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A new kind of festival: Breakaway Columbus drops their 2018 lineup

Breakaway Festival isn't super new - in fact they launched in 2014 at Mapfre Stadium, hosting a lineup that today would fill the stadium several times over. Headlined by Bassnectar and Empire of the Sun, the event featured late afternoon sets from twenty one pilots and Kendrick Lamar. The ambitious idea to put an EDM and ...

DONATO’S BASEMENT: MY SECOND HOME

Throughout my lifetime there has always been a few things that have always been there; my mom, ninja turtles, baseball, and music. And all four of those are very important to me and they are also connected (thanks mom). The one that stands out the most besides my mom is music. That has and always will be part of who I am. ...

Movements – Feel Something

I will be the first to admit that there are times that I miss out on bands or as the kids today say, “sleep on."  Up until a few months ago one band I was “sleeping on” was the post-hardcore band Movements. For one reason or another I just had not listened to them, this despite hearing good things about them. Once, ...

Introducing Flock (no, it isn’t a band)

I contemplated putting a click bait title on this post because writing about a new online service isn't as sexy as writing about a band, in theory. But we're gonna talk about something I was introduced to early this year. Something called Flock. Which is worth your time. Especially if you're an independent artist. I'm ...

How a Meadery reshaped my view of live music (and other opinions)

Disclaimer: I don't claim to be an expert on the music culture of Columbus or anywhere else. I don't claim to have any accurate inside knowledge on recent developments with Brothers Drake or any other venue in Columbus. Tuned Up is a place for discussion and "starting the conversation" on things worth talking about in music ...

Vans Warped Tour Announcement 2016: Recap

Words: Juliet Kozlow If you were to play a word association game with Warped Tour over the past two years, a few phrases used would be controversial, huge, and “Kevin Lyman sucks.” While the first two certainly ring true, the (wrong) final phrase’s repetition led Lyman to take a step back from this behemoth he’s ...

Preview: Central Ohio Loop Festival

Words: Ryan Getz Our writer Sandeep Sehbi has his hands in so much stuff I can't fathom how he functions with such a cool head most of the time. His latest endeavor is the Central Ohio Loop Festival, via his booking entity Yawning Rabbit Booking. He has found inspiration in looping events around the country over the ...