Interviews

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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 […]

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 […]

Elyria-based artist Jason Kaminski brings some of his “folk-pop” magic to BSR Sessions. Watch him dive through three songs: two of his solo work, and one stripped-down rendition of a song by his full band, Stalemate. Then, watch him discuss how his songwriting changes by project, the evolution of Elyria DIY & Blank Slate, and […]


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