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MICAH SCHNABEL-THE TEENAGE YEARS OF THE 21ST CENTURY

We've all heard the saying, "don't meet your heroes, they will only let you down". I don't believe that. I have had the pleasure of meeting three of my musical heroes, Chuck Ragan from Hot Water Music, Geoff Rickly of Thursday, and Micah Schnabel of Two Cow Garage. And I can say that all three are some of the most ...

Most Anticipated 2020 Records

Hi everyone. Welcome to the new age (as Imagine Dragons says) of 2020. The new decade. Let's enjoy some new tunes this year. What follows is a list of 101 albums we are anticipating this year. Some are announced. Some are speculation. Enjoy the read and let us know what we missed. '68AmasonAmerican ArsonAnchor & ...

Founder’s 100 – 2019 edition

I decided to handle the Founder's 100 list a bit differently this year. While there are clearly ten songs at the top, the rest of the list is a bit more ambiguous. Rather than try to rank all 100 songs, I'm just going to go more in detail for the top 10 and list the other 90 in alphabetical order. Find a playlist of these ...

Founder’s Picks: Top 30 Albums of 2019

Below is the rough order of the top 30 albums I enjoyed most and was impressed by this year. Discover something new! Once you get to the top 5, the order changes depending on my mood. Oh well. – RG 30. Sudan Archives - Confessions: This classically trained violinist blew my mind when I saw her open for Future ...

Tyler Meacham – Property EP

Richmond, VA's Tyler Meacham makes an unassuming brand of Americana influenced pop music that doesn't claim to be anything grandiose or groundbreaking. It just is. And therein lies its appeal. "All I Wanna Do" is a midtempo piano driven number that sets the tone for what's to come. Earlier in the fall, we wrote about his ...

SPACESHIPS – Tiny Fires EP

This psychedelic, spacey shoegaze group from South Bend I discovered at Audiofeed. I was stoked to hear a sound coming from the Front Porch that I was used to hearing come from dark dives with a faint haze of pot hovering in the air.  The Tiny Fires EP kicks off with the title track. Though the backdrop is decidedly ...

Founder’s 250 top tracks of the 2010s

What a decade this was. So much evolution of my music taste happened, and Tuned Up was founded in 2011. The below 250 tracks are songs that shaped the past decade for me, and tunes I just plain enjoyed. Hope you find something you like that you haven't heard before. The Spotify playlist can be found at the bottom of the ...