13 concerts to see this week including Daikaiju, Billy!, Caughy, Gumm and more

Photo: Arcadian Wild – Playing Barrelhouse 5/17

Punk, noise rock, folk, and Americana. There’s a stacked lineup of great live music happening this week!

Here are thirteen concerts to see in the next seven days, happening all around Chattanooga; for ticket links and further details, visit the Chattanooga Music Guide Concert Calendar.

Tuesday 5/14: Lew Card @ Barrelhouse Patio

This week’s Pickleball Project Presents features local singer-songwriter Lew Card as the headliner of the free concert series on the patio of Barrelhouse/Five Wits Brewing. Enjoy one of the area’s best musicians while having a slice of pizza and a beer. // Barrelhouse Ballroom Patio 6:00pm Free show. Event link

Lew Card “El Ride” (Official Audio)

Tuesday 5/14: Mammoth WVH @ The Signal

Mammoth WVH is fronted by Wolfgang Van Halen, the son of rock ‘n’ roll legend Eddie Van Halen. Wolfgang was part of Van Halen, alongside his father and uncle, from 2006 until their disbandment in 2020. Following this, Mammoth WVH became his primary focus. Since 2021, Mammoth WVH has released two albums. // The Signal 8:00pm $25+ All ages

Mammoth WVH “Don’t Back Down” (Official Music Video)

Wednesday 5/16: McKay, Billy!, Jaron Utt @ Yellow Racket Records

Nashville-based musicians McKay and Billy! are coming to town for a performance alongside local singer-songwriter Jaron Utt. McKay, a folk-rock quartet, released their self-titled debut album in January. Billy! delivered a remarkable performance during OurVinyl Sessions, which you can enjoy here. Jaron Utt is one of our favorite local musicians. Listen to his 2021 debut In Case I Don’t See You or his work with Walter Slide. // Yellow Racket Records 8:00pm $10 at door All ages

Mckay “Plugged” (Live at East Iris Studios)

Wednesday 5/16: Daikaiju @ JJ’s Bohemia

You won’t forget your first Daikaiju show. The enigmatic Huntsville-based band performs while wearing Japanese kabuki masks and communicates solely through hand signals. Occasionally, they’ll even set their instruments on fire. They’ve released three albums, including Phase 3 in 2023. Opening the show will be two local bands, The Claw and Velvet Christ. // JJ’s Bohemia 9:00pm $15 Ticket link. 21+

Daikaiju “Jellyfish Sunrise” (Official Audio)

Thursday 5/16: Caughy @ Sluggo’s

Atlanta-based Caughy (pronounced kaw-he) hits the road for The Cosmo and Luna Tour, starting their 9-show run at Sluggo’s in Chattanooga. Caughy produces synth and drum machine-heavy songs with minimal structure and high emotional impact. Opening will be Chattanooga artists No Thank You John and Queenbrother. // Sluggo’s 8:00pm $10 at door 21+

Caughy “That Lizard” (Official Music Video)

Thursday 5/16: Gumm @ Boneyard Bar

We’ll get another opportunity to see local hardcore punk band Gumm before they head out for their second tour of year. They’ll be playing a hometown show alongside out-of-towners Leaving Time (Jacksonville, FL), Hollow Suns (Tokyo), and Squint (St. Louis). This should be a packed house. Gumm has gained significant popularity, and this is a great lineup. // The Boneyard Bar 9:00pm $15 at door 21+

Gumm “Slogan Machine” (Official Music Video)

Thursday 5/16: Maggie Rose @ Barrelhouse Ballroom

Maggie Rose spent years striving to break into Nashville’s mainstream country music industry. However, it was her return to her roots on her aptly titled 2018 record, Change The Whole Thing, that enabled the Southern soul singer to discover her own voice and an audience outside of the Nashville machine. Her latest record, No One Gets Out Alive, dropped last month. // Barrelhouse Ballroom 9:00pm $22 Ticket link 21+

Maggie Rose “No One Gets Out Alive” (Official Music Video)

Friday 5/17: Christopher Paul Stelling @ Cherry Street Tavern

The Village Voice likened the intensity of Asheville-based singer-songwriter Christopher Paul Stelling to that of the Tallest Man on Earth and Glen Hansard. Stelling has featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk and All Songs Considered. His critically acclaimed debut album, Songs of Praise and Scorn, was recorded over five nights in an actively operating funeral home. Redd Daughtery and Blake Worthington will open the show. // Cherry Street Tavern Tickets at door 9:00pm

Christopher Paul Stelling “Destitute” (Official Music Video)

Friday 5/17: Arcadian Wild @ Barrelhouse Ballroom

The Arcadian Wild crafts enchanting folk melodies woven with intricate harmonies and stirring lyrics, evoking a sense of wanderlust and wonder. Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, the band’s sound draws inspiration from the beauty of the natural world and their own meandering experiences. // Barrelhouse Ballroom 8:00pm $20adv Tickets link. 21+

The Arcadian Wild “Big Sky, MT” (Official Music Video)

Friday 5/17: Chattanooga Noise Night @ Stove Works

Chattanooga Noise Night, a monthly live show at the Stove Works art studio on E. 13th Street, features highly experimental sounds ranging from droning ambient to occasionally harsh noise rock. Admission is free. This month’s lineup includes Picture Rather Muted, Jerod Scott Walz, Cryptic Rising, and Skin Tension. (BYOB is permitted.) // Stove Works 8:00pm Free show, all ages

Saturday 5/18: Viv & Riley @ The Woodshop

Based in Durham, North Carolina, Viv & Riley draw from folk traditions to create melodies and craft songs that delve into adulthood in our changing world. Their songs, at times melancholic and at times darkly humorous, reflect on personal growth and the beauty of community. The released Imaginary People last fall. Local singer-songwriter Cat Campbell is also featured in the lineup. // The Woodshop Listening Room 8:00pm $10 at door Event Link. 21+

Viv & Riley “Kygers Hill” (Official Music Video)

Saturday 5/18: Christian Newport, Jaron Utt, David Daniel Parker @ Redbud

Christian Newport, an indie-folk musician from Chattanooga, released his impressive debut EP, Sunny, last summer. Based in Nashville, singer-songwriter David Daniel Park has released three records since 2015. Local favorite Jaron Utt continues to showcase exceptional songwriting. // The Redbud Venue 8:00pm $10 Ticket link

Christian Newport “Moving On” (Official Audio)

Sunday 5/19: Thelma and the Sleaze @ JJ’s Bohemia

After 14 years and 2,000 shows, Thelma and the Sleaze embark on their final tour across the U.S., aptly named The Victory Lap Tour. Rest assured, the band isn’t disbanding; they’re just touring less. Catch this intense and wildly fun southern rock band while they’re still on the road. Local openers include Liar Mute and Onion Milk. Onion Milk are making their live debut after releasing the catchy single “Sneak Out” last week. // JJ’s Bohemia 9:00pm Tickets at door. Event link.

Thelma and the Sleaze “Down” (Official Audio)