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 […]

Roland Hayes concert hall hosts two student choirs

Contributed photo by Emaleigh Grantz

Chamber Singers stand for a picture on campus. The group is made of students who have auditioned for a 
variety of different voice parts.

Amber Wilson, Chattanooga, Tenn. — UTC welcomes all music lovers to Roland Hayes concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. on April 7. Guests will have the chance to experience the musical stylings of composers from across the world. The two headlining choirs are the Chattanooga Singers and the Chamber Singers. Both choirs are under the direction […]

Critic’s Corner: “Salad Days”

Spencer Lane, Chattanooga, Tenn. — “Salad Days”, the second full-length album release by Canadian neo-surf rocker Mac DeMarco, begins with the title track, one that is a perfect demonstration of the sub-genre he has come to dominate with his previous releases “Rock and Roll Night Club” and “2”. It has his staple flanger-dominated guitar licks, lazy sing-song lyrics, and […]

Campus Acitivity Board presents MocMadness

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Bria Woods bought the first two tickets for MocMadness at McKenzie Arena.

Sarah Cooksey, Chattanooga, Tenn. –  MocMadness is the equivalent of March Madness without the basketball or competition, but plus Andy Grammer and the Ready Set. UTC Campus Activity Board hosted the first annual MocMadness concert on March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in McKenzie Arena. Andy Grammer is famous for his pop-rock songs “Fine by Me” and “Keep […]

Well known recording artist to headline Moc Madness


By Noah Stallings, Chattanooga, TN–World famous recording artist Andy Grammer will perform as the headliner for Moc Madness, which is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, March 21. Viewed as one of the biggest success stories in the industry, Grammer is well known for his vibrant rock/soul combination and vocal delivery, according to a press release. […]

Critic’s Corner: Top Dawg Entertainment

Specer Lane, Chattanooga Tenn. – Top Dawg Entertainment, the West Coast label responsible for Kendrick Lamar’s rise, has steadily been making a name for itself as one of the best forces in hip-hop today. Now the label is bringing another LA-based rapper from the forefront of the indie scene to a broader hip- hop audience. […]

Music Department hosts Scholarship Dinner

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Eve Hermann, Chattanooga, Tenn. – The UTC Music Department is hosting a Music Scholarship Honors Dinner Mar. 18 to benefit the music scholarship fund. The event will include a free to the public concert at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center Auditorium and a dinner for sponsors of the music department in the UC Chattanooga […]

Critic’s Corner: Inside Llewyn Davis

Joakim Roth, Chattanooga, Tenn. – “If it was never new, and never gets old, then it’s a folk song.” Inside Llewyn Davis starts off with a folk song and ends with a folk song. In it’s entirety, the movie is one big folk song. The Coen brothers know exactly what it takes to strum together […]

Chattanooga Symphony performs at the Sheraton

Eve Hermann, Chattanooga, Tenn. - The Chattanooga Symphony is performing at the Sheraton Read House Silver Ballroom Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. The program for the concert includes Flutes en Vacances by Casterede, Concerto for Two Trumpets in C Major by Vivaldi, and Symphony No. 40 by Mozart. Conductor Kayoko Dan said the event venue was special because […]