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Aug 7, 2014 12:00 AM News & Notes

"It is a fact that no other Celtic group in the Southeast can come close to their version of the Swedish werewolf song, ‘Varulven’.” more

Aug 7, 2014 12:00 AM Features

It’s going to be a big weekend for music in Chatt-town and I don’t envy you kids having to pick from so many great acts. Friday night, Blues guru Mark “Porkchop” Holder and MPH will be burning up the place at Tremont Tavern. more

Nov 30, 2016 11:17 AM News & Notes

For a decade now MainX24 has been the event of the fall/winter season in Chattanooga. For 24 glorious hours the Southside of Chattanooga gets taken over by a party of Dionysian proportions, a gathering ... more

Nov 30, 2016 11:17 AM Features

This Sunday the Molly Maguires, in partnership with the Honest Pint and local Super Cop Craig Joel, present the second annual “Pigs and Blankets” warm clothing drive for the Community Kitchen. more

Nov 23, 2016 10:37 AM News & Notes

Kids, there is a story I’ve been sitting on for a while, saving it for a cover as I think the gravity of it deserves that sort of attention. I’m still saving it for that cover story, but for now the cat has to be let out of the bag, at least a bit. more

Nov 16, 2016 11:28 AM News & Notes

What do you picture when you hear the words, “pool hall”? For many people, they evoke images of dense clouds of smoke, greasy bar food, warped cues and a parade of shady characters and hustlers looking to take a sucker’s money. Not so at ... more

Nov 16, 2016 11:28 AM Featured Dining

There ought to be an award. Few people have done as much for a particular genre of music in this area as Matt Downer. From the New Binkley Brothers to the Old Time Travelers, a myriad of solo projects and the revival of ... more

Nov 16, 2016 11:28 AM Features 1 Comments

It’s that time of year again! The Movement Arts Collective presents the 8th Annual Fringe Benefit performance at the Honest Pint. The evening is a showcase of some of the finest belly dance and music in the area with proceeds going to benefit ... more

Nov 9, 2016 12:49 PM News & Notes

Who, what, when, where, why and how; those are the big questions in any properly written piece, but the emphasis varies depending on the point of the article. Every part matters, but the biggest news in this week’s article ... more

Nov 9, 2016 12:49 PM Features

It’s been a little over a year since Skip Frontz Jr. and His Left Handed Luckies gave us a sneak peek of their new project, Vicetown. At the time there was only a single with a B-side (“Vicetown” and “12 Gauge ... more

Nov 2, 2016 11:13 AM Features

Matt Addison of Mythical Motors fame has an all new contribution to the local music scene. The project is an ongoing series called Chattanooga Pop and the inaugural event is Saturday, Nov. 5th at JJ’s Bohemia ... more

Oct 20, 2016 9:41 AM News & Notes

Bold, risky, and with the potential to be greatly rewarding, the collaborative effort is a time-honored tradition in artistic circles. About twenty years ago I attended a panel at a science fiction convention in which ... more

Oct 19, 2016 1:42 PM Features

Summer is pretty much gone, and with days getting shorter and nights getting cooler you may be looking for something new to pass the time and entertain yourself. If singing is your passion, or just something you’d like to try, The Honest Pint has ... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:39 PM News & Notes

Write about music long enough and you will come to accept that, alas, bands come and go. That surely is no shocking revelation to anyone, anywhere, and much of the time it’s pretty obvious that one band ... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:39 PM Features 1 Comments

A few weeks back I wrote a piece on the new album by James Leg, Blood on the Keys. In it, I gave the obligatory nod to his background material and only wound up with enough space to address a few of ... more

Oct 5, 2016 11:04 AM Features

Glass Hammer may very well be one of the greatest bands Chattanooga has ever produced. Odds are, unless you’re a professional musician, you haven’t heard of them. Situations like ... more

Sep 28, 2016 1:29 PM Features 1 Comments

I have written a lot of words about music in the last few years. Taken as a whole, I’ve done more writing about music than all the writing I did in high school and college combined, including the papers I wrote ... more

Sep 14, 2016 12:54 PM Features

This Saturday, the Honest Pint proudly presents its third annual “Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day” celebration for everyone who can’t wait until March for a pint of the dark, a shot of the pure and a rousing evening of craic. more

Sep 14, 2016 12:54 PM News & Notes

I received a press kit the other day in which reviewers from other towns referred to the band Benyaro as reminiscent of “early Tom Waits” and “acoustic Bowie.” Those are some powerful ... more

Sep 7, 2016 1:01 PM Features

JJ’s Bohemia will be the epicenter of a white hot snarling ball of hardcore music this weekend. On Friday, JJ’s presents the triple threat of Stonecutter, Hatestomp and Mudsex. Making the arduous trip from Utah to Our Fair City, Stonecutter ... more

Sep 7, 2016 1:01 PM News & Notes

When I first came to Chattanooga over two decades ago, one of my first jobs was with a landscaping company. The fellow I worked with most of the time once said to me that the real shame with what we did is that few people ... more

Aug 31, 2016 12:43 PM Features

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