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Concert Review + Photos: DNCE’s North American Tour

Photos and words by Samantha Skapin Thursday night I had the chance to check out DNCE at a packed House of Blues in Cleveland for their North American Tour. An incredible group called The Skins opened for them. The Skins opened up the show with a ton of energy, as the band members took the stage and jammed for a bit. ...

Shiny Penny Headlines a Great Night of Alt. Rock at 416 Wabash

Friday, January 27th was quite a night for anyone who was at 416 Wabash. Kokomo’s Shiny Penny rolled through the Hoosier State’s capital for their first show of the year, and brought with them Columbus, Ohio favorites Vesperteen and Louisville “western pop” rockers A Lion Named Roar, with local support the wldlfe ...

The Diaspora Calls Ms. Lauryn Hill to Indianapolis

(Photo courtesy of Ticketmaster.) On Tuesday, December 13th, the MLH Caravan rolled through Indianapolis to make its appearance at Old National Centre. It had been a long time coming for the rescheduled Murat Room show, originally planned for September, and for Ms. Lauryn Hill to make an Indianapolis appearance in general, ...

A showcase for the ages – Columbus Songwriter’s Association 2016 Finale

Over the past few years, Tuned Up has enjoyed a friendship with several members of the Columbus Songwriters' Association, an entity that has blossomed into one of the largest songwriting networks in the country. CSA head honcho Joey Hendrickson has proven himself to be one of the tireless hustlers in the industry, from my ...

Concert Review + Photos: The 1975’s North American Tour

Photos and words by Samantha Skapin I was lucky enough to be able to catch The 1975 and their infamous lighting on their North American Tour at Kent State University a few weeks ago. Artist 070 Shake also played, opening up the show. Coming into the show, I was not aware that these guys had an opener but was pleasantly ...

The Naked and Famous bring impassioned crowd to the Newport

It can be fun to go to shows where you're not as familiar with the artists. I would encourage many to try that out sometime. One such opportunity to do this came my way on a Monday night chock full of electronic-tinged rock at the legendary Newport Music Hall. The Naked and Famous have been one of those bands that have ...

Concert Review + Photos: Brand New’s Fall Tour

Photos and words by Samantha Skapin I was fortunate enough to catch one of my all-time favorite bands, Brand New at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, OH for a show on their fall tour. The lineup for this tour is absolutely stacked, with Modern Baseball and The Front Bottoms opening. Modern Baseball started off the show ...