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Photo courtesy of Elaine Marschik / Flickr Thousands of music fans will converge in Birmingham, Alabama, this weekend for a festival named after its unconventional venue, the Sloss Furnaces. The site once used to forge iron for the L&N Railroad will soon be heating up with musical acts ranging from 21 Savage to Chris Stapleton. …

Photo provided by: MT Athletics // Brent Beerends Middle Tennessee (8-5, 0-1 C-USA) started strong Sunday in the Conference USA opener against defending champion UAB (11-3, 1-0 C-USA), but it couldn’t find any momentum in the second half, falling 78-63 in Birmingham. The contest was a continuation of junior Reggie Upshaw’s strong play of late, with …

Tyler, the Creator performs at the Sloss Music & Arts Festival in Birmingham, Ala., on Sunday, July 19, 2015. (MTSU Sidelines / John Connor Coulston)

Tyler, the Creator‘s Sunday night set at the Sloss Music & Arts Festival in Birmingham, Alabama, was particularly special for me, a fan of the rapper and his collective Odd Future who hasn’t had the chance to see either live. I—like many people my age—discovered Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (or OFWGKTA, for short) when a then …

Les Claypool of Primus performs at the Sloss Music & Arts Festival in Birmingham, Ala., on Sunday, July 19, 2015. (MTSU Sidelines / John Connor Coulston)

Progressive rock trio Primus performed at Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama, during the 2015 Sloss Music & Arts Festival Sunday night. Check out John Connor Coulston‘s photos from the performance below: For our full archive of Sloss Fest coverage, click here. Follow John Connor Coulston on Twitter at @JCCoulston. Follow us at www.mtsusidelines.com, on Facebook at MTSU Sidelines and on Twitter/Instagram at @Sidelines_Life. To contact Lifestyles editor John Connor …

Paul Janeway of St. Paul and the Broken Bones performs at the Sloss Music & Arts Festival in Birmingham, Ala., on Sunday, July 19, 2015. (MTSU Sidelines / John Connor Coulston)

Birmingham, Alabama’s own St. Paul and the Broken Bones returned home to perform at the 2015 Sloss Music & Arts Festival Sunday evening. Check out John Connor Coulston‘s photos from the performance below: For our full archive of Sloss Fest coverage, click here. Follow John Connor Coulston on Twitter at @JCCoulston. Follow us at www.mtsusidelines.com, on Facebook at MTSU Sidelines and on Twitter/Instagram at @Sidelines_Life. To contact …

Robbie Arnett, left, and Marlana Sheetz, right, of Milo Greene perform at the Sloss Music & Arts Festival in Birmingham, Ala., on Sunday, July 19, 2015. (MTSU Sidelines / John Connor Coulston)

Milo Greene performed at Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama, during the 2015 Sloss Music & Arts Festival Sunday afternoon. Check out John Connor Coulston‘s photos from the performance below: For our full archive of Sloss Fest coverage, click here. Follow John Connor Coulston on Twitter at @JCCoulston. Follow us at www.mtsusidelines.com, on Facebook at MTSU Sidelines and on Twitter/Instagram at @Sidelines_Life. To contact Lifestyles editor John Connor Coulston, …