Music

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 […]

I recently spoke with the lead singer of the rock group The Regrettes, Lydia Night. We covered the band’s origin story and influences, as well as her recent pop culture interests (including James Blake and Married at First Sight).   The Regrettes have been around for a few years now. They made a splash with […]

Want to know what Kent is listening to? We’ve placed song posters all over Kent campus to see what your current faves are!     We’ll be adding all those songs to a playlist we’ll be continually updating. Follow it to stay up to date with what Kent is listening to!     Feel free […]

On March 15th within the main room of Kent’s Williamson House on a sprinkly Friday evening was the inaugural year of  Black Squirrel Radio’s Ladypalooza. Black Squirrel Radio brought in three local female acts and had them perform an intimate, small set for an audience of about thirty. But just because it was intimate and […]

I had the pleasure of recently talking to Columbus based musician Counterfeit Madison. Counterfeit Madison is the stage name for Sharon Udoh and her band. She’s been making music for several years and has developed a reputation for her unique sound and memorable performance style.     She and her band often have these explosive […]

  Check out this staff playlist by Marketing and Promotions Coordinator Nakiyah Fears! “This playlist sort of focuses on love and trying to move forward from the heartbreak and struggles that one encounters in life. The songs kind of have a poetic flow, style, and message to them with very honest lyrics. To me these […]

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 Suzanne Holt!     Suzanne Holt is a Kent State professor of women’s studies! Her playlist features some of the most notable […]


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