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    Show of the Week: The Zach and Beau Show

    Every week of programing we will be highlighting the Black Squirrel Radio Show of the Week! This week’s show is The Zach and Beau Show The […]

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    Album Review: The Weeknd, ‘Starboy’

    Written by: Conor Battles Album: Starboy Artist: The Weeknd Label: XO Rating: Photo courtesy of Heavy.com The most immediately noticeable thing about Starboy, the third studio […]

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    Album Review: “American Nightmare” by Bad Rabbits

    By: Dylan Reynolds Album: American Nightmare Artist: Bad Rabbits Record Label: Bad Records Release Date: November 21, 2016 Rating:        Bad Rabbits, the Boston-based funk […]

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    The Body, The Blood, The Machine: Getting Back Up in a Scarier World

    By: Erik Svensson photo Courtesy of last.fm There is some irony in 2016 being the ten year anniversary of The Thermals’ opus, The Body, The Blood, […]

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    Interview with Expire’s Zach Dear

    Before Expire’s Sunday, Oct. 23 matinee show at Sure Man House in Akron, guitarist Zach Dear sat down with BSR’s Alex Couts and Evan Harms to […]

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    Show of the Week: The Alternative Study Break

    Every week of programing we will be highlighting the Black Squirrel Radio Show of the Week! This week’s show is The Alternative Study Break The Alternative […]

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    Concert Review: Broccoli Samurai and Papadosio at House of Blues

    By: Holli Phillips A psychedelic, atmospheric rock concert played the House of Blues in Cleveland on November 25.  Broccoli Samurai and Papadosio played an epic upbeat show […]

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    Album Review: Sad13, ‘Slugger’

    By: Erik Svensson Title: Slugger Artist: Sad13 Label: Carpark Record Release Date: 11/11/2016 Rating:      Photo courtesy of Bandcamp.com Written in a bedroom in Philadelphia, Slugger is […]

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    Album Review: “II” by Gay Panic Defence

    By: Evan Harms Album: II Artist: Gay Panic Defence Rating:      Gay Panic Defence’s second album, eloquently titled “II” brings a new torchbearer to the queercore […]

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    Concert Review: Paul Fayrewether at Brothers Lounge

    By: Reid Smith Photo courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/paulfayrewether This past Saturday, Brothers Lounge in Lakewood played host to Cleveland area rock star, Paul Fayrewether. Since the mid […]

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    Show of the Week: Voodoo Cast

    Every week of programing we will be highlighting the Black Squirrel Radio Show of the Week! This week’s show is Voodoo Cast Voodoo Cast airs every […]

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    How to Mourn a Website: What.cd and The Future of Filesharing

    Written by: Conor Battles photo courtesy of what.cd It’s easy to treat the demise of What.cd, the legendary invite-only private tracker, as just another casualty in […]

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    Show of the Week: Cry Yourself to Sleep

    Every week of programing we will be highlighting the Black Squirrel Radio Show of the Week! This week’s show is Cry Yourself to Sleep Cry Yourself […]

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    BSR Staff: Song mashups you should check out

    Musical mashups are the creative combination of two or more songs (or other media) to create either inspired or horrifying new tracks. Finding the right music […]

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    Fall TV Spotlight: Westworld

    What-world? Spoiler free thoughts halfway through the first season By: Tyler Thompson Creators: Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan Image courtesy of HBO Canada Rating:      Highly […]

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    The Top 5 Performances of the 2016 AMAs

    Written By: Akii Butler The 2016 American Music Awards were full of stars, amazing music and performances, some good and bad. Thankfully this year was a […]

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    Join the team: Black Squirrel Radio Spring 2017 Applications

    Black Squirrel Radio is now accepting applications for Spring 2017 directors and coordinators! We’re looking for motivated, creative, and passionate Kent State students to join the BSR […]

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    Show of the Week: In Harms Way

    Every week of programing we will be highlighting the Black Squirrel Radio Show of the Week! This week’s show is In Harms Way In Harms Way […]

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    American Music Awards Predictions

    Image courtesy of billboard.com By: Akii Butler and Erin Keller The 2016 American Music Awards are this Sunday and everyone is freaking out. Unlike the Grammys, […]

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    Concert Review: NoDAPL Benefit Concert

    Local bands The Scenic Route, The Bellflowers and Vanishing Apollo play North Water Street Gallery for a benefit concert supporting Dakota Access Pipeline protesters flyer courtesy […]

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    Single Review: Cloud Nothings “Modern Act”

    Image courtesy of: limitedrun.com By: Miles Purdy Song: Modern Act Artist: Cloud Nothings Record Label: Carpark Records Release Date: October 12th, 2016 Rating:      Cleveland rockers […]

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    An in-depth analysis of why people hate Nickelback

    Image courtesy of twitter.com By Dylan Reynolds If you think Nickelback is bad, you are not alone. In fact, you are a member of an exclusive […]

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    Show of the Week: The New Girls

    Every week of programing we will be highlighting the Black Squirrel Radio Show of the Week! This week’s show is The New Girls Hosts Hannah Sheridan, […]

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    The Holy Ghost of Slaughter Beach: A Jake Ewald Project.

    Scribed by: Alex Couts Photo courtesy of  slaughterbeach.bandcamp.com It was absolutely no mystery that Modern Baseball’s Holy Ghost was a wash of heavy and heartfelt emotions, […]

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    Album Review: A Tribe Called Quest, ‘We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service

    By: Conor Battles Album: We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service Artist: A Tribe Called Quest Label: Epic Rating: photo courtesy of Genius.com […]

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    Concert Review: BSR Acoustic Night at Last Exit Books and Coffeehouse

    Artists: Northern Whale, Colorblind, Ohio Weather Band Scribed by: Conor Battles This past Friday night, Kent’s Last Exit Bookstore and Coffeehouse served as an ideal venue […]

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    Week 11 College Football Pick’ems

    Week 11 College Football Picks Against the Spread Scribed by: Evan Hablitzel   Rutgers at Michigan State (-14.5), Noon Rutgers (2-7) playing in East Lansing Saturday […]

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    Leonard Cohen Dies at 82

    photo courtesy of newyorker.com Scribed by: Conor Battles Prolific Canadian singer-songwriter, visual artist and poet Leonard Cohen has passed away at the age of 82. The […]

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    BSR’s Give Thanks Fund Drive

    Black Squirrel Radio is one of 10 media partners that make up Kent State Student Media, each led and run by students. We’re asking you to […]

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    Exclusive Preview of Penny Arcade’s New Album “Oliver”

    Scribed by Evan Harms Black Squirrel Radio is happy to release an exclusive preview stream of “Oliver,” the latest EP from Akron’s Penny Arcade! The sprightly […]

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    30 Days 30 Songs

    Musicians come together for political music project 30 Days, 30 Songs Scribed by: Dylan Reynolds Image courtesy of fugitivesounds.org. Musicians have discovered a new platform to voice […]

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    Concert Review: Dopapod & Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

    photo courtesy of facebook.com Scribed by: Mikala Lugen Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and Dopapod made a stop in Buffalo, New York on Nov. 3 on their […]

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    Show of the Week: Rockin’ Oldies

    Every week of programing we will be highlighting the Black Squirrel Radio Show of the Week! This week’s show is Rockin’ Oldies Rockin’ Oldies airs every […]

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    Jay-Z & Friends

    JAY-Z performs a free show in support of Hillary Clinton’s campaign Scribed by: Jenna Langan Editors Note: This election is important, so if you can, please […]

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    Album Review: D.R.A.M, ‘Big Baby D.R.A.M’

    Photo Courtesy of pitchfork.com Scribed by: Conor Battles Album: Big Baby D.R.A.M Artist: D.R.A.M Label: Atlantic Release Date: October 21st Rating: It’s very important to Shelley […]

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    Concert Review: Torrey Pines

    photo courtesy of seattleweekly.com By: Erik Svensson A few dozen chairs, art lining the wall opposite the entrance and a small projection screen set up at […]

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    Week 10 College Football Pick’ems

    Week 10 College Football Picks Against the Spread Scribed by: Evan Hablitzel   Navy (+7) vs. Notre Dame, 11:30 a.m. Navy (5-2) is coming off of […]

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    Movie Review: ‘Doctor Strange’

    Image courtesy of screenrant.com Scribed by: Miles Purdy Title: Doctor Strange Director: Scott Derrickson Release: November 4, 2016 Studio: Marvel Studios Rating:        It’s about […]

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    The ‘Rocky’ Series: From Worst to First

    Scribed by: Reid Smith Photo courtesy of ined21.com “You’re gonna eat lightnin’ and you’re gonna crap thunder!” – Mick Goldmill In case you’re not hip on […]

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    Concert Review: The 1975 at Kent State

    Scribed by: Mikala Lugen photo courtesy of songkick.com The 1975 made their only stop in Ohio on their 2016 North American tour this past Sunday, Oct. […]

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    Album Review: Leonard Cohen, ‘You Want it Darker’

    Scribed by: Conor Battles Album: You Want it Darker Artist: Leonard Cohen Label: Columbia Rating:  Not content to give the people their concise, carefully-wrapped and tied-off […]

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    Films to watch this Halloween

    Scribed by: Brooke Forrest Halloween is here so it’s the perfect time to watch some scary movies. But how do you choose in a world of […]

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    BSR Playlist: Halloween

    Black Squirrel Radio’s web staff collaborated to create a holiday playlist for Halloween The playlist of staff picks features holiday favorites, spooky songs and unexpected Halloween […]

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    Album Review: Conor Oberst, ‘Ruminations’

    Scribed by: Erik Svensson Album: Ruminations Label: Nonesuch Release Date: October 14th Rating: Photo courtesy of NME.com Conor Oberst’s songwriting has never been so personal. He’s […]

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    Album Review: Dance Gavin Dance, ‘Mothership’

    photo courtesy of altpress.com Scribed by: Alex Couts Album: ‘Mothership’ Artist: Dance Gavin Dance Record Label: Rise Records Rating:  The realm of Post-whatever-you-want-to-call-it-Core has become a […]

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    Concert Review: Frankie Cosmos at Mahall’s

    Frankie Cosmos, Big Thief and Small Wood House at Mahall’s Oct 25,2016 By Alice Leach, BSR DJ Image courtesy of pitchfork.com I first listened to Frankie […]

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    BSR Presents: Acoustic Night!

    Mark your calendar – BSR is hosting our very own Acoustic Night at Last Exit Books on November 11th! Starting at 8pm, catch local favorites Colorblind, […]

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    Cleveland Indians Lose Game Two of World Series

    Cubs Claw Their Way Back into Series Scribed by: Ian Kreider   The Chicago Cubs came into Game Two of the World Series looking to put […]

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    Album Review: Kings of Leon, WALLS

    Image courtesy of josepvinaixa.com Scribed by: Dylan Reynolds Title: WALLS Artist: Kings of Leon Record Label: RCA Records Release Date: October 14, 2016 Rating:    Kings […]

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    Show Review: ‘Brand New, The Front Bottoms, Modern Baseball’ Concert

    Scribed by: Alexander Couts photo courtesy of kroq.com I want to start this off by stating something VERY important: I am about to make some very […]

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    Black Squirrel Radio Live Session: Heart Attack Man

    Heart Attack Man performed live for an exclusive Black Squirrel Radio Session Produced by: Ashley Markle photo courtesy of: http://67.media.tumblr.com/be0b2e6ffd5fd8450ad42c6de60b8abc/tumblr_inline_nnl9j6ka3L1qingv0_500.jpg Heart Attack Man Heart Attack Man, […]

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    ‘Joanne’ by Lady Gaga Review

    Scribed by Erin Keller #JOANNE   At last, Lady Gaga has returned to the mainstream pop scene. Mother Monster’s middle name Joanne serves as the title […]

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    Album Review: Green Day, ‘Revolution Radio’

    Scribed by: Conor Battles Album: ‘Revolution Radio’ Record Label: Reprise Release Date: October 7th Rating: Photo Courtesy of warnerbrosrecords.com It’s not punk, it’s not political and […]

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    Show of the Week: Analog International

    Every week of programing we will be highlighting the Black Squirrel Radio Show of the Week! This week’s show is Analog International Analog International airs every […]

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    Week 7 NFL Pick’ems

    Week 7 NFL Picks Against the Spread Scribed by: Evan Hablitzel   Cleveland Browns (+10.5) at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. The Browns (0-6) are the worst […]

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    The Front Bottoms; The Forgotten Self-Released Albums

    A look into The Front Bottoms’ Past Scribed by: Maggie Sugg photo courtesy of: http://img2-ak.lst.fm/i/u/ar0/97b4731cf90f75ead4cfb95870b7d575 I would deem myself a pretty big Front Bottoms fan. I’ve […]

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    Week 8 College Football Pick’ems

    Week 8 College Football Picks Against the Spread Scribed by: Evan Hablitzel   #2 Ohio State (-19.5) at Penn State, 8 p.m. The Buckeyes are coming […]

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    Review: A$AP Rocky short film ‘Money Man’

    A$AP Rocky releases short film Money Man, flexing two upcoming tracks off A$AP Mob’s collaborative project, Cozy Tapes Vol. 1 Image courtesy of PlayThisHipHop Scribed by: […]

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    American Football LP2 Track by Track

    Scribed by Evan Harms   American Football’s first album, American Football, has become the epitome of midwestern indie rock over the last 10 to 15 years. […]

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    Cleveland Indians Advance to World Series

    Cleveland Indians Defeat Blue Jays in Game 5, Advance to World Series Scribed by: Ian Kreider photo courtesy of businessinsider.com The Cleveland Indians scored three runs […]

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    Album Review: Danny Brown, Atrocity Exhibition

    Danny Brown’s explicit style and unbreakable flow shine on his new LP Atrocity Exhibition. Scribed by: Tyler Thompson Album: Atrocity Exhibition Artist: Danny Brown Label: Warp […]

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    Album Review: JoJo’s “Mad Love”

    Photo courtesy of http://www.josepvinaixa.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/JoJo-Mad-Love.-2016-2480×2480.jpg JoJo’s Mad Love is everything you hoped it would be and more. Album: MAD LOVE Artist: JoJo Label:Atlantic Release Date: October 14th, […]

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    Live! At The Hive Mind

    Flyer by: Peter Kratcoski Local bands take the stage at the local Hive Mind in Akron Scribed by: Jenna Langan On October 17th, I had the […]

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    An Interview with ‘Booty & The Kidd’

    Scribed by: Reid Smith Photo courtesy of Abbie Davies This past Saturday, I got a chance to sit down with Columbus hip-hop duo, Booty & The […]

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    Album Review: Blank Banshee, ‘MEGA’

    Scribed by: Conor Battles Title: MEGA Artist: Blank Banshee Label: self-released Release Date: October 10, 2016 Rating: 3/5 Photo courtesy of Blankbanshee.bandcamp.com There’s a certain challenge […]

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    Show of the Week: Can’t Wait for the Next Pangea

    Every week of programing we will be highlighting the Black Squirrel Radio Show of the Week! This week’s show is Can’t Wait for the Next Pangea […]

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    Album Review: Beach Slang, A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings

    Scribed by: Miles Purdy Album: ‘A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings’ Artist: Beach Slang Record Label: Polyvinyl Record co. Release Date: September 23, 2016 Rating: Image […]

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    Bob Dylan’s Five Most Nobel Prize-worthy Songs

    A look at the five most poetic songs from recent Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan Scribed by: Dylan Reynolds Image courtesy of xpn.org For the first […]

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    Five Essential Albums for an Autumn Experience

    Scribed By: Erik Svensson Photo courtesy of play.wimpmusic.com Fall is a season with many facets to it, and there’s music to match it all. We see […]

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    Single Review: Metallica, ‘Moth Into Flame’

    By: Reid Smith Photo courtesy of metalinjection.net Song: ‘Moth Into Flame’ Record Label: Blackened Recordings Release Date: September 26, 2016 Rating: The behemoths of metal are […]

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    BSR Ticket Giveaways

    During this semester BSR will be giving away free tickets to concerts on various Black Squirrel Radio Shows! Check the calendar of ticket giveaways and tune […]

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    Concert Review: Kishi Bashi

    By Layne Gerbig, General Manager There’s a certain point at a show where I begin to regret my footwear choice. Standing in a pair of cheap, […]

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    Show of the Week: Dr. B’s Crib: Almost Live

    Every week of programing we will be highlighting the Black Squirrel Radio Show of the Week! This week’s show is Dr. B’s Crib: Almost Live Dr. […]

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    Concert Review: Puddle Of Mudd

    photo courtesy of Brandon Wu Photography Puddle Of Mudd’s show was unlike any other Scribed by: Erin Keller and Chelsea Panin Puddle of Mudd’s performance at […]

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    Album Review: Bon Iver, ’22, A Million’

    Scribed by: Conor Battles Album: ‘22, A Million’ Record Label: Jagjaguwar Release Date: September 30, 2016 Rating:  From the first muted, pitch-shifted notes of 22, A […]

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    And Lo, a Sure Man Was Born: Seeing Red, Due Gloom, Young Machetes and Attitude Era

    Sure Man House, 503 Sherman Street, Akron. Scribed by Evan Harms   “The whole point of Sure Man is I promise to never say no, unless […]

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    Show of the Week: Funkhaus Berlin

    Every week of programing we will be highlighting the Black Squirrel Radio Show of the Week! This week’s show is Funkhaus Berlin Funkhaus Berlin airs every […]

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    Who Hit Me Album Release Party

    Local bands celebrate Who Hit Me album release Scribed by: Miles Purdy It was Saturday night in Cleveland, and I walked into the Grog Shop for […]

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    Keep Your Groove: A weekend at Resonance Festival

    Three days of peace, love and music Written by: Mikala Lugen photo courtesy of: http://www.greenergroundsmusic.com This past weekend my friends and I decided on one of […]

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    Kent State Vs. Alabama Recap

    Top-Ranked Alabama Crushes Kent State 48-0 Writer: Remy Johnson When Kent State freshman running back Justin Rankin took off for a 47-yard rush on the Flashes’s […]

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    Keep it locked on BSR this fall semester!

    BSR is back this Fall 2016 semester with another killer programming schedule! Everyday from 10am – 2am, our DJs are playing their favorite songs – from […]

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    Song Review: Lady Gaga, ‘Perfect Illusion’

    Still looking into Gaga’s “Illusion.” Scribed by: Erin Keller Release Date: September 9, 2016 Record Label: Interscope Records Rating: 2/5 I’ve been waiting for Lady Gaga’s […]

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    Hang out with us at Vinyl Club

    Every first Wednesday of the month is BSR’s Vinyl Club! Come hang out with us in room 224 of Franklin Hall – we’ll be doing homework, […]

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    Kent State @ Penn State game live on BSR, LISTEN HERE:

    Black Squirrel Radio Sports will be broadcasting the Kent State at Penn State football game live on Sat. Sept. 3 starting with pre-game coverage at 2:45pm […]

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    You’re invited to BSR’s Brand New Bash

    Like our new look? We do too! And we’re having a party to celebrate! Join us on Friday Sept. 2nd at 425 Gallery at 8pm to […]

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    Be a DJ for BSR!

    The semester has started and we’re gearing up for Fall 2016 programming! Think you’d be a great addition to the BSR team? Audition to be a […]

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    ‘Suicide Squad’: The New Age of Comic Movies is here?

    photo courtesy of blackfilm.com Scribed by: Brandon Bounds DC and Warner Bros. are at it again. Since their announcement of expanding their cinematic universe, the two […]

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    Marianas Trench @ The House of Blues

    Photos and Scribed by: Alex Seibt While out on their SPF 80s tour, Canadian rock band Marianas Trench rocked the House of Blues Sunday night in […]

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    Black Squirrel Radio at Promowest Fest

    Review by Katherine Wilkes Photos by Mark Tabar and Mark Fleming  Promowest Fest was held in Columbus, Ohio, on July 15th through July 17th. It included […]

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    Song Review: Mac Miller, ‘Dang!’

    Scribed by: Tyler Thompson Single Review: Dang! Artists: Mac Miller & Anderson .Paak Producer: Pomo Record Label: Warner Bros. Records Inc. Release Date: July 29, 2016 […]

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    Great Caesar Interview

    by Layne Gerbig, General Manager Photos by Emily Brodke When I read “Great Caesar” on the marquee of the Kent Stage, I knew I wanted to […]

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    What to Watch: ‘Stranger Things’

    Scribed by: Tyler Thompson What to Watch: Stranger Things Genre: Thriller/Mystery/Sci-Fi Creators: Matt and Ross Duffer Producers: Matt and Ross Duffer, Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen […]

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    Song Review: Major Lazer, ‘Cold Water’

    photo courtesy of gossipcop.com Scribed by: Brandon Bounds Artist: Major Lazer, Justin Bieber, MØ Song: Cold Water Release Date: July 22, 2016 Record Label: Def Jam Records, […]

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    Vans Warped Tour 2016 is hot, loud and everything that you want.

    Scribed by: Adrian Leuthauser Darien Lake’s Vans Warped Tour was on July 14 and as I’m writing this, it has been a week and a day […]

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    10 Great Summer Films

      A collection of summer classics and hidden gems. Scribed by: Brooke Forrest Summer is here, which means sun, heat, and vacations – but for some […]

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    Song Review: Fall Out Boy, ‘Ghostbusters’

    photo courtesy of stereogum.com This review contains three of my favorite things: Fall Out Boy, Missy Elliott and Ghostbusters. Unfortunately, these did not make for a […]

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    Album Review: Blink-182, ‘California’

    Scribed by: Reid Smith Artist: Blink-182 Album: ‘California’ Record Label: BMG Release Date: July 1st 2016 Rating: No, you didn’t fall into a time warp and […]

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    Single Review: Sum 41, ‘Fake My Own Death’

    Scribed by: Brandon Bounds Single: Fake My Own Death Artist: Sum 41 Record Label: Hopeless Records Rating: 3.8/5 Sum 41 is back on the music scene […]

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    Concert Review: One Hell of a Night

    Scribed by: Tyler Thompson On a sweltering Sunday night, right in the dawn of summer, Bad Company and Joe Walsh’s tour One Hell of a Night […]

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    Song Suggestions

    Scribed by: Erin Keller I’ve realized I listen to music anywhere from 4 to 9 hours every day due to my desk job at KSU. That’s […]

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    Single Review: Of Mice & Men, ‘Pain’

    photos courtesy of: ofmiceandmenofficial.com and twitter.com Scribed by: Adrian Leuthauser Single: Pain Artist: Of Mice & Men Record Label: Rise Records Release Date: June 28 Rating: […]

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    Album Review: Violent Femmes ‘We Can Do Anything’

    Alternative rock icons the Violent Femmes return to music with a unique new album Scribed by: Brooke Forrest Album: We Can Do Anything Artist: Violent Femmes […]

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    Win passes to PromoWest Fest!

    Black Squirrel Radio is proud to be working with PromoWest this summer, and we’ve got 2 passes to give away to Promowest Fest on July 15-17th […]

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    Concert Review: Honeybucket

    by Layne Gerbig, General Manager. Photo courtesy of honeybucketohio.com It’s halfway through their first set when Honeybucket mandolinist Brendan O’Malley dedicates the next song “to all […]

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    Album Review: Death Grips’ ‘Bottomless Pit’

    A look at the new album from the obscure rapper Death Grips Scribed by: Tyler Thompson Album Bottomless Pitt Artist: Death Grips Label: Third Worlds and […]

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    Music Video Review: ScHoolboy Q

    Review of ScHoolboy Q’s video of Groovy Tony Scribed by: Tyler Thompson Artist: ScHoolboy Q Director of Video: Jack Begert and The Little Homies Record Label: […]

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    Single Review: blink-182 ‘Bored to Death’

    By: Reid Smith Artist: Blink-182 Song: Bored to Death Label: BMG Release Date: April 28 Rating: Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past […]

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    Album Review: ‘Views From The 6’

    Scribed by: Brandon Bounds Album: Views From The 6 Artist: Drake Record Label: Cash Money Record Rating: 4/5 *Editor’s note: not every song on the album […]

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    Born Ruffians Interview: XTRA RUFF is extra cool

    by Layne Gerbig, General Manager The Canadian indie-rock band Born Ruffians rolled through Cleveland on Friday May 13, 2016 and I got the chance to chat […]

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    Check out our summer programming schedule!

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    10 Insanely Great Guitar Songs That You Should Know

    Scribed by: Reid Smith Like all musical instruments, the guitar is multifaceted and there’s no one set way to play it. This article contains songs that […]

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    Interview with 3OH!3

    Photo courtesy of: 3OH!3 twitter @3OH3 and http://www.josepvinaixa.com/blog/3oh3-night-sports/ ‘Night Sports’ is set to release on May 13 Alternative Study Break sit down with 3OH!3 during Flash […]

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    Remembering Prince

    Both Photos Courtesy of decktrendses2016 A look into Prince and his past Born: July 7, 1958 Died: April 21, 2016 Scribed by: Ashley Moor When David […]

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    Concert Review: Noam Pikelny, banjo virtuoso

     Photo courtesy of noampikelny.com For the past 10 years, Noam Pikelny has managed to eat a whole bag of Doritos on stage at every concert he’s […]

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    Album Review: ‘Don’t Explain’

    Snow Aalegra bringing back soul and jazz Scribed by: Tyler Thompson Album: Don’t Explain Record Label: ARTrium and Def Jam Records Female soul and jazz vocalists […]

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    Recap: ‘House Of Cards’ Season 1-3

    by: Reid Smith Recapping House of Cards seasons 1-3 Season four of Netflix’s hit award-winning political drama House of Cards is now available for streaming. In […]

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    10 Great Female Films

    A look at some of the best films from some incredible women Scribed by: Brooke Forrest Women’s History Month, March, has recently come to a close, […]

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    Album Review: ‘Alone Together’

    Skizzy Mars’ New Album: A Game Changer Scribed by: Madeline Sugg Album: ‘Alone Together’ by Skizzy Mars Record Label: Atlantic Records *editor’s note, not all tracks […]

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    Interview: Jule Vera

    Alternative Study Break sat down with Never Shout Never supporting act, Jule Vera

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    Interview: Authentic Language

    Interview by: Chelsea Panin Chelsea sat down with Authentic Language to find out more about them and just who they are. If you’re looking for a […]

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    Interview: Marianas Trench

    By: Erin Keller Our own Erin Keller and her friend, Ohio University student, Megan Pixler, sat down with Mike Ayley and (bass) and Ian Casselman (drums […]

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    Concert Review: Tommy Link and SIRSY @ The Stone Tavern

    Scribed by: Mikala Lugen The Stone Tavern was lit up with its usual psychedelic decorations and original crowd-pleasing performances last Thursday night. Born and raised in […]

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    Single Review: letlive. ‘Good Mourning, America’

    Artist: letlive. Single: Good Mourning, America Album: “If I’m The Devil” Release Date: June 10 Scribed by: Adrian Leuthauser Three years since The Blackest Beautiful was […]

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    Album Review: Domo Genesis

    Artist: Domo Genesis Album: Genesis Scribed by: Tyler Thompson Domo Genesis, like many other former members of Odd Future, has seemingly found his lane. Genesis’ early […]

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    Interview: The Rocket Summer (video)

    Interview by: The Alternative Study Break

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    Interview: Pink Floyd tribute band Dark Side of the Moon

    Dark Side of the Moon is a Pink Floyd tribute band that plays shows throughout the Midwest. The band currently consists of 8 members, Jeff Tucker, […]