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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: The Mantle   Artist: Agalloch   Record Label: The End Records   Release Date: August 13, 2002   *****   I will be reviewing The End Record’s 2002 release of The Mantle by Agalloch. Agalloch formed back in 1996 and split in 2016. They hail from Portland, Oregon. Now, before I review this album, […]

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 […]

Photo credit: bestproducts.com The Black Squirrel Radio Web Staff decided to put together a list of their favorite albums. Each staff member picked an album from the year they were born, the year they graduated high school and their favorite album ever to review. Kelsey Paulus Album from the year I was born- Kid A by […]

Photo credit: lovethispic.com This year in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the BSR Web Staff decided to write about their favorite breakup song, and their favorite love song. Rory Larrison Best Love Song – “Your Song” by Elton John Finding the best love song is like trying to find the best star in the sky– […]

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 […]


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