The musicians enter the stage. The lights are low. At last he appears. In the back center of the stage, André Rosinha initiates the release concert for his first album Pórtico, back in January. Before each song, André indicates the tempo to the other musicians of the quintet by patting his chest, wearing a smile […]

This St. Patrick’s Day weekend, some members of our BSR staff were able to sit with musician and actor Drake Bell to talk about his new music, Drake & Josh and tattoo misadventures. Check out the full interview below and remember to keep it lock and loaded on Black Squirrel Radio.

Alex Couts performs his BSR session, with two songs from his new project, Joyd Parker. Be soothed, and then tune into his interview with our own Conor Battles, where they discuss writing without a sound in mind and weird friends. Check out other sessions here!  

Indie rock band The High Divers made their debut appearance at The Kent Stage on Thursday, March 1. Hailing from Charleston, South Carolina, these guys are making a memorable imprint across the country on their Sibling Rivalry Tour with frontman Luke Mitchell’s sister’s band, Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin’ Stones. I got the chance to sit down […]

BSR is happy to announce the return of BSR Sessions for Spring 2018! First up is Kent folk-urchin Small Heretic, performing three quaint selections from their somewhat secret catalog. Expect more great artists and bands as the semester continues every other Monday! For now, watch and enjoy:

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, […]

All photos by Nate Manley Shelby Olive is a singer/songwriter and a Kent State University ‘17 Music Education major alumna. Feb. 9 she held an release party for her debut solo album, “Make Sound” at Standing Rock Cultural Arts Center in downtown Kent. Olive’s music is infused with folk, pop and jazz influences, and her […]

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 […]

Minnesota family band Tiny Moving Parts came barreling through the new year with not only a new album, Swell, but also a 32-stop headline tour across the country. TMP is joined on tour by Long Beach, NY natives Oso Oso and Berkely, California’s Mom Jeans. For the first eight shows, Jetty Bones also joined the […]

Photo Courtesy of Cortney Armitage American alternative rock band, The Mowgli’s will be starting their 2018 tour with Mainland at a sold-out show at Beachland Tavern on Feburary 20th. The band has been working on their single “Real Good Life” set to release on Feburary 2nd.  The Mowgli’s create powerful, upbeat songs that give their […]

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