Justin Shekoski, left, and Bert McCracken, right, of the Used perform at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. The show was the band’s second stop on a co-headlining tour with Chevelle. (MTSU Sidelines / John Connor Coulston)

Alternative hard rock band The Used performed at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday night. The four-piece band, which was on tour supporting showcased their trademark blend of hard-hitting instrumentation, melodic hooks and raw energy. Frontman Bert McCracken lead the charge, with his energetic stage presence and vocals. While Chevelle fans in the crowd weren’t very in to the performance, die-hard Used …

The final day of the 2015 Beale Street Music Festival featured performances from the weekend’s biggest acts, including Ed Sheeran, Hozier, Wilco and St. Vincent. However, sets from Cage the Elephant and Rise Against on the Rockstar Energy Drink Stage brought the the three-day riverfront festival to a roaring close. Cage the Elephant Since releasing …

Shelf Life is a  recurring book column where our staff review buzzed-about novels, interview authors and discuss personal favorites. In my relatively short lifetime of consuming pop culture, there’s always been one comic book villain above all others: The Joker. Not the Green Goblin, not Lex Luthor, not Magneto, The Joker. And as today marks the …

The album artwork for Gucci Mane's "Dessert" (FILE)

When infamous Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane went to prison on a slew of charges ranging from parole violations to disorderly conduct in late 2013, many thought we would barely hear a peep from the president of 1017 Records for the remainder of the decade. However, that’s been the opposite of the case, as 23 albums, mixtapes and EPs have …

"Sidelines FM" airs weekly on WMTS 88.3 Murfreesboro. (FILE/WMTS)

This week on “Sidelines FM,” we played a mix of great songwriters, new and old. We kicked things off with a block of tracks from Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Neil Young and Simon & Garfunkel, in celebration of the new Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit. We also played new songs from Florence + The Machine, Sufjan …

Bonnaroo organizers announced Wednesday afternoon that country singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves and R&B star D’Angelo have been added to this year’s lineup. This will be be both artists second visit to “The Farm,” as Musgraves performed in 2013 and D’Angelo was the special guest during ?uestlove’s 2012 SuperJam, marking his return to performing live after over a …