Album Review: blink-182 – NINE

By Mason Kereliuk, Contributor [Columbia, 2019] Rating: 6/10 Key tracks: “Pin the Grenade”, “Ransom”, “Hungover You” For years I have been telling people that I hate blink-182 and that the lead singer seemed like a real sonofabitch, even though his leaked nudes were kind of hot. It wasn’t until writing this review that I realized…

Album Review: Counterparts – Nothing Left To Love

By Marvin Dotiyal, Features Editor [Pure Noise; 2019] Rating: 8/10 Key tracks: “Your Own Knife”, “Wings of Nightmares”, “The Hands That Used to Hold Me” Between the many intersections of metal and hardcore, melodic hardcore feels like a thing of a past. Early 2000s pioneers like Killing The Dream and Have Heart disbanded ages ago,…

Album Review: Turnover – Altogether

By Lauren Patterson, Contributor [Run for Cover; 2019] Rating: 7/10 Key tracks: “Sending Me Right Back”, “Ceramic City”, “Plant Sugar” Imagine being sprawled across the backseat of a car as you stare into the area of the window that still remains in view. You cross your legs over one another, and the radio plays a…

ACRN Celebrates: Bob Marley

By Tierney Carter, Contributor  Today, many hear the cool, smooth sounds of reggae music and have to take a moment to reflect on the king of reggae himself, Bob Marley. This Jamaica-born singer took the world by storm (or by a puff of smoke) and helped to establish the Rastafarian vibe that so many find…

ACRN’s Oscars 2020 Recap

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor and Ceara Kelly, Contributor This is our last official Oscars recap. It’s been a fun time, but we have to graduate and join the industry ourselves. This is our third annual recap, so if you want to see the previous ones, here are 2019’s and 2018’s. We will keep it…

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…

What’s Going On: February 2020

By Liz Partsch, Contributor Who: Winter Wilson and Dallas Craft When: February 5 at 8:30 p.m. Where: The Front Room Winter Wilson is a singer-songwriter from Athens, Ohio. Typically, she plays at local venues, including Donkey Coffee, where she recently performed. Find more information here. Who: Shadow in the Moon and Caitlin Kraus When: February…

ACRN’s Top 10 Movies of 2019

10. Jojo Rabbit [Fox Searchlight; 2019] By Andrew Breazeale, Staff Writer Taika Waititi’s follow-up film to his outing with Marvel is a delightfully sweet and hilarious movie about young Nazis. Yes, you read that right. Waititi’s dark satire follows a young Nazi youth named Jojo whose closest friend is an imaginary Adolf Hitler. While Jojo Rabbit may…

BROCKHAMPTON’S ‘SATURATION II’ vs. ‘GINGER’

BROCKHAMPTON is one of the most prolific and influential pop-rap groups to sprout in recent years. The group garnered a loyal fan base and critical success through the SATURATION trilogy and later matured with iridescence and GINGER. Despite widespread approval for all of their projects, there has to be a magnum opus. So, SATURATION II or GINGER? Two passionate…

Album Review: FKA twigs – Magdalene

By Andrew Breazeale, Staff Writer [Young Turks; 2019] Rating: 9/10 Key tracks: “fallen alien”, “holy terrain (feat. Future)”, “home with you” If FKA twigs has been just a side note in your head for the past four years, now is the time to sit up and pay attention. The British avant-garde singer, songwriter and dancer…

Meet the DJ: Sauté

By Liz Partsch, Contributor Sprinkle some salt, tune in and enjoy the savory jams DJ Sauté is cooking up.  Taylor Linzinmeir was raised in Hilliard, Ohio, a suburb right outside of Columbus. Now a sophomore, Taylor came to Ohio University to pursue her love of writing.  “I knew that I wanted to write because I…

ACRN’s 2019 Year in Photos

By Harley Wince, Visual Media Director 2019 was a busy year for ACRN. Album reviews, shows, in-studios! We hosted our second prom and Battle of the Bands, among many other shows featuring bands from around the country to our own backyard. Here’s a selection of some of our favorite photos from 2019, including some previously…