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Announcing Steadfast Festival

One of my dreams since I started booking shows was to throw a little fest. Well, on May 14 in COLUMBUS OHIO that dream is gonna come true with the help of the Tuned Up team. Steadfast Festival's inspiration came from my attendance of Audiofeed Festival. I was struck but how many musical cultures commingled like family. I ...

PREVIEW: this ain’t the Hunger Games, but there’s a cornucopia waiting at a pizza pub

We at Tuned Up like throwing shows to highlight the kinds of music we talk about on the blog. This is the first event we are a part of in 2016 - Jan 3rd (6PM). It's sure to be an eclectic evening in a place that not everyone thinks as eclectic. But hey! Pizza! And friends! And there's no cover. Here are our thoughts on the ...

Tuned Up refresher – what you will find on here

It occurred to me today that I've never formally taken the time to show you guys exactly what kind of content we cover. I mean, we give some general guidelines of what we AREN'T, but here's a quick rundown of what's what. RELEVANT DISCOVERIES: A Relevant Discovery happens when a Tuned Up contributor discovers a band/artist ...

Nots play Dude Locker alongside Raw Pony (7-inch release), Sex Tide & Mike Rep August 15th

'NOTS are performing this Saturday at the Dude Locker with Sex Tide, Mike Rep and Raw Pony, who are releasing a self-titled 7" on Heel Turn Records. $5 at the door and free BBQ.’ - Jah Nada. I sit down with Virginia from Raw Pony to talk about the show. TUNED UP: I notice you guys are releasing your 7-inch at this ...

Fan conversations

Tuned Up:"How did the music make you feel?" "It made me feel like I was a part of the music. I wasn't listening to something, I was a part of something." -Zack from Athens, OH on his experience watching Foxes in Fiction play. Date: 11/7/14 Place: Double ...

Year End lists: Kyle Smith’s top albums of 2012

It's time to reveal what the I AM TUNED UP staff has pegged as the best music of 2012, and first up is contributing writer Kyle Smith. Enjoy, and maybe open your mind to some new recommendations... 10. Carnivale Electricos - Galactic A enjoyable concept album from the six-piece funk outfit out of New Orleans, trying to ...

“Next Big Sound” chart – week of 4/26/12

The geeks at the NextBigSound firm have released the top 15 fastest rising artists on the internet, according to their calculations.  Here they are: Funky Solenn Filligar Sway Dasafo Deuce Mandinga Anathema Rose Falcon Shahinaz Andrew Garcia Lindsey Stirling Disclosure Santa Leja LA ...