The best thing about garage rock is that it’s honest. It’s straight-forward, in your face and fun. Keyword, fun. There’s no pretentious bullshit surrounding it. You wouldn’t want it any other way. It just so happens that Swell Tides and Roid Rage sought out to encapsulate that sentiment with their recent collaborative project, SPLIT. SPLIT […]
SAP, though now spread across the country like warm vegemite, are a band of great personal and community importance. My first memories of coming to Kent State were meeting the members, moshing at their shows, buying their tapes and shirts religiously, and most importantly, learning that it’s cool to care. SAP is the band our […]
Born and raised in Kent, Trick is one of the newest chapters in the city’s musical history. Enjoy their 90s-style blend of indie and pop-punk with a handful of minimalist performances from the Soda EP, released in September. The videos are below, and you can head to their bandcamp here.
I don’t ordinarily review shows that happen at The Workshoppe for a couple reasons. One being that I book shows there, another being that my band plays and practices there, and a third that it’s my home away from home. I’m thoroughly conflicted and entangled, but the website was sorely lacking Workshoppe articles and I […]
Photo courtesy of Triple Crown Records Artist: Heart Attack Man Album: The Manson Family Label: Triple Crown Records Release: March 3, 2017 Rating: I chose to review this record not because of my extensive familiarity with DIY power-pop (or regular power-pop for that matter), but because of my absolute love for Heart Attack Man. I […]
Album: II Artist: Gay Panic Defence Rating: Gay Panic Defence’s second album, eloquently titled “II” brings a new torchbearer to the queercore movement. Queercore’s poster girls, G.L.O.S.S., recently disbanded, arguably leaving that community without a potent representative in the world of music, especially in hardcore punk subgenres. PWR BTTM, while fabulous, prominent and unapologetically […]
Every week of programing we will be highlighting the Black Squirrel Radio Show of the Week! This week’s show is In Harms Way In Harms Way airs every Saturday from 6pm to 8pm. Host Evan Harms is in his first semester at Kent and at Black Squirrel Radio. He describes his program as an attempt to […]