Aquabear Legion to Celebrate 15th Anniversary with Compilations

By Micah Organ, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Aquabear Legion/Chris Biester] Aquabear Legion, a music and art collective located in Athens, will celebrate its 15th anniversary with the release of two compilations of music by Ohio artists. The pre-order campaign for these compilations, titled Aquabear Legion Volume 7 and Mother of Presidents, runs on Indiegogo until Sunday,…

Q&A: Harlot

By Taylor Linzinmeir, Contributor [Photo by Harley Wince] Q&A with vocalist Bret Anderson, drummer Kenny Sevier and bassist TJ Tumblinson of Cincinnati alt-pop trio and Skyline Chili lovers, Harlot.  Tell me the brief history of the band. How did you guys get started? Bret: I went to Hocking College and met our drummer Kenny there, and…

Album Review: Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell

By Jessica Jones, Copy Editor [Polydor/Interscope; 2019] Rating: 9/10 Key tracks: “Norman fucking Rockwell”, “Fuck it I love you”, “Cinnamon Girl” The long-awaited and much anticipated Norman Fucking Rockwell is finally here – rejoice! NFR is the sixth studio album from singer-songwriter, Lana Del Rey, the loveable and angsty indie-rock artist. Lana has been teasing…

Lobsterfest 2019 Q&A: Kali Dreamer

By Emily DiAlbert, Editorial Director Photo by Joey Medlen Q&A with Kali Dreamer, Columbus-based rapper, guitarist, gamer and anime enthusiast. Tell me about Kali Dreamer’s origin. What inspired you to start releasing music? Kali: Music is something that I’ve always been inspired by, but I didn’t really start taking music seriously until I took up…

LOBSTERFEST 2019 PHOTOS

To those who were in attendance, LobsterFest 2019 was truly a night that won’t be forgotten any time soon. The Union Bar in Athens, Ohio felt like it was going to erupt as the max capacity crowd raged like never before. Performances by Burger Big, DANA, Kali Dreamer, LUNG, and Machine Girl left the audience…

Album Review: Rico Nasty – Anger Management

By Tarein Phillips, Contributor [Sugar Trap; 2019] Rating: 9/10 Key tracks: “Cold”, “Hatin”, “Sell Out” All ragers were ordered to come together and shake shit up in the mosh pit following the release of Rico Nasty and Kenny Beats’ new album, Anger Management. Although Rico’s signature “KENNYYYYY” tagline has become career-defining for both artists, their latest…

Lobsterfest 2019 Q&A: Lung

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor Photo by Harley Wince, Visual Media Director Q&A with Cincinnati’s Lung with Kate Wakefield on electric cello and vocals and Daisy Caplan on drums. How was playing Lobsterfest? Kate: It was awesome. We had a lot of fun. Daisy: A blast is a good word. Have you played here in Athens…

Lobsterfest 2019 Q&A: Burger Big

By Kayla Chanthavong, Contributor Photo by Harley Wince, Visual Media Director Q&A with guitarist Carter Hickman, drummer Cobi Powell and bassist Gabe Dooley of Burger Big. What are your goals with Burger Big? Carter: Well, Cobi and I will be in Columbus next year, and Gabe will be here, so we’re not sure. Cobi: Well,…

EMO PROM 2019 Photo Coverage

ACRN’s last show in February brought along a few wild performances for “EMO PROM”. The Union was a packed house once again as students and locals alike wore their most intense eyeliner and grunge outfits for the event. SneakThief,  Vacation, and Tweens showed up with extremely high energy on stage and took advantage of the…