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.  ...

‘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 ...

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...

Psychedelic apocrypha on ‘WhistlePig’ by Andy Powder

by Kyle Cochrun This is the stuff cults are made of.  The music on Andy Powder’s latest release, WhistlePig, flits between psychedelic folk rock, sludge-smothered electric grunge and discordant nois...