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By Patty Greer Contributing writer Mountain Oasis, formally known as Moogfest, took place this past weekend in Asheville, N.C. Headliners Bassnectar, Nine Inch Nails and Pretty Lights, immediately set the mood for a weekend of good vibes. Mountain Oasis in itself has always been a different kind of music festival. For starters, the festival is …

By Emily Stubbs Contributing writer Noteworthy singer-songwriters performed to a packed crowd at the legendary Bluebird Cafe Tuesday night for Freedom Sings. Freedom Sings is an entertaining, yet educational multimedia program of the First Amendment Center and, according to its website, “features music that has been banned or censored or has sounded a call for …

By Noel S. Heath Assistant A&E Editor Inspired by a novel on his summer reading list, a music education major from Columbia composed a completely original concert music ensemble in just two days. “Perils of the Pearl” has since been premiered by the MTSU Symphony Orchestra and was well received. “It’s not every day that …

October 31 is almost here and what better way to celebrate than with a playlist of our favorite Halloween tracks. Our playlist of playful and scary tunes is the perfect soundtrack for trick-or-treating or hanging out in graveyard – whichever you prefer: “Thriller” by Michael Jackson No better way to start off a Halloween playlist …

By John Coulston Staff writer Rock legend Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees graced the Tucker Theatre stage tonight plucking strings on his acoustic guitar and keeping his decades-old music alive. “A couple years back, John [Merchant] asked me if I would do it, and I thought what a fantastic thing to be able do, …

From left to right: The album artwork for Paul McCartney's "New," Katy Perry's "Prism" and Pearl Jam's " Lightning Bolt." (FILE/Edited by John Connor Coulston)

Paul McCartney – New Paul McCartney is a legend that needs no introduction. On his 16th solo release, he combines reflective tracks with tracks inspired by his current life. Paired with production by Mark Ronson and Beatles’ producer George Martin’s son, Giles, New is exactly what a 2013 Paul McCartney album should sound like. McCartney uses a little bit of everything that has …