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John Dwyer locked into the rhythm during the Oh Sees performance on the NMF Main Stage, Friday, June 7th All Photos by Noah Tropf As the crowd buzzed with immense energy, quick chatter, excitement unbearable to contain; John Dwyer paces the stage. With a cigarette in his hand, soaking in the calm before the storm, […]

To say I was hyped for this show would be a serious understatement. The last time Canadian punks PUP came to our local concert city of Cleveland was for the BravoArtist Snowded in Fest at the tail end of 2017. Unfortunately, I was unable to go, which depressed me when thought of for the next […]

Saying Remo Drive is one of my top bands would be a soft understatement. When I saw the “Art School” video on a whim in high school, I was simultaneously blown away and hooked into the bouncy, yet angsty vibe of Remo Drive. Two years later, more weight gain and a college degree started, Remo […]

Photo Credit: https://twitter.com/yungblud/status/1022920700447916032 With a new wave of British bands coming out over the past couple of years and hitting the mainstream, quite most of them didn’t have enough personality or musically interesting to keep a hold of my attention after a couple of singles or an album or two. After the first 1975 record, […]

The community-driven Nelsonville Music Festival turns 15 this year, as the four-day musical showcase is scheduled to commence on June 6th and concludes on the 9th. The historic Stuart’s Opera House is the spearhead behind the festival, as the non-profit organization is responsible for producing numerous events throughout the year. All proceeds of NMF will […]

Kiss, The American rival rock band to British phenomenon, The Beatles,  has been performing for more than 45 years across the world. They started in early 1973 with Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley. Still not sure of who they are by name? Well, you will definitely recognize their faces, specifically there […]

The past few months have seen no shortage of news from the grime and UK hip hop scene, with new music coming out regularly and big-name artists continuing to squabble back and forth. This piece will hopefully bring you up to speed, as a big summer for grime is awaits around the corner. “My Mixtape […]

Do you ever hear a new song but as you are listening to it, it starts to remind you of another song? Many singer/songwriters are accused of stealing other artists’ songs, and this happens more than you think it does. New or old this has been happening for many many years now. From The Beatles […]

Last Thursday American Authors graced the student green with an hour-long set, featuring their old and new hits alike. They were welcomed as part of Kent State University’s Flash Fest – our annual spring festival – and they didn’t disappoint. Most known for their single, “Best Day of My Life” which was strategically placed at the […]

BSR Staff Sounds feature different Kent State staff member’s original unique playlists! Get to know the KSU faculty you are around every day via their musical favorites!   This week’s playlist is by Zach Schiller!   Kent State assistant professor of sociology and Kent International Clash Day coordinator Zach Schiller has created a playlist for […]


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