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Local musicians, solo and bands, who are from the Akron-Kent area.

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8 Questions with Chuck Auerbach

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How to raise a rock star in one easy step… by Liz Tyran NOTE: This Q&A was originally printed in Volume 1, Issue 2 of The Devil Strip. How do you raise a rock star? You don’t.  At least not with the intention to—not if you want them to be natural in their ... More »

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Standing Room: 6 Akron Bands We Think You Should Know

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by Dawson Steeber Ghost Slime Tyler Brown, Reid Silva, Josh Jones and Ben Selvey – all of whom disappeared after a toxic waste event on the set of Nickelodeon’s “Slime Time Live” – make up ‘90s guitar rock outfit GHOST SLIME. Resurrected via ouija board ... More »

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New video premier from new HR3 album

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Who doesn’t love seeing their hometown represented in a music video? Philip Anderson of Bluelight and Anderson Philms shot, directed and edited this new music video for “Sip Slow,” the new single off HR3’s upcoming EP (also co-produced ... More »

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Jeffrey Lewis Q & A

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The Anti-Folk Leader Marks Akron the First Stop in His Upcoming U.S. Tour by Brittany Nader Since the late 1990s, Jeffrey Lewis has been a staple of the underground, lo-fi, “anti-folk” scene, with contemporaries like The Moldy Peaches, Schwervon! and Andrew Ja... More »

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The Solo Funkateer

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From the studio to the stage, Eriq Troi is one man on a mission. by Roger Riddle   Eriq Troi is a funk and soul one-man-band. If you follow him on Facebook, you will see daily video posts of him playing instruments and tinkering with recording software. T... More »

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“Music is Minor”

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Boy Kudzi wants you to picture his life picture perfect by M. Sophie Franchi For Kudzi Munodawafa, a.k.a. Boy Kudzi, the music is minor. “It’s got nothing to do with music…It’s about change. It’s about working with people,” he says. Kudzi, whose parents ... More »