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Marc Michael

Celto-Eclectic And Proud of It

"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

Get Ready to be Kicked by The Mule

Musical festival fans and southern rock aficionados rejoice! more »

Aug 7, 2014 12:00 AM News & Notes

Getting Spooky With Genki Genki Panic

It feels like I’ve written a lot about Genki Genki Panic in the last year, and I have, but then the boys have been producing a lot of content and each new entry is, in the words of the band, totally kick-ass. more »

Feb 10, 2016 12:50 PM Features

Husky Burnette Delivers Blistering Blues

On more than one occasion I have referred to Husky Burnette as one of the hardest working men in show business (I’m not the only one either.) At first glance it seems like a throwaway line, a re-purposing of ... more »

Feb 3, 2016 10:59 AM Features

Husky Burnette Set To Release New Album

Longtime local favorite Husky Burnette has announced the long awaited follow-up to 2013’s Tales from East End Blvd. On Friday, Feb. 5th, Burnette and company will take the stage at Chattanooga’s Brew and Cue to ... more »

Jan 20, 2016 12:03 PM News & Notes

Chattaboogie Sessions Premieres at Granfalloon

I’ve said many times that the Chattanooga music scene has come a long way in the past two decades, and it has. Musical diversity, a network of mutually supportive ... more »

Jan 20, 2016 12:03 PM Features

Ziggy Played Guitar

"I’m sure you’ve heard, Bowie’s dead?” That was the message I received from my friend Brian at 2:30 a.m. Monday morning. I was actually in bed, extremely early for me, and had not heard. My first thought was, “No way ... more »

Jan 13, 2016 3:02 PM Features 1 Comments

Getting Your Celtic On, Musically

While Chattanooga is just a few miles away from the green hills of Ireland and the rocky shores of Scotland, lovers of Celtic-style music have plenty to enjoy here in the Scenic City. more »

Jan 6, 2016 12:32 PM News & Notes

The Bohannons Need Your Help

Ah, the Bohannons. This write-up has been a long time coming. When I started at The Pulse three years ago, the Bohannons were one of the first groups I wanted to cover. But I was told (correctly) that they had been ... more »

Jan 6, 2016 12:32 PM Features

Want To Get Written About In The Pulse?

I write about local music for The Pulse, and I love doing it. I love supporting the scene, I love that there is a scene to support (there wasn’t always, I assure you). Sometimes, though, I run into a “feast or famine” dilemma ... more »

Dec 30, 2015 12:14 PM News & Notes

Local Hip Hop Prodigy Steps Into The Spotlight

Matt Solo is a local hip hop prodigy and is not afraid to tell you so. Then again, in an industry and genre where it seems like everyone is either waiting in the shadows to profit off your talent or stick a knife in your ... more »

Dec 30, 2015 12:14 PM Features

Where To Get Out Of The House, Post-Christmas

It’s the end of the year, the holidays are upon us and time is a precious commodity. That doesn’t mean you won’t be left looking for something to do once the turkey is gone, the presents are opened and ... more »

Dec 23, 2015 12:14 PM News & Notes

The Philosopher Who Makes Music

Trey Forbes is an interesting fellow. Part musician, part philosopher; in a career that has so far spanned 34 years, Trey has written and recorded five albums and created a small library of musings on life, the universe ... more »

Dec 23, 2015 12:14 PM Features

Time For A Christmas Nightmare

Just a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of reviewing one of Nick Lutsko’s latest contributions to the scene—his take on Danny Elfman’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. My only regret in that review was that Halloween ... more »

Dec 16, 2015 1:21 PM News & Notes

Give Butch Ross For The Holidays

Butch Ross, the hardest-working dulcimer player in show business, has an all-new holiday album just in time for…the holidays. The onomatopoetically titled album, Crash Bang Dulcimer Christmas, is a rousing collection ... more »

Dec 16, 2015 1:21 PM Features

Watch the Spring Sky For A Brand New Album

PLVNET (that’s “planet” to you and me) is a band I’ve been trying to write about for a couple of months now. I say “trying,” because despite my best intentions something always seems to interfere (illness, shifting ... more »

Dec 9, 2015 11:44 AM Features

Train Ride to the Sky Shows Off The Best

Rick Rushing is a name that carries some gravitas in the local music scene. He’s a popular cat—and for good reason. His skill as a guitar player and vocalist is second to none, and yet he is just as well known for his ... more »

Dec 2, 2015 1:40 PM Features

Give Yourself the Gift of Whimsy

The first thing I thought when I listened to the album Sparky: The Album by Sparky: The Band was, “They Might Be Giants!” After a second, closer listening they still remind me of TMBG, and that’s pretty significant because ... more »

Nov 25, 2015 1:17 PM Features

Contemporary Folk? Progressive Rock?

Contemporary folk.” That’s what they call it, but the only thing contemporary in my estimation are the lyrics. The music is pure retro and pure gold. Jim Ramsey is his name, and his music has been elsewhere ... more »

Nov 18, 2015 12:12 PM Features

Putting Her Back In The Driver’s Seat

Ideally, the first few sentences of an article should encapsulate, to the extent that it is possible, what the article is specifically about.That’s why, despite having had plenty of time to write this, it is the ... more »

Nov 11, 2015 1:36 PM Features 1 Comments

Return To The Best of Folk Pop, Tribute To An Elfman Classic

Lathim & Young get ambitious, Nick Lutsko gets Halloweeny more »

Nov 11, 2015 1:33 PM Record Reviews

Dancing For Those Who Don’t Dance

This Saturday, Nov. 7, the Mirabai Bellydance troupe of Movement Arts Collective Studio will be very proud to present the seventh annual Fringe Benefit: Empowering Women Through Dance. more »

Nov 4, 2015 2:43 PM Features