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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. […]

Scribed by: Alex Couts Photo courtesy of  slaughterbeach.bandcamp.com It was absolutely no mystery that Modern Baseball’s Holy Ghost was a wash of heavy and heartfelt emotions, in comparison to their prior releases which focused mostly on girls, drinks and awkward situations. This year’s release saw songwriters Brennan Lukens and Jake Ewald focusing more on their […]

By: Conor Battles Album: We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service Artist: A Tribe Called Quest Label: Epic Rating: photo courtesy of Genius.com The last time A Tribe Called Quest appeared on television was on an episode of Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show last year. Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Jarobi White and Ali Shaheed […]

Scribed by Evan Harms Black Squirrel Radio is happy to release an exclusive preview stream of “Oliver,” the latest EP from Akron’s Penny Arcade! The sprightly power-pop trio recorded “Oliver” as a duo, but has since gone through member changes, now featuring Nick Muffet on guitar and vocals, Brian Sloan (of Bare Walls) playing bass, […]

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Musicians come together for political music project 30 Days, 30 Songs Scribed by: Dylan Reynolds Image courtesy of fugitivesounds.org. Musicians have discovered a new platform to voice their political opinions- 30days30songs.com. The 30 Days, 30 Songs project was created by writer Dave Eggers as a showcase for musicians’ best anti-Donald-Trump protest songs. The website functions as […]

Photo Courtesy of pitchfork.com Scribed by: Conor Battles Album: Big Baby D.R.A.M Artist: D.R.A.M Label: Atlantic Release Date: October 21st Rating: It’s very important to Shelley Massenburg-Smith that you know how happy he is. The 28-year-old rapper and singer, better known as D.R.A.M. (Does Real Ass Music) has a knack for finding the positive in […]

Scribed by: Conor Battles Album: You Want it Darker Artist: Leonard Cohen Label: Columbia Rating:  Not content to give the people their concise, carefully-wrapped and tied-off goodbye, Cohen takes the opportunity to send a message about life and death “I’ve got some work to do. Take care of business. I am ready to die.” When […]

Scribed by: Erik Svensson Album: Ruminations Label: Nonesuch Release Date: October 14th Rating: Photo courtesy of NME.com Conor Oberst’s songwriting has never been so personal. He’s always been good at writing songs that feel true to listeners, but on Ruminations he writes about more personal subjects rather than stories of characters. Wildly contrasting his 2014 […]

photo courtesy of altpress.com Scribed by: Alex Couts Album: ‘Mothership’ Artist: Dance Gavin Dance Record Label: Rise Records Rating:  The realm of Post-whatever-you-want-to-call-it-Core has become a really weird place to try to explore, rather to have grown up with. It’s tough to pick a place to start; some may want to start back in the […]

Image courtesy of josepvinaixa.com Scribed by: Dylan Reynolds Title: WALLS Artist: Kings of Leon Record Label: RCA Records Release Date: October 14, 2016 Rating:    Kings of Leon is back again with their seventh studio album, “WALLS,” an album that finds the Southern rockers straying far from their roots, leaving only faint echoes of their […]


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