Film Recap: Drop Your Shorts – October 22, 2017

Maria Lubanovic, Staff Writer Drop Your Shorts is Athens’s short film festival where filmmakers of all ages and backgrounds show their films on the big screen. This year, the Athena Cinema displayed 22 short films covering everything from aliens to comedy to depression. Some were meant to be funny, some were a commentary on our…

Interview: Carter and Jack on Station 116

By Eli Schoop, Copy Editor Station 116 has been an Athens staple ever since it was founded last year for primarily artistic purposes. But now, it has built its status as a house of reaction, resistance, and revolution against the caustic norms we take for granted. I talked to the principal owners and showrunners for…

Lobsterfest 2017 Q&A: Bat House

By Eli Shively, General Manager A group of four friends that met during their time attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Bat House have spent a lot of time honing their craft. Though they like to remain humble about their wealth of instrumental talent, their self-released,…

Interview: Thelma’s Natasha Jacobs

By Jon Fuchs, Music Director Thelma is truly a project like no other. Fronted by none other than Natasha Jacobs, the Brooklyn-based band creates indie-folk soundscapes truly their own, impressing audiences with a debut record with such haunting and real atmospheres, it becomes almost impossible to describe. I got to talk to Jacobs after her…

A Conversation With Athens’s Hottest DJ: DJ Barticus

Speaking from personal experience, Y2K night is one of the most well-done dance parties someone could attend. With the perfect mixture of obvious hits and even more hidden gems, DJ Barticus provides. Michael Bart, more commonly known as DJ Barticus, is known for his theme nights, animated persona, frock of curly brown hair, and perhaps most importantly, his…

Lobsterfest Q&A: Adia Victoria

By Devon Hannan, Features Editor This year’s Lobsterfest lineup had more than enough to offer between soft n’ sweet melodies and an emotional final farewell. In addition, making her way from Nashville, is a southern blues artist by the name of Adia Victoria. Her unique and progressive take on blues earned a spot on Rolling…

Lobsterfest Q&A: Wished Bone

By Jonathan Fuchs, Copy Editor The Athens DIY music scene has shown itself to be sonically differing; You can go to a house show, the Skull or Casa any night of the week and you’re guaranteed to see a local folk, indie, metal, experimental or jam act tearing up Athens. One of the biggest Athens-made…

Interview: Petal’s Kiley Lotz

By Megan Fair, Features Editor ACRN was lucky enough to speak to Kiley Lotz after her return home from her tour with Tigers Jaw. The artistic engine behind the emotive and undeniably infectious rock project Petal was talkative and vibrant as we chatted on the phone. Full of honesty and passion, Lotz filled us in…