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Vans Warped Tour Announcement 2016: Recap

Words: Juliet Kozlow If you were to play a word association game with Warped Tour over the past two years, a few phrases used would be controversial, huge, and “Kevin Lyman sucks.” While the first two certainly ring true, the (wrong) final phrase’s repetition led Lyman to take a step back from this behemoth he’s ...

Preview: Central Ohio Loop Festival

Words: Ryan Getz Our writer Sandeep Sehbi has his hands in so much stuff I can't fathom how he functions with such a cool head most of the time. His latest endeavor is the Central Ohio Loop Festival, via his booking entity Yawning Rabbit Booking. He has found inspiration in looping events around the country over the ...

Checking in with Pete Mako

Written by Sandeep Sehbi Pete's a hardworking guy. He plays a lot of shows, takes the time to get photoshoots done. He's recorded a great solo disc that did pretty well. Being a guy who does a lot of these conventions, he's got access to a market that most of us don't touch, and there's a lot to that. His bands coming ...

Interviewing Utopia Real Estate

Written by Sandeep Sehbi  Patrick is a pretty rad guy, with a lot of talent. He's got a powerful voice, a ton of energy, and his lyrics are very thoughtful, revealing and honest. If he does go on tour with Mike Defendant, it'll definitely be one of those experiences he'll never forget. Utopia Real Estate is one of a ...

Editorial: AIDS, Capitalism, and Collect Records

Words and opinions by Ryan Getz. This article should be considered stand-alone, and not indicative of a formal position of Tuned Up or I Am Tuned Up, LLC. I'll admit, I kind of pulled the title for this article out of my rear. But I want to let off some steam on this topic. By now, you are probably mad about that CEO ...

FMMF Year 2: a recap

Words: Ryan Getz Being a music journalist in the midst of a whirlwind of perspectives and opinions on Fashion Meets Music Festival had me a little less amped about attending this year. I braved the heat and entered the weekend curious about the changes and hoping to discover some cool new bands. The new layout was the ...

FemmeFest Preview

Written by Sandeep Sehbi FemmeFest was a successful first year festival last year, held in reaction to FMMF’s decision to try to bring in R. Kelly as a headliner for their inaugaral fest. While it was a reaction to the R. Kelly booking scandal, FemmeFest is also deeply rooted in a longstanding tradition of activism and ...