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Big Ears Festival’s 10th annual musical celebration wrapped up its four-day run in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Sunday with anticipated performances from jazz guitarist Bill Frisell, trumpet player Wadada Leo Smith and the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Bill Frisell ended his string of performances throughout the weekend with his group, Bill Frisell’s Harmony, in an afternoon …

Photos and story by Hayden Goodridge / Contributing Writer Big Ears Festival continued into the weekend with a jam-packed day of music Saturday, filling theaters, museums and bars alike across the city of Knoxville. The day was highlighted by striking performances by modern-classical composer Nils Frahm, historic jazz drummer Jack DeJohnette and banjo player and …

Story and photo by Allison Borrell / Contributing Writer Rhode Island-based noise rock band Daughters, joined by industrial electronic group HIDE and experimental noise duo Wolf Eyes, played at the Mercy Lounge Thursday night to a packed room of excited fans. The band hit the stage at 9:45 p.m., playing an hour-long set that was …

Photo courtesy of Ridenour Rehearsal Studios Story by Makayla Boling / Contributing Writer Ridenour Rehearsal Studios, located in Murfreesboro, is a one-of-a-kind new venue that has five rehearsal studio spaces available, along with its live space, “The Alley,” where most events are held. According to Ridenour’s website, “The Alley” features 1,350 square feet of rehearsal …

Photo and story by Rachel Blackwell / Contributing Writer From the moment Jack Antonoff, the creator and one-man act that comprises Bleachers, took the stage decked in a bejeweled sailor suit, Bleachers delivered an adrenalized performance that didn’t disappoint the crowd at Marathon Music Works. After a hyped-up opening performance by Los Angeles-based Tangerine, comprised …

Photos by Meredith White / Contributing Photographer Story by LB Rogers / Contributing Writer Article updated on Sept. 5 at 1:05 p.m. to correct The Lone Bellow member’s name from Brandi Charlie to Kanene Donehey Pipkin. Sidelines regrets the error.  Bahamas and The Delta Saints cracked Saturday evening open at Lightning 100’s Live on the Green with …