Blaak Lotus releases debut EP full of funky electronica

by Akii Butler At the end of March, “live electronic music group” Blaak Lotus released their debut self-titled EP. Filled with live instruments such as saxophone, guitar, bass and drums, as well as perfectl...

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...

Standing Room | July 2017

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 so...

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...

The Dreemers are in “Beach Mode”

  by Floco Torres The Dreemers have been building momentum sleekly for a year since their impressive debut EP, “Is Is” dropped last May. Their self-proclaimed “Akron Sound,” which blends garage rock, so...

“We Got the Blimp” | On Stage with Jeff Hardy

  by T.J. Masterson He's been a staple on the Akron music scene for as long as I can remember. He’s immediately noticeable, and with his almost cartoonish voice appears to have come out of a Tim Burton f...

Standing Room | June 2017

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 Ed...