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  After the last strums radiated throughout the studio, Jon Worthy & the Bends gave a graceful farewell following their studio appearance on July 31. They encouraged listeners to give their music a chance and put forth their words of wisdom, which emphasized the importance of empathy in this life. In many ways, it was reflective […]

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 […]

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.      

The radio recording room is occupied by five mythical figures. Benjamin Cymbra, the singer, fills the silence with the sound of a breeze he simulates with his mouth and hands. Augustus Search, on the keyboard, is focused on mixing sounds that transmit a transcendental ambiance. “And in a strange way undefined/ Lose in the one […]

Artist: The 1975 Title: DH00278 Label: Dirty Hit Released: December 14, 2017 Rating:     Since the release of their second album in February 2016, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it, The 1975 have been touring relentlessly across the world to show their love to […]

Indie fans may now rejoice! The Social Animals just began their first big headlining tour this past Saturday in Indianapolis. If the name rings a bell, you may recall this band as the opening act for this past summer’s Dashboard Confessional tour featuring The All-American Rejects and The Maine. The band made a notable debut […]

By: Conor Battles Title: Pure Comedy Artist: Father John Misty Label: Sub Pop Release Date: April 7, 2017 Rating:       There is a very simple way to observe the evolution of Father John Misty since 2015’s I Love You, Honeybear. The first words out of Josh Tillman’s mouth on Honeybear is the musical equivalent of sweet […]

Every week of programing we will be highlighting the Black Squirrel Radio Show of the Week This week’s show is The Amanda Show The Amanda Show airs Monday from 6pm to 8pm . Host Amanda Beck has been with BSR as a DJ since 2014 and has also been a BSR coordinator and is currently […]

By: Dylan Reynolds Title: 3WW Artist: alt-J Record Label: Infectious Music Release Date: March 6, 2017 Rating:      On the third day of the third month of 2017, alt-J teased a new tune on their YouTube page. Three days later, they released that song, “3WW,” and announced that their forthcoming third album Relaxer would arrive […]

By: Evan Harms 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 […]


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