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By: Dylan Reynolds Album: American Nightmare Artist: Bad Rabbits Record Label: Bad Records Release Date: November 21, 2016 Rating:        Bad Rabbits, the Boston-based funk rock band, has never confined themselves to a single genre. From a stint as Slick Rick’s backing band to a spot the Van’s Warped Tour, these chameleons have found a […]

By: Erik Svensson photo Courtesy of last.fm There is some irony in 2016 being the ten year anniversary of The Thermals’ opus, The Body, The Blood, The Machine. It’s an album written around the concept of a couple attempting to escape a United States controlled by a fascist government pretending to protect Christianity in order […]

Before Expire’s Sunday, Oct. 23 matinee show at Sure Man House in Akron, guitarist Zach Dear sat down with BSR’s Alex Couts and Evan Harms to talk house shows, the end of Expire, and next steps for the band. Read some excerpts from the interview below and listen to the full audio. Evan Harms: What […]

By: Erik Svensson Title: Slugger Artist: Sad13 Label: Carpark Record Release Date: 11/11/2016 Rating:      Photo courtesy of Bandcamp.com Written in a bedroom in Philadelphia, Slugger is literal “bedroom pop” that takes the time to eschew modern pop conventions. Coming only somewhat as a surprise from indie artist Sadie Dupuis, Slugger is a party worthy pop […]

By: Evan Harms Album: II Artist: Gay Panic Defence Rating:      Gay Panic Defence’s second album, eloquently titled “II” brings a new torchbearer to the queercore movement. Queercore’s poster girls, G.L.O.S.S., recently disbanded, arguably leaving that community without a potent representative in the world of music, especially in hardcore punk subgenres. PWR BTTM, while fabulous, […]

Written by: Conor Battles photo courtesy of what.cd It’s easy to treat the demise of What.cd, the legendary invite-only private tracker, as just another casualty in the war against Internet piracy; akin to Napster’s Lars Ulrich-fueled final stand or Limewire’s unceremonious takedown in 2010. The reality of What’s shutdown last week is something far more […]

Musical mashups are the creative combination of two or more songs (or other media) to create either inspired or horrifying new tracks. Finding the right music to mix can be an art, or, in some cases, a science experiment gone terribly wrong. In an effort to take out some of the guesswork, the Black Squirrel […]

Image courtesy of billboard.com By: Akii Butler and Erin Keller The 2016 American Music Awards are this Sunday and everyone is freaking out. Unlike the Grammys, fans vote for their favorite artist in hopes that they will win their category. This years nominations were announced on Good Morning America by platinum selling recording artists, Rachel […]

Image courtesy of: limitedrun.com By: Miles Purdy Song: Modern Act Artist: Cloud Nothings Record Label: Carpark Records Release Date: October 12th, 2016 Rating:      Cleveland rockers Cloud Nothings are back, with their first release in two years, with the single “Modern Act”, heralding their full length return this coming January. The creation of Dylan Baldi, […]

Image courtesy of twitter.com By Dylan Reynolds If you think Nickelback is bad, you are not alone. In fact, you are a member of an exclusive group of millions of music-listeners who despise the Canadian rock band. Nickelback is arguably the most hated band in America, and its detractors are very vocal about their distaste. […]


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