Their name gets people's attention pretty quickly: Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band. They played the Bud Light stage Thursday night during Riverbend. In this interview, the lead singer, Sweet Nasty, talks about the band's unusual name and their 10-year history together. Click here to listen.
Steel Wheels mostly play Americana. But Thursday night at Riverbend 2012, they added beat-boxing to this song. Hear an excerpt, and hear lead singer Trent Wagler discuss the band's inspiration for combining old and new genres. Click here to listen.
Here Come The Mummies, a band who claim to be 5000-year-old funk musicians from the ancient Expleticus Deleticus tribe, played Riverbend on Wednesday night at the Bud Light stage. They jammed on a cowbelt (part cowbell, part belt), introduced the crowd to Evil Kenevil's twisted twin, and wrapped up their set with songs like "Boom Boom Room."
Devon Allman, Mike Zito, Charlie Wooten, Yonrico Scott, Johnny Sansone, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Waylon Thibodeaux and Cyril Neville performed together Wednesday night at Riverbend 2012. The group is called the Royal Southern Brotherhood's Tribute To The Wetlands. Click here to listen to an excerpt of their performance.
Glass House Collective, which opened up on East Chattanooga's Glass Street at the beginning of the year, just got news of a $300,000 ArtPlace grant. The collective plans to use the money to commission art projects in its neighborhood. Director of Glass House Katherine Currin and local artist Kevin Bate talk about the grant.
The summer exhibit at the Creative Discovery Museum downtown Chattanooga is all about Tinkertoys and building your imagination. Through a series of manipulative objects children and their families can learn about nature, water systems, communication and collaboration. There are activities involving wind power and plenty of opportunities to build using the classic Tinkertoy objects of wooden spools, sticks, fans and blocks. The exhibit opened Memorial Day we
'Hair' opens on CTC's Circle stage on June 15th for a month of Friday and Saturday night performances. This one-of-a-kind, American tribal rock musical debuted in 1967 at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre and opened on Broadway the following year. Forty five years later, Scott Dunlap directs the first production of 'Hair' ever staged by the Chattanooga Theatre Centre.
Listen to the interview with Director Scott Dunlap and Musical Director Andrew Chauncey about this production: