Alex Couts

Album: First Things First Artist: Hodera Label: Take This to the Heart Records Release Date: October 20th, 2017 Rating:     Header photo by Brian L. Tice Jr. Successfully transforming elements of post-country into emo-power anthems is the specialty of up-and-coming band Hodera. Hodera is spearheaded by Mathew Smith from New Brunswick, New Jersey and […]

By: Alex Couts Album: You’re Not As ______ As You Think Artist: Sorority Noise Record Label: Triple Crown Records Release Date: March 17th, 2017 Rating: When Cam Boucher began writing for his side project Sorority Noise, he did not know that he would be simultaneously creating a strong platform for the open discussion of mental […]

Before the time of smartphones and having infinite musical choices at the touch of a button, many people went through the all-important effort of selecting songs as ringtones for their first phones. To make a call down memory lane, the Black Squirrel Radio web staff reminisced about their first musical ringtone and why they chose […]

Before Expire’s Sunday, Oct. 23 matinee show at Sure Man House in Akron, guitarist Zach Dear sat down with BSR’s Alex Couts and Evan Harms to talk house shows, the end of Expire, and next steps for the band. Read some excerpts from the interview below and listen to the full audio. Evan Harms: What […]

Scribed by: Alex Couts Photo courtesy of  slaughterbeach.bandcamp.com It was absolutely no mystery that Modern Baseball’s Holy Ghost was a wash of heavy and heartfelt emotions, in comparison to their prior releases which focused mostly on girls, drinks and awkward situations. This year’s release saw songwriters Brennan Lukens and Jake Ewald focusing more on their […]

photo courtesy of altpress.com Scribed by: Alex Couts Album: ‘Mothership’ Artist: Dance Gavin Dance Record Label: Rise Records Rating:  The realm of Post-whatever-you-want-to-call-it-Core has become a really weird place to try to explore, rather to have grown up with. It’s tough to pick a place to start; some may want to start back in the […]


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