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Photo by Alexis Marshall / MTSU Sidelines Nashville-based husband-and-wife duo *repeat repeat has had a busy summer. From playing Bonnaroo back in June to buying a farmhouse outside the city for themselves and their 11 animals, the surf-rock group has had a lot on its plate. Most recently that included a set at Birmingham’s fourth …

Photo courtesy of Mike Bresnen Born and bred in Perth, Australia, Bex Chilcott came to Nashville during her first trip to the United States and fell in love. Chilcott, who goes by the stage name Ruby Boots, continued to return for frequent visits until officially moving to Nashville in 2012 to pursue a career as …

Photo by Sarfarez Syed Story by Bonnie Hyer / Contributing Writer While most fresh-faced students living on a college campus find themselves struggling to hop from class-to-class and counting down the minutes until the weekend, MTSU students Grant Lepping, Andrew Proffitt, Chad Shealy and Ethan Smith have been hard at work crafting an EP to …

Photo courtesty of GQ Story by Maro Isong / Contributing Writer Music and artistry have always been key elements in black culture. From African rhythms to jazz, blues, rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, hip-hop, R&B and the music of today, a constant projection of the black spectrum can be found laced across the history of music. …

Photo by Karsten Holberg Story by LB Rogers / Contributing Writer Like most artists who come to MTSU for its Recording Industry Management Program, Chloe Kimes saw her education as a vein of study she could align her passion with. After graduating high school, she packed up her things and said “I’ll Be Going” to …

Photo by Hayden Goodridge / MTSU Sidelines Hakeem Vance sits eagerly in front of his laptop as he sifts through some of the latest instrumental sessions he’s been working on. His computer — bearing the purple-faced logo of his Keem the Cipher moniker — appears to be a musical scrapbook of sorts, containing countless in-progress …