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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 …

Photo courtesy of Pinegrove’s Bandcamp Story by Hayden Goodridge / Contributing Writer  The opening lines of “Skylight” resemble a new mission statement for Pinegrove’s lead singer, Evan Stephens Hall: “I draw a line in my life / Singing this is the new way I behave now.” Though the record was written and recorded a year …

Photo courtesy of Decider Story by Brandon Black / Contributing Writer For movies that clearly preach an anti-violence message, Jeremy Saulnier’s films sure do contain quite a bit of stomach-churning gore. After his last two projects, slow-burning revenge thriller “Blue Ruin” and “Green Room,” a thinking man’s slasher flick with a brutal edge, Saulnier is …

Photo courtesy of BUST Magazine Story by Max Leach / Contributing Writer Ezza Rose doesn’t want to tell you that no means no because she knows she shouldn’t have to. Her newest album, entitled “No Means No,” will compel you to listen to what she has to say whether you like it or not. Getting …

Story and photos by Sergio Pacheco / Contributing Writer The Rep Your Roots talent show was held Friday night in MTSU’s Student Union Building from 6 to 8 p.m. The talent show called all students who had talents and wanted to show them off. There were 22 participants in the talent show, and all of them …