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Story and photos by Hayden Goodridge / Contributing Writer Big Ears Festival in downtown Knoxville continued into its second day Friday with a variety of jazz, electronic and psychedelic performances from some of each genre’s most esteemed voices. A host of fans lined up down the block to Church Street United Methodist Church to see …

Photos and story by Alexis Marshall / Reporter  The Tennessee House Criminal Justice Subcommittee passed a controversial bill to the next level Wednesday that would strip community oversight boards of subpoena power. Among others, Nashville Mayor David Briley attended the meeting to voice his opposition. Sponsor Rep. Michael Curcio (R-Dickson) said Tennessee law currently has …

Photo by Caleb Revill / MTSU Sidelines Archive U.S. Senate candidates Phil Bredesen and Marsha Blackburn debated for the second and final time before the Nov. 6 election in the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy on the University of Tennessee’s campus in Knoxville Wednesday. Since the first Tennessee Senate debate on Sept. 25 in …

Big Ears Festival, a music and arts festival put on by AC Entertainment in downtown Knoxville, takes place at various venues throughout the town for four days. This year, Sidelines experienced all the avant-garde, experimental, weird and delightful artistic events the event had to offer. Check out our reviews and photos below: Tony Conrad’s Short Film Series at …

Shabazz Palaces, the brainchild of Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire, was one of the best shows we caught at Big Ears 2016. Butler is most well-known for his work with Digable Planets in the early ’90s, essentially paving the way for experimental hip-hop in its early years. The Seattle duo infuses jazz and other musical …

Yo La Tengo was the first event we caught at Big Ears 2016. The group took the Mill and Mine stage later into Thursday night. The Hoboken “indie rock” band completely abandoned their coined genre for an avant garde, experimental set focused more on noise and frequency than composition. The group, who is infamous for …