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Issue 2 Cover Story | ‘The State of The Scene’

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Good, bad or ugly—digging into the Akron music scene cover story by Jenny Conn; photographs by Shane Wynn   It’s Friday night in mid-February at Jilly’s Music Room. Temps are single digits with a wind chill below zero, but the room is slowly filling. Small gro... More »

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Behind the Bar | Meet Lisa Stewart, BLU Jazz+

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Name: Lisa Stewart Hometown: Canton, OH Lives in: Highland Square Job: Bartender, BLU Jazz+ What was your first night like?  The first night at BLU Jazz+ was not what I expected at all. The official grand opening was scheduled for Friday October 24. The day be... More »

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On Stage with… | Akron’s Women Who Rock

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[su_box title=”CORRECTION”]Editor’s Note: This is one part corrections and one part mea culpa. Weighing in at nearly 2,500 words, what follows is the full, uncut version of the profile Maria Varonis wrote for us about an eclectic group of female musicians she ... More »

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Pizza & Jojos: Eric eats at Pierre’s Brooklyn Pizza and Deli

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How tragedy in New York City led a family to Akron and gave rise to a great pizza shop in Kenmore by Eric Morris   The recipe for success at Pierre’s Brooklyn Pizza and Deli is almost comically simple, but expertly precise: “You make good pizza, everyone comes... More »

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Super BIG, Very Important (Formerly SECRET) Announcement

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In which Chris reveals the Super Big Secret he’s been not talking about this whole time bonus pub notes by Chris Horne To get updates, follow Unbox Akron on Twitter and like us on Facebook, or sign up for this special Unbox Akron email list. For almost three w... More »

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“You’re So Akron If…” (It’s a Rubber City thing.)

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A beginner’s guide to the unique and quirky side of the Rubber City. by the readers of The Devil Strip [su_box title=”What’s this ‘You’re so Akron if…’ about anyway?”] Anyone willing to scratch beneath the surface here knows Akron is unique. In fact, you don’t... More »