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memorable tunes for hump day [single reviews]

Vesperteen - "Memory": I heard this song for the first time in the context of SXSW, so it will always have a bit of nostalgia tied to it for me. SX is special to me, making first experiences of music all the more meaningful in that context. I feel that Vesperteen have crafted a song that is malleable to ...

FIVE ALBUMS WITH COBRA: SARAH NICHOLE FROM ABSOLUTE HERO

FIVE ALBUMS WITH COBRA: SARAH NICHOLE FROM ABSOLUTE HERO

A few years back Tuned Up booked a show at Woodlands with touring band, Samuel Powers. Among the local acts in that show was a band called Crashing the Kids. You could tell they were a newer band, but the an aspect that stood out was their lead singer. Fast forward a few years, and that singer is ...

Manic Street Preachers – Resistance is Futile

Words: Ryan Getz There are a few bands that, as a music blogger, of whom I should probably have at least a working knowledge. But I don't really. One day I decide to review an album and broadcast my lack of knowledge to the world. So today's band in that category is Manic Street Preachers. What do I ...

Pales Waves and Inheaven Bring the Vibes on a Tuesday

Pale Waves could easily be written off as the effect from a trickle down effect of The 1975 fandom. But on a Tuesday night in Columbus, Ohio they proved they can hold their own. Skully's Music Diner has become the primary spot in town to see bands that are little too big for the dive bars but not ...

Tuned Up and Sitting Down with Skyharbor – Band Interview

(Photo courtesy of Skyharbor's Facebook page.) I had the privilege of sitting down with Skyharbor frontman Eric Emery when the band rolled through Indianapolis supporting The Contortionist on the Clairvoyant tour this past Friday. Eric and I touched on a few different topics, most notably the ...

Salina Solomon releases the instantly memorable “20/20”

Salina Solomon is certainly not your run-of-the-mill Nashville pop artist. I suppose the best way to describe her music would be to describe my interactions I've had with her. We first connected early last year when I was doing market research in Nashville for the space that would become True Music ...

Photo Gallery: Mat Kearney’s CRAZYTALK Tour

(Photos courtesy of C. Castle Photography. All rights reserved.) Last weekend I was given the opportunity to cover Mat Kearney on his CRAZYTALK tour with Andrew Belle, which made a stop at Old National Centre's Egyptian Room in Indianapolis. I was able to team up with photographer Claire Castillo, ...