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

Gambling With Shabti, Barringer Pays His Dues

Shabti jams out, Webb Barringer stakes a new claim more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:57 PM Record Reviews

Three Pints of Irish Whoop-Ass

It’s that time of year again. Paddy’s Day is right around the corner, that special time when, as the McManus Brothers put it, for one night, everyone is Irish. more »

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM Features

South African Rap/ravers Die Antwoord Shake Track 29

Hold on to your hats, kids: Tickets are on sale now for the Mar. 21 performance at Track 29 of South African rap/rave group Die Antwoord. Formed in Capetown in 2008, the trio consists of rappers Ninja and Yo-Landi Visser and DJ Hi Tek. more »

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM News & Notes

All We Can Say Is Hail Seizer!

Matt Rice has been around. The Chattanooga native first made a name for himself with the bands Tides of Fury and Johnny Dropout. Johnny Dropout was a particular success, making the rounds of Chattanooga’s ... more »

Feb 11, 2015 3:42 PM Features

Bad Scout’s Final Stand

Bad Scout, that “smooth as Southern sippin’ liquor” band from Chattanooga, is giving their farewell performance on Friday, Mar. 6 at The Camp House. more »

Feb 11, 2015 3:42 PM News & Notes

Turn the Tables on Robbery

It’s hard enough being a musical performer. The pay is low, the costs are high. Passion for what you do and the love of an audience is what makes it worthwhile. more »

Feb 4, 2015 5:02 PM News & Notes

Contemporary Folk That’s Beautiful And Varied

Megan Saunders’ talent as a singer/songwriter is formidable. No less formidable is her ability to partner up with other musicians of comparable talent. more »

Feb 4, 2015 5:02 PM Features

A Chattanooga Rapper Returns

Music called to Bran Muney at an early age. By the time he was eight years old, he knew he wanted to rap. Inspired by his father and encouraged by his cousins (DJ Mike in particular), Bran set out to hone his musical skills. more »

Jan 29, 2015 9:50 AM Features 2 Comments

If You Like The Ukulele Lady…

For decades the ukulele has occupied a less-than-dignified position as the staple instrument of bad comedians and Foghorn Leghorn cartoons. more »

Jan 29, 2015 9:50 AM News & Notes

Local Band EPs Rock and Roar

Death Valley Driver showcases guitar rock, KOZA puts the pedal to the metal more »

Jan 22, 2015 10:37 AM Record Reviews

Take No Prisoners Punk Prog Pop

Last week I did a feature on a very interesting band: Step Sisters. This week I’ll be taking a closer look at their self-titled debut EP. There are four tracks, which to my ear were expertly chosen to represent the dynamic range of the band. more »

Jan 15, 2015 9:37 AM News & Notes

Play That Rocksteady Music, Mon

In the beginning there was ska, and it was good. Ska begat rocksteady and it was good. Rocksteady begat reggae and it was very good. BOOM! Sixty-five years of musical evolution in Jamaica summed up in three silly sentences. more »

Jan 15, 2015 9:36 AM Features

First Class Axe-Kicking Show

Ears are gonna bleed this Saturday, Jan. 10 at JJ’s Bohemia as KOZA takes the stage with special guests Skinwalker and Lost Limbs. What’s absolutely certain is that the audience is going to witness a first-class axe-kicking. more »

Jan 7, 2015 5:15 PM News & Notes

What’s Progressive Pop? Listen Up.

Remember Adam Swafford? He’s the bass play-er for Shark Week who was quoted 11 months ago as saying, “No one ever remembers the bass player…” more »

Jan 7, 2015 5:15 PM Features

Something Wicked this Way Comes…to JJ’s

Come one, come all! Chattanooga’s very own Subterranean Cirqus welcomes the Winter Whimsy Tour to JJ’s Bohemia on Jan. 21, along with special guests Lon Eldridge and Dalton Chapman of the 9th Street Stompers. more »

Dec 31, 2014 4:27 PM News & Notes

At Least Ten Pounds of Fun

Ask Caleb Warren and the Perfect Gentlemen what kind of band they are—and prepare yourself for a lengthy answer. Ragtime, Western swing, string jazz, country blues, gypsy jazz and hokum are a few of the genres ... more »

Dec 31, 2014 4:27 PM Features

Celtic Celebration, Kids’ Cosmic Fun

Secret Commonwealth has it all, Alex Volz is awesome more »

Dec 24, 2014 11:25 AM Record Reviews

Get Your Rock On New Year's Eve

As the New Year rapidly approaches, the number-one question on a lot of people’s minds is, “What are we gonna do for New Year’s Eve?” more »

Dec 24, 2014 11:25 AM 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

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