Marc Michael

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Aug 7, 2014 12:00 AM News & Notes

"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

A bad day writing is when I sit here listening to an album, thinking, “Well what in the hell am I going to say about this?” A good day writing is when I sit here listening to an album thinking, “How in the hell am I going to say everything I want ... more

Apr 19, 2017 1:29 PM Features

Plenty of great stuff coming up in and around Chattanooga starting off with an episode of one of the areas hottest new venues/projects. Tennessee Live! is a new, local televised event taking place at The Venue Creekside located in downtown ... more

Apr 19, 2017 1:29 PM News & Notes

When it comes to music I’ve always been more of a word guy. My old mandolin player Michael Walters and I used to give each other no end of grief because he took the opposite view. A song with dumb lyrics but good music would spark his interest ... more

Apr 12, 2017 12:22 PM Features

Good news everybody! Filmmaker/videographer/music lover Rob Wellborn, after a great deal of determination, hard work and setbacks, has announced that Chattaboogie Sessions has now passed the fledgling stage into a full-blown, sustainable ongoing ... more

Apr 12, 2017 12:22 PM News & Notes

For twenty-five years I have watched the Chattanooga music scene grow from a trickle of cover bands and a handful of tired venues into a thriving musical community. The level of talent and diversity of acts is unquestionably the greatest it’s ... more

Apr 5, 2017 12:21 PM Features

There’s a lot of exciting stuff coming up in April in the Scenic City.  First up on the list is a performance this Friday, April 7th at J.J.’s Bohemia featuring Aaron Lee Tasjan with Heatherly and Magic Birds. The show starts at 10 p.m. ... more

Apr 5, 2017 12:21 PM News & Notes

It’s early in the year but there are two upcoming events worthy of calendar marking. It’s been almost six months since Husky Burnette left the Scenic City for Colorado territory with partner Caroline Crews and the kids have been busy. more

Mar 29, 2017 4:25 PM News & Notes

Video killed the radio star, everyone knows that, but who in the hell killed the video star? If you are of a “certain age” (middle) then you were there to see the rise and decline of the music video. Sure, they’re still being made, but they ... more

Mar 29, 2017 4:25 PM Features

Meghan Greene was only 30 years old when it happened. Her general practitioner had been admonishing her to schedule a gynecological exam, something Meghan admits she had been putting off longer than she should (they aren’t particularly pleasant ... more

Mar 22, 2017 11:31 AM Cover Story

If weird weather made you miss last weekend’s festivities at Rock City’s annual “Shamrock City” celebration, you’re in luck. The celebration picks up again this weekend (Saturday and Sunday, to be specific) with warmer weather, clearer skies ... more

Mar 15, 2017 11:12 AM News & Notes

I started writing for The Pulse in 2013. The Dead Testaments were one of the first bands I covered and they instantly became (and remain) one of my favorite bands anywhere. Then they went silent. Members had other projects to pursue, life ... more

Mar 15, 2017 11:12 AM Features 1 Comments

Ninety years ago Chattanooga was the epicenter of one of the largest and most esteemed music competitions in the United States. It was the All Southern Championship (fiddlers’ convention) and at a time when the world was sepia toned, it drew the ... more

Mar 8, 2017 11:46 AM Features

Lovable Irish rogues the Wolfhounds have a full schedule this Paddy’s season and are looking for folks to slam pints with. The irrepressible duo of Brian Davis and Chris “Scooter” Armstrong have been busy since the release of their debut EP last ... more

Mar 8, 2017 11:46 AM News & Notes

Paddy’s Day is right around the corner and once again there’s more good stuff going on than you can shake a stick at. Rock City’s ninth annual “Shamrock City” event takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th and ... more

Mar 1, 2017 11:16 AM News & Notes

Level-headed, goal-oriented musicians. They may not be rare, but they certainly aren’t common. Put another way, for every musician you meet who has conquered or avoided the pitfalls of ego, excess, or just not being very good, there are a hundred ... more

Mar 1, 2017 11:16 AM Features

Some bands offer quality, others offer quantity, a very special few, like Genki Genki Panic, offer both. Easily one of the most prolific bands in the area, GGP has just released their latest EP, Litanies of Surf, and once again the men in masks ... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:58 PM Features

2016 saw the first ever Girls Rock Camp in Chattanooga and by any standard it was a resounding success. Participation by volunteers and attendees was high and the love and support shown by the community was exceptional. more

Feb 15, 2017 12:58 PM News & Notes

It’s funny how it works sometimes. You’re playing trivia in a bar. You bump into a person you’ve never met. Ten minutes later he’s telling you about his favorite local band you’ve never heard of. A few weeks later you’re writing them up because ... more

Feb 8, 2017 11:19 AM Features

Here we go again kids, with another week or two of fantastic music in the Scenic City, if you can’t find something to tickle your fancy, it may be time for a cranio-rectal extraction. As mentioned last week, PLVNET and Sam Killed the Bear are ... more

Feb 8, 2017 11:19 AM News & Notes

It’s another great couple of weeks for Chattanooga music with plenty to see and do. The legendary Milele Roots is throwing their annual celebration of Bob Marley’s Birthday Bash at Granfalloon this Friday. The show kicks off at 9 p.m. and if ... more

Feb 1, 2017 10:26 AM News & Notes

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