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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 ...

Checking in with Pete Mako

Written by Sandeep Sehbi Pete's a hardworking guy. He plays a lot of shows, takes the time to get photoshoots done. He's recorded a great solo disc that did pretty well. Being a guy who does a lot of these conventions, he's got access to a market that most of us don't touch, and there's a lot to that. His bands coming ...

Interviewing Utopia Real Estate

Written by Sandeep Sehbi  Patrick is a pretty rad guy, with a lot of talent. He's got a powerful voice, a ton of energy, and his lyrics are very thoughtful, revealing and honest. If he does go on tour with Mike Defendant, it'll definitely be one of those experiences he'll never forget. Utopia Real Estate is one of a ...

Editorial: AIDS, Capitalism, and Collect Records

Words and opinions by Ryan Getz. This article should be considered stand-alone, and not indicative of a formal position of Tuned Up or I Am Tuned Up, LLC. I'll admit, I kind of pulled the title for this article out of my rear. But I want to let off some steam on this topic. By now, you are probably mad about that CEO ...