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Marc Michael

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

Give Strung Like a Horse A Very Merry Christmas

Having failed to raise the necessary completion funds for their album via their “Cold Lemonade in the Wintertime” stand, Strung Like a Horse has been forced to turn to other, less savory means of obtaining funds. more »

Dec 17, 2014 5:42 PM News & Notes

The Pipes, The Pipes Are Calling

When it’s time to write about a band, I generally have one of three ways to figure out who it will be. It may be that I saw the band at a show and thought, “Hey, wow, they’re really good.” more »

Dec 17, 2014 5:42 PM Features

Chattanooga Brewing Company

Craft beer continues to grow in popularity in the United States—and in Chattanooga. Nationwide, new breweries are opening at a rate of three breweries every two days. In 2010, the rate was one every day. more »

Dec 10, 2014 5:43 PM Featured Dining

Give A Toy, Get Great Music

The Chattanooga Scene, a new, music-oriented nonprofit organization, is sponsoring a toy drive at the Honest Pint this Sunday, Dec. 14. The show starts at 7 p.m. and features a wide selection of great local talent. more »

Dec 10, 2014 5:14 PM News & Notes

Southern Rock True To Its Roots

I want to tell you about the band Marlow Drive. I want to tell you about their album, Lights Are Turning Red. Before I can do either of those things, I have to get something out of the way first. more »

Dec 10, 2014 5:14 PM Features

There Must Be Barns Somewhere

In August of this year I wrote a piece on the band Bad Scout. It was an expository feature detailing the inception of the band, their sound and influences, significant gigs and who in the band was most likely to sit up late at night... more »

Dec 4, 2014 10:57 AM Features

Ambivalent Lovers’ Tribute to Queen Is Back at R&B

Back in January, the Lovers (Amber Fults, Travis Kilgore, Hunter White, Hayley Graham and Butch Ross) put together a night of Queen at Rhythm & Brews backed up by a 20-voice choir and string sextet, no less. more »

Nov 20, 2014 10:13 AM News & Notes

From Prog to Grit to Funk

Pay any attention at all to the local scene and you can’t help but notice that Backup Planet has become a household name. more »

Nov 20, 2014 10:12 AM Features

Rippling Hips For Charity

This is a music column, a space reserved for information about local and regional bands, their shows, their music and all things related. I was recruited specifically to write about such things more »

Nov 13, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Soul Mechanic Raises the Bar

The second annual Fly Free Fest came and went last month and was, by all accounts, a HUGE success. There’s no doubt a great deal of goodness came out of the event with one shining example being the latest release from Soul Mechanic ... more »

Nov 6, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Head Out to The Honest Pint on Wednesday Nights

Tenacious D once described open mic night thusly: “Learn to Play Guitar in Front of an Audience.” Hey, it can be like that sometimes, but it can also be a tremendous opportunity for musicians of all stripes ... more »

Nov 6, 2014 12:00 AM News & Notes

Butch Ross Tackles The Classics

The incomparable Butch Ross, a man of many talents with a command of many styles, will be demonstrating his classical chops at the Camp House on Nov. 10. more »

Oct 30, 2014 9:55 AM News & Notes

Speaking The Universal Language

Usually this space is reserved to tell you about a band, artist or album you might enjoy. This week is going to be a little different. I’d like to tell you a story, although music is at the heart of it. more »

Oct 30, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Industrial-edged Reggae, Scalpel-sharp Blues

The Iscariots growl and party, Jess Goggans sizzles. more »

Oct 23, 2014 12:00 AM Record Reviews

This Time Round’s The Wicked One

Kids, I am excited. This week’s piece is something of a homecoming for me. Fifteen years ago, I covered the music beat for a local weekly alternative paper (seems familiar somehow…). more »

Oct 16, 2014 12:00 AM Features

“Dammit, Janet” with The Scarlett Love Conspiracy

It’s not Thanksgiving without a turkey, it isn’t Christmas without a tree, and it isn’t Halloween without the “Great Pumpkin” and the “Rocky Horror Picture Show”. more »

Oct 16, 2014 12:00 AM News & Notes

Beautiful and Foreboding

Sometimes I am called on to write about an act whose style is not necessarily my cup of tea. That’s perfectly fine. Whether a band is “good” or not has nothing to do with my personal taste. more »

Oct 9, 2014 9:52 AM Features

Keep Your Irish Eyes Open For The Red Rogues

There’s a new Celtic act in town. They’re called the Red Rogues—and they’re an awful lot of fun. Acoustic duo Tommy Lifsey and Bill Lee are the be-kilted rogues who are bringing their own wonderfully eclectic mix ... more »

Oct 2, 2014 10:06 AM News & Notes

Band No Longer On The Run

When I was a teenag—that is, first turned 21, my friends and I were very fond of a type of cinnamon schnapps called Hot Damn. It’s not that we were huge fans of schnapps; we just liked the name and had no real frame of reference ... more »

Oct 2, 2014 10:04 AM Features 1 Comments

SLC Doing The Time Warp Again

Heather, Travis and Katie Kilgore, along with Eric and Kat Almlie, are collectively The Scarlet Love Conspiracy. That’s what I’m told anyway—the band moves around too much to ever pin down for a straight interview. more »

Sep 18, 2014 12:00 AM News & Notes