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The Classic Crime – What Was Done, Volume 1: A Decade Revisited

I first heard The Classic Crime on RadioU before I even knew it was The Classic Crime.  In 2006 I started listening to 88.7 RadioU in Columbus and one of the first tracks I heard was The Fight by The Classic Crime.  I saw them for the first time four years later at Skully's in Columbus.  I was ...

An interview with Mike Defendant

An interview with Mike Defendant

Mike Defendant is a storied punk rock musician who at the age of 21 has been in the scene for over 6 years. He began with his band The Defendants, and continues solo today as Mike Defendant. When he's not touring around the country, he works as a bouncer and lives in a DIY space. Mike's signed to ...

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Copeland – Ixora

By Michael Belt I have a very bad habit of embracing old trends before they’re popular again. Whereas one defines a hipster as someone who embraces trends before they’re cool, I enjoy jumping on the bandwagon once the trend comes back in style. I find myself starting to enjoy bands who had once ...

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Topher James and Biscuit Brigade – Art and Soul

Art and Soul comes just in time for the holidays (though it isn't a holiday directed record). I know my ears become more keen to jazz and that soulful rock sound around this time of year - I know what you're thinking though. Why is this chump talking about holiday season musical inclinations prior to ...

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Colony House – When I Was Younger

By David Appelt You are about to love this band. I promise. Colony House (composed of Caleb Chapman, Will Chapman, and Scott Mills) could very well be the next big indie rock band. Grabbing their sound from extremely familiar influences, it somehow becomes something completely fresh. From the first ...

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Dreamers – Dreamers

The band formerly known as Motive put out one heckuva fun little EP this week. I first heard of Motive through a local hangout, Brothers Drake Meadery, who booked them semi-regularly. Then, the trio changed their name to Dreamers and a local show followed by a press email I took as a sign that I finally ...

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Tuned Up premiere: TART – “Rabid Dogs”

[photo credit - Sara J. Winston] We at Tuned Up just love premiering songs. Here's another one. Meet TART. TART is a duo, in short, from the Detroit area. Early in our existence, we got the chance to photograph and review a band called The Hounds Below, founded by Jason Stollsteimer from the ...