[Flyer courtesy of Jonah Krueger] By Liam Syrvalin, Contributor Get ready to release your inner rage, Athens. Hardcore Holidays is coming to The Union this Thursday, Nov. 10. Two local Ohio bands will take the stage: Darkroom and Girl Cologne. Read more: Black Market Karma release new single “The Sky Was All Diseased” Darkroom is…
Preview: Battle of the Band
[Flyer courtesy of Allison Flatico] By Paul Nern, News Editor How are we doing, Rock Lobsters? Another fall has struck the brick laden streets of beautiful Athens, Ohio. For us here at ACRN, this means another of our yearly Battle of the Bands (BOTB), where five acts from the area come together and compete in…
Preview: Nelsonville Music Festival Arrives this Weekend, Here’s What to Know
By Grace Koennecke, Columns Editor
[Image courtesy of Nelsonville Music Festival]
This weekend, Nelsonville Music Festival (NMF) is back for its 16th year, presented by Stuart’s Opera House, a non-profit historic theater and performing arts center in Nelsonville, Ohio. In the past, Billboard has said the festival is “one of the best-kept secrets of the U.S. music festival circuit.”
Preview: ACRN Back2School
[Flyer courtesy of Hudson Forman] By Julia Weber, Features Editor As we delve into the beginning of another school year, current and future rock lobsters alike will soon be flocking to The Union for a fantastic night of live performances from local bands and musicians. ACRN’s first event of the coming academic year is certainly…
Lobsterfest 2022 Preview
By Paul Nern, News Editor We’re approaching the end of another school year, and that means that Rock Lobsters everywhere will be making their way to Lobsterfest 2022. After two years without an in-person celebration, it’s back to The Union on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and onto Galbreath Chapel the following Sunday morning. It’s…
Preview: ACRN Goth Prom with Short Fictions, Enlove, and Kaiba
By Paul Nern, News Editor
Can you feel it? There’s a foreboding sense of angst and aggression in the air, which can only mean that heavy music is about to grace the ears of all Rock Lobsters this Friday. Short Fictions, En Love, and Kaiba are about to bring the house down at the Union for ACRN’s 2022 Goth Prom. It is going to be intense. It is going to be hardcore. But most importantly, it is going to be fun. There is absolutely no excuse to miss what will surely be a rocking night of heavy music bliss on Union Street. Come hang with all of us!
Preview: ACRN Battle Of The Bands
November has rolled around yet again, and you know what that means. There’s a chill in the air, finals are almost here, and most importantly, there’s a battle on the horizon. ACRN’s Battle of the Bands is back, and we’ve got five great competitors ready to compete for your adoration. The event is live, November 11 at The Union, so make sure you don’t miss it.
Preview: Teenage Halloween with Dairy Family + Kaiba
By Paul Nern, News Editor
Well Rock Lobsters, there’s a buzz floating around ACRN. We had a glorious Halloween weekend full of music and spooky celebrations, but why on earth would we stop there? The mist of the Hocking River seems to exude a certain energy at this time of year, and what better way to capitalize on this than to have Teenage Halloween and Dairy Family bring the heat on what otherwise might have been an average Wednesday night in Athens, Ohio. The Union will play host to these two phenomenal bands November 3 at 7:00 pm, for what ACRN promises is sure to be a glorious night.
Preview: ACRN LobsterFest with Jetty Bones, Sun Boats, Warp and Wastemen
Rock Lobsters, what could that be lingering around the station at ACRN? Is it hope? We’d like to think so. The music world seems to be slowly on its way back from the standstill of the pandemic due to the massive vaccine rollout and the joy that summer tends to bring to everything. Unfortunately, we won’t be back in person for this year’s Lobsterfest. Instead, we’ll again be sticking to the virtual format that we adopted for the Battle of the Bands and ACRN Prom. Four artists will be featured on the bill: Jetty Bones, Sun Boats, Warp and Wastemen. You won’t want to miss what these groups will bring to the table. The sets will be released one at a time on ACRN’s YouTube channel, starting on April 23 and going until May 1.
Preview: ACRN Prom with Space Gondola, No Stars and Camille Jeanne
Fellow Rock Lobsters, we here at ACRN have worked hard to persevere through the obstacles that the global pandemic has thrown at the music world. In November, we successfully put on our annual Battle of the Bands, which was conducted remotely through pre-recorded live sets. We are continuing this virtual format with this year’s Prom. Three amazing local artists will be featured this time with all sets having been recorded at Ohio’s Scripps Amphitheater. Join us for the premiere this Saturday on ACRN’s YouTube Channel.
Preview: ACRN Battle of the Bands with Boy Jorts, Rooftops, Friends for Sale, Velvet Green, Birds with Vertigo
By Kwase Lane, Features Editor Flyer by Olivia Doepke The fates have not been kind to any of us this year, but ACRN’s Battle of the Bands is still happening—albeit in a new, virtual form. There are five bands competing, and every one of them have recorded a 15 minute set for you to watch…
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…