Marc Michael en-us © 2014 The Pulse and Brewer Media. All rights reserved. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Industrial-edged Reggae, Scalpel-sharp Blues The Iscariots growl and party, Jess Goggans sizzles.

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This Time Round’s The Wicked One Kids, I am excited. This week’s piece is something of a homecoming for me. Fifteen years ago, I covered the music beat for a local weekly alternative paper (seems familiar somehow…).

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“Dammit, Janet” with The Scarlett Love Conspiracy It’s not Thanksgiving without a turkey, it isn’t Christmas without a tree, and it isn’t Halloween without the “Great Pumpkin” and the “Rocky Horror Picture Show”.

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Beautiful and Foreboding Sometimes I am called on to write about an act whose style is not necessarily my cup of tea. That’s perfectly fine. Whether a band is “good” or not has nothing to do with my personal taste.

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Keep Your Irish Eyes Open For The Red Rogues There’s a new Celtic act in town. They’re called the Red Rogues—and they’re an awful lot of fun. Acoustic duo Tommy Lifsey and Bill Lee are the be-kilted rogues who are bringing their own wonderfully eclectic mix ...

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Band No Longer On The Run When I was a teenag—that is, first turned 21, my friends and I were very fond of a type of cinnamon schnapps called Hot Damn. It’s not that we were huge fans of schnapps; we just liked the name and had no real frame of reference ...

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Big Weekend Fun on the Farm As I grow older, I find myself taking up that time-honored hobby of middle age: worrying about what “the young people” are thinking. In particular I worry that the younger generations might not have the perspective ...

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SLC Doing The Time Warp Again Heather, Travis and Katie Kilgore, along with Eric and Kat Almlie, are collectively The Scarlet Love Conspiracy. That’s what I’m told anyway—the band moves around too much to ever pin down for a straight interview.

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Singer/Songwriters Unite For Benefit This weekend the Pigeon Mountain Grill presents a free Songwriter Showcase featuring some of the hottest local talent in the region.

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Meet The Real Bob Carty You would think that writing about a man with more than 40 years experience as a singer/songwriter, a man who’s been everywhere, done everything and who by rights ought to be famous throughout the world would be easy.

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Celebrate the Halfway Mark to St. Patrick’s Day Get your Irish on early at the Honest Pint

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Way Beyond Just Loud and Louder Gabe Williams, Drew Hamilton, Nick Sterchi, John Barrett and Mat Turner. They are Folk Killer, and they are brilliant.

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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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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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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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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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