“You got to roll with the punches to get to what’s real.”

Van Halen - Jump!

Quote  —  Posted: February 4, 2014 by Tuned In, Turned Up in Quotes
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Nahko and Medicine for the People - Dark As Night

Artist: Nahko and Medicine for the People
Album: Dark As Night
Song: Manifesto II
Genre: “Acoustic Thump-Hop”

“Maybe tomorrow a bullet may find me, tonight nothing’s worse than this pain in my heart.”


Radiation - Stop Light Observations

Artist: Stop Light Observations
Album: Radiation
Song: Until the Sun Rises
Genre: Garage Rock/Alternative Rock

“You got to listen to the heavens, you got to try to understand. The greatness of their movement is just as small as it is grand.”

Bob Weir - Ace

Quote  —  Posted: January 11, 2014 by Tuned In, Turned Up in Quotes
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Best of 2013!

Posted: January 6, 2014 by Tuned In, Turned Up in Best of 2013, Staff Picks
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Best of 2013

Here are our staff picks for the best albums that came out in 2013. We kept our list to new releases, but if you’d like us to include reissues or live shows in future posts, let us know in the comments! These are just our personal favorites and we encourage different opinions, so let us know your top albums of 2013!


Allison Isaacs (Founder/Co-editor)

In no particular order:

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Specter at the Feast

Radical Face – The Family Tree: The Branches

The Spinto Band – Cool Cocoon

The National – Trouble Will Find Me

Devendra Banhart – Mala

Volcano Choir – Repave

Sigur Ros – Kveikur

Anthony Green – Young Legs

The Reneaus – The Season

Torres – Torres

Nick Johnson (Co-editor)

In no particular order:

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Specter At The Feast

The Black Angels – Indigo Meadow

Mayer Hawthorne – Where Does This Door Go

Anthony Green – Young Legs

Bonobo – The North Borders

Foals – Holy Fire

The Stone Foxes – Small Fires

Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork

Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks

Shigeto – No Better Time Than Now

Heyward Howkins

Back in December, we spoke with singer-songwriter and Philadelphia native, Heyward Howkins about his debut LP, The Hale & Hearty. Now here we are, almost a year later and he’s just released his first full album as a solo artist.

Previously a member of The Trouble With Sweeney and The Silver Ages, Heyward has opened for My Morning Jacket, OK Go, and has twice landed on Rollingstone.com’s Editor’s Top Picks of the Year.

Be Frank, Furness takes you on a journey of attention grabbing arrangements intertwined with a lyrical honesty full with emotion. It beats a heart of folk over a soul of rock, topped with Heyward’s falsetto vocals that lie somewhere in-between those of Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Michael David Rosenberg (Passenger).

The album is available now on iTunes. You can also stream the full album below via Spotify.

RIP Lou Reed – a legendary musician whose music has had an impact on not only the people of our generation, but the progress of music as well. Whose lyrical honesty taught us to open our eyes and our ears to those around us. May your music live on forever.

Lou Reed


“You can cage the songbird, but you can’t make her sing. And you can trap the free bird, but you’ll have to clip her wings.”

Elton John - Blue Moves

Quote  —  Posted: October 24, 2013 by Tuned In, Turned Up in Quotes
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Artist: The Raveonettes
Album: In and Out of Control
Song: Heart of Stone
Genre: Alternative