Ernie, Paik

Impossible to Musically Pin Down

One would be hard-pressed to find a recording and performing artist in the Chattanooga creative underground with as many musical personas and solo projects as Joseph J. Micolo III, driven by a willingness to explore ... more »

Jul 22, 2015 1:34 PM Features

Do Label Me

Ah, the glamorous life of a record label mogul. Maybe David Geffen comes to mind, standing in front of his vast collection of unfathomably valuable modern art, or maybe it’s a photo of the billionaire adventurer Richard Branson ... more »

Jul 15, 2015 1:30 PM Cover Story

If It’s Unclassifiable, They’ll Love It

Today in the digital age, the barrier for self-releasing music has never been lower, but that doesn’t solve every problem. “If you really want it to work, you really have got to hustle,” said Jerry Reed, the main force ... more »

May 27, 2015 4:47 PM Features

Authenticity Ain’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

If you saw a man like Bill Orcutt—a fellow in his early 50s with a graying beard and a beat-up acoustic guitar—take the stage, a fair guess might be that he’d play folk, blues or strummy singer/songwriter Americana. more »

Mar 26, 2015 10:16 AM Features