Originally from South Africa, the band of brothers known as KONGOS played a tribal-rock infused set for a crowd of students Monday night in the Student Union Ballroom. The night started off with Coat Tales, a five-piece indie rock outfit based in Nashville. The band is relatively new to the music scene; however, their sound …

It’s a stormy Wednesday evening and a group of women enter the dance studio just in time to stash away their umbrellas and break out the headbands. It isn’t quite time for class, so the ladies huddle in the lobby and wait for the night to begin. The room is shaking, but it’s not thunder rattling …

A shot of the festival grounds at the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky on Sunday, July 20, 2015. (MTSU Sidelines / Dylan Skye Aycock)

Check out our photos from the festival grounds of the  2014 Forecastle Festival: For our full archive of Forecastle coverage, click here. Follow Dylan Skye Aycock on Instagram at @DylSkye. For more book reviews, follow us at www.mtsusidelines.com, on Facebook at MTSU Sidelines and on Twitter/Instagram at @Sidelines_Life. To contact Lifestyles editor John Connor Coulston, email lifestyles@mtsusidelines.com

Jack White settled into a captivating two and a half hour performance on the What Stage Saturday night at Bonnaroo, proving his well-deserved headlining spot. After opening the show with The White Stripes’ “Icky Thump,” White, along with his six-piece band, dove into “Highball Stepper,” a shrilling instrumental off his sophomore solo album “Lazaretto,” which …

Sara Watkins, left, and Chris Thile, right, of Nickel Creek perform at the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky on Sunday, July 20, 2015. (MTSU Sidelines / Dylan Skye Aycock)

Bluegrass trio Nickel Creek performed at the 2014 Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday afternoon. Check out our photos from the performance below: For our full archive of Forecastle coverage, click here. Follow Dylan Skye Aycock on Instagram at @DylSkye. For more book reviews, follow us at www.mtsusidelines.com, on Facebook at MTSU Sidelines and on Twitter/Instagram at @Sidelines_Life. To contact Lifestyles editor John …

Cyle Barnes, left, and Damien Bone, right, of The Weeks perform at the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky on Sunday, July 20, 2015. (MTSU Sidelines / John Connor Coulston)

Nashville-based southern alternative rock group The Weeks delivered a riveting 45-minute set at The Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky on Sunday afternoon. The soulful southern rockers opened their riverfront set on The Boom Stage with “Brother In The Night,” a track off their latest album Dear Bo Jackson. Bassist Damien Bone is a centerpiece of …