Brooke Forrest

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, […]

We are officially in the back to school season. This means that it is once again time for learning and responsibility – plus tons of excellent good times, right? Well, in case you need help to prepare for a new school year, here are ten films to get you back in the school spirit.   […]

By: Brooke Forrest Last weekend, from Thursday to Sunday, was the 13th annual Nelsonville Music Festival, which took place in the small southeast Ohio town of Nelsonville. These four days of music, art, camping and other entertainment were truly something special.   Admittedly I’ve never actually been to a ‘real’ music festival. I tend to […]

Ohio is not only the home of Black Squirrel Radio it’s also the birthplace of numerous excellent musicians. The BSR web staff collaborated to create a list of numerous key bands and musicians from Ohio. This list of locals has newer bands you should check out and legendary artists. Show Ohio some love by listening […]

By: Brooke Forrest I had the unique pleasure of recently attending Sick Weekend at Ace of Cups in Columbus while, ironically, sick. Sick Weekend, is a three-day long shindig with an always excellent lineup of rock-and-roll bands. I was able to make the trek with some friends for day two to see Molly Burch, The […]

Before the time of smartphones and having infinite musical choices at the touch of a button, many people went through the all-important effort of selecting songs as ringtones for their first phones. To make a call down memory lane, the Black Squirrel Radio web staff reminisced about their first musical ringtone and why they chose […]

By: Brooke Forrest The 89th Academy Awards are this Sunday, and, for the first time in awhile, there is an impressive and diverse collection of nominees. Following the recent backlash and the constant challenge of award shows often honoring work that wasn’t actually the year’s greatest, there will be many tight races tonight. Here are […]

  A collection of summer classics and hidden gems. By: Brooke Forrest Summer is here, which means sun, heat, and vacations – but for some of us it means staying indoors and watching those things on television. So here is a list of films to watch during summer break for all the fun of summer […]

Alternative rock icons the Violent Femmes return to music with a unique new album By: Brooke Forrest Album: We Can Do Anything Artist: Violent Femmes Label: [PIAS] Rating:      The Violent Femmes are back with their first album in over 15 years. We Can Do Anything is an unexpected combination of odd and deceptively simple […]

A look at some of the best films from some incredible women By: Brooke Forrest Women’s History Month, March, has recently come to a close, but it’s always a great time to celebrate the achievements of women — and one great way to do so is by watching and supporting female-made films. So, in an […]


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