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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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