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Aspiring country singer puts in work for a party

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Cody Gibson was like a giddy kid on Christmas morning last month when his debut CD, “That’s My Home,” was finally released. Read story.

Counting Crows concert gets Packard team off to solid start

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

The Counting Crows concert at Packard Music Hall was sold out, and the influx of people from outside the area was obvious in Warren restaurants, bars and even hotels. Read story.

Grammy winner isn’t one to toot his own horn Rollin’ with Rucker

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

Consistent as heck without people paying too much attention is how country singer Darius Rucker describes his career. Read story.

Pabstolutely 4 rocks on Saturday

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011

New to Pabstolutely this year is an art contest. All media will be accepted as long as the art in some way is oriented with Pabst Blue Ribbon. Read story.

Hey Kid! captivates youth audiences

Friday, Aug. 19, 2011

Grown-ups will appreciate their obvious musical talent, while children can let loose and dance and sing to music that's meant just for them. Both can appreciate Leigh Jaffer as the lead singer, who's charming onstage and captivates the kids without being off-putting for adults. Read story.

Ballyhoo benefit seeks to combat cancer, aid Christina's Garden

Friday, Aug. 19, 2011

Ballyhoo Music Festival will run from 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 28 at Lemon Grove, Barleys, Draught House and Downtown 36. Tickets are $10. Read story.

VexFest 8 rocks on, despite rain

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011

"We did it: rain or shine," promoter Jason Tibolla said. "We had fun." Read story.

Sarah Turner's charm draws fan base, labels

Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011

The heartwarming tribute to her Rust Belt home and her amiable (without being naive or trite) personality have made her a media darling and instant fan favorite. Read story.

ROXfEST matures in fourth year

Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011

The bands slated to perform are mostly metal and mostly local. The lineup includes Skull'Rz Bane, Metalourd, Dead II Me, Shame, DisgraceD, One Bad Muther, Meteorfall, OtiS, Dakota Spells Disaster, Chapless Larry, Chaos Reigns, Just One Entity and N.O.T.E. Read story.

VexFest 8 schedule released

Monday, Aug. 8, 2011

Promoters of Boardman Subaru Presents: 8 VexFest have released the schedules for bands for the August 14, 2011 free show Read story.

VexFest 8 to feature Via Sahara reunion

Monday, Aug. 8, 2011

The popular local band will reunite on Sunday, August 14 at VexFest 8 in downtown Youngstown. Boardman Subarau Presents: VexFest 8 will feature 50 bands on five stages on Federal Plaza. Boombox, a high-energy band from Alabama, is headlining the show, which is free and open to all ages. Read story.

Youngstown born, L.A.-based

Friday, July 29, 2011

DJ Pesce will be at Shakers, 4520 Belmont Ave., with DJ Addison on Wednesday, Aug. 3. The show will begin at 10 p.m. and is free to attend. Read story.

Ryan Ross debuts Syndicate at emotionally charged Relay event

Saturday, July 9, 2011

"I got tied in to do it last year," Ross explains. "It's special for me because my family is from Poland. My mom graduated from Poland." Read story.

Low-key R&B songwriter gaining attention

Friday, July 8, 2011

Montgomery makes no guise about his low-key nature. He prefers the word "reserved." Read story.

Area musicians create soulful super-group for Covelli Centre show

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

This summer, the talented musicians are teaming up for a series of local shows, including opening for Buddy Guy at the Covelli Centre on June 25. Read story.

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