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Best of 2014: Topher’s Top 12 Discoveries

I discovered quite a few fantastic artists in 2014. In fact, so many new names came across my radar that I decided to document the best in my second year end list. 12. SAUL An exclusive Loudwire premiere back at the beginning of the year is what got me first acquainted with these Iowa natives. ...

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Carev Dvor – Labor of Love

Columbus has a very diverse music scene. That is one of the things I love about this city. In my 4 years of living here I have come across plenty of bands that I enjoy, Two Cow Garage to The Castros to History’s History. All 3 just happen to be different genres. I can now add Christian melodic ...

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Kate Tempest – Everybody Down

By Michael Belt One thing I love about hip-hop is that many different creative outlets can be employed to express whatever comes to mind. One of these outlets is poetry. Now poetry is acknowledged in some sense, but it’s never implemented in its true form. When implemented, it just sounds out of ...

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Best of 2015: Founder’s 100

I'm Ryan Getz. I founded Tuned Up. These are my favorite 100 songs of 2015, based on songwriting quality, enjoyability, and how much I listened to them this year, roughly. 100) She Bears - Wet Shirt: Sunny fuzzy pop rock that lit up my winter. 99) Cardinal Harbor - Lies: Surprisingly experimental ...

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Best of 2014: Papa Steve’s 2014 Sexy Party Album Countdown

List by Steve Knapp Adebisi Shank - This Is the Third Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank Let me get this out of the way: trust me when I say this album will groove you ‘til you’re chafed. This is the last album of a mostly instrumental band. Front-to-back, this album is damn fun to listen ...

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Taylor Swift – 1989

By Juliet Kozlow Maybe I'm showing my age a little if I say that I've grown up with Taylor Swift, but it's an accurate statement. Through my youth, country was what my parents played because they assumed that hearing about having a good time was better than hearing about heartbreak. That train of ...

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Olivia Mainville – Full Steam Ahead

By Koli Meadows I first met Olivia Mainville as the violinist for Watching For Foxes. I soon found out she had released an EP of her own and I knew I had to check it out, and I was happy that I did. Full Steam Ahead is her first independent release, which is quite an accomplishment for anyone, ...