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Do you ever hear a new song but as you are listening to it, it starts to remind you of another song? Many singer/songwriters are accused of stealing other artists’ songs, and this happens more than you think it does. New or old this has been happening for many many years now. From The Beatles […]

Last Thursday American Authors graced the student green with an hour-long set, featuring their old and new hits alike. They were welcomed as part of Kent State University’s Flash Fest – our annual spring festival – and they didn’t disappoint. Most known for their single, “Best Day of My Life” which was strategically placed at the […]

BSR Staff Sounds feature different Kent State staff member’s original unique playlists! Get to know the KSU faculty you are around every day via their musical favorites!   This week’s playlist is by Zach Schiller!   Kent State assistant professor of sociology and Kent International Clash Day coordinator Zach Schiller has created a playlist for […]

Want to know what Kent is listening to? We’ve placed song posters all over Kent campus to see what your current faves are!     We’ll be adding all those songs to a playlist we’ll be continually updating. Follow it to stay up to date with what Kent is listening to!     Feel free […]

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 […]

It’s few and far between that you watch an act on a competition show like America’s Got Talent actually have and hold success after the show is over — and even less likely if the act didn’t even win. We Three is an exception to this and have managed to steal all of our hearts […]

Calling all artsy folks! Black Squirrel Radio is hosting an open mic night for acoustic music performances and poetry performances. We want to hear YOU! The open mic starts at 8 p.m. on March 21 in the Rathskeller. Sign up for a spot right here or on the day of the show!    

The common conception of the Canadian people in the American Consciousness is a population of maple-syrup coated and hockey playing kind folks. Canadian punk rock band PUP’s sound will blast that ideal out of your brain and get your feet moving. Starting with their 2014 self-titled album and their sophomore effort, The Dream is Over in […]

Artist: Natti Natasha Album: illumiNATTI Release Date: February 15, 2019 Rating:       On February 15 Dominican singer, songwriter, and rapper, Natti Natasha released her debut album illumiNATTI on all digital platforms. Unlike other artists, Natti has been on the scene for a minute, releasing singles and being a part of collaborations with up and […]

Another year, another disappointing Grammys season. The yearly awards ceremony loves to suck the life out of the music industry. It hands out accolades to the most popular acts, while seemingly ignoring the most deserving ones. To put it simply: every year it is painful to watch. This year was of course, no different. Disaster […]


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