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IT’S A GREAT NIGHT FOR A FEW NEW SONGS [SINGLE REVIEWS]

Words: Ray Cobra / Photo: Alex Zarek Art & Design Tiny Kingdoms - Rose Gold: This is a band I have followed for a few years now, and they do not disappoint. From their live show to their recordings, this band is tight. Their latest single, “Rose Gold,” adds to their repertoire. “Rose ...

Tuned Up’s 60 LA Bands to Watch, as chosen by an Ohio Dude

You all seem to love diving into lists! You've seen us do Ohio, Nashville, and Indiana. Now, we dive into a market we still know relatively little about. Below are 60 acts in the general proximity of Los Angeles we think you ought to pay attention to. Playlist at the end of the list—you know the ...

Guest column: Grammys Insider

by R.A.R. (who may or may not be a family member of the Tuned Up founder) Editor's Note: We were contacted by an early follower of Tuned Up a couple weeks ago who was given the rare chance to attend the Grammys while entertaining a business client. Below are her thoughts on the experience. We are ...

Premiere: Forstory wants to break up another day [Double Feature]

In advance of competing in the first finals since the return of Indianapolis’ Battle of the Bands next weekend, indie pop quintet Forstory are back with not one, but two hot new tunes. Frontwoman Sydney Frank describes “Let’s Break Up Another Day” and “Another Day” as two parts in the same ...

Preview: Jax Anderson & Fashion Week at Rumba Cafe

As I lay here on my couch, vegan chocolate chip cookie and blood orange tea in my belly, I'm calm and content. This calmness and rest is needed to prep me for the whirlwind to hit Rumba Cafe this Friday that is Jax Anderson. I'll never forget my first experience with Jax. I was at Rumba Cafe for a ...

How is it February already? [single reviews]

Little Image - "WORTH IT": Little Image—a trio from Dallas, TX—hit my radar a couple of years ago as a band with a markedly indie sound, who quickly gained footing with the indie pop crowd. Their grassroots following of fans who mainly like bands like the 1975 and LANY was noteworthy. This might ...

A reflection on Mac Miller’s Circles

Written by Scott Michael Well damn, this isn’t easy. When Mac Miller died, I found out as I was on my way to work. It ruined my day. Mac Miller got me through so much in my life; depression, anger, and when I found some semblance of peace he did too. Things haven’t been the same in the world of ...