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Louisiana Bands to Watch

Hold onto your gumbo, we've got quite a list of bands for you to check out! Rogue (Progressive Metal) The last metal album I bought was The Chariot's One Wing, so needless to say I've been out of the metal scene for a few years. But even so, Rogue's music manages to stand out. There's somewhat of a djent influence ...

Bands to Watch – Where Are They Now? [Part 1]

I don't really have an eloquent introduction here. We think you might be curious about what some artists we've chosen in Artist/Band to Watch features past are up to today. This is part 1 of our attempt to chronicle some of those folks. Enjoy! There's still plenty to discover! -RG .boy (Henry Blaeser, Ohio Bands to Watch ...

Founder’s Retrospective – Top 20 Songs – Thrice

Inspired by a follower of ours, @ineverglow, on Twitter, thought it would be fun to dive into a retrospective series. This seems especially appropriate in Tuned Up's 10th year. Thrice isn't a top 10 band for me, but when they hit for me, they really hit. And, my appreciation of them has certainly evolved as my tastes have ...

Wisconsin Bands to Watch

Caught between Minneapolis, Chicago, and Detroit, Wisconsin is a musical Bermuda Triangle that most touring bands refuse to touch. It's home to buttrock cover bands aplenty, as well as the annual Cory Chisel Fest in Appleton. But all snarkiness aside, there are some decent local acts worth keeping an eye on from this ...

Tuned Up presents: Canada’s Top 20 Alt/Indie Releases of the 21st Century

Below is the unofficial top 20 albums released by Canadian artists within the alternative/indie genre since the year 2000. For those of you wondering how to define “alternative/indie”, I hope to clear up your quarries with the list below. Note: the countdown is limited to one entry per artist. 20. Allan Rayman – ...

10 Dallas Bands to Watch

Guest post by Joshua Clifton I am a big fan of music as an experience. In the mist of a pandemic, many artists are still trying to find their footing. In the past year, we’ve seen really amazing online experiences and even more less than desirable quality streams, but we kept moving forward. Even when it ...

Bands to Watch: South Bend and Beyond

By Nathaniel Fitzgerald Growing up in the late 90s, my home town of South Bend, Indiana was the type of place meant to be escaped. The greatest thing any local musician could hope to do was leave. After all, the most famous band from South Bend’s history—the Rivieras—scored a major hit with a song about moving to ...