Author: Layne Gerbig

Indie-Americana band Susto joined us in the studio a few weeks ago.  They talk about their newest release, life on the road, and smoking weed with God.

Photo courtesy of Oh Pep! I’ve had Oh Pep! on heavy rotation since I first discovered them a few months ago.  Their newest and first full length album Stadium Cake was released in June of 2016, and they’re headed on tour with Valerie June this month – Check them out at the Rock and Roll Hall of […]

By Layne Gerbig, General Manager There’s a certain point at a show where I begin to regret my footwear choice. Standing in a pair of cheap, but cute flats for three hours always leaves me ready to skedaddle as soon as the encore is over. But this past weekend at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, […]

by Layne Gerbig, General Manager Photos by Emily Brodke When I read “Great Caesar” on the marquee of the Kent Stage, I knew I wanted to interview to this band. Listen to my conversation with them where we discuss the Indigo Girls, Invisibilia, and the power of music. Concert photographer, BSR DJ, and my roommate […]

Black Squirrel Radio is proud to be working with PromoWest this summer, and we’ve got 2 passes to give away to Promowest Fest on July 15-17th in Columbus, Ohio! Headlining this music festival are The Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, Snoop Dogg, and Brand New. How can you score these passes for you and a friend? […]

by Layne Gerbig, General Manager. Photo courtesy of honeybucketohio.com It’s halfway through their first set when Honeybucket mandolinist Brendan O’Malley dedicates the next song “to all you whiskey drinkers out there.” The newgrass trio from Cleveland launches into an upbeat folk tune and the floor of GAR Hall in Peninsula shakes with the stomps of […]

The Canadian indie-rock band Born Ruffians rolled through Cleveland on Friday May 13, 2016 and I got the chance to chat with them before their show at the Grog Shop. Bassist Mitch Derosier and lead singer and guitarist Luke LaLonde talked about life on tour, their newest release, and some creative side projects they’ve been […]

Photo courtesy of noampikelny.com For the past 10 years, Noam Pikelny has managed to eat a whole bag of Doritos on stage at every concert he’s played. The banjo virtuoso admitted that it’s easy to get away with things when he’s sharing the spotlight with his fellow Punch Brothers. But in February 2016, there were […]


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