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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 […]

Photo credit: lovethispic.com This year in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the BSR Web Staff decided to write about their favorite breakup song, and their favorite love song. Rory Larrison Best Love Song – “Your Song” by Elton John Finding the best love song is like trying to find the best star in the sky– […]

Title: Fiend Artist: A Sense of Purpose Record Label: Self-released Date Released: January 17th, 2020  ★★★ The Cleveland-based metalcore outfit A Sense of Purpose recently dropped their latest single Fiend.  This was a long awaited single, as their last song, Cougar, was released all the way in early September.  This song features a soft reverb […]


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