Interviews

The media is fascinated by touring musicians. We cherish the creation of hit songs and chart-topping albums, but rarely is the climb to the top ever discussed with honesty. One incredible story of triumph in the music world comes from our own backyard. Nicholas Sainato hails from the Youngstown area and is a graduate from […]

Kent State University has given the world some critically acclaimed, pioneering musical acts. These have included the punk rock band Devo and Broadway star Alice Ripley. Now there’s a country artist joining the ranks: Teddy Robb. When Robb’s new single, “Lead Me On,” first joined the Viral Top 50, it was at #11, of ahead […]

Ah, Jesse McCartney. We all know him from his signature blond swoop that graced teenybopper magazine covers, his classic boy band dance moves and, of course, his sweet, sweet voice that makes the ladies (and gentlemen) swoon. McCartney, now 31, had a successful career in the boy band Dream Street, which morphed into his shining solo […]

Youngstown’s very own alternative quintet East 9th is ready to share the follow-up EP to their well-received Act One, which features four of the band’s experimental rock tracks, including their smashing, riff-ridden single “Theodora.”   For fans of Ryan Racketa [vocals], Jarrett “20” Walters [bass], Reese Maslen [guitar], Tyler Adams [drums] and Stephen Spencer [guitar], […]

Every day is a Hawaiian shirt kind of day for the guys of Knox Hamilton, a trio from Little Rock, AR who is revolutionizing the world of indie alternative one song at a time. Cobo and Boots Copeland along with Drew Buffington are sharing their unique blend of indie pop and alternative on their summer […]

Talented musicians such The Weeknd, Drake and Justin Bieber have poured out of Canada and completely changed the music game in their respective genres. Otherwise known as the “bad boys from heaven”, Toronto band Cherry Pools is making great strides to enhance the world of indie-pop. Lead singer Martin Broda along with his friends Matt […]

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 their way to Akron via Grandpa’s Cheesebarn, Winnebago Vacation stopped at BSR to play a couple songs and chat about tour! Watch their set, split into two sections, as well as the interview below! You can find them on bandcamp here.    

Imagine a girl who is a doctor. She is also an investigator. What if I told you she is a musician, too? She is no “domesticated animal”, but rather an “independent variable” who does not know what is “this of being a woman”, and is looking for the “recipe of herself.” Today, we are at […]

The radio recording room is occupied by five mythical figures. Benjamin Cymbra, the singer, fills the silence with the sound of a breeze he simulates with his mouth and hands. Augustus Search, on the keyboard, is focused on mixing sounds that transmit a transcendental ambiance. “And in a strange way undefined/ Lose in the one […]


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