Author: Taylor Pierce

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 […]

Model Rockets is no stranger to the music scene around Kent, Ohio. In fact, they’ve been touring the area for the last couple years under the name ‘Colorblind.’ The band currently includes Fletcher Dunham on vocals and rhythm guitar, Ryan Betts on lead guitar, Joey Devitto on bass and Andrew Cappuzzello on drums. I sat […]

Photos by: Kassi Jackson American singer-songwriter and guitarist David Crosby stopped by the Kent State May 4th Visitor’s Center on November 5th to film scenes for an upcoming documentary. David Crosby was a founding member of both The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash and also maintained a solo career. Crosby has been making music […]

Recent Kent State graduate, Eric Wexler, is a multi-talented singer and songwriter that has worked to make a name for himself in the music industry over the last few years. Wexler is the man behind the Alternative/Indie band, The 12th Human, and writes and produces all of the music created for the band on his […]

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