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"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

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This Friday is the kick-off of the weekend long celebration of JJ’s Bohemia, undeniably the soul of the local music scene, in the heart of the MLK Blvd. district. Friday night will feature SunSap, Behold the Brave, Forest Fire Gospel Choir and ... more

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I am approaching my 26th year in Chattanooga and in that time there have been many fine music venues, but few have shown the kind of relentless commitment to raising the bar in the music scene the way Songbirds has. Their concert schedule this ... more

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Chattanooga Pride was last weekend and, as usual, it was a beautiful event, well-planned and well executed. There aren’t many local events that can rival it for sense of community and affirmation. It’s always a pleasure to see so many friends ... more

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At the height of their popularity, Little Feat had six members. Likewise, the Grateful Dead hovered at around six members for much of their career. Handsome Jack is a trio from Lockport, New York, and with half the members of either the ... more

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Venues come and go for a lot of reasons, but the best of the best endure. And on Saturday, Oct. 20th, one of Chattanooga’s most beloved venues celebrates twelve years of bringing in the best, the brightest, the weirdest, and the most wonderful. more

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For months now, Ashley and the Xs guitarist Matt Shigekawa has been teasing me with the band’s upcoming album, The Black Cat Sings. It’s far from unusual for a performer to hype their new project, there are some folks in town who will try to sell ... more

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Years ago I read a Doonesbury comic strip in which one of the characters referred to an actual, real-life, folksy radio host as, “a national treasure.” It had never occurred to me to refer to a person that way, but the host’s mildly ... more

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Ah, Autumn, when a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of dressing up in a sheet and hanging out with a hundred or so close friends and a handful of wailing bands. This Friday, the Palace Theater on Georgia Avenue is hoisting the “preeminent Toga ... more

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Years ago I heard an interview with Bob Dylan in which he was asked about the “hidden meaning” behind a particular lyric. He looked amused and said, “Man, I liked the way it rhymed.” I had always liked various eras and personas of Dylan, but my ... more

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I’ve written about local singer and songwriter Trey Forbes before, using the word “spiritual” as a descriptor of the man and his music. I did so with some reservation, and am about to do so again. My reservation is that the word spiritual can be ... more

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Mark the date: Saturday, September 15th is the Honest Pint’s annual “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day” celebration marking the point in the year when the time until everyone’s favorite March holiday is less than the time from the last one. more

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Ah, country music! So what is that, exactly, anyway? Like every other genre of popular music, it has evolved over time, not always for the better. By 1975 certain tropes were well established enough that David Allan Coe made a meta reference to ... more

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Shahkim has gone by many names since I first met him in 2006. More significantly, his music has gone through many stages in that time, from the young overtly political rap of a decade ago to a grittier, meaner “gangsta” era, and ultimately ... more

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The Hermit of Mink Hollow is coming to the Chattanooga this weekend in a can’t-miss show aptly titled, “An Unpredictable Evening with Todd Rundgren.” The legendary performer and producer is perhaps as well known for his production work on seminal ... more

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I am no fan of pop psychology. Live long enough and you will not only see the rise and fall of trends in that “field,” you will also begin to notice the resurgence and recycling of ideas that are either long since debunked or, at best, done to ... more

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There are plenty of things to love about my job. I love that I get to hear new music, constantly, whether it’s a brand new band no one has heard yet, or a long time favorite that sends me a few unreleased tracks. I love the limitless creativity ... more

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Now in its third year, Chattanooga Girls Rock, the week-long all-things-rock-and-roll camp for girls, is stronger than ever. The non-profit group gives girls aged nine to seventeen the opportunity to spend a week at a summer day camp where they ... more

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Paul Collins is famous, like, really famous. Well, he’s famous if you’re a fan of Indie Rock before anyone called it that, otherwise, maybe you haven’t heard of him. His career is long enough and storied enough that I could simply recount its ... more

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Once, long ago, in the before-time, there was no internet. There was no social media, no digital downloads or streaming services. There were no DVDs, no VHS, there wasn’t even cable television. It was a dark time indeed for cheap entertainment ... more

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Whether you heard it from an elder musician, read it in a book, or learned about it from (lord help me) Ralph Macchio, the legend of Robert Johnson selling his soul at the crossroads in exchange for his guitar playing skills is a resonant bit of ... more

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