Interviews

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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 […]

Watch Kent/Norwalk rockers Honeymoon trade in the 8 x 10’s for acoustics on this installment of BSR Sessions, performing two tracks off of “14:43”, their first release, and an unreleased exclusive for BSR. Check that out below, and watch their interview where the members talk keeping it simple and the Alt Nation Fallacy (hint: it’s […]

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 […]

Wavey Pack Productions is a modern hip-hop performance group who came together in Kent, Ohio for their love of edgy beats and meaningful lyrics. The group is comprised of Carter Liston (Carter), Taylor Liston (SpiriT), Donovan Womack (Donny Wo), Kam Stringer (Kam2gnarly), Darian Diggs (AyeD) and producer Trey Bryarly (T.C. Trillz). I got the chance to sit down […]

Cleveland / Kent-based rappers YG Racks and YG Cooly stop by the BSR Lobby for an exclusive performance of “Cop Car” The pair sit down for an interview:

If you’re a fan of classic rock, blues, punk, alternative, etc., it’s time to tune into Frank Iero’s solo project, “Frank Iero And The Patience.” Frank Iero is a phenomenal vocalist and guitarist who has performed with acts such as Death Spells, My Chemical Romance and Pencey Prep. Iero teamed up with Evan Nestor (Guitar/Vocals) […]


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