In the Crowd

All are welcome at Umojah Nation’s reggae shows

Late on a Wednesday night in November, the Mustard Seed Cafe in Highland Square is filled with attendees for an Umojah Nation show. Every seat is occupied. The dance floor is just as packed as the bar. Trac...

In the Crowd: Austin Lucas at the Rialto Theatre

by Kyle Cochrun On Nov. 8, alt-country troubadour Austin Lucas visited Kenmore’s Rialto Theatre for the sort of intimate, up-close performance that’s ideal for the cozy venue. Wearing blue jeans and a bl...

In the Crowd: Modest Mouse at the Akron Civic Theatre

words by Kyle Cochrun, photos by Nathan Rogers Modest Mouse have become indie rock luminaries. It’s been this way since they broke into mainstream success with their certified platinum, Grammy-nominate...

In the Crowd | February 2018

The Bad Dudes and The Bizarros at Jilly’s Music Room by Kyle Cochrun 02/14/18 I’ve always thought of Jilly’s Music Room as Akron’s small-scale music venue for the older crowd. “Older,” to a 24-year-old lik...

In The Crowd | The Menzingers Take Musica

Pennsylvania Natives Bring Night of Punk to the Rubber City by Devon Anderson 11/06/2017 When the chance to go out and see Pennsylvania natives, The Menzingers, came across my social media feed, I clicked ...

In The Crowd | Eriq Troi at The Mustard Seed

words by Floco Torres, photos by Ashley Kouri 10/18/2017   Eriq Troi might be the most interesting musician in Akron, Ohio. Yup, that’s how we’re going to start this off. I don’t mean interestin...

In The Crowd: Daikaiju destroys the city of Akron

  by Floco Torres 10/17/2017 Sunday night shows are usually really awkward, so I try to avoid them. This particular Sunday night at Annabell’s Bar & Lounge grabbed my attention, only because I was...

In the Crowd: Black Market Brass at Hive Mind

  by Floco Torres 10/17/2017 In the present day, I seem to blend in with concert goers when it comes to dancing. Provided with the proper alcoholic libation, I fall between a tame two-step and “dance ...

In the Crowd | Red Rose Panic at The Vortex

words by Floco Torres; photos by Ashley Kouri In my ten years of playing and attending shows, I’ve learned that you rarely EVER arrive at the venue based on the ‘show starts at this time’ hour that’s posted. Y...

Live at Lock 4: Great Vibes and Great Sounds

words and photos by Sierra Allen Couldn’t make the first Live at Lock 4 event? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Your case of FOMO (fear of missing out) is coming to an end as we fill you in on past experien...