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Portugal. The Man’s Latest… Through the Ears of a First-Time Listener

Over four years have passed since 2013’s Evil Friends, but Alaskan rockers Portugal. The Man are finally back with Woodstock. The wait was certainly not without reason though, nor was it the band simply sitting on their laurels. Before I delve into my thoughts on Woodstock, I want to be wholly honest ...

SUSTO Makes Waves Headlining The Hi-Fi in Indy

SUSTO initially caught my attention last December with their single “Waves,” a spacey rocker with an uplifting “keep on keeping on” message, but many Hoosiers’ first exposure to the South Carolina natives came back in March, when they opened up for The Lumineers on the most recent U.S. stint ...

pop music in flames [single reviews]

The Saylor - "It's Fire": How many different allusions to fire can one make in a song? The Saylor, formerly of reggae/hip hop/rock fusion group V!BES makes his solo debut with this single, which is certifiably a summer banger. After all, the music video for the song has racked up over 12,000 views in ...

Insomniac Folklore mystifies with the gloomy “Everything Will Burn”

Insomniac Folklore might be one of the more fascinating acts I've come across in recent years. The two times I have seen them perform have both been at Urbana, IL's Audiofeed Festival. In 2016 and 2017 I got to catch a portion of a set they performed suitable for children - complete with an ...

Concert Review + Photos: Levi the Poet’s US Tour

Photos and words by Samantha Skapin Last week I went down to Double Happiness in Columbus to check out Levi the Poet on his US run. He had some great support from Columbus native Keyoung. Keyoung was up first, but was sure to blast some tunes from Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper beforehand. ...

post-audiofeed jams that may not be related to audiofeed  (single reviews)

post-audiofeed jams that may not be related to audiofeed (single reviews)

Turnover - "Super Natural": A few TU readers had some opinions on the song. TU photographer Michael Buchsieb chimed in saying the song has a "...super 80's feel. It seems like their sound somehow mellowed out even more and is less poppy. Very easy listening and catchy." Abby Jeffers agrees with ...

Premiere – Adaline gets “Aquatic” with a live session

Adaline is an alt pop artist that lends a sense of old school class to the music she performs. The live session for the title track of her new record, which Tuned Up is pleased to premiere, is no exception. The Canadian born artist is enjoying a rising presence in entertainment culture due to her ...