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Tightfest Preview: Cherry Cola Champions

Tightfest is on its way to becoming one of the most interesting underground music festivals in the midwest. A bevy of math, emo, psychedelic, post punk, screamo, hardcore and skramz bands will descend on the Dude Locker for a memorable day of jams on September 13th in Columbus, OH. This is a series of ...

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The Griswolds – Be Impressive

By Juliet Kozlow The Griswolds are on track to blow up. They've been making a name for themselves on the festival circuit, having performed at stateside festivals such as Lollapalooza, Firefly, and Hangout Fest earlier this year and Big Day Out and London Calling overseas and down under. They have ...

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10 little known, non local FMMF artists you should watch

Have Mercy This emo influenced rock band is quickly rising and our Tuned Up writer Ray named their release The Earth Pushed Back as his top release of 2013. Live, he maintains they were everything he expected them to be - this coming from a man who loves Thursday and Hot Water Music. They are ...

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Bunbury Festival Coverage (part one)

Commentary and Photography by Judy Won (all rights reserved) My weekend began at the Bunbury Music Festival at Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove in Cincinnati, Ohio. While Bunbury is a relatively recent festival, only being around for the past few years or so, I would say it’s definitely a festival ...

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7 FemmeFest artists you should watch

An interesting thing happened in Columbus, Ohio recently. A festival formed in response to another. Without getting into the "why" (you can read all about it on their website) I'm intrigued because I've never heard of a festival forming as a direct response to another one. In any case, the festival will ...

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Tuned Up exclusive: Michael McQuaid (part deux)

It's a rainy day here at Tuned Up HQ. Maybe part 2 of our exclusive premieres from Tennessee's Michael McQuaid will help? Today, we have two more videos - a track from his upcoming Heart&Soul EP titled "Pitch Black" and a cover of the wildly infectious "Latch" by Disclosure and Sam Smith. What do ...

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Shonen Knife – a hybrid review and interview regarding Overdrive

By Lucy Kaplan After my interview with Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls, he mentioned to me that his record label Good Charamel Records, has a signed artist that will also be in Chicago soon. He introduced me to  an all-female band from Osaka, Shonen Knife, mentioning “Shonen Knife is one of the ...