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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

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

Finding Their Element

OK, kids, listen up—this is important. After long, grueling months of commuting between here and Knoxville, experimenting with radical recoding techniques (like playing guitar in the bathroom) and being stranded ... more »

Mar 18, 2015 4:31 PM Features

More Fiddlers Than You Can Shake A Stick At

This is the fifth year since Matt Downer of the Old Time Travelers revived The Great Southern Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention—and the event is more popular than ever. more »

Mar 11, 2015 4:48 PM Features

The Honest Pint Makes St. Paddy’s Twice As Nice

It’s that time of year again when, for a short time, the streets are awash in a sea of green (clothing, mostly). St. Patrick’s Day is Tuesday, Mar. 17, but the Honest Pint is starting the celebration a little early ... more »

Mar 11, 2015 4:48 PM News & Notes

Rocking in the Free World for 30-Plus Years

I joined my first band at the age of 16. At the age of 18, I had my first paying gig, and though my split of the take barely covered the price of a couple packs of Marlboro Reds and a bowl of Bert’s chili at the end of the night ... more »

Mar 4, 2015 4:31 PM Features

Gambling With Shabti, Barringer Pays His Dues

Shabti jams out, Webb Barringer stakes a new claim more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:57 PM Record Reviews

Three Pints of Irish Whoop-Ass

It’s that time of year again. Paddy’s Day is right around the corner, that special time when, as the McManus Brothers put it, for one night, everyone is Irish. more »

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM Features

South African Rap/ravers Die Antwoord Shake Track 29

Hold on to your hats, kids: Tickets are on sale now for the Mar. 21 performance at Track 29 of South African rap/rave group Die Antwoord. Formed in Capetown in 2008, the trio consists of rappers Ninja and Yo-Landi Visser and DJ Hi Tek. more »

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM News & Notes

Bad Scout’s Final Stand

Bad Scout, that “smooth as Southern sippin’ liquor” band from Chattanooga, is giving their farewell performance on Friday, Mar. 6 at The Camp House. more »

Feb 11, 2015 3:42 PM News & Notes

All We Can Say Is Hail Seizer!

Matt Rice has been around. The Chattanooga native first made a name for himself with the bands Tides of Fury and Johnny Dropout. Johnny Dropout was a particular success, making the rounds of Chattanooga’s ... more »

Feb 11, 2015 3:42 PM Features

Turn the Tables on Robbery

It’s hard enough being a musical performer. The pay is low, the costs are high. Passion for what you do and the love of an audience is what makes it worthwhile. more »

Feb 4, 2015 5:02 PM News & Notes

Contemporary Folk That’s Beautiful And Varied

Megan Saunders’ talent as a singer/songwriter is formidable. No less formidable is her ability to partner up with other musicians of comparable talent. more »

Feb 4, 2015 5:02 PM Features

If You Like The Ukulele Lady…

For decades the ukulele has occupied a less-than-dignified position as the staple instrument of bad comedians and Foghorn Leghorn cartoons. more »

Jan 29, 2015 9:50 AM News & Notes

A Chattanooga Rapper Returns

Music called to Bran Muney at an early age. By the time he was eight years old, he knew he wanted to rap. Inspired by his father and encouraged by his cousins (DJ Mike in particular), Bran set out to hone his musical skills. more »

Jan 29, 2015 9:50 AM Features 2 Comments

Local Band EPs Rock and Roar

Death Valley Driver showcases guitar rock, KOZA puts the pedal to the metal more »

Jan 22, 2015 10:37 AM Record Reviews

Take No Prisoners Punk Prog Pop

Last week I did a feature on a very interesting band: Step Sisters. This week I’ll be taking a closer look at their self-titled debut EP. There are four tracks, which to my ear were expertly chosen to represent the dynamic range of the band. more »

Jan 15, 2015 9:37 AM News & Notes

Play That Rocksteady Music, Mon

In the beginning there was ska, and it was good. Ska begat rocksteady and it was good. Rocksteady begat reggae and it was very good. BOOM! Sixty-five years of musical evolution in Jamaica summed up in three silly sentences. more »

Jan 15, 2015 9:36 AM Features

First Class Axe-Kicking Show

Ears are gonna bleed this Saturday, Jan. 10 at JJ’s Bohemia as KOZA takes the stage with special guests Skinwalker and Lost Limbs. What’s absolutely certain is that the audience is going to witness a first-class axe-kicking. more »

Jan 7, 2015 5:15 PM News & Notes

What’s Progressive Pop? Listen Up.

Remember Adam Swafford? He’s the bass play-er for Shark Week who was quoted 11 months ago as saying, “No one ever remembers the bass player…” more »

Jan 7, 2015 5:15 PM Features

Something Wicked this Way Comes…to JJ’s

Come one, come all! Chattanooga’s very own Subterranean Cirqus welcomes the Winter Whimsy Tour to JJ’s Bohemia on Jan. 21, along with special guests Lon Eldridge and Dalton Chapman of the 9th Street Stompers. more »

Dec 31, 2014 4:27 PM News & Notes