Paik, Ernie, en-us © 2014 The Pulse and Brewer Media. All rights reserved. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:05:00 GMT 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.

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Otherworldly Sacred Vocals, Raucous Chugging Vibes Darius Jones gets spacey, Outrageous Cherry noodles

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Kiwi Indie Rock, Brit Free Improv Kilgour invigorates, Frith and Butcher nourish and perplex

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Forty Years of Greatness, Some Good Years of Homage Richard Thompson sums it up, The Aislers Set reissues.

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Love-filled Lullabies, Togolese Afro-funk Vashti Bunyan inspires, Vandou Game grooves.

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Local Release Mini-Roundup Ernie Paik takes a quick look a couple of new releases from local favorites Matt Downer and Future Virgins.

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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 ...

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Supernatural Fiddling, Spooky Fantasy Jessica Pavone morphs, Bob Drake surprises.

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Sonic Transparencies, Sweet, Sweet Harmonies Bitchin Bajas bubble, Margo Guryan remains unspoiled

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They’re Bringing Wookieback The Chattanooga homegrown record label Corner Room Recordings ( emerged in the mid-’90s in the heyday of indie rock, when underground musicians were imbued with a D.I.Y. spirit ...

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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 ...

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Salaam Bombast, Bionic Spiders Bombay Royale boogies Bolllywood, Bennett/Wright mind-boggle

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Sound Collecting, Friendly Declarations Courtis/Moore’s aural cornucopia, The Bats’ early tracks

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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...

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Embracing Electronics, Hammering Gleefully Phil Kay invites escapes, White Reaper isn’t afraid to rawk

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Local Releases From Old-Time to Noir-Avant-Funk Chattanooga’s music scene continues to diversify.

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Otherworldly Hostility, Reverent Visions Ben Frost warps genres, The Soundcarriers are minty fresh

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Car-on-fire Bar Rock, Sleepless with Synthesizer Alien Whale throws bottles, Matt Berry embraces his synth geek

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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.”

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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.

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