Music

Hardcore band Coop turns horror movies into songs

by Conor Battles Friday the 13th is an appropriately eerie time to catch up with Coop, Akron’s hardcore masters of horror.  When we meet on Sept. 13, frontman Zach Butcher wears a t-shirt for the 1...

Video premiere: Indré, “Nostalgic Candy”

by Conor Battles Maddie Indré is in the midst of a big year. The Akron singer-songwriter released her debut album, “Serenity,” in February. Half a year later, she’s set to release her first music video, pl...

Rapper BMims ‘wants Akron to have a bigger stamp’

 interview by Trvaughn Clayton Benji, also known as BMims or Benjimims, is an Akron-born rapper with a unique flow that allows you to vibe and connect with his music no matter your situation. He puts ...

Local rockers Detention prove the kids are all right

words and photos by Brittany Nader Many kids dream of becoming rock stars and playing the same legendary venues as their music idols.  For local students Fritz Dannemiller, Evan Cox, Elliott Carter and L...

The 2019 PorchRokr Awards

words and photos by Kyle Cochrun Another PorchRokr, another 10-hour blast of sensory inundation. Luckily, this journalist trudged through Highland Square and sweat through his beige cargo shorts all day in...

PorchRokr returns Aug. 17 with headliner The Admirables

by Jarett Theberge Akron’s summer neighborhood festival PorchRokr is coming back to Highland Square for the eighth time with more bands, food, and activities than ever before.  The daylong music and arts...