July, 2013


Connect the Dots on WUTC 88.1 FM Chattanooga, TN and WUTC.org

Connect the Dots, which airs every fourth Sunday night at 8 p.m. Eastern on WUTC 881. FM Chattanooga and WUTC.org, is a show about the love of music, and the desire of the father-son co-host duo of Chris Dortch and Chris Dortch II to share it with their listeners. The show began as an extension of what Chris and Chris have done together for years, staying up late and playing new music for one another’s consideration. Connect the Dots picks a theme—shows have been about songs from Elvis Presley movies, songs withRead More

Big Star doc tells tale of influential power pop legends

Big Star Photo

Five years ago, I couldn’t believe my good fortune when I found out Alex Chilton was playing a summer music festival in my hometown of Chattanooga, Tenn. I’d read all the stories about how reclusive the former Box Tops and Big Star front man had become, how repulsed he was by the machinations of the music industry and how he seemed intent on sabotaging his own career, so of course I had to go see him perform. This would be a rare Chilton sighting, and it turned out to beRead More