Marc Michael

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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

The heart and soul of country music has always been in the songwriting. Whether it’s plaintive steel guitars and old-timey fiddles, or a 12-piece monster drum kit and screaming Stratocasters, the best of country music is in the words. more

Dec 13, 2017 12:59 PM Features

“It never rains in the pubs.” That was the advice our cab driver gave us the first time we landed in Ireland. No, it doesn’t, and while the weather outside might be weenie-shrinkingly cold, there’s plenty of hot music in town this weekend. more

Dec 13, 2017 12:59 PM News & Notes

A little over a year I wrote about the band Iron Fez for the first time, a move that caught the fellows by surprise as they were on hiatus at the time. That didn’t matter; their tunes were so infectiously fun, people needed to know about them. more

Dec 6, 2017 11:33 AM Features

Good news, everyone! The REAL Bob Carty has signed with a label, New Sound Record in Ringgold, and has a new album in the works that promises to be one of the most impressive releases from Bob to date. more

Dec 6, 2017 11:33 AM News & Notes

Hard work alone will not get you there without some talent and all the talent in the world won’t do you much good without some hard work. Mythical Motors is well on their way to cornering the market on both. The conglomeration of talented ... more

Nov 29, 2017 12:10 PM Features

After St. Patrick’s Day, the Molly Maguires Christmas show is easily the band’s biggest of the year and once again the band is teaming up with the Honest Pint and one of Chattanooga Law Enforcement’s best-looking, bravest and most humble members ... more

Nov 29, 2017 12:10 PM News & Notes

An artist here in town, one I have a great deal of respect for and have written about on more than once occasion, hit me up the other day and said he had a new project he wanted to share with me. I listened, loved it, decided to write it up, but ... more

Nov 15, 2017 11:55 AM Features

I have heard music that stirs emotion, that evokes imagery, that stimulates thought and conversation, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard another piece of music that has forced me to rethink completely how I’m going to write about it. more

Nov 8, 2017 12:07 PM Features

There is an awful lot going on in the music scene in the upcoming week, but this time around I’d like to tell you about something non-musical. Back on October 5th, local artist and friend-to-all Misty Ogle was diagnosed with breast cancer. more

Nov 8, 2017 12:07 PM News & Notes

Chattanooga. Thursday, November 2nd the always fantastic Ashley and the Xs will be appearing with Rye Baby (featured in this week’s music column) and Blond Bones at J.J.’s Bohemia. It’s a powerhouse of talent and a good opportunity to hear Rye ... more

Nov 1, 2017 1:03 PM News & Notes

The self-described “rock and roll twang duo” Rye Baby has a new EP, Shiny Fiction, and in keeping with their incredible work ethic and considerable talent, it comes as no surprise that this latest entry once again knocks it out of the park. more

Nov 1, 2017 1:03 PM Features

Forty-two years since Riff Raff opened the front door for Brad and Janet (forty-four if you count from the debut of the stage play) and people are still doing the Time Warp. Not a bad run for a film that was panned mercilessly when it debuted. more

Oct 18, 2017 12:29 PM Features

It may be a quiet week in Lake Woebegone, but it’s anything but quiet in the Scenic City. This Saturday, come celebrate the eleventh anniversary of JJ’s Bohemia, the epicenter of cool music happenings in the Scenic City. The all-star lineup ... more

Oct 18, 2017 12:29 PM News & Notes

Mark “Porkchop” Holder’s second solo album is scheduled for release on November 3rd on vinyl, CD, digital and streaming formats, and I’m rapidly running out of superlatives to describe his work. Holder, along with partners in crime Doug Bales and ... more

Oct 11, 2017 11:59 AM Features

We’re gearing up for another busy weekend in the Scenic City. Thursday night enjoy a benefit concert to support Jamaal Woody by Toneharm and The Communicators at The Tap House in St. Elmo at 7 p.m. (see the music feature for more details) or ... more

Oct 4, 2017 1:49 PM News & Notes

It’s another great week for music and art in the Scenic City. Thursday night the Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series presents the next installment of their ongoing series with Julie Dexter performing live on the Bessie Smith Cultural Center ... more

Sep 20, 2017 12:05 PM News & Notes

A recurring theme in a number of pieces I’ve written for The Pulse over the years concerns what seems to be a rising tide of performers who complain endlessly about their lack of instant money, adulation and respect and the nagging fear that my ... more

Sep 20, 2017 12:05 PM Features

Plenty to do this weekend, kids but there are three particularly big shows you need to know about. Friday night Clyde’s On Main hosts the CD release party of the latest by Opposite Box, Obscene. Joining them will be Dirty Girls, a hot blues/funk ... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:24 PM News & Notes

It has been two years since the last release by Opposite Box and by the sound of it they have spent every minute between then and now crafting what promises to be the most phenomenal album yet. The big reveal is scheduled for Friday at Clyde’s On ... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:24 PM Features 1 Comments

Chuck Mosley may not be a household name. As the front man for Faith No More, he was there during the band’s “discovery” and rapid rise to success. Unfortunately, stress and internal conflict led to his departure from the group shortly before ... more

Sep 6, 2017 12:02 PM Features

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