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The Weeknd To Headline NFL Super Bowl Halftime Show 2021

Abel Tesafaye (known by stage name The Weeknd) went "from homeless to Forbes list" to being booked as the headlining act for the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL on February 7, 2021. This comes as no surprise, as The Weeknd has dominated the industry this year with his chart-topping album ...

News & Reaction: Attack Attack! reportedly back together

I just logged onto Twitter and saw something surprising. "Attack Attack" trending. 660k tweets. I figured that couldn't possibly mean what I thought, especially with that amount of tweets. But, 2020 gonna 2020 I guess. Shout out to my friend Micah Powers for informing me (albeit indirectly) of this crabcore band circa ...

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 ...