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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

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

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

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

If I had a nickel for every time some-one said to me, “You never write about my band,” I’d have a sock full of nickels with which to beat the next person who said that same thing. I have been told that I only write about my personal friends ... more

Feb 1, 2017 10:26 AM Features

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

Mayo’s on Brainerd Rd. has a reputation as one of Chattanooga’s favorite hole-in-the-wall bars, but did you know they put on some pretty damn fine shows as well? Many people do not, and that’s a shame. At one time, it was as much a music venue ... more

Jan 26, 2017 10:36 AM Features

There are more than a few great shows coming up in the next couple of weeks. Two in particular to mention this week. First off, Subkonscious, reviewed in these hallowed in April of last year (available online) is teaming up with local hard-edged ... more

Jan 26, 2017 10:34 AM News & Notes

Chattanooga may not have the reputation of being a music city (we could certainly use a few more performance venues) but reputation be damned, Chattanooga is a music city. The quality and quantity of music being created here is simply ... more

Jan 18, 2017 12:41 PM Features

At long last the latest album from blues beast Mark “Porkchop” Holder is ready for release. Reviewed in these hallowed pages back in July of 2016, the album has taken a while to see the light of day due largely to plans for a vinyl release and ... more

Jan 18, 2017 12:41 PM News & Notes

From the street, Fiddlers Anonymous has the look of another music store, but within those doors is something much more special and unique than that. There are indeed ... more

Jan 11, 2017 11:08 AM Cover Story 4 Comments

“There’s nothing to do!” The next time one of your friends pulls that line on you, give them a big ol’ Batman slap and tell them to pay attention. There’s always something to do, and here are three of the top picks for this weekend ... more

Jan 4, 2017 11:14 AM News & Notes

Local good guy Jack K. of Endelouz is well respected for his solid musicianship, songwriting ability and skill as a sound man and producer. One could not easily ... more

Jan 4, 2017 11:14 AM Features 2 Comments

Some artists talk a lot of talk without really producing much material. Some produce some stellar material, but only once every couple of years. Some produce scads of material all the time, rarely ... more

Dec 28, 2016 11:37 AM Features

Christmas is right around the corner and with the holiday season in full-swing there is plenty going on this weekend in the Scenic City. Friday night is Krampusnacht ’16 at JJ’s Bohemia. The kids in the Subterranean Cirqus present their ... more

Dec 14, 2016 11:33 AM News & Notes

No one can deny that talent is the cornerstone of a great music scene, but it takes more than talent alone. Many a great band can attest that no matter how clever, innovative or original you may be, it doesn’t ... more

Dec 14, 2016 11:33 AM Features

Sam Killed the Bear has released a new single from their upcoming EP, available now for your sonic perusal at the band’s website. The tune is “Are We Alone?” and this being my first time hearing the band, all I can say is once again I am blown ... more

Dec 7, 2016 11:56 AM News & Notes

The holiday season is upon us. Time once again to strive, for at least a little while, to be nicer to each other and maybe indulge in a little extra consumerism too. It’s a time of year rife with customs and ... more

Dec 7, 2016 11:56 AM Features

It’s going to be a big weekend for music in Chatt-town and I don’t envy you kids having to pick from so many great acts. Friday night, Blues guru Mark “Porkchop” Holder and MPH will be burning up the place at Tremont Tavern. more

Nov 30, 2016 11:17 AM News & Notes

For a decade now MainX24 has been the event of the fall/winter season in Chattanooga. For 24 glorious hours the Southside of Chattanooga gets taken over by a party of Dionysian proportions, a gathering ... more

Nov 30, 2016 11:17 AM Features

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