Nelsonville Music Festival, Archie Fox Live hosting first-ever MELTED Music Festival

By Emily DiAlbert, Copy Editor [Photo courtesy of MELTED Music Festival] The Nelsonville Music Festival and independent events promoter Archie Fox Live are hosting the first MELTED Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday. Read more: Album Review: Cherry Glazerr – Stuffed and Ready The ‘60s-psychedelic-pop-themed festival will feature performances by Ty Segall & White Fence, Black Lips, Kikagaku…

Flyover Fest releases 2019 music, literature, film lineup

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor [Photo courtesy of Flyover Fest] Anyone who is a fan of music, literature and film is sure to be excited by the third annual Flyover Fest, a magical four-day experience held in Columbus on May 8-11 that features artists of all kinds. Read more: Nelsonville Music Festival announces Thee Oh Sees…

Album Review: Girlpool – What Chaos is Imaginary

By Emily DiAlbert, Copy Editor [Anti; 2019] Rating: 8.5/10 Key tracks: “Where You Sink”, “Hire”, “Pretty” It’s hard to believe that Girlpool captured our hearts only five years ago with their debut self-titled album. Initially drawn by their sassy, unabashed sound and lyrics, we kept listening. One year later, Before the World Was Big let…

TRNSMT Festival announces lineup, faces backlash for all-male headliners

By Abby Jeffers, News Editor [Photo courtesy of TRNSMT Festival] TRNSMT Festival, a Scotland music festival, announced its 2019 lineup this week and is now facing backlash for its noticeable lack of female musicians, especially among the artists who will be featured on the festival’s main stage. Read more: Nelsonville Music Festival announces Thee Oh…

Movie Review: The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

Ceara Kelly, Staff Writer [Warner Bros., 2019] Rating: 7/10 Everything is awesome in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. Ok, that joke was not the best, but this movie is fantastic regardless. Animated movies are typically fun, but in the end, they’re typically worth a single watch and nothing more. Lego Movie 2 managed…

Rex Orange County drops surprise single “New House” on Valentine’s Day

By Jessica Jones, Staff Writer [Photo courtesy of Rex Orange County/Universal Music Publishing Group] British recording artist and songwriter Rex Orange County released a surprise single on Valentine’s Day titled “New House”, the musician’s first original song release since late 2017. Rex announced the song on instagram, where he also left a message to his fans,…

Mindful MIDItation: Pikmin OST

By Kiah Easton, Staff Writer Composed by Haijime Wakai Among countless acclaimed Nintendo releases, Pikmin still stands out for its overflowing creativity and memorable musical accompaniments. This musical experience was composed by Hajime Wakai, a staple of the Nintendo staff with credit to the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, Super Smash Brothers…

Album Review: Cherry Glazerr – Stuffed and Ready

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor [Secretly Canadian; 2019] Rating 7.5/10 Key tracks: “Daddi”, “Juicy Socks”, “Stupid Fish” Cherry Glazerr triumphantly return with their third studio album, Stuffed and Ready. Filled with rage, self-loathing, sexiness, power and overall weirdness, the trio relives moments from their previous albums and pushes them forward with a more mature approach….

Battle of the Bands 2018

A max capacity crowd filled the Union in Athens, Ohio on November 16th, 2018 as ACRN hosted their FIRST EVER Battle of the Bands contest where 6 local bands showed off their talents and put on their best performances. After the bands performed, the audience was given a chance to vote for their favorites. The votes…

Album Review: Say Anything – Oliver Appropriate

By Lane Moore, Reviews Editor [Dine Alone; 2019] Rating: 7/10 Key tracks: “Your Father”, “It’s a Process”, “Sediment” Punk rock’s favorite playwrights have returned with Oliver Appropriate, Say Anything’s final album (probably?) and a sequel to 2004’s … Is a Real Boy. Filled with the poetic and crude contempt that characterizes the band, Say Anything…

Between the Bars: “Rapp Snitch Knishes” by MF DOOM

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer Hello, and welcome back to Between the Bars. I’d like to start this year with one of my favorite artists, MF DOOM. We’re going to be examining the second verse of “Rapp Snitch Knishes” from his album MM.. FOOD. In this piece, DOOM mocks his fellow rappers who choose to…