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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 ...

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Tuned Up’s Costa Rica Bands to Watch – 2021 Edition

This may be the farthest local scene that Tuned Up has ever covered. At only half the size of Ohio, Costa Rica is a country known for its beautiful nature, great coffee ,and good vibes. But with this list I compiled for you, I want you to also know them for their thriving & vibrant independent music scene worth checking ...

Tuned Up’s Nashville Bands to Watch – 2021

We at Tuned Up were super impressed at how often you referred to our 2020 rendition of this list last year. While we couldn't have predicted how the rest of 2020 will go, we still had a blast compiling it. And the same can be said for this year. This year, we've expanded the list and brought on board the expertise of ...

Topher’s 2020 Albums of the Year

I listened to significantly less music in 2020 than I have in previous years, so I decided this time around that I’d trim the fat (top EP’s, honorable mentions, etc.) and just give you my top 20 favorite albums from the year, thoughts and all. 20. Chicano Batman – Invisible People On their fourth studio ...

Tuned Up’s 60 Ohio Bands to Watch – 2021 Edition

How does one pick bands to watch in the midst of a global pandemic? Well, we're about to find out. Listed are some bands that have "risen above" on our radar that we think could be up to big things in 2021. Scroll all the way to the end for a link to the playlist :) Adoremus - Okay, the followers in common that I have ...

Topher’s Top 100 Tracks of 2020

100. Matt Maeson – We Were The Same 99. A Day To Remember – Mindreader 98. O’Brother – Halogen Eye (featuring Simon Neil) 97. Foster The People – The Things We Do 96. Car Seat Headrest – Hollywood 95. twenty one pilots – Level of Concern 94. Thad Cockrell – Higher (featuring Brittany ...