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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 »

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Standing Room: July 2016

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Six Akron Bands We Think You Should Know by Brittany Nader   Luv Abstract Mark Anderson, known in the local rap scene as LuvAbstract, writes theatrical rhymes that accomplish more than simply making the listener bob his or her head or hit the dance floor. Thes... More »

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Standing Room | June 2016

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Five Akron Bands We Think You Should Know by Clay Chabola Litter Party (formerly Krill) The dynamic duo, Billy Palmer (guitar, vocals) and Jim Curtis (percussion), have been kicking ass and taking names for more than 10 years and have been putting out some ins... More »

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Standing Room: May 2016

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Six area bands we think you should know   Backtalk “DIY OR DIE,” once the mantra of the aggro hardcore/punk rock scene, has been adopted by a new sect of local indie rockers and emo projects. Backtalk released a split six-song EP with Cleveland doomy hardcore ... More »

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Standing Room: April 2016

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Six Akron bands we think you should know   PFV In the mid-’80s, music as we know it was forever changed when rap and rock performers began collaborating, adding a heavy electric sound to poetic and streetwise rhymes. The tradition continues with local hip-hop ... More »

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Standing Room: Six Akron Bands We Think You Should Know

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by Brittany Nader and Gabe Gott Sancat When a rock band lists Chopin as an influence, you might suspect that its members are joking; however, one listen to Sancat will tell you that they are entirely serious. The band’s piano-driven sound has a clear classical... More »