Author: Evan Harms

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By: Evan Harms Comics by: Scotty McMaster Concert: Valentine’s Day 2017 with Nobunny, Tonawandas, and Brain Wave Location: Now That’s Class, Cleveland Date: Feb. 14 2017   Love was in the air at this special Valentine’s day celebration at the gritty punk bar Now That’s Class. Arriving “late” to the show from Kent, after waiting for […]

By: Evan Harms It’s human nature to learn as little as possible about the things we hate or dislike. This ignorance is the basis for a great deal of xenophobia and misunderstanding. In the inaugural article of “Cheap Tracks”, we will dissect my own ignorance and misunderstanding about hair metal – specifically the band Night […]

By: Evan Harms Title: Wake in Fright Artist: Uniform Record Label: Sacred Bones Records Release Date: January 20, 2017 Rating:      An apparent trend in heavier experimental music seems to be structuring the best breakdowns, gnarliest riffs and coax the most venomous growls and howls and clangs out of their musical weapons. Music as a […]

By: Evan Harms Album: II Artist: Gay Panic Defence Rating:      Gay Panic Defence’s second album, eloquently titled “II” brings a new torchbearer to the queercore movement. Queercore’s poster girls, G.L.O.S.S., recently disbanded, arguably leaving that community without a potent representative in the world of music, especially in hardcore punk subgenres. PWR BTTM, while fabulous, […]

Scribed by Evan Harms Black Squirrel Radio is happy to release an exclusive preview stream of “Oliver,” the latest EP from Akron’s Penny Arcade! The sprightly power-pop trio recorded “Oliver” as a duo, but has since gone through member changes, now featuring Nick Muffet on guitar and vocals, Brian Sloan (of Bare Walls) playing bass, […]

Scribed by Evan Harms   American Football’s first album, American Football, has become the epitome of midwestern indie rock over the last 10 to 15 years. The widely-revered record combines layers of suspended guitar with jazz-tinted trumpet melodies against a backdrop of forlorn wistfulness and  post-adolescent emotivity.   After the band’s brief and relatively small […]

Sure Man House, 503 Sherman Street, Akron. Scribed by Evan Harms   “The whole point of Sure Man is I promise to never say no, unless there’s really a reason, not because I don’t want to.”   That’s Charlie Johnson, resident and promoter at the Sure Man House in Southern Akron. He lives in the […]


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