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

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 1 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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