VIRTUAL CONCERT CALENDAR: What’s Going On -– Week of 4/27-5/3

By Jonah Krueger, Staff Writer While practicing safe social distancing is responsible, it’s no secret that it can also be maddeningly boring. Add a heaping scoop of stress, multiply it by however many weeks we’ve been dealing with this situation, and a little escapism seems deserved. Luckily, some of our favorite artists have taken to…

Trying to release new single “This is Not a Disco Pt. 2”

By Lauren Patterson, Staff Writer [Photo courtesy of Trying/Samuel Harris] Indie rock band Trying premiered their latest single, “This is Not a Disco Pt. 2,” on a Z Tapes‘ benefit compilation on April 7. The track will be out everywhere on April 28. Read more: Album Review: Mount Erie –Lost Wisdom, Pt. 2 “This is…

VIRTUAL CONCERT CALENDAR: What’s Going On – Week of 4/20-4/26

By Abby Jeffers, News Editor Even though everyone is stuck at home and live shows have been canceled or postponed, great music is still happening. Dozens of artists are livestreaming concerts and music festivals – so many that this list is limited to local Ohio events and larger music festivals. Many more individual artists may…

What’s Going On: March 2020

By Emily DiAlbert, Editorial Director  Whether you’re a student, a resident or a temporary guest, there’s always a concert or musical event to attend in Athens.   Who: Local Honeys with Darrin Hacquard When: Friday, March 6 at 9 p.m. Where: The Union Bar Bluegrass duo The Local Honeys “have dedicated themselves to the preservation of…

Athens’ Brick City Records signs four new artists

By Liz Partsch, Contributor Although Brick City Records first started as a small Ohio University student organization, it has expanded into an official student-run record label. Located in Schoonover Center, the local studio attracts many label submissions every fall semester. Brick City President Maya Nauriyal says that it’s a team decision when it comes to…

Athena Cinema screens series celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage

By Andrew Breazeale, Staff Writer [Photo courtesy of The Athena Cinema/Ohio University] The Athena Cinema will show a limited screening of Mankiller on February 25 to continue the theater’s latest movie series, Women Pioneers: Celebrates 100.  Read more: ACRN’s Top 10 Movies of 2019 To celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage, The Athena Cinema, in…

MELTED Music Festival announces 2020 lineup

By Lauren Patterson, Staff Writer[Photo courtesy of MELTED] Ohio’s MELTED Music Festival is back for its second year in collaboration with the Nelsonville Music Festival and Archie Fox Live, and its lineup is sure to excite psychedelic rock fans. Read more: Georgia Maq releases new album “Pleaser” The lineup will feature Thee Oh Sees, Twin…

The Garden release new single and announce upcoming album, tour

By Keri Johnson, Contributor[Photo courtesy of The Garden/Epitaph Records] Genre-defying California musical duo The Garden released a new single and announced an upcoming album and tour on January 15. Read more: Lobsterfest 2019 Q&A: Machine Girl The band announced the release of a new single, titled “Clench to Stay Awake,” on Twitter. In following tweets,…

Georgia Maq releases new album “Pleaser”

By Micah Organ, Staff Writer [Photo courtesy of Run For Cover Records] Georgia Maq of indie rock band Camp Cope released her debut solo album, Pleaser, on December 5 via Run For Cover Records. The album is due out on vinyl on February 2, but it is available now on streaming services. Read more: Hi, How…

Hi, How Are You Project announces Daniel Johnston tribute event

By Lauren Patterson, Staff Writer [Photo courtesy of Rich Thane/Creative Commons] The Hi, How Are You Project, a non-profit organization aimed at improving the stigma around mental health, announced a tribute event in honor of singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston called “Hi, How Are You Day,” on Wednesday, December 4, according to Pitchfork. Johnston died earlier this year, on September…

Loving to release debut album in early 2020

By Jonah Krueger, Staff Writer [Photo courtesy of Ft Langley] Rising indie-folk group Loving announced on Wednesday, December 4 that their debut album, If I Am Only My Thoughts, is set to release on January 31, 2020, via Last Gang Records. In addition to the announcement, the band shared a cut from the upcoming record,…

Hinds share first new song of 2019

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer [Photo courtesy of Andrea Savall] Madrid indie rock group Hinds released “Riding Solo,” their first new song of 2019, on December 3 via Mom+Pop. The new single was released with a music video directed by Keane Pearce Shaw. Read more: Jetty Bones sign to Rise Records and release new music…