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GNARBEQUE PREVIEW: ZACK BARNES

For as long as I have loved music, I have at the same time loved festivals. They always have had this crazy way of making life a little better at the time, even if just for a day. There is something magical about them, and there is no feeling like it in the world. This applies to local fests to national touring fests; ...

GNARBEQUE PREVIEW: WILLY CLARK

Willy Clark is a name that I have seen more and more over the past year, and I absolutely love it. In my eyes that is a sign he is doing something right. I had the opportunity to chat with him a few weeks ago at a show, and he is one that truly loves what he does. Just from talking to him I could hear the passion in his ...

Audiofeed 2019 preview: acidfuneral

Audiofeed is neat because it books a nice mix of up-and-coming acts and old standbys. The old standbys are often perennial acts: Comrades, Flatfoot 56, Leper. The bands that make Audiofeed what it is. Audiofeed has found itself an unlikely new annual act in acidfuneral. This act is local to Champaign/Urbana, and has used ...

Audiofeed 2019 preview: Words

Behind the unassuming moniker is Jonny Gore—the singer of Least of These. LoT has a storied history with Tuned Up. They played one of the first events we booked (which also featured Oceanspeak, The Walking Tree, and Taking the Hourglass). Their albums have made many a year-end list, and they became one of Ray Cobra's ...

GNARBEQUE PREVIEW: TO KILL A MONSTER

If you follow Tuned Up or at least me on social media then you should have known that this band would be included. Ryan and I talk about "Tuned Up" bands from time to time, and if there was anyone, it’s the guys that makeup To Kill a Monster. This band has a long history with us here at Tuned Up. They even were the ...

Audiofeed 2019 preview: Death Therapy

Death Therapy is quite possibly the most under-appreciated, actively touring act on the Tooth and Nail/Solid State Records family at the moment. The excellent Voices is a journey mishmashing industrial electronica, sludge metal, and traditional metal in an intensely satisfying manner. One only needs to listen to "Feels ...

GNARBEQUE PREVIEW: ARISE THE TITAN

Arise the Titan is a band that might be unfamiliar to a lot of our readers. Well, let me tell you: if metal is your poison, then this is a band you should know. And if you like to step out of your comfort zone, this is a band to know. They have riffs for days, and I for one love it. Over the years they have shared the ...