Interviews

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Kent, Ohio is home to The Kent Stage, Black Squirrel Radio, of course, and absolutely no sunny, tropical islands. This didn’t stop lead singer Matthew Roads from forming the now nationally touring band Tropidelic. While here, the group produced their own EP, “Rebirth of the Dope” and distributed over 10,000 copies. Shortly after the release […]

  By: Miles Purdy Photo By: Kendra Taylor Before the show got going at  Cleveland’s Now That’s Class, Miles Purdy met up with PEARS frontman Zach Quinn in venue’s basement. A New Orleans hardcore  punk outfit with a serious live presence, PEARS has gotten a rep for touring hard and playing harder.   Miles Purdy: […]

Local indie punk band, McCafferty, has been gaining great popularity within the past year. McCafferty brings a new sound to music while presenting strong meaning behind their lyrics. The band consists of Nick Hartkop leading with vocals and rhythm, Evan Graham shredding the lead guitar, Chris Joecken electrifying the bass and Wes Easterly smashing the […]

Indie fans may now rejoice! The Social Animals just began their first big headlining tour this past Saturday in Indianapolis. If the name rings a bell, you may recall this band as the opening act for this past summer’s Dashboard Confessional tour featuring The All-American Rejects and The Maine. The band made a notable debut […]

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I recently had the chance to talk with X band member D.J. Bonebrake about  X’s 40th Anniversary Tour and their upcoming show at The Kent Stage. Here is an excerpt of that conversation…   Tell me a little bit about your current tour DJ: We’re about a week into the tour, this one lasts about […]

By: Mikala Lugen Photos Courtesy of Bypass Circuit Bypass Circuit is an original electronic music project mixed and recorded by Keith Fiorino. From Madison, Ohio, Fiorino can get a crowd dancing to his spacey, upbeat mixes that can be played at any hour of the day. Influenced by some of today’s greatest instrumental and electronic […]

Photos Courtesy of: Jones for Revival Youngstown band, Jones for Revival has been making grooves in the jam scene for over a decade now. The band regularly tours in the Midwest and across the country and have continued to stretch the limits of blending multiple genres of jam, funk, blues, progressive and psychedelic rock. The […]

Photo Courtesy of: Glide Magazine Jocelyn and Chris Arndt have been playing music together for as long as they could remember and their parents are thrilled to see siblings getting along so well. But then again, what parent wouldn’t be excited seeing their kids play music with each other instead of plotting out ways to […]

By: Taylor Pierce Photos courtesy of: Zac Popik Last week I had the chance to sit down with Marina Strah, a 2014 Kent State graduate, to talk all about her latest single, upcoming album and what inspires her music. Currently rooted in Westlake, Ohio, Marina is performing around three shows a week locally. I was […]


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