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The High Definitions – self titled EP

The High Definitions are a relatively new band to the Columbus, OH scene at large. The three piece I first discovered at Worst Kept Secret Fest, a hotbed for underground talent from the region. The Cincinnati natives recently relocated to Columbus and this self titled EP is testament to why word is ...

A Pop Psychology lesson feat. Neon Trees at Newport Music Hall

A Pop Psychology lesson feat. Neon Trees at Newport Music Hall

By Judy Won Neon Trees made an appearance at the Newport Music Hall on June 30, 2014.   Headlining their Pop Psychology tour, which began in early May, they took along up and coming bands Nightmare and the Cat and Smallpools on the road with them.  Pop Psychology is Neon Trees' third full-length ...

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Anberlin – Lowborn

By David Appelt Well, the end is here. Textbook bittersweet. Few bands have been as consistently good as Anberlin. They burst onto the scene with "Ready Fuels" way back when and never let up. I couldn't possibly try to write a review that does justice to their career, so I will limit it to ...

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Nightmare and the Cat – Simple

By Juliet Kozlow I caught Nightmare and the Cat while they toured with Neon Trees and Smallpools and fell in love with them. In my live review of the night,  I called them something to the extent of Amish Addams family punk rock and I stand by that still wholeheartedly. Therefore, I was excited to ...

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An Interview with Kyng

Photo credit: Kyng Facebook page, copyright 2014.Recently I got the opportunity to chat with Eddie Veliz, the singer and guitarist for Los Angeles-based hard rock trio Kyng. Not only that, but I also caught the band live at Bogart’s in Cincinnati, Ohio, on the first date of their summer tour with ...

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Amative – Flatlined

This EP has been out for a little while, but the band's debut music video just premiered on Under The Gun Review, so we thought a review was appropriate… Hello! Allow Tuned Up to introduce you to Amative. Long time readers might recall our interview with the band before a Memphis May Fire show ...

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Stillglow – WRATH

Stillglow are an interesting breed. You either get them or you don't. If you're on the fence the WRATH EP might be a good place to start. The three piece from Maryland prefers to let their aggression speak for itself in the songwriting rather than the stage presence at live shows. Dan Haight's guitar ...