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Audiofeed 2018 preview: Joshua Powell and the Great Train Robbery

Photo credit: Tiernae Salley Photography Joshua Powell and the Great Train Robbery is one of those weird, small-world groups in Tuned Up land. Our writer Topher Parks first introduced JP&TGTR to the blog, and by proxy me (Ryan). Recently, the band inducted Ricky Olmos into their collective as their resident expert on ...

FIVE ALBUMS WITH COBRA: SARAH NICHOLE FROM ABSOLUTE HERO

A few years back Tuned Up booked a show at Woodlands with touring band, Samuel Powers. Among the local acts in that show was a band called Crashing the Kids. You could tell they were a newer band, but the an aspect that stood out was their lead singer. Fast forward a few years, and that singer is back with a new band. ...

Tuned Up and Sitting Down with Skyharbor – Band Interview

(Photo courtesy of Skyharbor's Facebook page.) I had the privilege of sitting down with Skyharbor frontman Eric Emery when the band rolled through Indianapolis supporting The Contortionist on the Clairvoyant tour this past Friday. Eric and I touched on a few different topics, most notably the band’s forthcoming record, ...

Columbus music in 2018 and beyond: Backyard Sticks

Words: Ryan Getz [EDITOR'S NOTE: We received this interview on February 22nd of this year, so some answers to these questions may be slightly dated. The Columbus Music Commission ("the CMC") is an entity that we've been getting to know a bit more in recent months. In their own words, their mission is as follows: "The ...

Five Albums With Cobra – John Rausch From It’s All Good Booking

I have always said that nothing brings people together like the love of music, and I will stand by that until I leave this world. About four years ago I met John Rausch. At the time he was still in a local pop punk band, but he also booked shows – really good shows – shows that no one else around Columbus was booking. ...

FIVE ALBUMS WITH COBRA-DAVID FRENCH FROM LIFE IN IDLE

I really dig the fact that the Kettering, OH 4-piece pop punk band Life in Idle is on this show.  I’m of course going to tell you why. So here it is, this band has played here so often that it feels like that are local to Columbus. They come to town and they are treated as if they are. People love to see them. Over the ...

FIVE ALBUMS WITH COBRA-MIA DIASY FROM CAUSEWAYS

One the cool things about music is how you meet people. I have hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of stories about how I’ve met people because of this wonderful thing called music. There are some I met over 15 years ago that are still in my life, there are ones I met 3 years ago that I can’t imagine my life without. One ...