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FIVE ALBUMS WITH COBRA: SEBASTIEN BETLEY OF NEW LANGUAGE

Los Angeles–based band New Language are not new to us here at Tuned Up. Last year we premiered a single of theirs, and earlier this year we included them on an Artists To Watch list for 2020. And so far that has proved to be the case, as they are starting to catch fire and it's a beautiful thing to watch. They play a very ...

FIVE ALBUMS WITH COBRA: KALI DREAMER

Words by Ray Cobra//Photo by Tim Teller Photography Hip-Hop has never really been a genre that I really dove into. Growing up I listened to it because my sister or my friends in high school would be playing it. It really honestly wasn't until I heard "Bonfire" by Childish Gambino that I was like: ok, I can get into this. ...

FIVE ALBUMS WITH COBRA: MIKE O’LEARY FROM WE ARE THE MOVIES

Words: Ray Cobra//Photograph: Tyler Sheehy If you follow me on social media or Tuned Up for that matter then you should be familiar with the Columbus, OH pop-punk band, We Are the Movies. And if not, shame on you. LOL!!!! Just kidding. This is a band we/I have covered religiously since I first saw them back in 2016 at ...

FIVE ALBUMS WITH COBRA: JORDAN SLOAN OF ZONEZERO

Words by Ray Cobra//Photo by Jeremy Messmore Sometimes the hardest part about writing anything is the opening paragraph. I can say that is not the case here. Jordan Sloan, I have learned over the years, is one of the hardest working musicians in Columbus. At any given time, he very well could be in 4 or 5 bands. Not only ...

Tuned Up’s 60 LA Bands to Watch, as chosen by an Ohio Dude

You all seem to love diving into lists! You've seen us do Ohio, Nashville, and Indiana. Now, we dive into a market we still know relatively little about. Below are 60 acts in the general proximity of Los Angeles we think you ought to pay attention to. Playlist at the end of the list—you know the drill! All My Friends ...

50 Indiana Artists to Watch – 2020

This list may have been conceptualized and the foundation for it formed years ago, but the craziest part about this for me is how many Indiana artists I wanted to include but was forced to throw out for the sake of brevity. Some of these are names you may recognize from my Hoosier Highlights reviews series or the ...

Topher’s 2019 Albums of the Year

Now that it’s been almost a full two weeks since the New Year and exactly a month since our founder posted his top 30 albums of 2019, I’m finally getting around to publishing my own albums of the year for last year. Better late than never, right? 25. Hobo Johnson – The Fall of Hobo Johnson I actually listened ...