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Panic! At the Disco – Death of a Bachelor

Throughout their 12 year history, Panic! At the Disco have been no strangers to change. Landing somewhere between emo, alt. rock, synthpop, and baroque pop, the band has experimented with a multitude of sounds across four albums. What’s even more inconsistent is their ever-changing lineup. After the departure of longtime ...

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Feverwar – Bible and Sword

Words: Ryan Getz The Bible and Sword EP opens with a rather bleak sentiment. "They say we're a disease...well I agree" the band bemuses. I am left wondering if the doom and gloom will persist for the duration of the record, or if this is just some sort of self-contained catharsis. Track two, "3 Matches, 6 Shots" seems ...

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SNOWED IN REVIEW

If you have read anything I have written for Tuned Up then you know that I eat, breathe, and live music. So with have said that, the morning I wrote this review I was listening to my favorite discovery of 2015, Crunkasaurus Rex and the song “Hero Call” came on. While sitting there listening to this sick song all I could ...

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Megadeth – Dystopia

Widely revered due to their credentials as part of the “Big Four,” Megadeth has been a household name in metal circles for decades, and the thrash veterans don’t show any signs of stopping now. After largely negative reception from their last effort, 2013’s Super Collider, the Los Angeles collective is full steam ...

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Showbread – Showbread is Showdead

Words: Ryan Getz Raw Rock Kills. Some of you might have no idea where that comes from. But for select group of people, that phrase is full of loud nostalgia. Showbread is a band that I, like most people aware of them, discovered in 2004-ish when RadioU started playing what is to-date their best known song - "Mouth ...

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Grizfolk – Waking Up the Giants

After a few years of tireless touring across the country off several single and EP releases, Grizfolk’s full-length debut is finally here. 2016 is bound to be a big year for the L.A.-based alt.-rockers, and Waking Up the Giants is only the first step in getting there. Waking Up the Giants starts strong, beginning with a ...

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The Black Ships – Dead Empires

Words: Bobby Brunner Let me start off by saying that I wish I would have listened to The Dead Ships when they released their first 8 track LP in 2011, titled Ocean. Oh well, I guess they made a new fan, only looking forward to whatever they have in store. Personally, I love the passion that is behind any singer that ...