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SOPHOMORE SLUMP FEST PREVIEW: ACTION/ADVENTURE

Action/Adventure is a pop punk/easycore band from Chicago that I came to know of last August. They played a stacked show here in Columbus at Donatos Basement with locals Sleepjacket (R.I.P.) and Heroes like Villains. And touring bands Southpaw and Knockout Kid. That show was easily my favorite show of last summer. Part of the ...

SOPHOMORE SLUMP FEST PREVIEW: HEROES LIKE VILLAINS

Over the years we at Tuned Up have called a few bands Tuned Up bands. One band that truly has become that is Heroes like Villains. The Columbus 5 piece pop punk have been long time supporters of us and us of them. I honestly cannot count the times we have covered them, be it the review of their debut EP, a review of their ep ...

Audiofeed 2017 preview: Vagabonds

Vagabonds is significant to the Tuned Up fam. Our writer Ray Cobra noted the project of Luke Dean was his favorite set, second to My Epic at Audiofeed 2015. Vagabonds also played the first ever Steadfast Festival alongside The Soil and the Sun, OceanSpeak and more. This year is sure to be extra special. Vagabonds' debut ...

Audiofeed 2017 preview: The Anchor Collective

Photo credit: Imani Givertz Photography Easily one of my favorite surprises of 2017 music discovery so far has to be The Anchor Collective out of Florida. I owe it to Kevin Schlereth for the discovery. You can read our review of their record here. As I've said before, The Anchor Collective makes me think of what ...

Audiofeed 2017 preview: TBA project from Nate Allen

There isn't a lot I can say to introduce this interview because I've never heard music from this project. In fact, it won't be announced until Saturday at Audiofeed. What I do know is that Nate Allen brings a healthy mixture of fun and real life into all his musical endeavors. Whether he's trying to get you to take ...

Audiofeed 2017 preview: Analecta

One of the more memorable perennial acts at Audiofeed has to be analecta. For what they do, they may be one of the most underrated acts in their genre. Analecta is a duo made up of Patrick Quigley and Calvin Maloney. They are also known for the work they do in the DIY scene in South Bend, Indiana. A few years back I ...

INTERVIEW: CAPSTAN

Words: Ray Cobra//Picture: Evan Dell Every once in a while I come across a band that just resonates with me. Last year that band was Capstan. From the moment I heard their EP, Cultural Divide I was hooked. It was one of those releases that hit home in every possible way. That Ep help me get through one of the toughest ...