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Photo courtesy of Matador Records  Story by Hayden Goodridge / Contributing Writer In what has become his signature laid-back vocal delivery, Kurt Vile remarks, “I’ve always had a soft spot for repetition,” in the verse of his single, “One Trick Ponies.” If there’s one line that could sum-up Vile’s tried-and-true approach to songwriting, you’ve got it right …

Story and photos by Katherine Garrett / Contributing Writer  The reception for Susan Kae Grant’s art photography project, “Night Journey,” which is currently hanging in the Baldwin Photographic Gallery, was held Monday, following a lecture about her work and process creating the project. The works are based on audio recordings of her own dreams in …

Photo courtesy of Billboard Story by Enrique Geronimo / Contributing Writer Two Feet is a one-man band who has merged several sounds and genres together to create a new style of sound. Bill Dess is the man behind the curtain, and he stays behind the curtain often. Originally from New York, Dess has now toured …

Photo courtesy of Pitchfork Story by Isong Maro / Contributing Writer G.O.O.D Music (Kanye West) and Cactus Jack (Travis Scott) label signee Sheck Wes’ debut project has been released. The project is titled “Mudboy,” and its official album art features Wes, who doubles as a fashion model, covered in mud against a white background. The …

Photo courtesy of American Songwriter Story by Hayden Goodridge / Contributing Writer Since the advent of digital recording, the music charts have encouraged the idea of filling songs with “more” wherever there’s room to fit it. Just look toward the Hot 100, and you’ll find layers-upon-layers of vocals, heavy-hitting drum beats, frenetic synth-lines and hardly a …

Photos by Angele Latham and Rasheed Johnson / Contributing Writers Story by Angele Latham / Contributing Writer Appreciative listeners gathered outside the John Bragg Media and Entertainment Building on Wednesday for the third annual MT Engage Fest, a festival that brings together the talents of musicians, songwriters and recording industry students at MTSU. Sponsored by …