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By Patty Greer Staff Writer Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks From his work in Animal Collective, to his solo projects and now his latest endeavors in Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, he makes sure you remember his name and sound. Amongst showers of water and beer on Friday afternoon, Avey Tare brought Slasher Flicks alive for the …

A shot of the festival grounds at the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky on Sunday, July 20, 2015. (MTSU Sidelines / Dylan Skye Aycock)

Check out our photos from the festival grounds of the  2014 Forecastle Festival: For our full archive of Forecastle coverage, click here. Follow Dylan Skye Aycock on Instagram at @DylSkye. For more book reviews, 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, email lifestyles@mtsusidelines.com

Written by John Connor Coulston//A&E Editor Nashville rock outfit The Wild Feathers made their claim as one of Tennessee’s best up and coming bands Thursday as they made their Bonnaroo debut. Their Thursday afternoon set drew a large audience for what was one of the earliest performances of the festival. The band’s energy kept the crowd …

Anti-Kanye graffiti still decorates the walls at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. / Bruce Boeko

Hip-hop icon Kanye West returned to headline Bonnaroo Friday night after his disastrous 2008 performance. West’s notoriously late and brief 2008 set spawned a festival tradition of shorts, with the catch phrase “f*ck Kanye” being screamed and spray-painted across the festival every year since. While West only missed his start time by roughly 10 minutes, …

Jack White settled into a captivating two and a half hour performance on the What Stage Saturday night at Bonnaroo, proving his well-deserved headlining spot. After opening the show with The White Stripes’ “Icky Thump,” White, along with his six-piece band, dove into “Highball Stepper,” a shrilling instrumental off his sophomore solo album “Lazaretto,” which …

Beck performs at the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky on Sunday, July 20, 2015. (MTSU Sidelines / John Connor Coulston)

Beck brought the 2014 Forecastle Festival at Riverfront Park in Louisville, Kentucky to a close with an eclectic headlining set. While Beck’s latest release, Morning Phase, was more focused on stripped-down ballads, his performance focused more on the upbeat tracks that have filled a majority of his career. He opened with the 1996 track “Devil’s …