and an LP was usually around $8, while ... Read more

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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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