On the week’s edition of “Sidelines FM,” we talked about the album that has taken the hip-hop community by storm of the last week, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly. We played three standouts from the jazz/funk-inspired concept album, then went into tracks from one of Lamar’s biggest inspiration’s, 2pac. The rest of the show emphasized …

The daily line-ups for the 2015 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee have been revealed. While a full schedule with exact times has yet to be released, Bonnaroovians now have a better idea of how they’ll be spending their weekend on “The Farm.” As expected, deadmau5, Mumford & Sons and Billy Joel will …

New music was the focus this week’s edition of “Sidelines FM,” our weekly radio show on WMTS Murfreesboro. We played new singles from Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie, Blur and Passion Pit, in addition to songs from artists on the 2015 Bonnaroo lineup like Mumford & Sons, Alabama Shakes and Brandi Carlile. We discussed recent live performances by …

Revered fast-spitting MC Twista and rock band Saving Abel have announced concerts at local nightclub TEMPT. Twista, who’s known for his tongue-twisting flow, will perform at 9 p.m. on April 24. The 41-year-old rapper has been releasing albums since 1992, with his commercial peak coming with his 2004 album Kamikaze. The album included the hit “Slow Jamz,” which featured …

Local fans of rapper Afroman will have to get their weed-rap fix elsewhere as his March 27 concert at Murfreesboro nightclub TEMPT has been cancelled. The cancellation follows the “Because I Got High” rapper’s arrest for punching a female fan on stage at a show in Biloxi, Mississippi on Feb. 17. The overwhelming fallout that followed seemed …

Grammy-winning producer and MTSU alum Torrance “Street Symphony” Esmond announced a scholarship for recording industry students Tuesday afternoon during a Q-and-A at his alma mater. Esmond, who graduated from the university in 2003, sought to help undergraduates through a $750-a-semester scholarship to keep students on track. “I remember being a student at MTSU and (because) …