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: Jessica Pratt – Quiet Signs

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer [Kemado; 2019] Rating: 8/10 Key tracks: “Fare Thee Well”, “Here My Love”, “Poly Blue” On her third studio album, Quiet Signs, Jessica Pratt effortlessly blends tender acoustic guitar and eerily familiar vocals to form a beautiful sonic composition. The project feels as if it was plucked from the 1960s, but…

Movie Review: The Prodigy

By Jessica Jones, Staff Writer [Orion; 2019] Rating: 3/10 It’s said that horror is the easiest genre of film to execute, and The Prodigy proves that statement to be true. This movie is full of rushed pacing and idle writing, relying on the simple conventions of pop-up horror to scare the audience. If you’re looking…

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…

Movie Review: Green Book

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor [Universal; 2019] Rating: 6.5/10 Green Book follows Italian-American bouncer Tony Lip, or Vallelonga, as he insists in the film (Viggo Mortensen) as he drives genius piano player Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) on a tour through the deep south in the 1960s. Lip has to face his prejudices about working for…

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…

Emo Prom 2019 Q&A: Sneakthief

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor [Photo by Joe Medlen] Q&A with guitarists Nolan Quigley and Daniel Palmer and drummer Joe Fradette of Sneakthief. It’s cool that you are back with us after playing Battle of the Bands. What was that experience like for you, and what is it like to be back for ACRN Prom?…

Album Review: Ariana Grande – thank u, next

By Andrew Breazeale, Staff Writer [Republic; 2019] Rating: 8.5/10 Key tracks: “NASA”, “bad idea”, “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” Pop-princess Ariana Grande makes her triumphant return with her fifth studio album, thank u, next. Grande released this album just six months after her fourth album Sweetener, an uncommon feat in the pop industry….

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,…

Rapper 21 Savage released from ICE custody

By Kiah Easton, Staff Writer [Photo courtesy of 21 Savage/Epic Records] Rapper 21 Savage was released on bond Wednesday after a total of nine days of being confined by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Atlanta, Georgia. After dropping the aggravated felony charge that previously provided reason for deportation, ICE’s priorities are causing reflection…