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A TUNED UP EXCLUSIVE: NEW LANGUAGE – HOUSE OF CARDS

If you are a regular follower of Tuned Up or of myself then you know that music is my world. I eat, sleep, and breathe music. It’s what I know. So when I get a hold of something new I dive right in, and that is the case with “House of Cards” by New Language. This track is crazy good. Speaking of ...

Post niche fest jammers [single reviews]

White Collar Sideshow - "I Didn't Come Here to Die": White Collar Sideshow have entered a new, bittersweet era as a duo. TD and Veronica Benton are perpetual nomads that exist to spread a message of hope through a medium that leaves many uneasy, sometimes creeped out, sometimes confused, but nearly ...

Premiere: Here Before presents the down to earth “Turn Signals”

Following in the footsteps of Ohio artists like The Blue Winter, Fever Fever, and Deadwood Floats; Here Before is, well, here to please. Fans of Sleeping at Last will find things to enjoy here as well. I thought the biography in Here Before's Facebook page summed up the vibe of the project pretty ...

Premiere: Trippin’ into a new era with EUVOIA

I don't recall the exact date, but I remember one day receiving a random text message from Jared Condon at work. In the text was a link to a Dropbox audio file. He asked for my opinion, but demanded I keep the song and the circumstances around it a secret. This song was part of a process that would ...

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 ...

Memorable Acts from Audiofeed 2019

Every set I saw at Audiofeed 2019 had things I enjoyed about it. However, there were a handful that captured my attention and will stick out in my mind about this year. I stuck to bands that were new-ish to me. Salt Creek: I wasn't feeling the greatest after I set up in the Radon Lounge to promote ...

GNARBEQUE PREVIEW: ZACK BARNES

GNARBEQUE PREVIEW: ZACK BARNES

For as long as I have loved music, I have at the same time loved festivals. They always have had this crazy way of making life a little better at the time, even if just for a day. There is something magical about them, and there is no feeling like it in the world. This applies to local fests to ...