Live Sessions

Black Squirrel Radio is excited to present a performance from Grafton Correctional Institute as part of this year’s International Clash Day festivities. Beginning at 6 PM, check out the video feed below for a live broadcast of this special performance.

As part of our ongoing crusade to give a platform to a variety of performing arts, this week’s session is a selection of poetry read by Cameron Gorman. In “Sexton”, “Absolutist”, “Ohio Edison”, “Pure Silver”, and “Chiffon”, she explores memory, relationships with the natural world, and self-perception.

Nina Palattella is no stranger to the written and spoken word– as editor for Brainchild magazine, KSU English major, and co-host of BSR’s own Writer’s BlockCast, she’s discussed and made platforms for poetry and prose alike. At long last, we get to see her perform some original work, “Selectivity”, “Longing”, “An Education”, and “Sloping”. This […]

Post Saga is a project that escapes definition. Combining elements of funk, neo-soul and rock, the band produces interesting and danceable tunes. Below, check out their versions of 4 songs that they performed for BSR Sessions! Also included as an interview in which Post Saga occupies the interview to talk about influences, snacks, and plans […]

In the second installment of our poetry series at BSR Sessions, Samantha Aguridakis reads a selection of original work for us. You can watch her set below, and explore our YouTube channel for other KSU poets.

BBGuns, alt hip hoppers from Pittsburgh, stopped by BSR sessions to perform a slew of songs old and new. Some tracks are featured on their forthcoming record “Help Yourself” due out June 28th (You can pre-order that here on their bandcamp). Their current sound evolved out of a desire to mix hip hop with the […]

Are they perfect? No. Are they girls? No. They are three young lads from Akron chasing the fumes of vapor punk. Conjuring sounds as delicate as the falsetto and as brash as the odd-metered noise freakout, Perfect Girl spans the spectrum of musical influences. Below, watch them perform four tracks, and hear their interview in […]

In a break from our normal programming over at the BSR Sessions workshop, we’re happy to share with you some recordings of Oboist Scott Little. Scott is a student here at the Kent State School of Music, and was gracious enough to share some of his talents with us. In the videos below, you’ll hear […]

SAP, though now spread across the country like warm vegemite, are a band of great personal and community importance. My first memories of coming to Kent State were meeting the members, moshing at their shows, buying their tapes and shirts religiously, and most importantly, learning that it’s cool to care. SAP is the band our […]

Born and raised in Kent, Trick is one of the newest chapters in the city’s musical history. Enjoy their 90s-style blend of indie and pop-punk with a handful of minimalist performances from the Soda EP, released in September. The videos are below, and you can head to their bandcamp here.      

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