Author: Mikala Lugen

Wavey Pack Productions is a modern hip-hop performance group who came together in Kent, Ohio for their love of edgy beats and meaningful lyrics. The group is comprised of Carter Liston (Carter), Taylor Liston (SpiriT), Donovan Womack (Donny Wo), Kam Stringer (Kam2gnarly), Darian Diggs (AyeD) and producer Trey Bryarly (T.C. Trillz). I got the chance to sit down […]

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend David Crosby sold out the Kent Stage on the blistering, rainy night of Sunday, November 5th to over 600 baby-boomers and classic rock lovers. Accompanying him on tour are some of his most beloved musical friends: his son James Raymond on keys, Mai Agan on bass, Steve DiStanislao […]

Title: Pizazz Artist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Record Label: Independent Release Date: October 20th, 2017 Rating:     Since the announcement in February of a fourth studio album, The Flock has been anticipating the release of Pizazz to fluff their feathers with some fresh tunes. Nationally-rising, psychedelic-funk quartet Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have brought their […]

By: Mikala Lugen Photo from Primus Facebook Page It was an exciting week for several bands in the progressive rock, electronic, reggae and jam scene. With summer tour ending for most bands, September 29 was deemed a day that bands could focus their energies on releasing new music and prepare their fans as they hit […]

By: Mikala Lugen You’ll want to be around on Saturday, September 23 as the city of Kent will feature a day of highlighting local music at the Hometown Bank Plaza. Maderra Records is hosting its second annual Summer Send Off, a day of local bands and artists performing great sets of music to the community […]

By: Mikala Lugen Photos by: Jocelyn Grimaldi Nelson Ledges Quarry Park opened its gates to 5000 festival goers for the long Labor Day weekend for the 10th annual Summerdance, consisting of three nights of jams in the woods from September 1 to September 4. The weekend was chillier than we had all hoped but nevertheless […]

By: Mikala Lugen Photos Courtesy of Bypass Circuit Bypass Circuit is an original electronic music project mixed and recorded by Keith Fiorino. From Madison, Ohio, Fiorino can get a crowd dancing to his spacey, upbeat mixes that can be played at any hour of the day. Influenced by some of today’s greatest instrumental and electronic […]

By: Mikala Lugen Photos Courtesy of: Jones for Revival Youngstown band, Jones for Revival has been making grooves in the jam scene for over a decade now. The band regularly tours in the Midwest and across the country and have continued to stretch the limits of blending multiple genres of jam, funk, blues, progressive and […]

By: Mikala Lugen The hills of Canandaigua saw a crowd mixed with baby boomers, couples, parents, teens and kids coming together to see one of the best and most influential rock bands in history, The Who. The English rock band performed a sold-out show to 15,000 people at Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center in […]

By: Mikala Lugen Hailing from Maryland, folk, reggae rock band Pasadena played one of their last New York shows on Saturday, June 24 at Buffalo Iron Works. The band announced in April that it would be taking an indefinite hiatus after this summer. Lead singer, Joey Harkum will still be writing music and touring under […]


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