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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, …

More than 2,000 fans of the John Green novel “The Fault in Our Stars” filled Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium Thursday evening to see a sneak peak of the much anticipated film adaptation, as well as participate in a Q&A session with the actors and author. For those who haven’t read Green’s latest novel, the book …

By Claire Osburn A&E Editor While most people are familiar with the state capital’s famous moniker, relatively few realize what being “Music City” actually means for Nashville. The city reigns as one of the top three locations for the music industry in the country, as it cuts records and creates cash flow. According to a …

Grammy-winning producer and MTSU alum Luke Laird performs at The Rutledge in Nashville, Tenn. on March 27, 2014. His performance was a part of the 2014 Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. (Cat Murphy / MTSU Sidelines)

By Natalie Shipley // Staff Writer Considered “MTSU’s most famous alumnus,” it has been more than 10 years since award-winning songwriter and producer Luke Laird attended the university. “I don’t know how accurate that is, but, hey, if that’s what it is for now, I feel honored,” Laird said during a break in a performance …

By John Coulston Staff writer Rising local acts, moshing and rock ‘n’ roll—all for the price of a $3 ticket. This describes Red Bull Nashville’s Sound Select showcase that took place Friday night at Exit/In. The event featured performances by local acts JEFF The Brotherhood, Ri₵hie and Deluxin’. The night started with garage-punk outfit Deluxin’. …

Daft Punk trbute act One More TIme performs at Exit/In in Nashville, Tenn. on Friday August 30, 2015. (MTSU Sidelines / John Connor Coulston)

By John Connor Coulston // Staff Writer When one thinks of tribute acts, the image of four middle age men dressed as The Beatles or Led Zeppelin playing the hits of their idols comes to mind. Now take that model and update it for the digital generation.  This concept was exemplified with the Daft Punk …