Punk’d: glass beach – the first glass beach album

Pop-punk and emo is a combination as old as the genres themselves. What do you get when you add a splash of jazz, a touch of Auto-Tune and a pinch of synthesizers reminiscent of Mort Garson’s Mother Earth’s Plantasia? You get the first glass beach album, the aptly named debut from glass beach.

Meet the DJ: Ginger Snap

By Taylor Linzinmeir, Staff Writer  Alright, Rock Lobsters. We’ve made our way through the backstories of all the magnificent veteran DJs here at the All Campus Radio Network. Now it’s time to welcome the newbies to the college rock airwaves.  Read more: Meet the DJ: Micycle Wheels First off, we have first-year journalism student Mia…

Punk’d: The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground & Nico

By Venus Rittenberg, Contributor [Verve Records; March 12, 1967]Genre: Proto-PunkHighlights: “Heroin”, “Sunday Morning”, “I’ll Be Your Mirror” Over 50 years since its release, The Velvet Underground’s debut record remains unique but was received very poorly at first, due to its dark subject matter, such as drugs and bondage, as well as the experimental nature of the…

Contexturally: Grouper – “Headache”

By Kiah Easton, Columns Editor Music is unique when compared to other forms of media in that it has the innate ability to be paired with other experiences separate from what was intended by the artist. Music can always be in the background, bleeding into everything that you do. At least for me, the things…

Meet the DJ: Micycle Wheels

By Taylor Linzinmeir, Staff Writer  The minute Michael Wells walks into the ACRN station, everyone knows they are in for a treat. The first-year music production major radiates energy—never failing to make the people around him feel a little more silly by the end of their interaction.  Read more: Meet the DJ: KT The dream…

Meet the DJ: KT

By Taylor Linzinmeir, Staff Writer  After an almost year-long hiatus, one of ACRN’s veteran DJs is about to hit the college rock airwaves once more. Sophomore Katie Hawkinson, otherwise known as DJ KT, will be back in the studio this week after studying abroad in Japan for the 2019 fall semester.  Read more: Meet the…

ACRN’s Oscars 2020 Recap

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor and Ceara Kelly, Contributor This is our last official Oscars recap. It’s been a fun time, but we have to graduate and join the industry ourselves. This is our third annual recap, so if you want to see the previous ones, here are 2019’s and 2018’s. We will keep it…

BROCKHAMPTON’S ‘SATURATION II’ vs. ‘GINGER’

BROCKHAMPTON is one of the most prolific and influential pop-rap groups to sprout in recent years. The group garnered a loyal fan base and critical success through the SATURATION trilogy and later matured with iridescence and GINGER. Despite widespread approval for all of their projects, there has to be a magnum opus. So, SATURATION II or GINGER? Two passionate…

Meet the DJ: Sauté

By Liz Partsch, Contributor Sprinkle some salt, tune in and enjoy the savory jams DJ Sauté is cooking up.  Taylor Linzinmeir was raised in Hilliard, Ohio, a suburb right outside of Columbus. Now a sophomore, Taylor came to Ohio University to pursue her love of writing.  “I knew that I wanted to write because I…

Life and Legacy: Chris Cornell

By Amy Szmik, Contributor  [Photo by Universal Music Enterprises] The news of legendary grunge musician, Chris Cornell’s death shocked the music world when he died May 18, 2017. Best remembered as the lead singer of grunge band Soundgarden and rock band Audioslave, he was noted for his incredible four-octave vocal range. Cornell had cemented a place…

Meet the DJ: MC Mo

By Taylor Linzinmeir, Contributor [Photo by Alexis Karolin] Morgan Spehar dreams of working for a publication like National Geographic and writing about climate change when she graduates.  “If we’re going to be able to fix anything, the public needs to know what [scientists] are doing, why they’re doing it and why the science works,” Morgan…

Meet the DJ: Blue

By Taylor Linzinmeir, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Swipe Out Hunger] Abby Jeffers spent her days growing up near the Park of Roses in Clintonville, Ohio, making mixed CDs. Today, she spends her days in Athens, Ohio, still just as in love with music.  “I guess for me, the radio show is an extension of [making…