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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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

The imaginary person who asks me hypothetical questions as a lead-in to my article for the week asked me the other day, “Marc, you’ve written about 200 bands more or less over the last few years, how do you keep finding ... more »

Mar 2, 2016 9:43 AM Features

It was just over a decade ago when Pinkie the Princess of Pain and Lazarus Hellgate got their start, basically filming Jackass style gross-out videos to earn some extra cash. They quickly transitioned ... more »

Feb 17, 2016 10:41 AM Features

It feels like I’ve written a lot about Genki Genki Panic in the last year, and I have, but then the boys have been producing a lot of content and each new entry is, in the words of the band, totally kick-ass. more »

Feb 10, 2016 12:50 PM Features

On more than one occasion I have referred to Husky Burnette as one of the hardest working men in show business (I’m not the only one either.) At first glance it seems like a throwaway line, a re-purposing of ... more »

Feb 3, 2016 10:59 AM Features