Spooky Black debuts with “Black Silk”

Spencer Lane, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The anonymous Spooky Black of  St. Paul, Minn., is one of the biggest stories in the world of Internet music this year. But what has caused Spooky Black to be such a huge story? For starters, the character’s real name has not been explicitly stated, although the name on the […]

Students sold on local products, free music at Chattanooga Market

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Hayden Seay, Chattanooga, Tenn. —The Chattanooga Market is a local icon, becoming a tradition among residents new and old. “It’s become a Sunday tradition for many families,” said Melissa Siragusa, the head of the marketing and media relations division of the Chattanooga Market. “Where else can you go to listen to two free concerts, park […]

Mountaineer Folk Festival at Fall Creek Falls

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The 36th annual Mountaineer Folk Festival at Fall Creek Falls State Park commemorates a simpler time. The weekend starts the night of Sept. 5 and continues throughout the weekend to end on Sept. 7. The weekend consists of square dancing, music, crafts, food as well as storytelling. Vendors will sell and demonstrate folk art, bath […]

Critic’s Corner: Mick Jenkins’ “The Water”

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(Note: Scroll to the bottom to listen to samples from the album.) Spencer Lane, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Chicago-based rapper Mick Jenkins has proven his status as an up-and-coming rap star with the recent release of his sophomore mixtape, “The Water” (2014). The mixtape starts with the track “Shipwrecked.” It has an ambient introduction, setting the […]

Riverfront Nights brings music to the water

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Southern Brewers Festival was held on Chattanooga’s riverfront where Riverfront Nights is held.

By Geno Campbell, Chattanooga, Tenn., – Riverfront Nights is a weekly, free music series from early August to mid-September produced by Friends of the Festival, who also organizes the annual Riverbend Festival. The organization has booked different artists for the musical line-up each Saturday night. The event highlights businesses that promote healthy lifestyles, sustainable business […]

Nightfall concert series begins with summer

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Caroline Maloy, Chattanooga, Tenn. — The 25th anniversary of the Nightfall summer concert series will start every Friday from May 3 until August 30. The free, outdoor concert series will be at the River City Stage in Miller Plaza, at the corner of Market Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. “This is probably our best […]

Signal Mountain hosts “Mountain Opry”

Joakim Roth, Chattanooga, Tenn. — You can either keep on the sunny side or go down to the river to pray. Appalachian tunes and hymns straight from “O Brother Where Art Thou” can be heard high up on Signal Mountain at the Mountain Opry on Friday nights. Chattanooga mountain music on Signal Mountain encapsulates old-time bluegrass songs, […]

Critic’s Corner

Spencer Lane, Chattanooga, Tenn. —   For the final critic’s corner of the school year, I want to review an album I discovered about a year and a half ago and has held my attention ever since. King Crimson’s debut album “In the Court of the Crimson King” is considered by many to be the first great […]

Nickel Creek reunites and returns to the Scenic City

Joakim Roth, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Grammy winning acoustic bluegrass super trio, Nickel Creek has reunited and decided to hit the road again. The kings and queen of poppy acoustic string tunes have announced a new tour and brand new album, putting an indefinite hiatus since 2007 to rest. This marks the 7 year return of […]

Chattanooga celebrates jazz appreciation month


Sarah Cooksey, Chattanooga, Tenn. — The month of April is Jazz Appreciation Month and Chattanooga is celebrating all month long. The month-long “Jazzanooga” Music festival kicked off March 28 and will continue until April 27. The festival will not be on a repeat of the same music every night at the same place. Altogether, there are […]