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Craft & Vinyl goes beyond brick and mortar in the age of COVID

I've only been there a couple of times, but the Grandview Heights, OH hybrid record store, studio, and venue made an impression with its down to earth, easygoing atmosphere. Like countless others, the venue has been struggling with how to make ends meet in a space where socially distant shows are impractical and the ...

“Artists Against Overdose” virtual concert to take place next Monday the 31st

Next Monday, August 31st, 20 artists from around the world will perform sets to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day. With the world reeling from COVID-19, civil unrest, and an extra tumultuous election year, there is no doubt that many are looking for ways to cope with it all. Many of these ways are ...

KripHop Livestream event showcases performers from the disabled community from around the world

A couple of years ago, I reached out to NPR Tiny Desk winner Gaelynn Lea on Twitter. I'm a hearing impaired 31 year old man who has worn hearing aids since the age of 7, and likely has lived with this since birth. So, this makes my interest in music a bit curious, to say the least. My background, and my discovery of Gaelynn ...

Songathon offers a unique songwriting contest for unique times

You don't need me to give you a redux of everything happening in the world right now. In fact, you're probably on Tuned Up because you want a break from reading about the latest COVID-19 news. Well, we pledged earlier today to begin promoting innovation in the music industry during these unique times. Songathon, a New ...

SOPHOMORE SLUMP FEST 2018 PREVIEW

One of the things I like about music scenes are people that take charge, that makes a change. A few summers  ago, a festival in North Carolina was canceled. It had a good line-up, a lot of up and coming pop-punk and easy-core bands. Well, once it was canceled a few people took notice and put together their own festival: the ...

WARPED TOUR: TEN BANDS TO WATCH + FIVE MORE

Sometime in November of last year, Kevin Lyman shocked the music world when he announced that the 2018 edition of the Vans Warped Tour would be the last. I, like many others, mourned as this festival is the cornerstone of my summer, my musical landscape, and—dare I say it—my life. For 18 years in some shape, form, or ...

An event to remember, The Secret World of Atlas Black, returns to Columbus

Words: Lieke Ruesink If you’re in Columbus in August, you’re in luck. Publisher Secret Midnight Press is not just organizing a poetry event, but creating an entire weekend filled with magic. From an album release show to a cat gallery, nothing is too crazy for creatives Jesse Cale and Ashley Dun. Secret Midnight ...