Music

Farewell to Hive Mind — and hello to its legacy

by Kyle Cochrun Hive Mind, the tucked-away cinder block bunker at 375 W. Exchange St. that has hosted countless shows for a diverse range of Akron artists and musicians, is closing after four years.  ...

‘Every band should start out DIY,’ says Mettagov

by Conor Battles In the two years since Akron hardcore band Mettagov’s formation, guitarist and vocalist Wesley Martin, drummer Josh Campbell and bassist Nate Jones have established themselves as elder stat...

‘My aim is to be me,’ says West Akron rapper D.Hilla

by Kyle Cochrun “I'm not one of these fictitious rappers,” says Demichrius Hill, the 23-year-old Akronite who records under the moniker D.Hilla.  By this moment in the evolution of rap music, the ar...

Bluesman Patrick Sweany returns to Akron on Dec. 28

Words by Ted Lehr Old Time Ways I don’t know how many times I’ve seen Patrick Sweany perform. It’s definitely more than 50, but probably less than 100. I first discovered the Massillon native through ...

On 'Tides,' ZOD1AC creates an ocean of lo-fi sound

by Conor Battles The serene motion of ocean waves powers Akron lo-fi hip-hop producer ZOD1AC’s latest beat tape, Tides.  The description for the album on Bandcamp reads in part, “Water holds both th...