Marc Michael http://www.chattanoogapulse.com/topics/marc_michael/index.rss en-us © 2014 The Pulse and Brewer Media. All rights reserved. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT 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...

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Multiple Influences, Powerful Melding Well, kids, today I want to tell you about the band Gunpowder and Pearls—but first I want to get a little chatty and talk about an aspect of my process for writing about bands. I assure you, it will be germane to the task at hand.

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Get a Taste of Fly Free Fest Thursday This Thursday, Aug. 14, at 9 p.m., The Honest Pint is proud to present a Fly Free Fest preview featuring the music of Danimal Planet, Teaspoon Sun and New Planet.

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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’.”

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Get Ready to be Kicked by The Mule Musical festival fans and southern rock aficionados rejoice!

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Some Good Ol’ Downhome Music Local folk duo Rye Baby hits the stage with some down-home friends

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Time to Move Your Feet and Party, Mon Chattanooga reggae-lovers The Iscariots release their debut album Act of Treason

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Lightning Is Striker Now A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of telling you about country phenom D. Striker from Nashville, and promised that I’d offer a heads up when he came to town. The time is upon us, kids.

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It’s Damimal’s Planet, We Just Live On It If I had my way, I’d like to see the entire album mounted as a stage production at one of the larger venues in town.

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Hot Time, Summer in the City The cultural renaissance of the last two decades has resulted in a full itinerary for our fair city and the surrounding areas. There is literally ALWAYS something going on, with new events and festivals cropping faster every week.

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She Deserves R-E-S-P-E-C-T Her breathy, sultry voice lures you in…then without warning flies to a crescendo with range reminiscent of young Aretha Franklin demanding some respect.

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Resurrecting the Spirit of Nashville In terms of country music, this is the most sincere pumpkin patch I’ve seen in a long, long time.

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Young But Heading for Folk-Rock Glory “They are genuine phenoms, prodigies coming together in the perfect storm of circumstance to create a band.”

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Songs with Dirt Under Their Fingernails "It isn’t what you’d call pretty, but these aren’t pretty tunes. They’re authentic and gritty.”

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Real, Unvarnished Southern Love “Southern youth is full of moments when everything you’re taught says black or white, but everything you experience is somewhere in between.”

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Super Group Whoop-Ass Rock First single from new Ryan Oyer album blisters it

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They Be Illin’ "If this tune had a video, it would be one of those very rare ones that Beavis and Butthead actually got up and danced to instead of complaining about it.”

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Reimagined Pyramid Mythical Motors is at it again. The boys in the band have been busy producing a new album as well as playing a slew of gigs with the likes of Sir Army Suit and Thee FiNKS (choice pairings to say the least.)

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Southern Sippin’ Liquor Jennifer Brumlow and Callie Harmon were rockers when they met, each with their own band, doing their own thing. They hit it off instantly through their mutual love of Dick Dale and Dolly Parton, old-school country, folk music...

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A Tiny Musical Treasure It’s small, it’s smoky, the booze flows freely and there MIGHT be room for two people on the stage (three if they’re all wearing skinny jeans and have a close relationship).

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