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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

Music Sharp Enough To Wake The Dead

Nashville supergroup The Dead Deads return to Chattanooga May 8 at Rhythm & Brews, marking their first appearance at that venue. more »

Apr 29, 2015 12:35 PM News & Notes

Song Stories Back In The Spotlight

As a general rule this space is reserved for me to talk about local musicians; their music, their upcoming gigs, their new releases, and so on. more »

Apr 29, 2015 12:35 PM Features 1 Comments

The Mysterious and Masterful David Gray

Overuse a word like “genius” and it becomes meaningless, so I use it sparingly and only when I honestly mean it. Local musician David Gray fits the bill, but he’s a very specific kind of genius ... more »

Apr 16, 2015 10:49 AM News & Notes

Pains Chapel Goes Up To Twelve

It is ironic that having “come of age” in the ’80s, I spent most of that decade in love with music from the ’60s and ’70s, yet now as I stare middle age squarely in the bifocals, I can’t help but feel some nostalgia ... more »

Apr 16, 2015 10:49 AM Features

Still Singing the Ghosts Away

Kindora Camp: Is she vintage? Is she retro? One thing is for certain—her music beautifully captures a style of a bygone era. Think late-’80s/early-’90s R&B pop and you have a good fix on the sound. more »

Apr 8, 2015 4:42 PM Features

Nick Lutsko’s Release Party Is At JJ’s This Friday

Nick Lutsko has quickly risen in the Chattanooga music scene and with good reason. The young man has most impressive chops, musically. This is known already. more »

Apr 8, 2015 4:42 PM News & Notes

Penny for Your Sublime Thoughts

Just when you think you’ve said all you need to about Danimal Pinson and his musical cohorts, they go off and create some new bit of beautiful and intriguing art. more »

Apr 1, 2015 5:06 PM Features

The Average Is Anything But On New EP

Experimental rockers The Average are anything but average. Nate Peckinpaugh (vocals), Trent Thompson (guitar), Chris Campbell (drums), and Jake “Thor” McDole made their stage debut in July ... more »

Apr 1, 2015 5:05 PM News & Notes

Finding Their Element

OK, kids, listen up—this is important. After long, grueling months of commuting between here and Knoxville, experimenting with radical recoding techniques (like playing guitar in the bathroom) and being stranded ... more »

Mar 18, 2015 4:31 PM Features

The Honest Pint Makes St. Paddy’s Twice As Nice

It’s that time of year again when, for a short time, the streets are awash in a sea of green (clothing, mostly). St. Patrick’s Day is Tuesday, Mar. 17, but the Honest Pint is starting the celebration a little early ... more »

Mar 11, 2015 4:48 PM News & Notes

More Fiddlers Than You Can Shake A Stick At

This is the fifth year since Matt Downer of the Old Time Travelers revived The Great Southern Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention—and the event is more popular than ever. more »

Mar 11, 2015 4:48 PM Features

Rocking in the Free World for 30-Plus Years

I joined my first band at the age of 16. At the age of 18, I had my first paying gig, and though my split of the take barely covered the price of a couple packs of Marlboro Reds and a bowl of Bert’s chili at the end of the night ... more »

Mar 4, 2015 4:31 PM Features

Gambling With Shabti, Barringer Pays His Dues

Shabti jams out, Webb Barringer stakes a new claim more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:57 PM Record Reviews

South African Rap/ravers Die Antwoord Shake Track 29

Hold on to your hats, kids: Tickets are on sale now for the Mar. 21 performance at Track 29 of South African rap/rave group Die Antwoord. Formed in Capetown in 2008, the trio consists of rappers Ninja and Yo-Landi Visser and DJ Hi Tek. more »

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM News & Notes

Three Pints of Irish Whoop-Ass

It’s that time of year again. Paddy’s Day is right around the corner, that special time when, as the McManus Brothers put it, for one night, everyone is Irish. more »

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Bad Scout’s Final Stand

Bad Scout, that “smooth as Southern sippin’ liquor” band from Chattanooga, is giving their farewell performance on Friday, Mar. 6 at The Camp House. more »

Feb 11, 2015 3:42 PM News & Notes

All We Can Say Is Hail Seizer!

Matt Rice has been around. The Chattanooga native first made a name for himself with the bands Tides of Fury and Johnny Dropout. Johnny Dropout was a particular success, making the rounds of Chattanooga’s ... more »

Feb 11, 2015 3:42 PM Features

Turn the Tables on Robbery

It’s hard enough being a musical performer. The pay is low, the costs are high. Passion for what you do and the love of an audience is what makes it worthwhile. more »

Feb 4, 2015 5:02 PM News & Notes

Contemporary Folk That’s Beautiful And Varied

Megan Saunders’ talent as a singer/songwriter is formidable. No less formidable is her ability to partner up with other musicians of comparable talent. more »

Feb 4, 2015 5:02 PM Features