Shuffle is WKSU's weekly spin through Northeast Ohio's music scene.  Join Morning Edition host Amanda Rabinowitz every Thursday as she checks on what's going on in Rock, Folk, Rap, Classical... you name it. If it's got a beat, you'll get a chance to learn more about it on Shuffle.

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An eclectic Cleveland band uses music to confront issues of racism, oppression and police violence. Mourning [A] BLKstar hopes its sophomore album sparks a movement.

Mourning [A] BLKstar was formed in 2015 as an experiment that arose after a tragedy.

Beatmaker RA Washington fell into a “creative crisis” and became disillusioned with his path as a musician.

photo of Jim Bonfanti

One of Cleveland’s most successful local bands of the 1960s is reuniting this weekend. This week’s Shuffle examines The Choir, their lost album, and their upcoming shows at The Beachland Ballroom.

Jim Bonfanti spent the 1960s providing the foundation for The Choir, both on the drums and by being the only constant member of the band’s ever-changing lineup.

By Light We Loom

Husband-and-wife indie-pop duo By Light We Loom has made a name for itself with creative electronic beats, lively performances and a sound that serves as a stark contrast from the members’ previous music project.

Transitioning from indie-folk to indie-pop
Shanna Delaney and Eric Ling led the six-piece folk band Bethesda for seven years before it dissolved in 2014. Unsure of where to take their music career next, the couple reinvented themselves and developed a new style.

photo of Shannon Erb

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s first “Home Movie Day” is coming this weekend. It's an opportunity for the Rock Hall to show off the materials they’ve gotten in an ambitious project to document Northeast Ohio’s music scene.

Ron Bierut grew up loving concerts and photography. He owned a Super 8 film camera which could capture vivid images, but no sound. Still, the Strongsville native would bring the camera with him to shows to film what he was seeing and enjoying at the time. But it wasn’t always easy.

Shuffle: Musician-Turned-Audiologist is Changing the Tune About Hearing Wellness

Oct 11, 2018
Amanda Rabinowitz / WKSU

Musician-turned-audiologist Heather Malyuk is a trained fiddle and guitar player based in Streetsboro, who owns and operates a mobile hearing wellness business. She's one of only a handful of audiologists in the country who specializes in this type of wellness for the professional music industry.