local music

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 […]

I had the pleasure of recently talking to Columbus based musician Counterfeit Madison. Counterfeit Madison is the stage name for Sharon Udoh and her band. She’s been making music for several years and has developed a reputation for her unique sound and memorable performance style.     She and her band often have these explosive […]

The Labra Brothers are a local band from Youngstown, Ohio. The members are Adrian, who plays lead guitar and sings lead vocals; David, who plays guitar, saxophone and sings as well; and Cristian, who plays the bass guitar and sings. They have an album coming out called “Colder Weather” and three upcoming shows on March […]

For this week’s BSR Beats for The Burr Magazine, the BSR staff created a playlist of local music. In this list of locals, we highlight current music from all over Ohio as well as a few local legends.     Check out theburr.com and The Burr Magazine on Spotify for all the latest on BSR Burr […]

By: Taylor Pierce                                                                                                         […]

By: Mikala Lugen You’ll want to be around on Saturday, September 23 as the city of Kent will feature a day of highlighting local music at the Hometown Bank Plaza. Maderra Records is hosting its second annual Summer Send Off, a day of local bands and artists performing great sets of music to the community […]

By: Taylor Pierce Photos courtesy of: Zac Popik Last week I had the chance to sit down with Marina Strah, a 2014 Kent State graduate, to talk all about her latest single, upcoming album and what inspires her music. Currently rooted in Westlake, Ohio, Marina is performing around three shows a week locally. I was […]

Ohio is not only the home of Black Squirrel Radio it’s also the birthplace of numerous excellent musicians. The BSR web staff collaborated to create a list of numerous key bands and musicians from Ohio. This list of locals has newer bands you should check out and legendary artists. Show Ohio some love by listening […]

By: Dylan Thacker Khadi Lee is a 24-year-old Cleveland native who has been through the wire. As a young boy he faced tons of adversity. Between his look, which was much different than his peers, to his anger issues, trouble seemed to follow him everywhere. Music was his outlet for this. It seemed as if […]

By: Emily Brodke and Erin Keller Students were quickly scurrying into the Kent State Rec Center on Friday night, trying to escape the frigid cold.  Most people had come to check out Kentchella, the first music and arts festival to be held in the rec. I hung out at the Main Stage, sponsored by Black […]


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