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Marc Michael

Music is the universal language. Folk music is the universal language, with a heavy accent. For the Russian folk-group Otava Yo, folk music is a vehicle for connecting with a rich cultural heritage that was all but lost. In the words of founding ... Read more

Record Reviews

Ever since Robert Johnson supposedly made his way to the crossroads, the notion of a young musician trading his immortal soul for talent has been a staple of music lore. With his latest entry, the delightfully devilish Holy Smokes!!, Skip Frontz ... Read more

Features

The always “hot as a two dollar pistol” 9th Street Stompers are playing a free show this Friday at the Tremont Tavern. With their winning combination of vintage early ‘20s (1920s that is) and modern influences, the Stompers are a perennial ... Read more

News & Notes

Oweda, the five-piece outfit from Chattanooga, has been building a sterling reputation at all of the area’s favorite music haunts including Clyde’s, JJs, Tremont, WanderLinger, and Songbirds to name just a few. The truth is, you don’t get to play ... Read more

Features

There is, unsurprisingly, a common element between a lot of rock music and hip-hop. It’s something I reflect on more and more as I get older and think back on the impression certain bands made on me as a teenager. That common bond is a sort of ... Read more

Features

Mark your calendars for next Saturday, Dec. 28th, as the Honest Pint presents their Fifth Annual Celtic Christmas Show and Clothing Drive for the Community Kitchen. Featuring performances by the Wolf Hounds, Tri-Selkie, The Molly Maguires, and ... Read more

News & Notes

The holiday season is rife with musical opportunities, a callback perhaps to ancient ancestors staving off the cold and dark with light and celebration. One particularly sunny example is happening in a couple of weeks on Friday, Dec. 27th at JJ’s ... Read more

News & Notes

Years ago one of my favorite Celtic bands counted among their ranks a young woman from Sweden. She was a stunning vocalist, and to hear her renditions of old Irish tunes, you’d swear she’d been plucked straight from the field of Connemara. Read more

Features

Chattanooga is a hotbed of musical talent. In truth, it has been for twenty years, but once upon a time no one seemed to know that. Bands and performers who built strong names and loyal followings on the road were virtually anonymous at home. Read more

Features

If you’re looking for a taste of the Emerald Isle, Saturday nights at The Honest Pint will scratch that itch with their ongoing series of Celtic performers including this week’s new act, Fractious Cats. To borrow a line from Tom Waits, the trio ... Read more

News & Notes

At the beginning of the year I reviewed a phenomenal album from Canadian treasure Noah Zacharin. Unfortunately, the review came too late to promote Zacharin’s live performance in the Scenic City, but the time has come to make amends for that as ... Read more

News & Notes

North London’s Girl Ray has been garnering considerable attention since their debut in 2018. Consistently making it on to “Bands to Watch” lists on both sides of the Atlantic, the time has come to acknowledge that people are, in fact, watching. Read more

Features

It’s going to be a great weekend and if you’re looking for some quality entertainment, there are two events you won’t want to miss. This Saturday, Stringers Ridge takes the stage at The Honest Pint as part of their ongoing Saturday concert series. Read more

News & Notes

Almost nine months ago to the day I wrote about a new single from an up-and-coming blues act, GA-20. “Naggin’ On My Mind” was the name of the single, and at the time I could not help but be impressed by how authentically vintage the young band ... Read more

Features

This Saturday one of Chattanooga’s beloved hometown heroines returns for a rare local show. Dana Rogers will be performing at Bela Lisboa on Frazier Ave., taking the stage at 6 p.m. Rogers, who has been practicing her unique blend of acoustic ... Read more

News & Notes

I first reviewed Ikebe Shakedown in the summer of 2018. At the time I was so struck by their music that I produced such gems as “Quentin Tarantino ought to have them on speed dial,” and “music for facing down martial arts bad guys.” I mention that... Read more

Features

The Honest Pint is upping its Celtic music game with the introduction of a regularly rotating schedule of Saturday night performances by some perennial favorites. Best of all, there’s no cover charge, with music running from 9 to 11 p.m. every ... Read more

News & Notes

You may not know it yet, but one of the finest traditional Irish fiddle players in the land has made Chattanooga his home. His name is Tom Morley. Tom, along with his wife Fran and band mate Bryant Haynes, make up the folk trio Stringer’s Ridge ... Read more

Features

Time once again for The Pulse’s annual review of the music scene here in Chattanooga—the article in which we stand the music scene against the kitchen wall and make a pencil mark to see how much it’s grown in the past year. I tend to be a bit of ... Read more

Cover Story

Next Friday The Signal will be hosting what promises to be one of the most spectacular entertainment “happenings” of 2019: the release party for Nick Lutsko’s new album, Swords. A release party is always going to be a festive affair (unless you’re... Read more

Features

Musical festival fans and southern rock aficionados rejoice! Read more

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’.” Read more

Features

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