Lobsterfest 2018 Q&A: JPEGMAFIA

By Devon Hannan, Editorial Director Photo by Harley Wince, Visual Media Director Experimental rapper and producer, JPEGMAFIA, seems like he came out of nowhere. After a considerable amount of positive reception on his latest full-length album, Veteran, JPEGMAFIA is quickly grabbing everyone’s undivided attention. Peggy’s composition on Veteran is simply out of this world, being…

Album Review: Ricky Eat Acid — am i happy, singing_

By Emily DiAlbert, Staff Writer [Self-Released; 2018] Rating: 7.5/10 Key Tracks: “two_beautiful ways of moving_your_hands” A lot can happen in four years. In the amount of time that it takes a college student to graduate with a bachelor’s, a president to complete a full term or a country to plan the Olympic Games, for example,…

Movie Review: Isle of Dogs

By Ceara Kelly, Contributor [Indian Paintbrush; 2018] Rating: 6.5/10 If it were possible to rate a dog-related content alone, Isle of Dogs would easily receive 10/10 for good boys. Unfortunately, ACRN is not in the business of reviewing dogs. The actual movie is just as kitschy as one expects from any other Wes Anderson production and…

Album Review: Del the Funky Homosapien & Amp Live – Gate 13

By Justin Cudahy, Columns Editor [Gate13; 2018] Rating: 4.5/10 Key Tracks: “Wheel of Fortune”, “The Glow”, “Sit Ya Ass Down” Ever since the release of his first solo project in 1991, Del the Funky Homosapien has managed to stay within radars in hip-hop culture, mainly through his collaborations—spanning from the Oakland-based collective Hieroglyphics to the Wu-Tang Clan,…

2018 LOBSTERFEST PHOTOS

LobsterFest 2018 was an absolute hit as both nights reached maximum capacity at The Union and Casa Nueva in Athens. Energy was extremely high and the performances were some of the best to date. Check out our photos below from the event this past weekend from our stellar visual media team. Stay tuned for more…

Ten Years Today: Flight of the Conchords – Flight of the Conchords

By Justin Cudahy, Columns Editor [Sub Pop Records; 2008] Original Release Date: 4/21/08 Memorable Tracks: “Inner City Pressure”, “Hiphopopotamous vs. Rhymenoceros”, “Business Time” I’ll be honest, I was a little late to the Flight of the Conchords bandwagon when the group was at its most popular between 2007 and 2009. But then again, I was…

Album Review: V/A – NON WORLDWIDE COMPILATION TRILOGY (All Volumes)

By Sam Tornow, General Manager [NON Worldwide; 2018] Rating: 8/10 Key Tracks: “Blackface”, “Ban Men”, “Broken Macbook”, “Petit Seige”, “Real Clothes” NON deserves your undivided attention. The collective, headed by Angel-Ho, Nkisi and Chino Amobi is challenging societal binaries through avant-club music, radical messaging and militant aesthetics. Comprised of 42 NON “citizens” (including artists like…

Album Review: The HIRS Collective – Friends. Lovers. Favorites.

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor [Get Better / SRA; 2018] Rating: 6.5/10 Key Tracks: “Friends. Lovers. Favorites”, “It’s Okay To Be Sick”, “Outnumbered” From the moment that drums fire off into a scream, The HIRS Collective’s Friends. Lovers. Favorites. explodes into a writhing and pounding guitar riff and the throaty screams of the band members. This…

Album Review: Princess Nokia – A Girl Cried Red

By Eli Schoop, Copy Editor [Rough Trade; 2018] Rating: 4/10 Key Tracks: “For the Night”, “Look Up Kid” Ever since Destiny Frasqueri broke onto the New York hip-hop scene as a fresh-faced, confrontational force, her ascent has been meteoric, going from chilling at bodegas to NPR and Vice features. A Girl Cried Red is a…