nolan shumate

I was sixteen years old. Christmas had just passed and, as a gift to myself, was now heading up 77-N to the Q. One ticket. Primetime. Home, against the Celtics. I got to the arena early, grabbed a bite, and sat down to watch warm-ups. Fresh off the title, the Cavs still carried team-wide energy […]

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– […]

Photo credit: medium.com The new year is upon us, and for the first collab piece of the decade, the BSR Web Staff decided to write about music they are looking forward to in the next 12 months. Brandon Lewis- Anything country Anybody that knows me knows that I can listen to any version of modern […]

One of the best things about the internet is that anyone can share their work. One of the worst things about the internet is that *anyone* can share their work. Separating yourself as an artist, or as a person, from the ever-expanding crowd of the internet is no easy task. Building a following can sometimes […]

All photos by Nolan Shumate Wilco has been a band for longer than I’ve been alive, and it shows.  To peel back the curtain a little bit, this was the first show I ever covered. Talking about music is something I’ve always done, and writing about music is something that I’ve always been interested in. […]


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