Mikala Lugen

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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: Mikala Lugen Iggy’s Tavern was a 4/20 celebration hotspot and I got the pleasure of celebrating the holiday listening to some Grateful Dead and Phish tribute bands. Located in Lakewood, Ohio, this bar was an hour trek from Kent but was worth the drive for the musical atmosphere that enveloped us as we walked […]

By: Mikala Lugen Photo Courtesy of Jordan August Soon to be embarking on their spring tour, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have been making a name for themselves in the genre of jam bands. This psychedelic, high-energy rock band has toured across the country selling out shows and being the headliners for several music festivals. I […]

By: Mikala Lugen Moneyshot Records hosted “Shots for Shots” Benefit Concert on Saturday, April 8 at Euro Gyro to raise money for UNICEF KSU. Euro Gyro’s drink specials and the organization’s donations from the concert went to UNICEF’s immunization efforts and campaigning. UNICEF KSU is a student organization dedicated to educate, advocate and fundraise for […]

By: Mikala Lugen & Holli Phillips Hey all you groovy cats! Summer is approaching, and you know what that means! FESTIVAL SEASON IS ALMOST HERE! And although it is the best time of the year, it is also a very stressful time of year. Choosing what festivals to attend can be a shot at the […]

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 […]

By: Mikala Lugen photo courtesy of liveforlivemusic.com Title: The Great Outdoors Jam Artist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Record Label: Independent Release Date: Febuary 17th, 2017 Rating: Teasing fans for over a month, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong released their first live album, The Great Outdoors Jam on Friday, February 17. The funk-rock band’s new album features […]

Local bands The Scenic Route, The Bellflowers and Vanishing Apollo play North Water Street Gallery for a benefit concert supporting Dakota Access Pipeline protesters flyer courtesy of facebook.com By: Mikala Lugen Kent on Climate teamed up with Kent State’s Native American Student Association (NASA) on Thursday, Nov. 17 to raise money for the Water Protectors […]

photo courtesy of facebook.com Scribed by: Mikala Lugen Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and Dopapod made a stop in Buffalo, New York on Nov. 3 on their national tour at Buffalo Iron Works. Based out of Baltimore, Maryland, Pigeon Playing Ping Pong band members Greg Ormont, Jeremy Schon, Ben Carrey and Alex Petropulos played some psychedelic […]

Scribed by: Mikala Lugen photo courtesy of songkick.com The 1975 made their only stop in Ohio on their 2016 North American tour this past Sunday, Oct. 30 in the Kent State M.A.C. Center. Students started pitching tents and lining up in front of the venue the Saturday afternoon before the show. The day of the […]


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