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In a cloud full of free music access, we each have that one band that is undeniably our favorite. But how we came to love the music is a story in itself. Maybe you identify with a particular set of lyrics or maybe that one album connects you to a time when everything was okay. […]

I’ve listened to my fair share of psychedelic rock. I can listen to Jimi Hendrix and Cream with the best of them. If you ask me about Pink Floyd, I could go on for an hour about how “Atom Heart Mother” should be their most celebrated piece of work, but that’s a story for another […]

To say I was hyped for this show would be a serious understatement. The last time Canadian punks PUP came to our local concert city of Cleveland was for the BravoArtist Snowded in Fest at the tail end of 2017. Unfortunately, I was unable to go, which depressed me when thought of for the next […]

Photo Credit: https://twitter.com/yungblud/status/1022920700447916032 With a new wave of British bands coming out over the past couple of years and hitting the mainstream, quite most of them didn’t have enough personality or musically interesting to keep a hold of my attention after a couple of singles or an album or two. After the first 1975 record, […]

The community-driven Nelsonville Music Festival turns 15 this year, as the four-day musical showcase is scheduled to commence on June 6th and concludes on the 9th. The historic Stuart’s Opera House is the spearhead behind the festival, as the non-profit organization is responsible for producing numerous events throughout the year. All proceeds of NMF will […]

Kiss, The American rival rock band to British phenomenon, The Beatles,  has been performing for more than 45 years across the world. They started in early 1973 with Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley. Still not sure of who they are by name? Well, you will definitely recognize their faces, specifically there […]

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 […]


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