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…

Unappreciated: Laserdisc Visions

By Eli Schoop, Contributor Browsing through YouTube, as we all do, the eventual discovery of Floral Shoppe by Macintosh Plus belies a certain intrigue, somewhere between the weirdness of the Internet and the hint of something more surrealist and astonishing. Deep inside your cranium, there becomes an inevitable understanding of this creation by Vektroid, and…

Revis(it)ing the Past: 2016 Edition

By Eric Perzanowski, Staff Writer Every year when December rolls around, I get the same sense of inundation. These feelings can originate from a number of things: finals, the looming holiday season, the impending changes to the weather. However, what really puts me over the top is the bombardment of year-end lists. As a reader,…

Column: ACRN’s Oscars 2018 Recap

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor, and Ceara Kelly, Contributor We covered the Oscars. Here’s our take on what happened, and a recap of the night. Literally, every award is on here.  “Why is Ryan Seacrest even here? Get him TF off the red carpet!” –Ceara While watching the red carpet, we freaked out about how…

Ten Years Today: Eyes Set to Kill – Reach

By Marvin Dotiyal, Features Editor [BreakSilence; 2008] Original Release Date: 2/19/08 Memorable tracks: “Liar in the Glass”, “Behind These Eyes”, “Violent Kiss” It’s not a surprise if people don’t remember Eyes Set to Kill or haven’t even heard of this band before. To be fair, they were one of those MySpace “-core” bands that were…

Column: My 5 Favorite Movies of 2017

By Jon Fuchs, Music Director 2017 was an absolutely exhausting year. With all the political conflicts, sexual assault allegations and worldwide tragedies flooding headlines all year, it felt like the only way to truly forget the cruelness of reality was through the music and movies released throughout 2017, which have been consistently excellent. Even though…