Half An Animal
Half An Animal

This year was full of new local music, from Akron’s underground DIY scene to bands that specialize in performance art and heavy guitars. For this week’s Shuffle, WKSU’s Amanda Rabinowitz talked with contributor Brittany Nader about the year’s best albums.

A Cleveland band that mixes funk, reggae and hip hop is hoping to grow its loyal following this coming year. In this week’s Shuffle, WKSU's Amanda Rabinowitz talked with Tropidelic lead singer Matt Roads about their sound, their fans and their big goals. 

Matt Roads started Tropidelic in 2008 while he was a student at Kent State University. He famously gave away 10,000 free copies of the six-piece band’s self-produced EP, Rebirth of the Dope.

photo of Seafair

A popular orchestral rock band from Cleveland is back together and gearing up for a big 2018. For this week's Shuffle, Seafair talks about working out their differences and getting back to the joy of making music.

Creativity versus business
Seafair is an eclectic blend of pop, rock and classical influences, combining drums, guitar and bass with violin and cello. They formed in 2012 but split up early last year. Vocalist Chayla Hope said the band got caught up trying to make it big.

Thomas Sawyer

A Cleveland singer-songwriter whose burgeoning career was sidelined by health issues is back with her rock band The Whiskey Hollow. For this week’s Shuffle, Madeline Finn talks about her comeback and the band’s new album. 

Elijah Bisbee
This Lovely Light

Many people dream about a career as a musician. For Cleveland’s Elijah Bisbee, he’s decided to make it a reality. Bisbee recently quit his day job to pursue music full-time. For this week’s Shuffle, WKSU’s Amanda Rabinowitz talked to Bisbee about his journey.