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

Matt Addison of Mythical Motors fame has an all new contribution to the local music scene. The project is an ongoing series called Chattanooga Pop and the inaugural event is Saturday, Nov. 5th at JJ’s Bohemia ... more

Oct 20, 2016 9:41 AM News & Notes

Bold, risky, and with the potential to be greatly rewarding, the collaborative effort is a time-honored tradition in artistic circles. About twenty years ago I attended a panel at a science fiction convention in which ... more

Oct 19, 2016 1:42 PM Features

Summer is pretty much gone, and with days getting shorter and nights getting cooler you may be looking for something new to pass the time and entertain yourself. If singing is your passion, or just something you’d like to try, The Honest Pint has ... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:39 PM News & Notes

Write about music long enough and you will come to accept that, alas, bands come and go. That surely is no shocking revelation to anyone, anywhere, and much of the time it’s pretty obvious that one band ... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:39 PM Features 1 Comments

A few weeks back I wrote a piece on the new album by James Leg, Blood on the Keys. In it, I gave the obligatory nod to his background material and only wound up with enough space to address a few of ... more

Oct 5, 2016 11:04 AM Features

Glass Hammer may very well be one of the greatest bands Chattanooga has ever produced. Odds are, unless you’re a professional musician, you haven’t heard of them. Situations like ... more

Sep 28, 2016 1:29 PM Features 1 Comments

This Saturday, the Honest Pint proudly presents 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 14, 2016 12:54 PM News & Notes

I have written a lot of words about music in the last few years. Taken as a whole, I’ve done more writing about music than all the writing I did in high school and college combined, including the papers I wrote ... more

Sep 14, 2016 12:54 PM Features

JJ’s Bohemia will be the epicenter of a white hot snarling ball of hardcore music this weekend. On Friday, JJ’s presents the triple threat of Stonecutter, Hatestomp and Mudsex. Making the arduous trip from Utah to Our Fair City, Stonecutter ... more

Sep 7, 2016 1:01 PM News & Notes

I received a press kit the other day in which reviewers from other towns referred to the band Benyaro as reminiscent of “early Tom Waits” and “acoustic Bowie.” Those are some powerful ... more

Sep 7, 2016 1:01 PM Features

When I first came to Chattanooga over two decades ago, one of my first jobs was with a landscaping company. The fellow I worked with most of the time once said to me that the real shame with what we did is that few people ... more

Aug 31, 2016 12:43 PM Features

There is a soft place in my heart for local bands that play an underrepresented genre. On the plus side, you’re the only ones doing what you do. On the negative side, you’re the only ones doing ... more

Aug 17, 2016 1:05 PM Features

Regular readers of this column know that there are certain words I don’t like to use, typically because I say so right before I use them. Today’s word is “Americana” and I like to avoid that word because it has ... more

Aug 10, 2016 11:50 AM Features

January 10, 2016 was the day the world lost David Bowie. It left me so overwhelmed at the time that all I knew to do was sit down and write about it. That small memoriam ran as the music feature that week, something I hadn’t done before and ... more

Aug 10, 2016 11:49 AM News & Notes

A sidebar can serve many functions. It can be used as a quick promotion for a band, a show, or a record. It can be used to alert the local music community that someone has had their gear stolen, or to announce the opening of a new music-related ... more

Aug 3, 2016 11:28 AM News & Notes

Nashville’s The Dead Deads are back with a new album set to release on August 25th and every tune on it reinforces what I’ve been saying since the first time I heard them; here is a band destined for international ... more

Aug 3, 2016 11:28 AM Features

Mumford & Sons heads to South Africa, Alex Volz makes a kids album more

Jul 28, 2016 10:34 AM Record Reviews

The Second Annual River City Rumpus is almost upon us. On July 29th and 30th, The Honest Pint will be taken over by the largest conglomeration of freaks, geeks, fakirs, artists and musicians the town has ever seen, all brought to you by the ... more

Jul 20, 2016 1:02 PM News & Notes

A few months ago I wrote a feature detailing the Chattanooga Girls Rock camp, explaining what it is, talking about some of the people involved, sharing my views on why I think it’s so important, and imploring members of the community ... more

Jul 20, 2016 1:02 PM Features

It was good news when I first heard that Mark “Porkchop” Holder was coming back to town to stay. He was an exciting musician almost twenty years ago both as a member of the Black Diamond Heavies and as a solo act ... more

Jul 13, 2016 10:07 AM Features 1 Comments

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