Album Review: Rex Orange County – Pony

By Jessica Jones, Copy Editor [Sony; 2019] Rating: 6/10 Key tracks: “10/10”, “Face To Face” “Pluto Projector” It’s always exciting to have the chance to watch a young artist grow and develop their sound, and that’s exactly what we get to experience with Alex O’Connor, more commonly known by his stage name Rex Orange County….

Between the Bars: “Rapp Snitch Knishes” by MF DOOM

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer Hello, and welcome back to Between the Bars. I’d like to start this year with one of my favorite artists, MF DOOM. We’re going to be examining the second verse of “Rapp Snitch Knishes” from his album MM.. FOOD. In this piece, DOOM mocks his fellow rappers who choose to…

9/15 “ACRN Presents” Photo Coverage

ACRN hosted their first show of the year on September 15th in Athens, Ohio as a great turn-out of students crowded the stage at The Union Bar to get a closer look at performances including Galen Tipton, Test Press, Sarob, and Grandace! Photos by Harley Wince and Joe Medlen    

ACRN Presents: Sylmar, Water Witches, Slackluster

Flyer by: Harley Wince Who: Sylmar (Cincinnati, OH) “indie-rock, stoner jazz, dream-rock” Water Witches (Athens, OH) “freak-folk, psych-rock” Slackluster (Athens, OH) “smart-rock for dummies” Where: Casa Nueva 6 W State St. Athens, OH When: Oct. 4 9:30 p.m. How much: $5 at the door Ages 18+

Movie Review: Sorry to Bother You

By Ceara Kelly, Staff Writer [Annapurna; 2018] Rating: 6.5/10 Photo by: ‘Sorry To Bother You’/IMDb Sometimes you just leave a theater not sure how to feel about a movie. Maybe it was good. Maybe it wasn’t. Maybe it changed genres so fast you got whiplash and your head is still spinning. Sorry to Bother You…

2018 LOBSTERFEST PHOTOS

LobsterFest 2018 was an absolute hit as both nights reached maximum capacity at The Union and Casa Nueva in Athens. Energy was extremely high and the performances were some of the best to date. Check out our photos below from the event this past weekend from our stellar visual media team. Stay tuned for more…

Album Review: Palm – Rock Island

By Hunter Bych, Contributor [Carpark; 2018] Rating: 7/10 Key Tracks: “Dog Milk”, “Theme From Rock Island”, “Swimmer” Is it weird to describe an album as inverted? It could describe Palm’s second LP, Rock Island. The math-rock group’s intention for this album is to not only be unique, but un-replicable. They want this album to be something…

Album Review: Fall Out Boy – M A N I A

By Marvin Dotiyal, Features Editor [Island; 2018] Rating: 3.5/10 Key Tracks: “Stay Frosty Royal Milk Tea”, “Bishops Knife Trick” Post-hiatus Fall Out Boy stuck the biggest middle finger to the pop-punk/alternative community, claiming that it’s perfectly okay to sell out as mainstream, money-hungry musicians embracing the shallowest of radio anthems. As Fall Out Boy holds a…