2016 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

Bonnaroo is right around the corner. If this is your first time, or you’re a seasoned veteran, here are some tips to survive four days of glorious music, friends and unbearable heat. Sidelines has you covered with everything from camping to shows. Hygiene It’s inevitable that you and everyone around you is going to smell …

Nashville-based reggae rockers Roots of a Rebellion have been building a steady local fan base for several years and relish the chance to play in front of their biggest and most eclectic audience yet at Bonnaroo. “We’re really excited to play,” said guitarist Marco Martinez in a recent phone interview. The group is set to …

On Wednesday, Exit/In was packed out by punk fans for the Nashville return of the beloved Modern Baseball alongside the band’s tour mates Joyce Manor and opener Thin Lips. Modern Baseball is fresh off the release of their third and latest LP, Holy Ghost. The Nashville show was the first stop of their summer tour across the U.S. …

Photo by Olivia Ladd Hiding away in the basements, living rooms and backyards of Murfreesboro rental homes is one of the most progressive, tight-knit yet expansive artist communities in the country: the Murfreesboro house show scene. A house show is exactly what it sounds like: a show held in a house. A typical house show …

Big Ears Festival, a music and arts festival put on by AC Entertainment in downtown Knoxville, takes place at various venues throughout the town for four days. This year, Sidelines experienced all the avant-garde, experimental, weird and delightful artistic events the event had to offer. Check out our reviews and photos below: Tony Conrad’s Short Film Series at …

Shabazz Palaces, the brainchild of Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire, was one of the best shows we caught at Big Ears 2016. Butler is most well-known for his work with Digable Planets in the early ’90s, essentially paving the way for experimental hip-hop in its early years. The Seattle duo infuses jazz and other musical …