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Photo courtesy of Lionsgate Entertainment Company  “You came back, didn’t you?” When a grungy local named Lane (Wes Robinson) whispers this ominous line to one of his skeptical hiking companions in “Blair Witch,” it sounds tongue-in-cheek, almost even cheesy. But while it was directed at Peter (Brandon Scott), a two-time visitor to the Black Hills of Maryland, the …

Photo courtesy of Netflix After getting a late start on the “The Get Down,” Netflix’s series released on August 12, I finished it quickly, because yes — it was that good. “The Get Down” is set in 1977 in the South Bronx, and although it may have not been the safest place to live, the culture was …

Photo courtesy of Top Dawg Entertainment Chattanooga rapper and former MTSU student Isaiah Rashad’s debut LP was released on Friday. The album, “The Sun’s Tirade,” was released through Top Dawg Entertainment, home of modern hip-hop icons including Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q. It’s no secret that Kendrick Lamar’s rise to the top of rap mountain …

Photo by Olivia Ladd/MTSU Sidelines The WMOT 89.5/Roots Radio station launched this morning with a live kickoff event and marked the beginning of the new Americana music programming. MTSU’s station, WMOT, partnered with Music City Roots to convert the channel from jazz to Americana– inclusive of country, bluegrass, gospel and more. The event, which was live-broadcasted …

Photo courtesy of Mountains Like Wax Most weekends, you can find the members of Mountains Like Wax playing in a basement in Nashville or driving a few hundred miles in their van to play a DIY show somewhere in the Southeast. This Saturday, the band will follow The Weeks and prelude to Judah and the …

Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Home invasion films usually follow a very linear story progression: a group of intruders with ill intentions break into a home, and the victimized family hides in terror, eventually rallying to fend off the threat. While “Don’t Breathe” approaches the subgenre from a fresh angle and creates palpable tension in a claustrophobic setting, …