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Standing Room | October 2017

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5 questions with Akron Drummer, DJ and Producer Brad Thorla by Floco Torres Floco Torres: How long have you been creating music & why do you continue to do so? Brad Thorla: I’ve been putting out music for about twenty years now. I used to be really obsessed wi... More »

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Standing Room | September 2017

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Six Akron Bands We Think You Should Know by Floco Torres Flames OhGod At the surface, Hip-Hop seems to be non-existent in Akron, but when you dig deeper you may find some artists holding it down for the Rubber City. Enter Flames OhGod who has been on the scene... More »

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Standing Room | August 2017

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6 PorchRokr Bands We Think You Should See Words by Brittany Nader and photos by Shane Wynn Gov Naim (Experimental) Gov Naim is a multimedia brand and pseudonym for Akron-based performance artist Kay DePew. After finding a small VHS/camcorder mixer designed for... More »

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Standing Room | July 2017

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Six Akron bands we think you should know by Floco Torres Long Shot Logan, Noah & Nate play the triangle offense in their pop punk band Long Shot. The three-piece band is making textbook pop-punk songs to bring out the inner headbanging angsty teenager still ch... More »

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Standing Room | June 2017

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Six Akron bands we think you should know by Floco Torres   Jet Swade Jet Swade is quickly becoming one of Akron’s most talked about Hip-Hop artist on the scene. Jet Swade (which stands for ‘Just Educating Truth, Speaking What Affects Dimensions Everywhere’) ma... More »

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Standing Room | May 2017

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Six Akron bands we think you should know by Floco Torres   Maid Myriad It seems that at least once a week I learn about a new genre in Akron and this week, it’s “kaleidoscope rock.” Since it’s new to me, I’m going to assume that Jeff Klemm, Greg Meisenberg, an... More »

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Standing Room | April 2017

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Six bands we think you should know by Floco Torres   Penny Arcade Nick Muffet, Brian Sloan, and Eric Vaught make up the pop-punk trio “Penny Arcade” and their recent EP “Oliver” consists of five songs about a cat. The melancholy vibe of the EP mixed with a cle... More »

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Standing Room | March 2017

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Six Akron bands we think you should know by Floco Torres   My Mouth Is the Speaker Danny, Max, Ryan and Rob started the Indie Punk outfit My Mouth Is the Speaker in 2008. In 2014, they released their EP “In Focus” on Escapist Records featuring stand out tune “... More »

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Standing Room | February 2017

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Six Akron bands we think you should know by Floco Torres   White Pines (Rock, Folk, Pop) White Pines is Joseph Scott. Constantly in flux, the band lineup changes from year to year and sometimes from show to show. For their upcoming show at the Beachland Ballro... More »

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Standing Room: 6 Akron Bands We Think You Should Know

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by Dawson Steeber Ghost Slime Tyler Brown, Reid Silva, Josh Jones and Ben Selvey – all of whom disappeared after a toxic waste event on the set of Nickelodeon’s “Slime Time Live” – make up ‘90s guitar rock outfit GHOST SLIME. Resurrected via ouija board by Gra... More »

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Standing Room | October 2016

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6 Akron Bands We Think You Should Know by Dawson Steeber   Ghost Slime Tyler Brown, Reid Silva, Josh Jones and Ben Selvey – all of whom disappeared after a toxic waste event on the set of Nickelodeon’s “Slime Time Live” – make up ‘90s guitar rock outfit GHOST ... More »

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Standing Room: Six PorchRokr Bands We Think You Should Know

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by Brittany Nader and Andrew Leask   StepS2Change Since 2011, Mike Schartiger, Mike Ternosky, Justin Redlinger and Jon Kogut have delivered feel-good grooves to the Akron area, playing a blend of funk, jazz and reggae that perfectly complements any outdoor sum... More »