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On the Record | G.S. Schray’s “Gabriel”

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by Dawson Steeber   G.S. Schray has been making music for decades. In his own words, he’s been in “about a zillion bands,” most notably Houseguest and Beaten Awake. He’s also played on the last two Strand of Oaks albums and worked with Six Parts Seven. He... More »

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On The Record | The Conway Brothers tried to tell us

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   by Floco Torres The Conway Brothers have one mission and that’s to “carry the torch of original, NEO-based blues/funk/soul/rock music into the future.” I would personally advise against taking on such a robust task because so many have tried before, bu... More »

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On the Record: See Creatures | Two Albums by a Two-piece

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by Dawson Steeber Surface Tension, the debut LP from Akron’s dynamic two-piece, See Creatures (Nate Bucher and Adam Murray), is an album with the freshness and energy of a new band, and the ease and musicianship that only comes with experience. From start to f... More »

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

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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 Bone” “Even to new audiences, the local musician fee... More »

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On the Record: The Dreemers

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by Gabe Gott If you have seen The Dreemers play around the area over the past year or so, then you, like me, have probably been eagerly anticipating the East Akron group’s first official recording. On Record Store Day this past April 16, the band gave us a tas... More »

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Survivor Girl Brings Ghoulish Grooves to ‘Slasher Sockhop’

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words by Brittany Nader and images courtesy of Red Arrow Photography  The formula for a classic horror film tends to include a few specific, predictable elements. An oft-repeated trope prevalent in the slasher movie world is the Survivor Girl, a wholesome fema... More »