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Photo courtesy of Respect My Region Story by Nathaniel Nichols / Contributing Writer After a year of anticipation, Lana Del Rey is back and ready to hypnotize with her two new sultry, psychedelic singles, produced by Jack Antonoff, called “Mariners Apartment Complex” and “Venice B****.” “Mariners Apartment” feels very enlightening and happy in comparison to …

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Story by Mary Claire Bennett / Contributing Writer More than a week after the death of 26-year-old rapper Mac Miller, fans and friends work to reconcile the loss through provocative dialogue about substance abuse and mental health. Miller, known for his transparency in discussing such issues, has left behind no shortage …

Photos courtesy of Grant Lepping The College of Media and Entertainment is consistently buzzing with people of all backgrounds but harbors many musically-inclined students due to the various recording industry programs MTSU offers. Grant Lepping, a Louisville native, is one of those musically-inclined students that uses his interests and expertise to dirty his hands in …

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 …