Math Rock Monthly: TTNG

By Lane Moore, Contributor TTNG are a notable group for many reasons, the most important one being their coining of the best pickup line in alternative rock history. If someone asked me if I wanted to come back to their room and listen to some Belle and Sebastian, I would definitely say yes. Aside from…

I “Love” This Movie: La La Land

By Ceara Kelly, Staff Writer No film was more deserving of the 2017 Oscar for Movie of the Year than the real winner, La La Land – a truly perfect film. Sure, Moonlight won in the end, but does anyone talk about that movie anymore? No. They talk about the movie that was robbed, saying great things…

Dad Rock Bi-Weekly: Fleetwood Mac – Rumours

By Jessica Jones, Contributor [Warner Bros.; 1977] Original Release Date: Feb. 4, 1977 Widely regarded as Fleetwood Mac’s most iconic album, Rumours debuted in February of 1977, making it the 11th studio album for the band. Following the success from Fleetwood Mac, this essential ’70s pop album contains angsty hits like “The Chain” and “Gold Dust…

Between the Bars: “15th and the 1st”

By Kwase Lane, Contributor Hello, and welcome back to Between the Bars. This week we’re going to look at the first verse and the hook of Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame’s “15th and the 1st”. This is a little shorter than the last piece we looked at, but I think it’s a good intro…

I “Love” This Band: Calpurnia

By Dylan Benedict, Contributor When the struggles of life get to be too much and it seems as if no one else in the world could possibly understand what I’m going through, I know there’s always a group I can turn to – Calpurnia. Nobody is able to take the pain and angst I feel as…

Math Rock Monthly: Tiny Moving Parts

By Lane Moore, Contributor Everyone needs to be reminded to “Breathe Deep” once in a while. Everyone wants to “Feel Alive”, and sometimes we just need a reminder of our own worth. For all intents and purposes, this group is the one for those reminders. Tiny Moving Parts is a family band, serving up supercharged…

Between the Bars: “New Slaves”

By Kwase Lane, Contributor Hello, and welcome to the first installment of Between the Bars. This a little corner of ACRN where we talk to you all about whatever little rap verse we’ve had on our mind the last week. In honor of what was supposed to be the release of Kanye West’s latest album,…

Ten Years Today: Bring Me the Horizon – Suicide Season

By Marvin Dotiyal, Features Editor [Visible Noise / Epitaph; 2008] Original release date: September 29, 2008 Memorable tracks: “The Comedown”, “Diamonds Aren’t Forever”, “Suicide Season” Remember Bring Me the Horizon before Jordan Fish joined and diluted the band into a typical, edgy, radio-rock fad? I sure do—especially the part where each BMTH release continually raised…

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…

Revis(it)ing the Past: 2013 Edition

By Eric Perzanowski, Staff Writer Recently, I saw a post on social media by some band that I can’t immediately recall celebrating the five-year anniversary of the release of one of their albums. “Has it really been five years?” I thought. I was swarmed with memories of going into my local record store throughout my…

Ten Years Today: Panic! at the Disco – Pretty Odd

By Marvin Dotiyal, Features Editor [Fueled By Ramen; 2008] Original Release Date: 3/25/08 Memorable tracks: “Northern Downpour”, “Nine in the Afternoon”, “That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)” A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out by Panic! at the Disco was the first ever album I bought for myself. During then, I exhausted that album to the…