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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 ...

FMMF Year 2: a recap

Words: Ryan Getz Being a music journalist in the midst of a whirlwind of perspectives and opinions on Fashion Meets Music Festival had me a little less amped about attending this year. I braved the heat and entered the weekend curious about the changes and hoping to discover some cool new bands. The new layout was the ...

FemmeFest Preview

Written by Sandeep Sehbi FemmeFest was a successful first year festival last year, held in reaction to FMMF’s decision to try to bring in R. Kelly as a headliner for their inaugaral fest. While it was a reaction to the R. Kelly booking scandal, FemmeFest is also deeply rooted in a longstanding tradition of activism and ...

An Interview with TTUM

Written by Sandeep Sehbi TTUM is a young queer Central Ohio performer whose been making the DIY rounds lately in a big way. Her influences are electronic and she's got plans for a band in coming months. In the meantime you can catch her playing solo sets with her guitar.  TUNED UP: How long have you been playing ...

Sitting Down with Wes Meadows

Written by Sandeep Sehbi Wes Meadows. He’s a recent capital university grad with a music focus. He currently resides in northeast Ohio. He’s in a band called All Over the Place. He runs / is the founder of Flowerpot Records. That label runs a rad yearly fest. He’s recently released solo material and is soon to be ...