Kanye West, also legally known as Ye, debuted Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy – Act 1 (Vision) at Sundance Film Festival last Sunday night. Act 1 (Vision) is the first of three parts to be released, with a seven and a half hour run time.
Eric Slick, the drummer for Dr. Dog, recently announced his 2022 solo tour. In a tweet, Slick wrote: “this is my first tour since 2017 so i am so freaking excited. expect lots of high kicks. also masked up and vaxxed up, no ifs ands or butts”.
Pig, [Neon; 2021] By Ben Lindner, Staff Writer Michael Sarnoski’s “Pig,” a meditative tale of learning to cope with loss, stands as one of the year’s best films. Nicholas Cage stars as Robin, a former chef who has transitioned out of city life and now lives with his truffle pig in the woods. When his…
20. Parannoul – To See the Next Part of the Dream, [Self Released; 2021] By Ethan Bloomfield, Staff Writer Korean mystery artist Parannoul released a hidden gem for 2021: To See the Next Part of the Dream, a shoegaze album that expresses a level of skill not heard in the genre in many years. As…
10. Mastodon – Hushed and Grim, [Reprise; 2021] ACRN Contributor Mastodon’s latest project, Hushed and Grim, brings almost nothing to slake fans’ thirst for innovation. The album isn’t terrible, but it is a 90-minute exercise in patience with close to no payoff. Keeping Mastodon’s trend of memorializing loved ones through their projects, Hushed and Grim…
By Ethan Bloomfield, Staff Writer
[Photo provided by Salva Bryn via Instagram]
The 2021 Battle of the Bands took place in Athens at the Union Thursday night, and it was one to remember. An array of wonderful acts came to compete, not the least of which being Salva Bryn, an experimental electronic artist who put on the most unique and energetic show of the night. I was able to sit down with her and ask a few questions about her music, the show, and her plans for the future.
By Kwase Lane [Photo Courtesy of Bandcamp] Q&A with RJ Martin How did you feel about your set? RJ: Easily the best one I’ve played in a while. Not just my playing, I was proud of that, but the crowd, the interactions, all of it. I’ve played a couple of shows at The Union since…
By Paul Nern, News Editor [Photo Courtesy of Instagram] Q&A with Grant, Carson and Preston of In Flow In Flow graced the crowd at The Union last Thursday night for ACRN’s Battle of the Bands, so much so that they walked away as the crowd-voted winners of the night. They combine explosive elements of punk…
By Amy Szmik, Copy Editor
[Photo provided by Plastic Lemonade via Facebook]
Q&A with Nathan Cain (vocals, guitar and harmonica), Damon Bonar (electric guitar), Kyle Willison (bass), Kaitlyn Markert (vocals and ukulele) and Joe Ash (drums) of Plastic Lemonade
Lindsey Jordan of Snail Mail announced via Twitter that her upcoming US tour in support of her latest album Valentine will be postponed due to vocal injury.
My previous column, Punk’d, focused on, as you could probably assume, punk music. When talking about punk music, it’s pretty much a guarantee that politics are going to come up.
The last two issues of my column covered the albums WIDE AWAAAAAKE! by Parquet Courts and WORRY. by Jeff Rosenstock, both of which are extremely political, covering issues ranging from systemic racism to the faults of capitalism.
November has rolled around yet again, and you know what that means. There’s a chill in the air, finals are almost here, and most importantly, there’s a battle on the horizon. ACRN’s Battle of the Bands is back, and we’ve got five great competitors ready to compete for your adoration. The event is live, November 11 at The Union, so make sure you don’t miss it.