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“I wish my ears would stop ringing”, my brother says to me two hours post-Death Grips concert.  Last night I had the pleasure of seeing industrial hip-hop trio Death Grips at the Agora in Cleveland. They are on tour with metal band Ministry, as the openers. Everyone lined up outside was dressed for the occasion […]

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 […]

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 […]

It was just homecoming here at Kent State so the Black Squirrel Radio staff created a playlist full of a different kind of ‘house’ music. This week’s BSR Beats will make you feel right at home.     Check out theburr.com and The Burr Magazine on Spotify for all the latest on BSR Burr Beats!

By:  Miles Purdy Photos by: Kendra Taylor Late last Saturday night, me and Kendra Taylor made the trek up to Now That’s Class in Cleveland. Having discovered PEARS early this year, I was looking forward to what I was hoping to be an excellent show. The show started up with a couple local acts, and Speedfreak […]

There’s a song that you likely haven’t heard of before, but which has irrefutably left a legacy in the world of music in a way few songs ever do: It’s a classical piece by the name of Pavane pour une infante defunte. It was written by 18th century French composer Maurice Ravel and is by […]

In an effort to help celebrate College Radio Day, Black Squirrel Radio put together a playlist of ‘radio’ songs. Some are quite literally odes to the radio while others are a bit closer to just being radio jams. Either way, it’s a perfect playlist to celebrate the unique and important medium that is radio.   […]

Indie fans may now rejoice! The Social Animals just began their first big headlining tour this past Saturday in Indianapolis. If the name rings a bell, you may recall this band as the opening act for this past summer’s Dashboard Confessional tour featuring The All-American Rejects and The Maine. The band made a notable debut […]

Photos by: Jenn Noga Kent State University students have a wide range of interests, which include an array of music and pop culture. We went out to find what freshman consider to be their favorite merch item is and why it’s so special to them.   Jasmine Powell Jasmine is a big Spider-Man fan, and […]

In honor of College Radio Day, and the fact that Black Squirrel Radio has just started another semester of student-run programming, it felt like the perfect time to honor our college radio roots with a college rock playlist.   College rock isn’t just rock music played on a college station, it is a specific era, […]


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