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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 […]

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 Lorie Bednar!   Lorie Bednar is the Administrative Clerk in the Student Media Office in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. […]

Almost a decade (technically six years, but who is counting? Oh wait, me) after breaking up, the Jonas Brothers are finally back together. Yes, you read that correctly. Over the last couple of weeks, there were whispers and rumors that the brothers would be reuniting in some capacity, be it new music or a reunion […]

Three years ago, I first heard about grime — a very fast, very British variant of hip hop. I’m not sure exactly why the genre appealed to me so much at the time. Maybe it was the unique instrumentals, which drive forward at 140 bpm and sound like a fusion of EDM and classic video […]

Title: Assume Form Artist: James Blake Record Label: Polydor Records Release Date: January 18, 2019 Rating: 4/5 For all the people who view James Blake as a “sad boy,” Assume Form is a slap in the face. But it’s like getting slapped in the face by the warm side of an extra-soft pillow, because this […]

Artist: Deerhunter Album: Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? Release Date: January 18, 2019 Label: 4AD Rating: 3/5 Deerhunter crafted a record that is a melancholic dream, accompanied by words that are heavy on the heart with its brash honesty and beautifully haunting melodies. Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? is the eighth studio album from the […]

Eliy Orcko tells you what’s on his mind. A t-shirt of the poster for Re-Animator, a gaudy and gory 1985 horror film, peeks out from beneath a blood red flannel shirt draped lazily over his lanky frame. As he sits on a shabby leather couch, idly flicking through a box of PlayStation games, he is […]


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