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Northeast Ohio band stays true to themselves, their music

Northeast Ohio band stays true to themselves, their music

Destiny Torres, Reporter April 6, 2024

One thing about People in the Daytime, an "eclectic" Northeast Ohio band, is that they aren’t afraid to be who they are. After a month-long tour, Evan Shonauer, Owen Barba, John Polace and Anthony Liotta...

Grandpa Winnie plays on-stage at Main Street Kents Snow Day! on Jan. 27, 2024. (Courtesy of Grandpa Winnie)

Local band hits high note with new songs, listeners

Kayla Gleason, Beat Reporter March 10, 2024

Grandpa Winnie, a local band of three Theodore Roosevelt High School students, is gaining attention after their performances and a new album release.  The band, which performs indie and alternative...

Dan Socha performs The Beatles covers with his band, Dig a Pony, at Tree City Coffee & Pastry as part of Beatlefest on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.

‘Beatlemania’ invades downtown Kent

KentWired Staff February 24, 2019

The ‘Fab Four’ weren’t there, but Kentites ‘Came Together,’  ‘Got Back’ and ‘Let it Be’ during annual music event downtownA man crossing South Water Street in downtown Kent yelled into...

A sketch of the female conductors jacket designed by Christelle Tucker.

First female conductor outfit to be made by fashion and music students

Rachel Karas February 3, 2019

We all know the age old stereotype that women can’t find anything to wear, but for Sarah Kois this is a very real problem.As a master’s of music student with a concentration in wind band conducting,...

Bosh Nelson, lead singer of the BoshNelson Band.

Q&A with BoshNelson Band — the Akron band bringing classic rock back to life

Maria McGinnis November 28, 2018

BoshNelson Band is a group from Akron with a classic rock sound. The group has been making music together since the summer of 2016. Although the group is most known for their hit “Before I Can Say Goodbye,”...

Origins album

REVIEW: Imagine Dragons back with release of deeply personal ‘Origins’

Alex Novak November 14, 2018

Imagine Dragons is back on its game with its new album, “Origins,” a return to form for the band whose previous album was unique but heavily formulaic and predictable.In this album, that unique sound...

The Waves, an Akron no-genre band, plays a live show.  

Q&A with The Waves — the Akron band making a splash in the local music scene

Maria McGinnis October 9, 2018

The Waves is a “no-genre band” from Akron that has been gaining impressive notoriety since its members began playing together in high school in 2014. The group consists of Jake Mally on vocals and...

Trench cover

REVIEW: Twenty One Pilots’ latest album ‘Trench’ features best sound yet, exceptional lyrics

Alex Novak October 7, 2018

Twenty One Pilots’ fifth studio album, “Trench,” offers the best sound the band has recorded yet, with tremendous attention to details.The depth of the band’s sound — Josh Dun’s drums, along...

Zach McCulley, vocalist for Hello Weekend, performs onstage during a show at The Foundry Concert Club in Lakewood, Ohio on July 31, 2016.

Local band Hello Weekend works through lineup changes

Jenna Kuczkowski January 19, 2017

Long practices, crazy shows and lots of caffeine are some of the things that make local pop-punk band Hello Weekend tick.Its high-energy performances have resonated Kent venues such as Euro Gyro, the Outpost...

Matthew Healy, lead singer of The 1975, performs in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center at Kent State University on Oct. 30, 2016.

The 1975 electrifies MAC Center during concert

Benjamin VanHoose October 30, 2016

After a long Saturday evening of costumes and partying amongst the crowds in downtown Kent’s Halloween, Kent State students still managed to rally together Sunday night, singing along with The 1975...

Sophomore George Bagoy plays the clarinet during Kent States basketball game against Buffalo on Saturday Feb. 28, 2015. The Flasherbrass Basketball Band consists of woodwinds, brass, bass guitar and a rhythm section.

Flasher Brass livens up the court

Dara Sander March 4, 2015

Kent State basketball consists of the games played, the cheers and screams from the fans and the “Flasher Brass” — Kent State’s pep band that brings high energy to the court.The band’s role is...

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