Author: Evan Harms

Are they perfect? No. Are they girls? No. They are three young lads from Akron chasing the fumes of vapor punk. Conjuring sounds as delicate as the falsetto and as brash as the odd-metered noise freakout, Perfect Girl spans the spectrum of musical influences. Below, watch them perform four tracks, and hear their interview in […]

Hailing from the ice-bitten shores of Ashtabula, Subtype Zero sends listeners straight back to the heyday of thrash metal (you know, longsleeve shirts with sleeve prints, long hair. Before the punks got in there too much). Still, embracing the spirit of crossover (thrash x hardcore punk), Subtype Zero represents a return to form led by […]

Here at BSR, leisure time has nearly the same value as music, but the latter usurps the former in this urgent set of spring break photos. Spring Break dispatch from BSR staff photographer Tessa Poulain: “Went to The Grog Shop 03/21 to take pictures for Assault. They did so well the crowd wanted an encore […]

Last Friday, BSR was proud to host our first “Lady Palooza” show at the Williamson House (Women’s Center) on Kent State’s campus. With admission being a donation of pads, tampons, or nonperishable food, students came out to support the Women’s Center and these awesome female artists. BSR staff photographer Alicia Falorio was there to capture […]

In a break from our normal programming over at the BSR Sessions workshop, we’re happy to share with you some recordings of Oboist Scott Little. Scott is a student here at the Kent State School of Music, and was gracious enough to share some of his talents with us. In the videos below, you’ll hear […]

Ramble On is one 56 shows that make up BSR’s programming this semester, where hosts Molly and Ella discuss the topic dujour from 4-6 pm every Friday. You can find them online at @RambleOnBSR ! All pictures are by BSR staff photographer Tessa Poulain.  

SAP, though now spread across the country like warm vegemite, are a band of great personal and community importance. My first memories of coming to Kent State were meeting the members, moshing at their shows, buying their tapes and shirts religiously, and most importantly, learning that it’s cool to care. SAP is the band our […]

Black Squirrel Radio is so much more than just the DJs who host shows- there are dozens of staffers who help everything run smoothly. One of the teams behind the scenes is the multimedia staff, who photograph concerts, record live sessions, make promotional material for the station, and more. We give our multimedia crew a […]

Born and raised in Kent, Trick is one of the newest chapters in the city’s musical history. Enjoy their 90s-style blend of indie and pop-punk with a handful of minimalist performances from the Soda EP, released in September. The videos are below, and you can head to their bandcamp here.      

Black Squirrel Radio DJ Deep Cut Dave does a rare, secretive interview about the craft of deep cuts, gems and b-sides. Warning: things get emotional.


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