Shuffle

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Shuffle is WKSU's weekly spin through Northeast Ohio's music scene.  Join Morning Edition host Amanda Rabinowitz every Thursday as she checks with writers who are keeping tabs on what's going on in Rock, Folk, Rap, Classical... you name it.  We'll be checking in regularly with the Akron Beacon-Journal, The Devil Strip, Cleveland Scene and more. If it's got a beat, you'll get a chance to learn more about it on Shuffle.

David Mayfield at Sweetside Recording Company
Sweetside Recording Company

Popular bluegrass artist David Mayfield has come home to start a recording company. Sweetside has recently opened in downtown Canton, but he's kept his new venture mostly under the radar. For this week’s Shuffle, The Devil Strip’s music editor Brittany Nader talks about the new studio. 

Judie Vegh's photo of Juliette Lewis
Judie Vegh / Oy Vegh Photography

Concert photography has changed a lot in the era of smart phones and social media. But for Cleveland photographer Judie Vegh, it’s still an art form. For this week’s Shuffle, we see Northeast Ohio’s music scene through Vegh’s lens.

A 2014 reunion concert of Cleveland hip-hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony was the moment Judie Vegh realized concert photography was more than a hobby.

The rock band Relaxer may not be a household-name  in Akron, but its members are. Founder Jamie Stillman has been playing in bands for decades, and owns EarthQuaker Devices. The Akron company sells hand-made guitar pedals that are popular with  musicians around the world.

For this week’s Shuffle, Stillman and band mates Joe Scott, Corey Haren and Brad Thorla talked about being in business together, growing older and defining passive progressive rock. 

Akron singer-songwriter Jim Ballard’s 11th album took him on a journey down two different paths. So, he recorded two versions of each song.

For this week’s Shuffle, WKSU’s Amanda Rabinowitz talked with Ballard about the creation of "Ask John Steinbeck," an experiment that brought together about a dozen musicians. 

CityCop house show
CityCop

If you really want to experience Akron’s local music scene, you'll have to go to some unexpected places. For this week’s Shuffle, WKSU’s Amanda Rabinowitz talked about Akron’s vibrant do-it-yourself community with The Devil Strip’s music editor Brittany Nader and Max Adams of the emo hardcore band CityCop.

Akron's DIY scene has been growing over the last few years. 

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