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Daft Punk trbute act One More TIme performs at Exit/In in Nashville, Tenn. on Friday August 30, 2015. (MTSU Sidelines / John Connor Coulston)

By John Connor Coulston // Staff Writer When one thinks of tribute acts, the image of four middle age men dressed as The Beatles or Led Zeppelin playing the hits of their idols comes to mind. Now take that model and update it for the digital generation.  This concept was exemplified with the Daft Punk …

The album artwork for Earl Sweatshirt's "Doris" (FILE)

By John Connor Coulston // Contributing Writer Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt’s debut studio album, Doris, is a 44-minute display of technical ability, personal reflection and eerie production. It’s been three years since Earl’s debut mixtape Earl captivated the hip-hop scene with its blend of shock value and tongue twisting flows. Over this period, Earl’s life has …

Robin Thicke, left, gets twerked on by Miley Cyrus, right, during a performance of "Blurred Lines" the 2013 Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday, August 25, 2013. (FILE)

By John Connor Coulston // Contributing Writer The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards was an event filled with over the top performances, surprising appearances, triumphant returns and, of course, music. This year’s ceremony boasted a solid set of performers including: Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Drake, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Bruno Mars, Macklemore & …

Hawaiian-native Jack Johnson will headline for Mumford & Sons Saturday night at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival after it was announced the band’s bassist had to have a blood clot removed from his brain. “I got this phone call basically asking if I could fill in, and we haven’t played a set in a year,” …

By Meredith Galyon | Contributing Writer Country singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves recently released her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park, after she sprang up the charts with her hit single “Merry Go Round.” The 24-year-old Texas native emerged onto the country scene after becoming a top 10 finalist on season five of “Nashville Star.” She has …

David Bowie The Next Day

By Jay Powell // Features Editor Whenever an artist returns after a prolonged absence, the resulting album and/or tour are typically met with enthusiasm. It’s an exciting time. Mad hysteria is on message boards, but artists never live up to the level of anticipation and expectation. Eventually, the album is written off as a halfhearted …