Live Review: Jawbreaker at Riot Fest, Sept. 17th

By Eli Schoop, Copy Editor Imagine seeing your favorite band. Maybe it’s Grizzly Bear or Haim. You would be ecstatic, of course. Now imagine the band was reuniting for one last go. The hype is amplified, it’s a nostalgia trip and an experience seldom seen by those of the generation. Then, add on the fact…

Lollapalooza: Jams and Vibes in the Windy City

By Diana Buchert, Promo Director In a massive city, full of historic architecture, endless train loops, and a massive chrome bean lies a weekend oasis for rockers, rappers, DJs, and fans of all sorts to gather beneath the gorgeous Chicago skyline. Nestled between Lake Michigan and the bustling city, Grant Park manages to pack Lollapalooza…

Nelsonville Music Festival: Four Days With Friends

By Sam Tornow, General Manager Locality is the core ingredient in the cocktail that is Nelsonville Music Festival. It’s the scent that is initially tough to distinguish, although easy to identify once pointed out. Goers treated each like neighbors because many of them are. The gorgeous green foothills that backdrop any and every direction you…

Live Review: Bon Iver at Merriweather Post Pavilion, May 24th

By Jon Fuchs, Music Director 22, A Million, the newest record from Bon Iver (aka ACRN’s favorite record of 2016) is one of the strangest transitions of musical styles in years. From a simple lo-fi folk project to an electronic outfit echoing The Age of Adz, the band masterminded by multi-instrumentalist Justin Vernon feels as…