In the Crowd: Black Market Brass at Hive Mind

  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 ...

The Dreemers are in “Beach Mode”

  by Floco Torres The Dreemers have been building momentum sleekly for a year since their impressive debut EP, “Is Is” dropped last May. Their self-proclaimed “Akron Sound,” which blends garage rock, so...
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Live @ Lock 4: Beer Garden + Food Trucks + Local Music

 Summer 2017's LIVE AT LOCK 4 line-up HOW TO GET TO LOCK 4 | WHERE TO PARK | WHAT'S UP WITH THIRD THURSDAYS? Thurs., June 15, 6 pm to 10 pm: HR3, The DREEMERS and The Admirables Thurs., July 20, 6 pm to ...

Standing Room | May 2017

Six Akron bands we think you should know by Floco Torres   Maid Myriad It seems that at least once a week I learn about a new genre in Akron and this week, it’s “kaleidoscope rock.” Since it’s new ...

Standing Room | April 2017

Six bands we think you should know by Floco Torres   Penny Arcade Nick Muffet, Brian Sloan, and Eric Vaught make up the pop-punk trio “Penny Arcade” and their recent EP “Oliver” consists of five so...

Meet Akron’s musical curator: Phil Anderson

by Floco Torres When you walk into an art gallery to explore, there’s a collection of works that have been assembled and managed by a curator. One of the curator’s jobs is to best express an array of messages ...

Standing Room | February 2017

Six Akron bands we think you should know by Floco Torres   White Pines (Rock, Folk, Pop) White Pines is Joseph Scott. Constantly in flux, the band lineup changes from year to year and sometimes fr...

On the Record: Some of our favorite Akron albums in 2016

With a city full of musicians and music lovers alike, it’s no wonder there were so many local new albums for us to review in 2016. Here were some of our favorites. Gretchen Pleuss, “From Birth, to Breath, to...