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Marc Michael

Must Be Time To Get Twisted

It’s that time of year again, kids. Riverbend will soon be upon us. As well-loved as that celebration is, there are some folks who find the crowds daunting, the heat oppressive, the Spandex expansive or, for whatever reason, would prefer some ... more »

May 20, 2015 12:48 PM Features 2 Comments

Wanna Help Some Birds with Fleas?

Indie-rock band Birds with Fleas has big plans for a new album and they’re turning to Kickstarter to make it happen. The band started life as a solo project, getting by with a little help from some friends before eventually morphing ... more »

May 13, 2015 1:46 PM News & Notes

Three Days of Music, Nature and More Music

The sky is blue and all the leaves are green, the sun’s as warm as a baked potato. What, precisely, does this mean? It means festival season is upon us—and that homegrown favorite, Roots Fest, is right around the corner. more »

May 13, 2015 1:46 PM Features

Band On A Break? Don’t Despair.

One day you wake up and decide, “That’s it, I’m gonna be in a band!” Depending on where you are in your own musical development, it might be necessary to learn to play an instrument first—but maybe not if your friends ... more »

May 7, 2015 11:18 AM Features

The Well Presents A Very Open Mic Night

Tenacious D famously referred to “Open Mic Night” as “Learn to Play Guitar in Front of a Live Audience” night, and not without reason. As a veteran of 25-plus years of open mics, I can attest that the results can be…mixed. more »

May 7, 2015 11:17 AM News & Notes 1 Comments

Pains Chapel Goes Up To Twelve

It is ironic that having “come of age” in the ’80s, I spent most of that decade in love with music from the ’60s and ’70s, yet now as I stare middle age squarely in the bifocals, I can’t help but feel some nostalgia ... more »

Apr 16, 2015 10:49 AM Features

Still Singing the Ghosts Away

Kindora Camp: Is she vintage? Is she retro? One thing is for certain—her music beautifully captures a style of a bygone era. Think late-’80s/early-’90s R&B pop and you have a good fix on the sound. more »

Apr 8, 2015 4:42 PM 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

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