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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

It may be a quiet week in Lake Woebegone, but it’s anything but quiet in the Scenic City. This Saturday, come celebrate the eleventh anniversary of JJ’s Bohemia, the epicenter of cool music happenings in the Scenic City. The all-star lineup ... more

Oct 18, 2017 12:29 PM News & Notes

Forty-two years since Riff Raff opened the front door for Brad and Janet (forty-four if you count from the debut of the stage play) and people are still doing the Time Warp. Not a bad run for a film that was panned mercilessly when it debuted. more

Oct 18, 2017 12:29 PM Features

Mark “Porkchop” Holder’s second solo album is scheduled for release on November 3rd on vinyl, CD, digital and streaming formats, and I’m rapidly running out of superlatives to describe his work. Holder, along with partners in crime Doug Bales and ... more

Oct 11, 2017 11:59 AM Features

We’re gearing up for another busy weekend in the Scenic City. Thursday night enjoy a benefit concert to support Jamaal Woody by Toneharm and The Communicators at The Tap House in St. Elmo at 7 p.m. (see the music feature for more details) or ... more

Oct 4, 2017 1:49 PM News & Notes

It’s another great week for music and art in the Scenic City. Thursday night the Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series presents the next installment of their ongoing series with Julie Dexter performing live on the Bessie Smith Cultural Center ... more

Sep 20, 2017 12:05 PM News & Notes

A recurring theme in a number of pieces I’ve written for The Pulse over the years concerns what seems to be a rising tide of performers who complain endlessly about their lack of instant money, adulation and respect and the nagging fear that my ... more

Sep 20, 2017 12:05 PM Features

It has been two years since the last release by Opposite Box and by the sound of it they have spent every minute between then and now crafting what promises to be the most phenomenal album yet. The big reveal is scheduled for Friday at Clyde’s On ... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:24 PM Features 1 Comments

Plenty to do this weekend, kids but there are three particularly big shows you need to know about. Friday night Clyde’s On Main hosts the CD release party of the latest by Opposite Box, Obscene. Joining them will be Dirty Girls, a hot blues/funk ... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:24 PM News & Notes

Chuck Mosley may not be a household name. As the front man for Faith No More, he was there during the band’s “discovery” and rapid rise to success. Unfortunately, stress and internal conflict led to his departure from the group shortly before ... more

Sep 6, 2017 12:02 PM Features

On Saturday, Sep. 17th, the Honest Pint will proudly present its third annual “Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day” celebration for everyone who can’t wait until March for a pint of the dark, a shot of the pure and a rousing evening of craic. more

Sep 6, 2017 12:02 PM News & Notes

To the great unwashed, a singular appearance on the billboard top 40 can earn an artist the derogatory title of “one hit wonder” and if you’re only scale for determining musical talent is Top 40 hits, well, that’s your affair and you have my ... more

Aug 30, 2017 12:35 PM News & Notes

While I generally reserve this column to highlight a specific band or upcoming album, this week I’d like to put the spotlight on an upcoming show involving a few different acts. Why this show in particular? Because I think it represents something ... more

Aug 30, 2017 12:35 PM Features

Ah, the local music scene. Opinions will vary on its health and longevity and I understand why. It’s a matter of perspective and while there are enough variables at play to draft a pretty impressive thesis, it really comes down to one of two ... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:24 PM Cover Story

It isn’t every day I get to write about punk royalty, but today is a good day and The Unsatisfied have released a new EP. Street Shaman weighs in with four songs; two new, two re-recorded favorites from the nineties, and it is a sonic testament ... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:24 PM Features

Local artist and entertainer Trey Forbes has released a new collection of original tunes called Spinning Conversations,  and the twelve track CD is chock full of some exceptionally well done and heartfelt music. Along with guitarists Bob Chuckrow ... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:24 PM News & Notes 1 Comments

Another busy weekend for Chattanooga music with too many artists and too little time. On Thursday, Hip-Hop CHA is sponsoring a fundraiser at the Revelry Room featuring Kay B. Brown, Natural Habitz, J. FLO, CD7, Hi$e Cold, and many more including ... more

Aug 9, 2017 11:02 AM News & Notes

What’s a young man in his twenties to do when he’s spent the last four years in the Marine Corps? And has finally returned home to the North Georgia hills? In the case of Jay Terrell, the answer is to spend a few months writing and recording some ... more

Aug 9, 2017 11:02 AM Features

The Jayhawk Music and Arts festival is coming up this weekend and promises to be a powerhouse of local talent, all to support a worthy cause. The festival, named for the late Jay Burgess, serves to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of the ... more

Aug 2, 2017 10:11 AM News & Notes

As a rule, I like to keep the features about local acts. Supporting the local scene is at the heart of everything I do here at The Pulse, but this week I’m going to stretch the borders a little and talk about a semi-local band, Kanopi. more

Aug 2, 2017 10:11 AM Features

Tab Spencer is set to release two new tracks in the upcoming weeks. The precise date and release party has yet to be announced but I was fortunate enough to get advance copies of the tracks over the weekend. Yet again, the work exceeds already ... more

Jul 20, 2017 10:01 AM Features

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