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Floco’s Modern Life | Support The Scene

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by Floco Torres 10/18/2017   There’s a saying that goes, “Think locally; act globally.” Even though the definition is aimed more at environmental issues, its overall intention has spread into other ways we could do our part in our communities. Sub-category say... More »

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It’s A KLing Thing House Celebrates Ten Years

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by Floco Torres 10/18/2017 The decade is the most significant hallmark celebrating a living and breathing body of work. In August of 2007, Jordan Welker, Kevin Friedman, and David Gottas started It’s a KLing Thing House just like every other DIY house. Jordan,... More »

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In The Crowd: Daikaiju destroys the city of Akron

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  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 wasn’t ready for weekend to end and I saw familiar names in See Cre... More »

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In the Crowd: Black Market Brass at Hive Mind

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  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 like no one’s watching.” So it would be assumably riveting t... More »

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On the Record | Relaxer Saves the City from Destruction

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by Floco Torres When I was eight years old, I (like most of my friends) wanted to be a superhero. We fantasized about having super powers and saving the city from villains attempting to disrupt our everyday lives. Just fantasizing about this life wasn’t enough... More »

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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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On the Record | CityCop Finally Gets To Tell Their Story

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by Floco Torres I’ve always admired and been a bit confused by bands that take years to release their new record, especially when fans are waiting on it. We should never question how long it takes to create art, but we live in a climate now where an album can ... More »

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Floco’s Modern Life | Quality of Life

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by Floco Torres What is your idea of a good quality of life? I ponder on this important question that teachers should start asking students in middle school. When we were younger, we all wanted to be millionaires and live in fancy lofts, eat at fancy restauran... More »

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In the Crowd | Red Rose Panic at The Vortex

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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. You usually never know if the time posted is when th... 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 »