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By: Abbey Heslep I consider myself a lover of many bands. Typically, these bands have real members with real albums in the real world. Don’t get me wrong; these qualities are incredibly important when it comes to silly things like listening to songs or going to concerts. Sometimes I’ll catch myself watching something — be […]

By: Reid Smith Title: Young and Menace Artist: Fall Out Boy Record Label: Island Records Release Date: April 27th, 2017 Rating:     In a tweet sent out Friday afternoon, Fall Out Boy told followers to “get lost in the chaos w/ “Young and Menace””, their first single for their upcoming album Mania, that’s set […]

By: Mikala Lugen Title: Ghost In The Bottle Artist: Kitchen Dwellers Record Label: Independent Release Date: April 21st, 2017 Rating: Friday, Kitchen Dwellers released their second studio album Ghost in the Bottle. This is the band’s first studio release since their self-titled album produced four years ago. The bluegrass fellas celebrated their 11-track album debut […]

By: Evan Harms I don’t ordinarily review shows that happen at The Workshoppe for a couple reasons. One being that I book shows there, another being that my band plays and practices there, and a third that it’s my home away from home. I’m thoroughly conflicted and entangled, but the website was sorely lacking Workshoppe […]

By: Conor Battles Album: DAMN. Artist: Kendrick Lamar Label: Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope Release: April 14, 2017 Score:     There was never any second album, and that’s a good thing. The odyssey of DAMN., Kendrick Lamar’s fourth LP and the followup to 2015’s lauded To Pimp a Butterfly, began with the surprise drop of “The Heart Pt. […]

By: Erik Svensson Title: Patty Smyth Artist: Patty Smyth Rating: No. Format: Cassette Place of Purchase: Last Exit Books Price: $0.50 Abandon hope, all ye who enter here. It’s another “Cheap Tracks,” wherein BSR web staff writes about music found for a dollar or less. BSR writer Evan Harms once said “ignorance is the basis […]

By: Emily Brodke In 2007, a conglomerate of independent record store owners and employees came together to conceive the idea of Record Store Day: one day each year to celebrate the resurgence in popularity of vinyl, and those that help distribute it.  Today, there are over 1400 record stores participating in Record Store Day, located […]

By: Mikala Lugen Iggy’s Tavern was a 4/20 celebration hotspot and I got the pleasure of celebrating the holiday listening to some Grateful Dead and Phish tribute bands. Located in Lakewood, Ohio, this bar was an hour trek from Kent but was worth the drive for the musical atmosphere that enveloped us as we walked […]

By: Jenna Langan Artist: John Mayer Title: The Search For Everything Label: Columbia Records Release Date: 4/14/17 Rate:      After four years, John Mayer is back and revived with the release of his album, The Search For Everything. Whether an avid fan or just that person who cries to “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” […]

By: Brandon Bounds Image courtesy of wikipedia.com Artist: The Chainsmokers Album: Memories…Do Not Open Record Label: Disruptor Records/Columbia Records Release Date: April 7, 2017 Rating:        The Chainsmokers’ debut album is finally out! The iconic duo has had some big summer hits, including “Roses” and “Closer.” This time, they brought their fans a full-length […]


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