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

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

Soul Mechanic Raises the Bar

The second annual Fly Free Fest came and went last month and was, by all accounts, a HUGE success. There’s no doubt a great deal of goodness came out of the event with one shining example being the latest release from Soul Mechanic ... more »

Nov 6, 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

Butch Ross Tackles The Classics

The incomparable Butch Ross, a man of many talents with a command of many styles, will be demonstrating his classical chops at the Camp House on Nov. 10. more »

Oct 30, 2014 9:55 AM News & Notes

Speaking The Universal Language

Usually this space is reserved to tell you about a band, artist or album you might enjoy. This week is going to be a little different. I’d like to tell you a story, although music is at the heart of it. more »

Oct 30, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Industrial-edged Reggae, Scalpel-sharp Blues

The Iscariots growl and party, Jess Goggans sizzles. more »

Oct 23, 2014 12:00 AM Record Reviews

“Dammit, Janet” with The Scarlett Love Conspiracy

It’s not Thanksgiving without a turkey, it isn’t Christmas without a tree, and it isn’t Halloween without the “Great Pumpkin” and the “Rocky Horror Picture Show”. more »

Oct 16, 2014 12:00 AM News & Notes

This Time Round’s The Wicked One

Kids, I am excited. This week’s piece is something of a homecoming for me. Fifteen years ago, I covered the music beat for a local weekly alternative paper (seems familiar somehow…). more »

Oct 16, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Beautiful and Foreboding

Sometimes I am called on to write about an act whose style is not necessarily my cup of tea. That’s perfectly fine. Whether a band is “good” or not has nothing to do with my personal taste. more »

Oct 9, 2014 9:52 AM Features

Keep Your Irish Eyes Open For The Red Rogues

There’s a new Celtic act in town. They’re called the Red Rogues—and they’re an awful lot of fun. Acoustic duo Tommy Lifsey and Bill Lee are the be-kilted rogues who are bringing their own wonderfully eclectic mix ... more »

Oct 2, 2014 10:06 AM News & Notes

Band No Longer On The Run

When I was a teenag—that is, first turned 21, my friends and I were very fond of a type of cinnamon schnapps called Hot Damn. It’s not that we were huge fans of schnapps; we just liked the name and had no real frame of reference ... more »

Oct 2, 2014 10:04 AM Features 1 Comments

SLC Doing The Time Warp Again

Heather, Travis and Katie Kilgore, along with Eric and Kat Almlie, are collectively The Scarlet Love Conspiracy. That’s what I’m told anyway—the band moves around too much to ever pin down for a straight interview. more »

Sep 18, 2014 12:00 AM News & Notes

Big Weekend Fun on the Farm

As I grow older, I find myself taking up that time-honored hobby of middle age: worrying about what “the young people” are thinking. In particular I worry that the younger generations might not have the perspective ... more »

Sep 18, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Singer/Songwriters Unite For Benefit

This weekend the Pigeon Mountain Grill presents a free Songwriter Showcase featuring some of the hottest local talent in the region. more »

Sep 11, 2014 9:41 AM News & Notes

Meet The Real Bob Carty

You would think that writing about a man with more than 40 years experience as a singer/songwriter, a man who’s been everywhere, done everything and who by rights ought to be famous throughout the world would be easy. more »

Sep 11, 2014 9:39 AM Features 1 Comments

Celebrate the Halfway Mark to St. Patrick’s Day

Get your Irish on early at the Honest Pint more »

Sep 4, 2014 10:33 AM News & Notes

Way Beyond Just Loud and Louder

Gabe Williams, Drew Hamilton, Nick Sterchi, John Barrett and Mat Turner. They are Folk Killer, and they are brilliant. more »

Sep 4, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Still Unnamed, But This EP Is Radio-Ready

As much as we tend to eschew labels (particularly in music), there is nothing inherently wrong with them. They have a place and a function. The trouble arises when we attach too much significance to a label... more »

Aug 21, 2014 12:00 AM Features