The Akron Pizza Task Force visits Upper Crust

by Deborah Endris For this month’s review, two representatives of the APTF visited Upper Crust, which recently opened in Highland Square. They have a variety of pizzas, chicken wings, and sides, with more o...

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...

Roid Rage and Curtains keep garage rock thriving in Akron

by Kyle Cochrun Garage rock is alive and well in Akron. If you want proof, check out the new LP of pollutant surf rock from Roid Rage, titled Dirty Ugly, and the latest EP of hybrid, fuzz-laden pop-punk fro...

Healing and growing at Yoga Squared

by Rosalie Murphy Two years ago, Kate and Nikki Woodford-Shell tore down a wall. The barrier had separated the two halves of the yoga studio at Yoga Squared, which opened in December 2016 in Highland Sq...

Urine Luck | St. Patrick’s Day 2019

by Marissa Marangoni Buckle up, friends, you have me for two reviews this month because Emily was busy being a responsible, involved parent on St. Patrick’s Day.  Do you know what responsible, involved...

Vintage Structures | Re-living Tudor times at the Westmont

words by Mark Schweitzer, photos by Charlotte Gintert Perched above Rhodes Avenue just south of Market Street, at the east end of Highland Square, the Westmont apartment building projects some much-welcome ...

Standing Room | August 2017

6 PorchRokr Bands We Think You Should See Words by Brittany Nader and photos by Shane Wynn Gov Naim (Experimental) Gov Naim is a multimedia brand and pseudonym for Akron-based performance artist Kay DePew....

Let Theatre Come to You: Summit StageFest

by Josy Jones “If people won’t go to the theater, the theater should go to them.” Thus, the Summit StageFest was born. Jane Bond of Partners for Theater (partnersfortheater.org) loves theatre and was...