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By Olivia Ladd, Contributing Writer Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke surprised fans by releasing an unexpected sophomore solo album Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, available strictly from popular illegal download site BitTorrent. The album, which consists of eight tracks and a video, is available for six dollars through a pay gate, a first for BitTorrent. Listeners can also sample a …

J. Mascis, the singer and guitarist for early 90’s Massachusetts indie rock legends Dinosaur Jr., played at Nashville’s Exit/In on Wednesday night. Australian folk duo Luluc picked up another set in support of Mascis after the scheduled opener, former Broken Social Scene frontman Kevin Drew, cancelled his tour for personal reasons. Songs mostly came from the pair’s most recent …

Music duo and YouTube stars Pomplamoose visited MTSU for a Q-and-A session with students in the Wright Music Building Thursday afternoon. The duo have gained a large fan-base by independently recording and releasing covers and original songs to YouTube. Their YouTube channel, PomplamooseMusic, has amassed over 102 million views since 2008, with their most popular video, …

Thursday, October 2   8:00 p.m.   Foxygen @ Exit/In   Katie Powderly & The Unconditional Lovers @ 5 Spot     ST. LUCIA @ The Cannery Ballroom     Friday, October 3   9:00 p.m.    Flipside Nashville Presents @ Douglas Corner Cafe    Paul Thorn @ 3rd & Lindsley    Chromeo @ Marathon Music …

"Sidelines FM" airs weekly on WMTS 88.3 Murfreesboro. (FILE/WMTS)

On this week’s edition of Sidelines FM, we played tracks from some of the latest alternative/rock releases. We aired songs from Strokes’ frontman Julian Casablancas’ new solo album, alt-J’s sophomore effort, Prince’s new collaborative album with 3RDEYEGIRL, PLECTRUMELECTRUM, local rockers The Acorn People’s new EP and more. We also featured Judas Priest, Mastodon, Stone Temple Pilots and Fuel, who are …

Music duo and YouTube stars Pomplamoose will visit MTSU for a Q-and-A session in the Wright Music Building on Thursday afternoon. Consisting of Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn, the group gained a sizable fan-base by covering songs such as Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” “Telephone” by Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson’s “Beat It,” as well as posting …