Marc Michael

Matt Solo Takes The Mic And Owns It

The Chattanooga music scene is undergoing a hip hop renaissance as artist after artist keeps turning out bigger and better projects and generally displaying a level of skill and professionalism one wouldn’t expect ... more »

Oct 7, 2015 12:15 PM Features

Delights of a Perfect Duo

It’s noon but the sky is gray, the window is streaked with rain and there is a chill in the late September air. It’s the kind of weather that isn’t to everyone’s taste, but I like it. I like that the line of demarcation between ... more »

Sep 30, 2015 1:37 PM Features 2 Comments

Hip Hop With an R&B Chaser

Until now, I have only been acquainted with Rock Floyd’s work as a producer, but that’s no small thing. The man is a perfectionist with a golden ear and has lent his considerable talents to a number of local performers ... more »

Sep 9, 2015 11:18 AM Features

Gypsy Punk-Grass Classic, Take One

I’m not going to mince words. I’ve been looking forward to this for quite a while. Strung Like a Horse, the band that is not so much a band as a phenomenon, has completed their first full-length album and it is my great pleasure ... more »

Aug 26, 2015 12:22 PM Features

The Ramones of Jam Bands?

Joshua Griffith: musician, soundman, bartender and irresistibly likeable guy. He’s always smiling, always laughing, always quick with a joke. Over the years I have known him, his music has been an extension of that vibe. more »

Aug 19, 2015 12:05 PM Features

The Return of Celtic Harvest on WUTC

After a six-and-a-half year hiatus, “Celtic Harvest,” one of WUTC’s most beloved local programs, is returning to the air. Starting Sunday, Aug. 23, from noon until 2 p.m. WUTC will once again broadcast the region’s only ... more »

Aug 19, 2015 12:05 PM News & Notes

A Good Time For A Good Man

I’ve said this before, but it’s worth repeating. In the 20-plus years I’ve been in Chattanooga, I have had the pleasure of watching an anemic music scene grow into a vibrant and flourishing community. more »

Aug 12, 2015 12:58 PM Features 2 Comments

Short, Sweet, Fast and Crunchy

Imagine the Ramones as a pop group—and Mythical Motors is the result. A bold comparison perhaps, but the four-man group’s approach to music making, “Keep it short, sweet, fast and crunchy,” has an awful lot in common ... more »

Aug 5, 2015 2:53 PM Features

Tales of the Blues and Even More

Sometime in late fall or early winter of 2013, Husky Burnette released the album Tales from East End Boulevard. It was a particularly powerful collection of tunes, prompting at least one eerily prescient reviewer to dub it ... more »

Jul 29, 2015 4:43 PM Features