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Jack White performs at the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, July 19, 2015. (MTSU Sidelines / John Connor Coulston)

By John Connor Coulston // Lifestyles Editor While we missed out on sets from artists such as OutKast, Gary Clark Jr. and Twenty One Pilots on the first day of the 2014 Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky, we more than made up for it Saturday and Sunday by catching some of the best sets of …

Jamie Hince, left, and Alison Mosshart, right, of The Kills perform at Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, Tenn. on Friday, May 30, 2014. (MTSU Sidelines / John Connor Coulston)

By John Connor Coulston // Assistant A&E Editor The Kills kicked off their 2014 tour at Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom to a sold out crowd last weekend. The night began with an opening set by Oklahoma rock band Nuns. The group played tracks off their recently released debut album, “Opportunities.” Since the group is relatively unknown, …

As with all music festivals, there are your lesser-known acts and your well-known headliners. Music in the Middle was no different, with their version of a headlining act being Manchester indie rock group The 1975. Their festival stop in Woodbury, Tenn. was their first performance on their American tour supporting their self-titled debut album. If …

Going into Music in the Middle, I was excited to discover tons of new artists from the area and independent acts from across the globe. On top of excellent sets from The 1975, SWIMM, Motive and more, here’s a few of the best acts I saw at the festival. Goodbye June Goodbye June’s set was …

Moon Taxi performs at MTSU's Student Union Ballroom in Murfreesboro, Tenn. on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. (MTSU Sidelines / Brett Turner)

There are two positive outcomes that can come with seeing a band perform live. Some performances reaffirm your love for a group, while some make you love them even more. The latter is what I experienced after seeing Nashville rock act Moon Taxi perform Tuesday night at the Student Union Ballroom. Going in, I was …