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…

Album Review: Anderson .Paak – Ventura

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer [Aftermath; 2019] Rating: 7/10 Key tracks: “Come Home”, “Make It Better”, “Winners Circle” Just six months after his latest project, Oxnard, Anderson .Paak returns to the music scene with Ventura. Oxnard was launched with a lukewarm response from many of .Paak’s fans, but Ventura sees him returning to a style…

Album Review: Priests – The Seduction of Kansas

By Maria Lubanovic, [Sister Polygon Records; 2019] Rating: 7.5/10 Key tracks: “The Seduction of Kansas”, “Good Time Charlie”, “Carol” Priests bring political power through twisted narrative lyrics and driving soundscapes, making their second LP on Sister Polygon, The Seduction of Kansas, a showcase of punk ideology and dirty rock riffs. Questions of bodily autonomy, motivation,…

Dad Rock Bi-Weekly: Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On

By Jessica Jones, Staff Writer [Motown; 1971] Original Release Date: May 21, 1971 There couldn’t have been a better time in the world for the release of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On (except for now, maybe). The Sergeant Pepper of the soul, this concept album tells the story of war, poverty, police brutality and drugs…

Athens International Film and Video Festival returns for its 46th year

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor [Photo courtesy of Athens International Film and Video Festival] The Athens International Film and Video Festival will celebrate its 46th anniversary this year with an amazing week of films from all around the world. The festival runs April 8–14 and features over 200 original films, documentaries and more. Read more:…

Movie Review: Five Feet Apart

By Jessica Jones, Staff Writer [Lionsgate; 2019] Rating: 4.5/10 Five Feet Apart, the latest teenage sob story to hit the big screen, is nothing more than average at best. The film takes every opportunity to make the viewers cry while also taking advantage of today’s heartthrob Cole Sprouse, who plays the main love interest, Will….

Movie Review: Us

By Ceara Kelly, Staff Writer [Monkeypaw Productions; 2019] Rating: 7/10 Jordan Peele continues his transition from comedy king to horror god with this year’s release of Us. The unsettling film leaves even the most mundane things threatening. The genre has experienced a resurgence in the past few years, and this wonderfully unique nightmare is another…

Brick City Records features rapper $eptember on its first EP release of 2019

By Marvin Dotiyal, Features Editor [Photo courtesy of $eptember/Brick City Records] Cincinnati-based rapper $eptember released his debut EP, Day and Night, via Ohio University’s student-run record label, Brick City Records, on Friday as the label’s first official release of 2019. Read more: Brick City Records announces Kickstarter campaign to fund artist showcase $eptember showcases a…

Brick City Records announces Kickstarter campaign to fund artist showcase

By Abby Jeffers, News Editor [Photo courtesy of Brick City Records] Brick City Records, Ohio University’s student-run record label, announced a Kickstarter campaign in March to help fund its end-of-year artist showcase in mid-April and set a goal to raise $1,000 by April 15. Read more: What’s Going On – April Donations to the Kickstarter campaign…