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Columbus Music Influencers Heading to SXSW

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on ColumbusUnderground.com - it was written by Michelle Holzworth, volunteer PR writer for the Columbus Songwriter's Association with input from Ryan Getz and Joey Hendrickson. Every year, thousands of artists and professionals from across the world ...

Crowd-sourced review: Lorde – “Green Light”

Recently, Lorde finally reemerged and released a single called "Green Light." If you're reading this, you've probably already heard it. Lots of friends of Tuned Up have heard it too, and they chimed in. There's been lots of early praise for the single from critics all across the blogosphere. There ...

Get To Know SUSTO: The Opener for The Lumineers Talks Pain, Faith and Love

Not too long ago I got the opportunity to talk on the phone with Justin Osborne, the frontman for Charleston-based indie rockers SUSTO, and the two of us touched on some pretty profound subjects. We reviewed their latest effort on the blog when it released back in January, and will be covering them in ...

Pre-gaming for shoegaze with electropop [single reviews]

J A N E - "Fly": Years ago when TU was in its infancy we reviewed an EP by a certain Jane Marczewski from Lynchburg, VA. After a move to Nashville, marriage, and a musical hiatus, she has emerged from her cocoon as J A N E, with a triumphant single called "Fly" which may be prophetic. The song seems to ...

Ed Sheeran Decides to Change Things Up and Divide This Time Around

After a bit of a hiatus, everyone’s favorite English singer-songwriter is back with a brand new full-length. If + is what put Ed Sheeran on the map and x is what made him a global superstar, ÷ is the next logical step in Sheeran’s discography, where he expands upon his signature sound by venturing ...

song reactions before I catch a show [single reviews]

Martin Rubashov - "Black Elk": The most striking thing about this song may be the vocals. Full of metaphor and power, the song fits my mood this evening well - prior to taking on this article I was shuffling my iTunes, alternating between dreamy current songs and powerful rock songs with edge and ...

July Talk, Mona, and Little Junior rock Rumba Cafe

Our friend and sound guy Bob Prenger recently attended a raucous show at Rumba Cafe. Below is his recap of the evening: Little Junior I was wildly impressed with Little Junior. While there wasn’t one specific thing that made the show particularly great, the group as a whole was incredibly tight ...