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COVID reflections from the head honcho

Hi everyone. Ryan G here. I haven't really prepared anything, but I've read a few things, soaked up a lot, and felt like speaking from the heart for a second on this pandemic business as it relates to Tuned Up. The evening of March 11 and morning of March 12 were some of the hardest times of my career, with the ...

INSIDE MY HEAD, MY WORLD

Ok, I'm going to say this first and then get to it. I have no clue what I'm about to say or where this is going. I have a general idea but who knows how this is going to end up. I just know that I need to keep myself busy. And writing is one of the ways I can do that. Be it in my journal, writing poems and short stories, or ...

Cloud City preview: Elijah Banks

Though the mantra of Cloud City is to feature artists that are under-represented, sometimes their curation aligns with in-place momentum. One such artist on their lineup is Elijah Banks. Elijah Banks has been slowly rising to prominence in Columbus, playing many a festival and recently playing direct support to Sarob, a ...

Cloud City preview: Fortune Orange

Coming up quick is a new festival in Columbus, Ohio called Cloud City. Following the development of this festival has opened my eyes to whole new side of the Columbus music scene that I was not aware of previously. One exception to that rule is Fortune Orange. Cloud City's booking this band was a very savvy move; they ...

Festival preview: Madden Road Micro Music Fest

One of the unexpected highlights of my summer last year was the humble Madden Road Music event, which takes place on the Dye Farm in rural Cable, OH. This event has so much potential. It was also the one of the most relaxing and therapeutic outdoor music events I've attended—possibly ever. Expect to drive out to a ...

Bewilderfest 2018: A preview

I've been saying for awhile now that small, niche festivals are the future. We aspire to keep our own Steadfast Festival at a certain level that is focused on intimacy, community, and music discovery. Cincinnati's Bewilderfest seems to be following similar aspirations, with the added bonus of putting the spotlight on craft ...

The World of Atlas Black 2018 – a recap

Words by Lieke Ruesink, Photos by Kayla Kreller The annual music and poetry festival, The World of Atlas Black, visited the city of Columbus last weekend. The event, hosted by poetry publishing company, Secret Midnight Press, took place at Skully’s. People traveled in from all over the country to see the magic that is ...