Music

Roid Rage and Curtains keep garage rock thriving in Akron

by Kyle Cochrun Garage rock is alive and well in Akron. If you want proof, check out the new LP of pollutant surf rock from Roid Rage, titled Dirty Ugly, and the latest EP of hybrid, fuzz-laden pop-punk fro...

Pablo Speaks, an Akron-born rapper, has something to say

by Mariah Hicks His name is Pablo Aquart, but many know him as Pablo Speaks, Akron-native rapper. The city’s creative community inspires a lot of artists to explore their crafts, and for the last four years...

Remembering James Ingram, an Akron-born R&B legend

by Jimmy Smooth It would be selfish to say the death of Akron-born and raised musician James Ingram is a loss to Akron. It is a loss to the world, especially if you love music. Cancer claimed Mr. Ingram...

G.S. Schray sculpts landscapes on ‘First Appearance’

by Kyle Cochrun G.S. Schray sculpts landscapes. On his latest ambient record, First Appearance, Schray conjures airy vistas of sound with reverb-laden synthesizers, guitar, horns and who knows what else. Th...