Marc Michael

"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

Musical festival fans and southern rock aficionados rejoice! more »

Aug 7, 2014 12:00 AM News & Notes

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

Several months ago I wrote a piece about an upcoming event called Chattanooga Girls Rock, a weeklong seminar/day camp offering instruction in all aspects of musical performance to girls in the Chattanooga ... more »

Jul 6, 2016 11:39 AM Features

Let me tell you, kids, this week’s piece has been a convoluted adventure and so far I’ve only written the opening sentence. I love writing, I always have (since I first learned to write, anyway) and while anytime ... more »

Jun 29, 2016 11:11 AM Features 1 Comments

James Joyce, author of such classics as Finnegan’s Wake, Dubliners and the groundbreaking Ulysses, holds a place of distinction in Irish literature for that reason it has become tradition to celebrate and ... more »

Jun 15, 2016 11:55 AM News & Notes

Is it a large town? Is it a small city? What exactly is Chattanooga, relatively speaking? I came here from Louisville, Kentucky over twenty years ago and there is no question, Chattanooga is smaller than the place ... more »

Jun 15, 2016 11:55 AM Features

A few weeks ago I was assigned to write a cover story for The Pulse. It wasn’t my first, but it was the first time I had been given free rein to write about whatever I chose and I have to ... more »

Jun 8, 2016 12:35 PM Features 2 Comments

Ah, the Iscariots. If I had a nickel for every word I ever wrote about the Iscariots…wait, I do. Well, time for more nickels I suppose as one of Chattanooga’s more prolific ... more »

Jun 1, 2016 11:59 AM Features

“You want fame? Well fame costs and right here is where you start paying, in sweat!” — Fame. That was the opening line to a surprisingly popular show in the early eighties about a bunch of kids ... more »

May 25, 2016 2:17 PM Cover Story

Back in December of last year I reviewed a new single by PLVNET (pronounced “planet”, if you missed it the first time) with the promise that I’d revisit the band when their EP was finished and ready for release. more »

May 18, 2016 11:09 AM Features

The Unstoppable Jamal Traub released his latest album this week. I’ve listened to it half a dozen times so far and at this point there are two things I can say with certainty. First, it is an exquisite work. more »

May 11, 2016 2:27 PM Features

The self-described “dream-pop” band, Moira, is making their Chattanooga debut this Sunday at the Honest Pint. The Dayton, Ohio based band’s Scenic City stop is part of an exhaustive Spring/Summer ... more »

May 4, 2016 12:31 PM Features

Some bands go through temporary phases in which they experiment with new sounds or directions, generally returning to their roots before very long. Other bands intentionally reinvent themselves every so often ... more »

Apr 27, 2016 2:28 PM Features 1 Comments

Zoe Jakes is coming back to Chattanooga on Friday, May 6th. The uber-talented lady from Beats Antique is touring her latest project, House of Tarot. Demonstrating once again that she is one of the most creative ... more »

Apr 27, 2016 2:28 PM News & Notes

The criteria for designating “city size” is a little ambiguous and so by some metrics Chattanooga is a small city, by others it is a mid-size city. For our purposes, I tend to think of it as at the smaller end ... more »

Apr 13, 2016 2:06 PM Features

I’d like to offer an addendum to last week’s feature on the new Tab Spencer EP. In mentioning the various contributing artists to what I still think is one of the best new releases of the year, I somehow failed to acknowledge ... more »

Apr 13, 2016 2:02 PM News & Notes

Man, do I love Monday nights. It’s crunch time for slack-ass Pulse writers everywhere (looking at you, Teach) and while our editor is asking himself for the thousandth time what could justify all the ulcers and hair-loss ... more »

Apr 6, 2016 11:56 AM Features

Hey kids, there’s a new band in town. They don’t have an album. They don’t have a tour. They don’t even have stickers or designer condoms. They do, however, have a video. They’re called Love Dragon and they are Cherokee Mike ... more »

Apr 6, 2016 11:56 AM News & Notes

Charles Foster Kane had his sled, Rosebud. I, your friend and humble narrator, have the most prized possession of my early adolescence, the venerable and lost-to-history boom box. A few years ago when nostalgia first started ... more »

Mar 30, 2016 12:23 PM Features