Author: Taylor Pierce

Booty&theKidd are an up-and-coming group from Columbus, Ohio that self-identify as a Hip-hop/Jazz collective. They’ve been making music over the last few years, growing together and putting out songs that make you feel something. Whether it’s their killer brass section or their melodic vocals, this group is surely paving their own unique path and making […]

On May 10, 2018, John Mayer graced us with the release of his new, breezy single “New Light.” This is the artist’s first release since his 2017 album The Search For Everything. The single is full of uplifting, funky beats that seem to be heavily influenced by 80s top hits. It really just makes you […]

Youngstown band, Eath 9th, just released their latest single ‘Theodora’ Saturday, April 21st. The single is packed with some killer vocals and impressive guitar riffs. This single comes as the first release from the band’s upcoming album, which is going to be released sometime soon (we can’t tell you when, but it’s soon and you […]

The queen herself is back, people. Ariana Grande released her first single in two years today, “No Tears Left to Cry.” This is Ariana’s first single release since her 2016 Dangerous Woman album. This release also marks the first new music from Ariana since her Dangerous Woman Tour was put on a halt due to […]

An Interview with FloorVVeed for Black Squirrel Radio By Taylor Pierce Check out my latest interview with Cleveland-based band, FloorVVeed. They self identify as “Cleveland Ninny Rock” and consider their genre to be “sort of alternative, sort of punk and all terrible.” FloorVVeed released their first EP Songs From The Basement in April of 2017, […]

An Interview with Alteras for Black Squirrel Radio By: Taylor Pierce Alteras is a Metal / Hard Rock band from Youngstown, Ohio. Band Members: Jake Clasen – Vocals Mike Dulay – Guitar Zack Orr – Bass Tony Costarella – Drums First of all, I love the meaning behind your band name. Can you explain why […]

An Interview with Northern Whale for Black Squirrel Radio By Taylor Pierce Alternative-Indie-Pop Youngstown band Northern Whale has big plans for 2018, with upcoming shows and a full album in the works. Singer Jake Capezzuto talked with us all about the music scene in Youngstown, the band’s evolution since 2013, and what fans can expect […]

East 9th is an Alternative / Indie Rock band from Youngstown, Ohio. Ryan Racketa – Guitar, Keys, Vocals Tyler Adams – Drums Stephen Spencer – Guitar, Vocals Jarrett “20” Walters – Bass, Vocals Tell me a little bit about the your band dynamic. How long have you been a band, when did you start releasing […]

Tell me a little bit about Keepsake. When did you form? Who is currently in the band. We formed in July of 2017. Our band members are myself, Scott Drazdik (Guitar/Drums), Scottie Hunt (Vocals), and Dave McJunkins (Bass). Dave and I were previously in a band together called Up To Nothing so although Keepsake is […]

Photos courtesy of Annie Noelker Tell me about your journey with music. My music journey goes beyond releasing music as Joey Aich. When I was a child, I was in the choir at church and grew a strong interest in entertaining. In middle school I quit the band (clarinet) and joined the choir at Brady […]


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