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By: Reid Smith Legendary rockstar Tom Petty, who was best known for fronting Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers has died at the age off 66. After being found in his Malibu home unconscious due to an apparent heart attack on Sunday night, Petty was taken to a nearby hospital and put on life support. He […]

New Semester, new Web Staff! Black Squirrel Radio is excited for another semester of amazing music, television and film articles from our our Web Staff. The one problem is we need you to help us! No formal experience is required – just an interest in pop culture, a desire to create written or multimedia work […]

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: 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: Reid Smith Last October, Rockstar Games announced that they were developing Red Dead Redemption 2, the highly-anticipated sequel to the open world western classic, Red Dead Redemption. A few days later, Rockstar released a teaser trailer for the game which got fans speculating on what the games content would include. This list is just […]

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: Reid Smith Photo courtesy of Deaf Sound Production M. Moody is an alternative soul band from Cleveland, OH featuring Mathieu Miller as frontman on vocals and rhythm guitar, Connor Peterson on bass, Pat Boland on percussion and Bobby Daggett on lead guitar. This past Saturday, I talked with Mathieu about his band, his past […]

By: Reid Smith Photo courtesy of bandcamp.com Album: Volcano Artist: Temples Record Label: Fat Possum Records Release Date: March 3rd, 2017 Rating: With their sophomore album, Temples sends a message that they’re more than a 60’s nostalgia act. The neo-psychedelic group from Kettering, England went from uploading their songs on YouTube to playing Coachella and […]

By: Reid Smith Photo courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/paulfayrewether This past Saturday, Brothers Lounge in Lakewood played host to Cleveland area rock star, Paul Fayrewether. Since the mid 1970’s, Fayrewether has been a staple in the Cleveland rock scene; drawing crowds with his covers of progressive rock standards as well as original pieces. Inside the crowded concert […]

Scribed by: Reid Smith Photo courtesy of ined21.com “You’re gonna eat lightnin’ and you’re gonna crap thunder!” – Mick Goldmill In case you’re not hip on who Rocky Balboa is or why there are six films about him, let me show you the light. The Rocky series tells the story of a middle-aged boxer who […]


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