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Title: Oxnard Artist: Anderson  .Paak Record Label: Aftermath Entertainment Release Date: November 16, 2018 Rating: 4   Anderson .Paak proves he’s still got the funk with the release of his third studio album, Oxnard. The album is named after Paak’s hometown, Oxnard, a southern California beach town that is thoroughly represented with the album’s chill […]

The Doors were one of the most defining acts in music during the late sixties. A love for blues, the band from Venice Beach was able to create rock music that blended blues with elements of jazz. Their music was dramatic, strange and organ driven. Their lyrics were oftentimes derived from literary works. After the […]

Album: FM! Artist: Vince Staples Release Date: November 2, 2018 Record Label: Def Jam Rating: 3.5/5   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 […]

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 […]


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