Love them or loathe them, Pitchfork writers (specifically, Cincinnati's Dave Maher) did a huge fucking interview with Akron-based Black Keys' Patrick Carney. A lot of interesting topics came up. Specifically, they go into discussion about different music scenes going on in Ohio cities. So of course, I have to tell you about that. The more discussion on Ohio music the better.
Check out the interview HERE
They also do some discussion on Akron-based band HOUSEGUEST and Kent's BEATEN AWAKE, both on Carney's AUDIO EAGLE. They even include an MP3 of each band.
But I think the most interesting thing about the interview is that I learned Youngstown's GIL MANTERA'S PARTY DREAM recently played Madison Square Garden. Couldn't have happened to nicer people.