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Local Akron Music Scene
Akron was once known as the "rubber capital of the world." Hit acts who have bounced from Akron to the national scene include Chrissie Hynde, James Ingram, Devo, The Black Keys and David Allen Coe. In the 2010 Census the metropolitan area had over 700,000 residents. A major campus in the area is University of Akron. The local music scene is covered by Akron Beacan Journal and West Side Reader.
9th Street Exit makes fun R&B/dance music. Created by Ken Redon, the project has over 3,000 fans on ReverbNation and in 2012 has made the site's top 5 R&B/soul artist chart. Ken began playing music in Cleveland in the 70s then started producing artists. His song "Popsicle" has an infectious groove and compares well with the best national hits.
Red Sun Rising is top 10 on ReverbNation's rock chart for Akron in 2012. Their track "Beautiful Suicide" showcases their listenable fresh approach to alternative/rock. The band is composed of four members, fronted by Mike Protich. They have played big shows and make it a point to be energetic. They have opened for national acts such as Shinedown, Seven Mary Three, Chevelle, Days of the New, Sevendust and Sponge.
Akron Music Acts
Dave Citrone * Unfortunitz * Neil Zazza * Postcard From Veronica * Renee Thomas * Red Sun Rising * Winslow * Alyssa Caples * 9th Street Exit * The Pusher *
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