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Copeland - "Pope": This song isn't going to be like the others in this write up, so bear with me. I saw a tweet the other day that quoted the link to this song and asked "How do they do it?" How, indeed Mr. Sugars (check out his band Church Tongue). If you feel like being bathed in layers of orchestral ...

No Dice – Change

Words: Ryan Getz Well, this is really overdue. No Dice served as my soundtrack for much of the transition into Autumn this year. The straight up emo earworms that the band concocted served as a fitting complement to many of my drives. In particular, I recall listening to some of the EP on the way ...

Hoosier Highlights: October Edition

October brought the vibes from quite a few Indianapolis heavyweights, including one of our steady favorites, one of my steady favorites, and as always, a couple of stellar hip-hop artists from the Circle City. October is also the first time since my inaugural Hoosier Highlights (which I didn’t ...

Arts Fishing Club – Human – I

Words: Ryan Getz I credit AGD Entertainment in Nashville for informing me about the presence of Arts Fishing Club. I knew I was in for something unique when I pressed play on this EP (I mean, look at that band name!) yet I was surprised by the intensity of the opener "Icarus." Let's be real, ...

2018 Lotus Fest Celebrates a Quarter of a Century of Bringing In Acts from All Over the World to Bloomington

(All photos courtesy of Castle Photographs.) It’s been exactly a quarter of a century since Bloomington began bringing in artists from all over the world. As someone late to the Lotus Festival “bandwagon,” this was only my second year attending the world music and arts festival, but I enjoyed ...

RELEVANT DISCOVERIES

Just Friends-Anyone that knows me well can tell you the one genre I don't listen to is ska. I just don't. Well, that has changed the last two years. Last year it was Keep Flying. This year, it's Just Friends. I came to know of this band late spring of this year. Sometimes I like to know some songs by ...

A Decade Apart – Premonitions Part I

Review by Ryan Getz It's been a hot minute since I've reviewed some heavy releases here on Tuned Up. Time to change that. Let's start with the electronic influenced post-hardcore dudes in A Decade Apart. If you pay attention to all things Tuned Up on a regular basis, you might have noticed that ...