Marc Michael

"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

Musical festival fans and southern rock aficionados rejoice! more »

Aug 7, 2014 12:00 AM News & Notes

James Joyce, author of such classics as Finnegan’s Wake, Dubliners and the groundbreaking Ulysses, holds a place of distinction in Irish literature for that reason it has become tradition to celebrate and ... more »

Jun 15, 2016 11:55 AM News & Notes

Is it a large town? Is it a small city? What exactly is Chattanooga, relatively speaking? I came here from Louisville, Kentucky over twenty years ago and there is no question, Chattanooga is smaller than the place ... more »

Jun 15, 2016 11:55 AM Features

A few weeks ago I was assigned to write a cover story for The Pulse. It wasn’t my first, but it was the first time I had been given free rein to write about whatever I chose and I have to ... more »

Jun 8, 2016 12:35 PM Features 2 Comments

Ah, the Iscariots. If I had a nickel for every word I ever wrote about the Iscariots…wait, I do. Well, time for more nickels I suppose as one of Chattanooga’s more prolific ... more »

Jun 1, 2016 11:59 AM Features

“You want fame? Well fame costs and right here is where you start paying, in sweat!” — Fame. That was the opening line to a surprisingly popular show in the early eighties about a bunch of kids ... more »

May 25, 2016 2:17 PM Cover Story

Back in December of last year I reviewed a new single by PLVNET (pronounced “planet”, if you missed it the first time) with the promise that I’d revisit the band when their EP was finished and ready for release. more »

May 18, 2016 11:09 AM Features

The Unstoppable Jamal Traub released his latest album this week. I’ve listened to it half a dozen times so far and at this point there are two things I can say with certainty. First, it is an exquisite work. more »

May 11, 2016 2:27 PM Features

The self-described “dream-pop” band, Moira, is making their Chattanooga debut this Sunday at the Honest Pint. The Dayton, Ohio based band’s Scenic City stop is part of an exhaustive Spring/Summer ... more »

May 4, 2016 12:31 PM Features

Zoe Jakes is coming back to Chattanooga on Friday, May 6th. The uber-talented lady from Beats Antique is touring her latest project, House of Tarot. Demonstrating once again that she is one of the most creative ... more »

Apr 27, 2016 2:28 PM News & Notes

Some bands go through temporary phases in which they experiment with new sounds or directions, generally returning to their roots before very long. Other bands intentionally reinvent themselves every so often ... more »

Apr 27, 2016 2:28 PM Features 1 Comments

The criteria for designating “city size” is a little ambiguous and so by some metrics Chattanooga is a small city, by others it is a mid-size city. For our purposes, I tend to think of it as at the smaller end ... more »

Apr 13, 2016 2:06 PM Features

I’d like to offer an addendum to last week’s feature on the new Tab Spencer EP. In mentioning the various contributing artists to what I still think is one of the best new releases of the year, I somehow failed to acknowledge ... more »

Apr 13, 2016 2:02 PM News & Notes

Man, do I love Monday nights. It’s crunch time for slack-ass Pulse writers everywhere (looking at you, Teach) and while our editor is asking himself for the thousandth time what could justify all the ulcers and hair-loss ... more »

Apr 6, 2016 11:56 AM Features

Hey kids, there’s a new band in town. They don’t have an album. They don’t have a tour. They don’t even have stickers or designer condoms. They do, however, have a video. They’re called Love Dragon and they are Cherokee Mike ... more »

Apr 6, 2016 11:56 AM News & Notes

Charles Foster Kane had his sled, Rosebud. I, your friend and humble narrator, have the most prized possession of my early adolescence, the venerable and lost-to-history boom box. A few years ago when nostalgia first started ... more »

Mar 30, 2016 12:23 PM Features

The 2016 Chattanooga Film Festival kicks off this Saturday and in addition to showcasing some of Chattanooga’s finest up and coming filmmakers, this year will also feature Chattanooga’s own Pinkie, The Princess of Pain ... more »

Mar 30, 2016 12:23 PM News & Notes

Thursday is St. Patrick’s Day and for those brave souls willing to venture out on a weeknight, it’s all about options. For those seeking a traditional experience, The Honest Pint is once again hosting “St. Patrick’s Day Proper” ... more »

Mar 16, 2016 11:19 AM News & Notes

Ah, spring, when a vinyl collector’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of Record Store Day. Saturday, April 16th is Record Store Day, and while it might seem odd to bring it up a month out, there is a purpose here ... more »

Mar 16, 2016 11:19 AM Features

Classic. Iconic. Legendary. These words have meaning but their chronic overuse by eager young bloggers has robbed them of most of it, at least until you start talking about a group with some real gravitas. more »

Mar 9, 2016 12:10 PM News & Notes

Although Tolkien was referring to the story of the One Ring—and in a larger way the danger of forgetting the lessons of the past—the same sentiment is all too readily applied to matters of culture and art ... more »

Mar 9, 2016 12:10 PM Features