Interviews

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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 […]

You’ve heard of long distance friendships, relationships and phone calls, but have you heard of a long distance band? Welcome to the world of Vertical 48! Despite being separated by state lines, this trio of old friends uses technology to keep in touch and crank out content. Mario Tierno, Vinny Tierno and Chris Ferree all […]

Photos by Bridget Craig From Dallas,Texas Quiet, Please is an up and coming band that is sure to take the world by storm. The band consists of four members: Brice Griffith tearing it up on piano, ukulele, guitar and vocals, Kevin McMinimy smashing on the drums and vocals, Dominik Montes ripping bass and Josh Yates […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]


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