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Festival preview: Fiction Forest 2019

Another weekend is on the horizon. And that means another summer festival. Fiction Forest is the brainchild of the dudes in Spirit of the Bear, and is becoming a perennial draw in their hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. Throw any preconceived notions of Youngstown being a terrible place to live out the window; this festival ...

The 7 Best Acts at Sonic Temple 2019

The title speaks for itself. I attended the inaugural Sonic Temple Festival, the rebranded Rock on the Range (effectively). It was an adventurous weekend. Here are my five favorite acts, in no particular order: FEVER 333: The band is without a doubt the current day Rage Against the Machine. In terms of attitude, ...

Five Albums with Cobra: Nick Burkhard of Better Anyway

[photo credit: Vikki Leonardi] Since I really got into music all those years ago back home in South Georgia, I have always loved local scenes. There is something about them that is pure and wholesome. Much like now, back then you could always find me at a local show before a huge tour. And I was at most of them, at the ...

2019 Anticipated Releases

Hey everyone. We at Tuned Up are pretty excited about 2019. Here are 100 artists that (we think) have albums coming out this year. Let us know what we missed. M83Polyenso - Year of the DogLo MoonHighasakite - Uranium HeartLa Dispute - PanoramaBon IverVampire WeekendWeeknight - Dead Beat CreepToro Y Moi - Outer ...

Topher’s Top 100 Tracks of 2018

Everyone listens for something different when hearing a particular song for the first time, whether it’s the lyrics, how the vocalist sounds, or an aspect of the musical composition itself. Like it or not our ears are biased. For me lyrics are typically the last thing that I listen for when giving a track that first play. ...

Marco Castro’s Top Music Videos of 2018

Music videos have always fascinated me since I was very young. The idea of syncing a short film with a song or watching the band or artist perform it in the most random and creative ways kept me in wonder, and I grew up to appreciate a lot the art and craft of video music. So for the first time, I'm curating a list with ...

Cobra’s Top 15 Albums of 2018

15. Heroes Like Villains - Bad Vs Evil: This was a new direction for these former pop-punkers. This album is what a pop-rock album in 2018 should sound like. I also love the story the album tells. 14. Janelle Monae - Dirty Laundry: This is a fun album that makes you think and dance at the same time. Her lyrics are ...