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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

Local artist and entertainer Trey Forbes has released a new collection of original tunes called Spinning Conversations,  and the twelve track CD is chock full of some exceptionally well done and heartfelt music. Along with guitarists Bob Chuckrow ... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:24 PM News & Notes

Ah, the local music scene. Opinions will vary on its health and longevity and I understand why. It’s a matter of perspective and while there are enough variables at play to draft a pretty impressive thesis, it really comes down to one of two ... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:24 PM Cover Story

It isn’t every day I get to write about punk royalty, but today is a good day and The Unsatisfied have released a new EP. Street Shaman weighs in with four songs; two new, two re-recorded favorites from the nineties, and it is a sonic testament ... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:24 PM Features

Another busy weekend for Chattanooga music with too many artists and too little time. On Thursday, Hip-Hop CHA is sponsoring a fundraiser at the Revelry Room featuring Kay B. Brown, Natural Habitz, J. FLO, CD7, Hi$e Cold, and many more including ... more

Aug 9, 2017 11:02 AM News & Notes

What’s a young man in his twenties to do when he’s spent the last four years in the Marine Corps? And has finally returned home to the North Georgia hills? In the case of Jay Terrell, the answer is to spend a few months writing and recording some ... more

Aug 9, 2017 11:02 AM Features

The Jayhawk Music and Arts festival is coming up this weekend and promises to be a powerhouse of local talent, all to support a worthy cause. The festival, named for the late Jay Burgess, serves to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of the ... more

Aug 2, 2017 10:11 AM News & Notes

As a rule, I like to keep the features about local acts. Supporting the local scene is at the heart of everything I do here at The Pulse, but this week I’m going to stretch the borders a little and talk about a semi-local band, Kanopi. more

Aug 2, 2017 10:11 AM Features

It’s going to be a very busy Saturday in the Scenic City this weekend. Starting at noon on Saturday, the Revelry Room presents the Chattanooga Girls Rock showcase. The week long summer rock camp for girls ages 10-17 culminates in this full stage ... more

Jul 20, 2017 10:01 AM News & Notes

Tab Spencer is set to release two new tracks in the upcoming weeks. The precise date and release party has yet to be announced but I was fortunate enough to get advance copies of the tracks over the weekend. Yet again, the work exceeds already ... more

Jul 20, 2017 10:01 AM Features

It’s another Friday night conundrum in Chattanooga with a roster of incredible shows and not enough time to see them all. Jazz Songbird Robin Grant will be performing at Archway on Glass Friday evening at 7 p.m. Grant, featured recently in this ... more

Jul 12, 2017 11:03 AM News & Notes

Several months ago I wrote about the return of the Chattaboogie Sessions, a locally produced show that focused on musicians from the area, featuring interviews, impromptu performances and archived material. One of the earliest episodes ... more

Jul 12, 2017 11:03 AM Features

I’m not a sports guy, never have been. Oh sure, I like to play certain sports. I grew up in Kentucky so driveway basketball was de rigueur. There was the occasional neighborhood football game, the intricacies of which eluded me (I just liked ... more

Jul 5, 2017 11:23 AM Features

I have two hundred words to promote three things: a venue, a band and their cause. The venue is The Palace Picture House, the place to see, as they put it, “weird ass cinema.” Independently owned and operated, PPH is the area’s only ... more

Jul 5, 2017 11:23 AM News & Notes

Due to overwhelming popularity and demand, vocal coach Trish Ferrell Wileman and singer/songwriter Butch Ross are back with their highly regarded, “Art of the Singer/Song Writer Class.” The Tuesday night program kicks off on August 1st with a ... more

Jun 28, 2017 11:41 AM News & Notes

2016 saw the debut of the Chattanooga Girls Rock project here in the Scenic City. CGR is a non-profit group that sponsors a weeklong summer day camp in which girls age ten to seventeen are given instruction in all aspects of rock music. more

Jun 28, 2017 11:41 AM Features

Webb Barringer’s EP, Show That Tombstone Smile, is scheduled for release at Tremont Tavern on Saturday, June 24th and the consummate performer and artist has raised his own personal bar yet again. Not many artists could say as much with only ... more

Jun 14, 2017 12:05 PM Features

There’s plenty going on musically in the upcoming days, but one of the most genuinely exciting events is that Chattanooga musical demigods The Bohannons are releasing a brand new album this Friday evening at 9 p.m. at J.J.’s Bohemia. more

Jun 14, 2017 12:05 PM News & Notes

This Friday night is the night to see…well, everything really. The biggest problem you’re going to face is deciding where to go. So, with that in mind, your humble music editor is here to help. Local Irish boys The Red Rogues open the Riverbend ... more

Jun 7, 2017 11:32 AM News & Notes

Stunned. That’s my initial reaction to the debut album, Good Girl, by local artist Robin Grant. When I sat down to give it a first listen I honestly had no idea what to expect. I had been assured that, “She’s really good,” and I had no reason to ... more

Jun 7, 2017 11:32 AM Features

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again and I’ll keep on saying because it’s true and needs to be said. Kay B Brown is going to be the next artist to put Chattanooga on the map. His brand of hip-hop drips with authenticity and fire. No pretender ... more

May 31, 2017 10:39 AM News & Notes

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