Preview: US 101 ‘Concert for a Cause’ combines music, philanthropy

By Langston Carter, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Josh Turner will be performing at Concert for a Cause Tuesday, Jan. 27 at Track 29. The concert is a part of a series that US 101 started to help benefit various charities. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and […]

The Playlist: Alternative

By Madison Baldwin, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The Playlist is a weekly column bringing you endless combinations of your favorite classics, new, and local music. Go listen at 8tracks.com/theutcecho. 1. Mac Demarco – “Ode to Viceroy” This track features mellow vocals and  chromatic guitar resulting in an airy West Coast sound. 2. The Orwells – “Mallrats” Tremolo […]

Critic’s Corner: Further Out

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By Spencer Lane, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Indiana’s Cloakroom, a band on the Run For Cover record label—along with Tiger’s Jaw, Modern Baseball and Seahaven— recently released Further Out, their debut full-length album. Their sound could be best described as a mix of alt-punk and heavier shoegaze, as they certainly have a ‘wall of noise’ in […]

Bonnaroo 2015 lineup announced

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By Madison Baldwin, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival 2015 lineup has officially been announced. Bonnaroo will take place June 11-14 in Manchester, Tenn. The festival announced its lineup through a phone line in which fans call 1-844-ROO-2015 to learn the name of one artist on the bill and then share it on social media with the hashtag […]

Critic’s Corner: Fall Out Boy “American Beauty/American Pyscho”

By Spencer Lane, Chattanooga, Tenn., —  Fall Out Boy seems to be the only band from the early-mid-2000’s emo/pop-punk scene that is still enjoying mainstream success. This is probably because they haven’t stopped making music for any sustained period of time and continue to tweak their sound to be more in-tune with the popular trends of whatever year they release an […]

The Playlist: 90’s

By Madison Baldwin, Chattanooga, Tenn., – 1. Radiohead – “Creep” This classic anthem presents strong lyrics that deal with self worth and disenchantment with the human experience. 2. Wu-Tang Clan – “Bring Da Ruckus” The 90’s was arguably the best decade for rap music. No auto-tune or special effects were needed by Method Man and the rest of the Wu-Tang […]

Critic’s Corner: YGTUT – “Preacher’s Son”

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By Spencer Lane, Chattanooga, Tenn., —  Chattanooga rapper Kevin Adams, known more commonly by his rapper name YGTUT, recently released his newest mixtape “Preacher’s Son” through streaming service SoundCloud. “Preacher’s Son” is Adams’s most ambitious effort so far, following releases of various singles, also through SoundCloud. Producer Ktoven, who has worked with Top Dawg Entertainment (containing Schoolboy Q and another Chattanooga native […]

The playlist: indie

By Madison Baldwin, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Listen at www.8tracks.com/theutcecho 1. Catfish & The Bottlemen -“Kathleen” This track marries strong, raspy vocals with a guitar dominant melody. 2. Lapsley – “Falling Short” Soulful vocals and a steady beat mark “Falling Short.” Fans of Florence and The Machine will appreciate Lapsley. 3. Metaform – “Let Your Hair Down Girl” The whole […]

Critic’s Corner: Azealia Banks album “Broke With Expensive Taste” is worth the wait

Spencer Lane, Chattanooga, Tenn. — The career of Harlem rapper Azealia Banks has had as many ups and downs as an artist can possibly have in the span of four years. Her debut single, “212,” was considered one of the best and most refreshing new rap songs of 2011, if not the best. The combination […]

Critic’s Corner: Taylor Swift shakes off her country roots with ‘1989’

By Spencer Lane, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Several country stars have transitioned to pop over the years, but none have seemed to be as quick or brazen about it as Taylor Swift. From her early career, where her songs consisted of little more than her voice, an acoustic guitar and heartbreak, Swift has come to this […]