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Coming fresh off of 2019 full of singles, most notably “The Way You Say It” (my personal fave), Akron, OH band, Diamond Kites, continues 2020 with their newest EP “Working Life.” A name that comes with a little irony, as many find themselves without a job due to the COVID-19 crisis. Diamond Kites, originally called […]

Photo credit: youtube.com Since March, just like everybody else in the world, I have been stuck in my house for long periods of time.  However, unlike most people, I haven’t had trouble staying busy. For the last two months, I have spent my time doing classwork, writing articles for this wonderful website, reading books and […]

Title: The Mantle   Artist: Agalloch   Record Label: The End Records   Release Date: August 13, 2002   *****   I will be reviewing The End Record’s 2002 release of The Mantle by Agalloch. Agalloch formed back in 1996 and split in 2016. They hail from Portland, Oregon. Now, before I review this album, […]

Title: Cult Of a Dying Sun   Artist: UADA   Record Label: Eisenwald    Release date: May 28, 2018   Stars: ****   I will be reviewing the Eisenwald Records’ 2018 release of the sophomore album by UADA (pronounced “Uu-ah-da”), entitled Cult of a Dying Sun. First, I need to give some background information about […]

People keep telling me that it’s the end of the world, for a lot of reasons, really. Whether it’s the coronavirus, the climate, our current political situation or anything else you can think of, Planet Earth isn’t doing the best. This idea of the apocalypse goes even further than real life though. There are tons […]

Title: Life In The City Artist: Turkuaz Record Label: Electric Habitat Music Release Date: Sept. 28, 2018 Rating: ★★ One of my favorite ways to learn and talk more about music is by branching out a little bit to get out of my synthy-and-whispery-vocal comfort zone. In the BSR lobby, there is a bin of […]

Photo credit: bestproducts.com The Black Squirrel Radio Web Staff decided to put together a list of their favorite albums. Each staff member picked an album from the year they were born, the year they graduated high school and their favorite album ever to review. Kelsey Paulus Album from the year I was born- Kid A by […]

Title: Dreamland Artist: Coin Release Date: February 21, 2020 Rating: ★★★★☆ Standout Tracks: Crash My Car, Valentine, Let It All Out (10:05) If there’s only one feeling Coin managed capture in their third album, Dreamland, it’s romanticism– a theme that was present in both of the band’s previous two albums, but really took the driver’s […]

Cleveland, Ohio was the sixth stop for headliner Echosmith and special guests Weathers and Jayden Bartels on their 2020 expedition, ‘The Lonely Generation Tour’. As someone who saw Echosmith as an opening band on the 2015 ‘Blurryface Tour’, I knew to expect one thing: a pink umbrella. But let me start from the beginning. The […]

The walls of Grafton Correctional Institution are not exactly soundproofed, but they might as well be.  Isolated from the outside world by miles of razor wire-adorned fences, the roughly two thousand minimum-to-medium-security inmates at Grafton spend their sentences working as part of a correctional labor program that “specializes in braille transcription and the bottling of […]


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