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  • 'It Still Smells Like Burnt Rubber'

    The New Nashville was not to be: In 2010, Akron's most notable musician, Black Keys' singer Dan Auerbach ... And I was aware that Chrissie Hynde had come from Akron. I knew Chrissie in London, and we ...

  • Heroin Hell

    He spent most of his childhood in Akron ... Chrissie Hynde was part of a group that used to babysit him, and he attended Firestone High School, which produced such future stars as Hynde, Rachel Sweet, ...

  • Narrative Placemaking, Finding Your People and Pursuing Purpose in Akron

    Slide 2: “Rubber Factory” by The Black Keys ... I understood first: Akron is a city you leave. Slide 3: LeBron takes his funny Hollywood friends to Swensons for a Galley Boy; Chrissie Hynde encourages ...

  • Earthquaker shakes up the music business

    Akron has a long list of names who have made it big in the rock and roll business — The Black Keys, Chrissie Hynde, DEVO and one newcomer who has had success almost forced upon him: Jamie Stillman. “I ...

  • Punk and New Wave music have strong roots in NE Ohio

    Chrome: “Oh ... and Akron did as well. Brothers Bob, Jim, and Mark Mothersbaugh were playing music at home, sometimes with high school friend Chrissie Hynde. Then Mark met Jerry Casale at Kent State ...

  • Akron putting up signs saying “Home of LeBron James”

    “For my money, he’s the greatest Akronite because he cares about Akron,” Plusquellic said. The “greatest?” More than Angie Everhart? More than the guys from The Black Keys ... the guys fro Devo and ...

  • Local Artist to Perform at Akron Civic Theatre

    Akron Civic Theatre started doing shows cabaret style where the artists and audience are on stage together, like this Local Artist Showcase in January, said Renner. "There is a lot of talent here in ...

  • The Looming Battle

    Perhaps none was more emblematic than the hats for sale at the October 17 Akron concert featuring Devo, the Black Keys and Pretenders main woman Chrissie Hynde. As the most recognizable ... work of ...

  • Whip the Vote: Devo Plays for Obama Back Home in Swingin' Ohio

    At least 2,500 people will be casting for Obama, give or take the few token Republican Devo fans in attendance at the Civic. During the Black Keys ... Chrissie Hynde performs an acoustic set with a ...

  • Black Keys Collaborate with ZZ Top!

    ZZ Top is the latest in a string of iconic admirers for the Black Keys, who were recently fawned over by the Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde and Devo at a Democratic party fundraiser in their hometown ...

  • DEVO plays Obama benefit in Akron

    Few county parties can pull off anything quite like what the Summit County Democratic Party had Friday night. New wave band Devo returned to Akron for a concert that included other Akron rock stars ...

  • Rubber City Meets the Crossroad

    Unless you inexplicably count Warrant, the last important band to hail from Akron was Devo, and that was 25 years ago. Oh sure, Chrissie Hynde is technically from ... s version of that sonic ...

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