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  • February 2016
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Everybody Drum Some: Rhythmists Gather for Make Music Day; Lester Plans to Continue the Beat

Murfreesboro percussionist Ross Lester led an enthusiastic and diverse group of drummers in a rhythm ensemble event on June 21. Make Music Day began in France in 1982 and is now celebrated in hundreds of cities around the world on June 21 each year (coinciding with the summer solstice). In contrast to most music festivals, […]

Cymbal Repair by Jake 6

Doctor Crash: Cymbal Repair by Jake Breathes New Life into Cracked Cymbals

On many days, 38-year-old drummer Jake Winebrenner’s office is onstage or in the recording studio with local bands like Flea Market Hustlers or Rhythm Kitchen. On other days, it’s at Process Welding Systems, a welding company located in La Vergne, Tennessee. However, when Winebrenner’s not working his day job or night job, he’s tucked away […]

Doyle Lawson Quicksilver 2014

Uncle Dave Macon Days Brings Doyle Lawson, The Grascals, Greg Reish and Lots More Bluegrass Players and Fans

On July 7, 8 and 9, bluegrass, old-time and country music fans will travel to Murfreesboro’s Cannonsburgh Village for two full days of old-time pickers, jug bands, cloggers, bluesmen and more for the 39th annual Uncle Dave Macon Days festival. A variety of local and regional acts are lined up for the weekend, which honors […]


So Good It’s Scary: Spooky’s Pizza Now Haunts the Walter Hill Area

With a ghoulish theme in tribute to the haunted hotel in Wartrace, Joe Peters has taken his Spooky’s Pizza concept just north of Murfreesboro, delivering food out of a shopping center on Memorial Boulevard near Jefferson Pike. Spooky’s serves some fantastic pies, all tabbed with ghostly names. You have the Hell Cheeses Over, a cheeseburger-themed […]

Ashleigh Caudill

Ashleigh Caudill Trio – Fri, 7/15 @ Bird Song Studio

The Ashleigh Caudill Trio will bring its gentle acoustic string sounds to Bird Song Studio’s Bluegrass In The Hills Series on Friday, July 15. A Colorado native, Caudill attended Boston’s Berklee College Of Music before coming to Middle Tennessee and continuing to develop her passion for songwriting, clawhammer banjo and bass, and is now promoting […]

Pucketts (1w)

Around Town – Boro Business Buzz, July 2016: Puckett’s Coming to the Murfreesboro Square, Popular Coffeeshop Closes Doors

Puckett’s Grocery, known in Franklin, Nashville, Columbia and Chattanooga for its wide selection of fine Southern food—biscuits, ham and eggs, French toast, meatloaf, fried chicken, steaks, barbecue, burgers, shrimp & grits and much more served alongside live music—has acquired the building at 114 N. Church St. in Murfreesboro, the former home of Big Bang, Bluesboro, […]

Aye Mammoth

Aye Mammoth, Lightning and Hellfire

Local sludge-metal outfit Aye Mammoth is gearing up to record a new EP, entitled Venomous Bones, in July, so it’s as good a time as any to talk about the band’s mean, lean 2015 offering, Lightning and Hellfire. Aye Mammoth’s third project since forming in 2012 and the follow-up to 2014’s Bring the Dawn cram-packs […]

Uberphonics What do you Want to Do

Uberphonics, What Do You Want to Do

While I usually recognize most of the bands that send their albums to the Pulse office, Nashville psychedelic “junk-jazz” outfit Uberphonics is a group I’ve yet to experience until recently. In addition to regularly playing the Nashville circuit regularly, the trio has also frequented its fair share of Murfreesboro staples in recent years, such as […]

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