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Coming fresh off of 2019 full of singles, most notably “The Way You Say It” (my personal fave), Akron, OH band, Diamond Kites, continues 2020 with their newest EP “Working Life.” A name that comes with a little irony, as many find themselves without a job due to the COVID-19 crisis. Diamond Kites, originally called […]

Photo credit: youtube.com Since March, just like everybody else in the world, I have been stuck in my house for long periods of time.  However, unlike most people, I haven’t had trouble staying busy. For the last two months, I have spent my time doing classwork, writing articles for this wonderful website, reading books and […]

Title: Cult Of a Dying Sun   Artist: UADA   Record Label: Eisenwald    Release date: May 28, 2018   Stars: ****   I will be reviewing the Eisenwald Records’ 2018 release of the sophomore album by UADA (pronounced “Uu-ah-da”), entitled Cult of a Dying Sun. First, I need to give some background information about […]

People keep telling me that it’s the end of the world, for a lot of reasons, really. Whether it’s the coronavirus, the climate, our current political situation or anything else you can think of, Planet Earth isn’t doing the best. This idea of the apocalypse goes even further than real life though. There are tons […]

Title: Life In The City Artist: Turkuaz Record Label: Electric Habitat Music Release Date: Sept. 28, 2018 Rating: ★★ One of my favorite ways to learn and talk more about music is by branching out a little bit to get out of my synthy-and-whispery-vocal comfort zone. In the BSR lobby, there is a bin of […]

Title: Dreamland Artist: Coin Release Date: February 21, 2020 Rating: ★★★★☆ Standout Tracks: Crash My Car, Valentine, Let It All Out (10:05) If there’s only one feeling Coin managed capture in their third album, Dreamland, it’s romanticism– a theme that was present in both of the band’s previous two albums, but really took the driver’s […]

Title: Fiend Artist: A Sense of Purpose Record Label: Self-released Date Released: January 17th, 2020  ★★★ The Cleveland-based metalcore outfit A Sense of Purpose recently dropped their latest single Fiend.  This was a long awaited single, as their last song, Cougar, was released all the way in early September.  This song features a soft reverb […]

Title: 20/20 Vision Artist: Anti-Flag Record Label: Universal Music Operations Limited, Spinefarm Records Release Date: January 17th, 2020 ★★★ Pittsburgh-based punk trio Anti-Flag dropped their 12th studio album 20/20 Vision on Jan. 17, 2020.  This is a change of pace from their previous release American Fall (2017) as it features different types of songs on […]

Chris Farren recently made a stop at the Mahall’s basement on Jan. 27 to give us another perfect set from the Born Hot Tour, his first solo headlining tour, accompanied by Macseal and Retirement Party. This was my first time in the Mahall’s basement, and I really enjoyed the atmosphere from both the venue and […]

Photo credit: medium.com The new year is upon us, and for the first collab piece of the decade, the BSR Web Staff decided to write about music they are looking forward to in the next 12 months. Brandon Lewis- Anything country Anybody that knows me knows that I can listen to any version of modern […]


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