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Tightfest preview: Joie De Vivre

This is a band many will point to when the words "emo revival" are uttered. Chances are if you're deeply involved or a longtime fan of the emo scene the term "revival" in reference to the past couple of years might make you cringe - but Joie De Vivre have been one of those bands to rise above their ...

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Air Traffic Controller Lands at Schuba’s

by Lucy Kaplan Boston based band Air Traffic Controller visited Chicago [last] Wednesday night on their first full US tour. This tour has them co-headlining with The Tragic Thrills, a band the crowd seemed to know better. Air Traffic Controller (ATC) played at Schuba’s, long known as a breeding ...

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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 ...