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Album: FM! Artist: Vince Staples Release Date: November 2, 2018 Record Label: Def Jam Rating:   The radio, a gear in the machine of media, is used as a platform to intertwine with the minds of listeners. Now, imagine if that platform was used to express bleak realities? Let’s say that platform was used to […]

Mabber, Vol. 1   Album: A Walk Through Jackson County Artist: Arlington Name: Maria Serra I am obsessed with Arlington’s essentially brand-new album A Walk Through Jackson County. I had the joy of premiering this indie trio’s single “Hollow Moon” for Alternative Press and became immediately obsessed with their sound. If you love alternative indie […]

Kent State University has given the world some critically acclaimed, pioneering musical acts. These have included the punk rock band Devo and Broadway star Alice Ripley. Now there’s a country artist joining the ranks: Teddy Robb. When Robb’s new single, “Lead Me On,” first joined the Viral Top 50, it was at #11, of ahead […]

It’s Halloween, and Black Squirrel Radio invites you to look back on the movies, TV shows and music that haunt you from Octobers past.   Maddie Camp Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktacular Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktacular is a movie that so few people remember that sometimes I think it didn’t exist.  Every Halloween, my brother and […]

Title: “Money” Artist: Cardi B Record Label: Atlantic Records Release Date: October 23, 2018 Rating: 4   Cardi B is back like she never left. A lot has happened to the rapper since she dropped her chart-topping debut album, Invasion of Privacy, back in April – she’s had a baby with her husband Offset and […]

It goes without saying that cinema is a polarizing art. When this medium combines with music, the outcome is beautiful, adding more life to the picture. I have decided to take five movie scenes that are linked with a stellar song. These scenes that I have selected are also personal gems to me, and I […]

Photo by Travis Shinn Title: Anthem of the Peaceful Army Artist: Greta Van Fleet Label: Republic Records Release Date: October 19, 2018 Rating:       This upcoming band brings it back to the “old days” and has shown their unique style through their newest album called Anthem of the Peaceful Army. Greta Van Fleet […]

Title: Nina Cried Power – EP Artist: Hozier Label: Columbia Records Release Date: September 6, 2018        (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images) Hozier has been on hiatus for over a year and decided to pop up without warning and drop off a little present to his fans. This bite sized EP highlights four very […]

Youngstown’s very own alternative quintet East 9th is ready to share the follow-up EP to their well-received Act One, which features four of the band’s experimental rock tracks, including their smashing, riff-ridden single “Theodora.”   For fans of Ryan Racketa [vocals], Jarrett “20” Walters [bass], Reese Maslen [guitar], Tyler Adams [drums] and Stephen Spencer [guitar], […]

In an effort for our listeners to get to know the staff at BSR (and to provide excellent music), we’re featuring a different BSR staffer made playlist every week. This week we have a summer themed playlist by multimedia coordinator Cameron Croston. In addition to being a resident station photographer, he’s also a coco-host on the […]


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