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Marc Michael

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

Wordsmith Lives Up to Its Promise

Gosh, kids, it seems like I’ve been on a winning streak lately, getting disc after disc of brain-tickling music. It’s always easier to write about music you really enjoy and this week’s experiment, Wordsmith by Sweet G.A. Brown ... more »

Jun 24, 2015 3:47 PM Features

Dead Girls Take No Prisoners At JJ’s Bohemia

This Saturday, June 20, at 10 p.m., Nashville rockers The Dead Deads take the stage once again at JJ’s Bohemia. The Dead Deads are easily one of the most adorable bands that could kick your ass for looking at them the wrong way. more »

Jun 17, 2015 4:11 PM News & Notes

A Decade of Sideshow Celebrated

A decade. That’s how long it’s been since Lazarus Hellgate and Pinkie, the Princess of Pain, started their sideshow act. It was a humble beginning, just a couple of crazy kids doing weird stuff to amuse, shock and gross out their friends. more »

Jun 17, 2015 4:11 PM Features

The Horror, The Horror…of Surfboards

I love music. I love playing music, I love writing about music. I have the best job in the world as far as I’m concerned. Doing what I do, I get to hear some truly amazing stuff. I have yet to review a band whose music ... more »

Jun 10, 2015 1:50 PM Features