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Story and photos by Hayden Goodridge / Contributing Writer Big Ears Festival in downtown Knoxville continued into its second day Friday with a variety of jazz, electronic and psychedelic performances from some of each genre’s most esteemed voices. A host of fans lined up down the block to Church Street United Methodist Church to see …

The eclectic Big Ears Festival kicked off its four-day residence in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, Thursday night with a wide array of diverse musical talent on display. Among artists performing on Thursday were Avey Tare from Animal Collective, jazz guitarist Bill Frisell and the ’90s psychedelic group, Mercury Rev. Lesser-known artists like the Japanese math-rock trio, …

Photo courtesy of Youtube MTSU Signature Events has announced that the American rock band Young the Giant with Phoebe Ryan will be the headline act for the highly anticipated 2019 Spring Concert. The announcement came Thursday afternoon as students gathered to enjoy free snacks, waited for the reveal and theorized on who would be announced. …

Photo Courtesy of Hozier.com Story by Stacey White / Contributing Writer  It’s been five years since Hozier’s self-titled debut album was released, but it’s safe to say his new album,“Wasteland, Baby!,” was worth the wait. The 28-year-old has crafted an album that perfectly fits his deep and powerful voice. Each song on this album demonstrates …

Photo courtesy of fleetwoodmac.com Story by Allison Borrell / Contributing Writer Fleetwood Mac is one of those bands everyone has heard about, whether they love them, hate them or have no interest in them, but the packed crowd at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday night showed they belong in that first category. Promoted as “An Evening …

Photos and Story by Emily Blalock / Contributing Writer MTSU’s Center for Popular Music presented “An Evening of South Texas Conjunto Music” on Monday night at the Blue Note Café, featuring artists Felipe Perez y Sus Polkeros and Cactus Fire, the opening band of the evening. Gregory Reish, the director of the Center for Popular …