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All Dogs – Kicking Every Day

Words: Ryan Getz It's been said that all dogs go to heaven. With my childhood dog having recently departed, I wonder if this is true? Also, is this what the band All Dogs derives its name from? The band has a sound that has been described as pop punk. Emotive indie rock might be a better term. ...

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Getting Weird with Cousin Boneless

We sit down with Cousin Boneless founding member Joey Schuller, a Pittsburgh resident, currently on the road with his band for the better part of a month. Cousin Boneless just played Columbus a few days ago, and they've been in town a number of times prior to that. The band is folk-punk, with many ...

Tuned Up refresher – what you will find on here

Tuned Up refresher – what you will find on here

It occurred to me today that I've never formally taken the time to show you guys exactly what kind of content we cover. I mean, we give some general guidelines of what we AREN'T, but here's a quick rundown of what's what. RELEVANT DISCOVERIES: A Relevant Discovery happens when a Tuned Up contributor ...

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Sitting Down with Alex Oakley from Voted Down

I sit down with Alexander Oakley, one of the principal songwriters and founding members of Voted Down, an active Columbus Ohio garage band. They've recently gotten back the masters for their upcoming album.  TUNED UP: So you guys just recorded in the studio? How was the process. Alexander Oakley: ...

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The Sword – High Country

As The Sword proved with 2010’s Warp Riders, they are a band who cast aside exercising prudence in order to evolve their sound—even if their last release was a bit lacking in that regard. High Country is the leap of faith in this stoner metal outfit’s story that leaves them hanging by their ...

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The Ongoing Concept – Handmade

Words: David Appelt To borrow from my favorite movie of all time: This is album the metal genre needs, not the one it deserves. For too long (in my opinion), the metal genre has been hurting. What used to be sound-alike riffs and vocals in the hair-metal era is now sound-alike breakdowns and ...

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Sitting down with Br’er (DC)

I sit down with Benjamin Schurr of Br'er, a rad band from DC currently on tour signed to Blight Records (playing Columbus Ohio on Sept 25th at Double Happiness). They've played my space before, they're good people. Read on for the interview. TUNED UP: For those who havent yet experienced Br'er, how ...