Interviews

Photos courtesy of Annie Noelker Tell me about your journey with music. My music journey goes beyond releasing music as Joey Aich. When I was a child, I was in the choir at church and grew a strong interest in entertaining. In middle school I quit the band (clarinet) and joined the choir at Brady […]

Model Rockets is no stranger to the music scene around Kent, Ohio. In fact, they’ve been touring the area for the last couple years under the name ‘Colorblind.’ The band currently includes Fletcher Dunham on vocals and rhythm guitar, Ryan Betts on lead guitar, Joey Devitto on bass and Andrew Cappuzzello on drums. I sat […]

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 […]

Cleveland / Kent-based rappers YG Racks and YG Cooly stop by the BSR Lobby for an exclusive performance of “Cop Car” The pair sit down for an interview:

If you’re a fan of classic rock, blues, punk, alternative, etc., it’s time to tune into Frank Iero’s solo project, “Frank Iero And The Patience.” Frank Iero is a phenomenal vocalist and guitarist who has performed with acts such as Death Spells, My Chemical Romance and Pencey Prep. Iero teamed up with Evan Nestor (Guitar/Vocals) […]

Photos by: Kassi Jackson American singer-songwriter and guitarist David Crosby stopped by the Kent State May 4th Visitor’s Center on November 5th to film scenes for an upcoming documentary. David Crosby was a founding member of both The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash and also maintained a solo career. Crosby has been making music […]

The Oakland California based soul-funk band Trace Repeat has recently dropped their first album. After premiering Oaktown Sound at a large release show the group is now planning on following it up with a tour in L.A.   I had to chance to recently talk with co-band leads Wesley Woo and Zach Hing about their […]

Kent, Ohio is home to The Kent Stage, Black Squirrel Radio, of course, and absolutely no sunny, tropical islands. This didn’t stop lead singer Matthew Roads from forming the now nationally touring band Tropidelic. While here, the group produced their own EP, “Rebirth of the Dope” and distributed over 10,000 copies. Shortly after the release […]

  By: Miles Purdy Photo By: Kendra Taylor Before the show got going at  Cleveland’s Now That’s Class, Miles Purdy met up with PEARS frontman Zach Quinn in venue’s basement. A New Orleans hardcore  punk outfit with a serious live presence, PEARS has gotten a rep for touring hard and playing harder.   Miles Purdy: […]

Local indie punk band, McCafferty, has been gaining great popularity within the past year. McCafferty brings a new sound to music while presenting strong meaning behind their lyrics. The band consists of Nick Hartkop leading with vocals and rhythm, Evan Graham shredding the lead guitar, Chris Joecken electrifying the bass and Wes Easterly smashing the […]


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