Math Rock Monthly: Tiny Moving Parts

By Lane Moore, Contributor Everyone needs to be reminded to “Breathe Deep” once in a while. Everyone wants to “Feel Alive”, and sometimes we just need a reminder of our own worth. For all intents and purposes, this group is the one for those reminders. Tiny Moving Parts is a family band, serving up supercharged…

10/5 ACRN Presents @ Casa Nueva Photo Coverage

ACRN hosted their 2nd show of the year at Casa Nueva on October 5th in Athens, OH as performances from Slackluster, Water Witches, and Sylmar shook the house with another great showing from Ohio students and local supporters. The event also included a colorful live gel visual that was displayed on an old projector through…

Album Review: Twenty-One Pilots– Trench

By Lane Moore, Contributor [Fueled By Ramen; 2018] Rating: 3.5/10 Key tracks: “Jumpsuit”, “Leave the City” One thing is apparent after exploring the newest Twenty One Pilots release, Trench: you either die an incredible band or sell out enough to put dubstep in your music (*cough cough* Fall Out Boy). With production being one of…

Movie Review: Venom

By Ceara Kelly, Staff Writer [Sony; 2018] Rating: 4/10 After the disastrous attempt at the famous Marvel character Venom back in Spider-Man 3, Sony tried to take another swing at it once again. Unfortunately, Venom was yet another miss. This bizarre movie is perfect for your classic edgy middle schooler, but for anyone who doesn’t…

Album Review: Cat Power – Wanderer

By Kwase Lane, Contributor [Domino; 2018] Rating: 7/10 Key Tracks: “You Get”, “Black”, “Me Voy” On her tenth studio album, Wanderer, Cat Power is an artist, weaving notes like beautiful pigment onto a blank canvas. The artist, whose real name is Chan Marshall, is a master of her craft and has nothing to prove, and…

Adrianne Lenker – abysskiss

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor [Saddle Creek; 2018] Rating: 6.5/10 Key Tracks: “terminal paradise”, “cradle”, “abyss kiss” You may know Adrianne Lenker as the singer-songwriter of Big Thief, but her solo work stands apart. By herself, she is gentle, loving and calm, asking existential questions and trying to find solace in her songwriting. abysskiss is…

Album Review: Swearin’ – Fall Into the Sun

By Andrew Breazeale, Contributor [Merge; 2018] Rating: 6/10 Key Tracks: “Margaret”, “Untitled (LA)”, “Grow into a Ghost” Riddled with ’90s nostalgia, gritty riffs, and introspective lyrics, Swearin’ triumphantly returns to the music scene with Fall Into the Sun. After disbanding in 2015, the group has come back together to release this LP and go on…

Girlpool release two new songs ahead of October tour

By Abby Jeffers, Contributor [Photo by Benedict Brink] Los Angeles indie-rock duo Girlpool dropped two new tracks, “Lucy’s” and “Where You Sink” yesterday, Oct. 9 ahead of an upcoming tour with Porches at the end of the month. Read more: Album Review: The Spirit of the Beehive – Hypnic Jerks While both songs may share the…

Between the Bars: “New Slaves”

By Kwase Lane, Contributor Hello, and welcome to the first installment of Between the Bars. This a little corner of ACRN where we talk to you all about whatever little rap verse we’ve had on our mind the last week. In honor of what was supposed to be the release of Kanye West’s latest album,…

Album Review: Lil Wayne – Tha Carter V

By Tarein Phillips, Contributor [Young Money; 2018] Rating: 7.5/10 Key Tracks: “Let It Fly”, “Mona Lisa”, “Used 2” Following a lengthy legal battle with business partner and close friend Birdman, the process of releasing Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V for the past four years has been difficult. With constant pushbacks of the release date, fake tracklists…

Movie Review: Smallfoot

By Ceara Kelly, Staff Writer [Warner Bros.; 2018] Rating: 7/10 Oh isn’t that cute — A movie about Yeti’s calling humans “smallfoots” and treating them like cryptids. It must be all about learning to see from the other sides viewpoint, right? Wrong. Smallfoot, is a surprisingly politically charged musical and, despite what early reviews say,…