Album Review: Kaiba – Three Tyrsts

By Roman Salomone, Contributor [Self-Released; 2022] Rating: 8/10 Key Tracks: “Blue Mirror Window”, “Wake”, “Broken”  Kaiba is a four-piece skramz outfit from Athens, Ohio that formed in the summer of 2019. The band consists of vocalist/guitarist Lane Moore, drummer Jack Hampton, vocalist/guitarist Emma Campbell, and bassist/sound engineer Jeff Podolski. The quartet recently embarked on a…

Album Review: Obituary – Dying of Everything

By Nicholas Kobe, Contributor [Relapse Records; 2023] Rating 7/10 Key Tracks: “Barely Alive”, “The Wrong Time”, “My Will To Live” Legendary death metal band Obituary kicks off 2023 with Dying of Everything. This is their first LP since 2017’s self-titled release. Fans of Obituary will be pleased that Dying of Everything is not an incredibly…

Ozzy Osbourne announces his retirement from touring

By Nicholas Kobe, Contributor
[Photo courtesy of cnn.com]
On February 1, 2023, heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbounre announced his retirement from touring, canceling the remainder of his dates scheduled for 2023. 

Wednesday announce new album, drops single

By Julia Weber, Features Editor
[Photo courtesy of Zachary Chick]
Alternative rock band Wednesday recently announced a new album set to be released April 7 and dropped a new single.

Wilco to play Mountain Stage live show in Athens, Ohio this April

[Photo courtesy of Peter Crosby] By Julia Weber, Features Editor Rock band Wilco will play National Public Radio (NPR) and West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Mountain Stage this coming April in Athens, Ohio. Read more: Ticketmaster and its business model: a major obstacle for music lovers everywhere The performance is scheduled to take place on April…

ACRN’s Most Disappointing Albums of 2022

By the ACRN Editorial Team 8. Denzel Curry – Melt My Eyez See Your Future [Loma Vista Records; 2022] By Roman Salomone, Contributor After an unstoppable streak of great releases, Florida’s Denzel Curry aimed for the stars on his latest album. Except this time around, he shot himself straight in the foot. Melt My Eyez…

ACRN’s Favorite Albums of 2022

By the ACRN Editorial Team 20. Soccer Mommy – Sometimes, Forever [Loma Vista Recordings; 2022] By Grace Koennecke, Columns Editor As an avid Soccer Mommy fan, her new album this year was nothing short of amazing. Sometimes, Forever is the Nashville singer-songwriter’s most vulnerable piece of work yet, a slow and dark peeling of her…

Album Review: Show Me the Body – Trouble The Water

By: Liam Syrvalin, Contributor [Loma Vista Recordings, 2022] Rating: 9/10 Key Tracks: “Loose Talk”, “Radiator”, “WW4“ Within every genre of music, there are bands that serve to push the boundaries of the style of music they subscribe to. Show Me the Body is one of these bands, continually challenging traditional ideas of what hardcore music…

Album Review: Jeff Rosenstock & Laura Stevenson – Younger Still EP

By Roman Salomone, Contributor [Polyvinyl Records; 2022] Rating: 7/10 Key Tracks: “Razor Love”, “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere” Being the unstoppable and prolific machine that he is, Jeff Rosenstock has teamed up with longtime collaborator Laura Stevenson (both formerly in Bomb the Music Industry!) to bless the world with another release at the tail end…

The View From the Afternoon: Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever to Tell

By Roman Salomone, Contributor [Interscope Records; 2003] Genres: Indie Rock, Dance-Punk, Garage Rock, Art Punk Hey Rock Lobsters, I’m Roman and this is my first column, The View From the Afternoon. In this column, I’ll be taking a look back into some of rock’s most essential, overlooked, or just flat-out fun albums of the 2000s. …

Lost & Found: Noah’s Ark

[Image courtesy of Warner Bros.] By Liam Syrvalin, Contributor The holiday season is upon us! For some, this might bring feelings of joy, warmth, and comfort; for many others, the holidays bring severe stress, discomfort, or sadness. However, the one constant throughout all of these emotions is terrible Christmas movies. Alas, one particular movie stands…