Album Review: Deerhunter – Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?

By Lane Moore, Reviews Editor [4AD; 2019] Rating: 7.5/10 Key tracks: “Death in Midsummer”, “What Happens to People?”, “Nocturne” Ethereal visions of the past have always played a principal role in the theatrics of Deerhunter. However, the experimental rock group’s eighth album, Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?, demonstrates that the urgency of the present is…

Nelsonville Music Festival announces Thee Oh Sees to 2019 lineup

By Marvin Dotiyal, Features Editor [Photo courtesy of Thee Oh Sees/Nelsonville Music Festival] San Francisco psychedelic punk outfit Thee Oh Sees will join the 15th annual Nelsonville Music Festival held on June 6-9, 2019 along with headliner Death Cab for Cutie and many more artists. Read More: Nelsonville Music Festival announces Death Cab for Cutie…

Album Review: Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor [Jagjaguwar, 2017] Rating: 8/10 Key tracks: “No One’s Easy to Love”, “Jupiter 4”, “Seventeen” Taking time to act in a TV show and raise her young son, Sharon Van Etten’s been off the radar for four years. Fittingly, Van Etten’s fifth album, Remind Me Tomorrow, brings sonic maturity with its…

Column: ACRN’s 2019 Golden Globes Recap

By Ceara Kelly, Staff Writer and Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor Ceara is behind by an hour because her ass is in Kansas. Her TV is on a five-second delay, so I had to pretend I knew nothing. Don’t you love remote journalism? We had to start out with the red carpet. Nothing was too horrible,…

Steadfast Music Festival returns to Columbus for its fourth year

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor [Photo courtesy of Steadfast Music Festival/Tuned Up] Steadfast Music Festival returns to Columbus, Ohio on March 9, 2019 at Strongwater Food and Spirits. The festival includes a great lineup of indie bands. Steadfast Festival began in 2016 as a way to honor and provide an amazing experience for the loyal…

Nelsonville Music Festival announces Death Cab for Cutie as 2019 headliner

By Abby Jeffers, News Editor [Photo courtesy of Eliot Lee Hazel/Nelsonville Music Festival] The 15th annual Nelsonville Music Festival, which will be held on June 6-9, 2019, announced headliner Death Cab for Cutie on Friday, Jan. 18. The alternative rock band is the first of many performers to be announced for the festival. Read more:…

Bandcamp to open Oakland record store, performance space

By Emily DiAlbert, Copy Editor [Photo courtesy of Bandcamp/Richard Morgenstein] A dual record store and performance space will be opening in Oakland, California by “artist first” music sharing website Bandcamp, the site announced this morning. Read more: Spiritualized announce 2019 tour in support of 2018 album The shop will “feature a selection of records that…

ACRN’s Top 25 Albums of 2018

2018, a compelling year for rising artists from a web of musical trajectories. 1. Noname – Room 25, [Self-released; 2018] By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer Everything that someone could love about Noname’s music is taken to the next level in Room 25. One of the great things about Noname is that she doesn’t wear out…

ACRN’s Top 10 Disappointing Albums of 2018

1. Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, [Domino; 2018] By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor From the minute that lead singer Alex Turner sings the first line, we can immediately tell that Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is an Arctic Monkeys album. Unfortunately, all other uncanny stylistic choices have gone by the wayside. Sometimes, choices…

ACRN’s Favorite Tracks of 2018

Jon Fuchs, Music Director: Dean Blunt – “Chancer (feat. A$AP Rocky)” It’s crazy that the best hype track of 2018 is a minimal masterpiece with no actual beat at all. Acting as the opening track on his latest EP, Soul On Fire, Dean Blunt’s “Chancer” is based solely on a constantly looping strings sample, Blunt’s…

ACRN’s Top 10 Movies of 2018

1. BlacKkKlansman, [Focus Features; 2018] By Jessica Jones, Staff Writer Set in the 1970s during the middle of the civil rights movement, black police officer Ron Stallworth infiltrates a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan by posing as a white man. Based on a true story, this film depicts the real-life events of what occurred in…

Between The Bars: “November” by Tyler, The Creator

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer Hello, and welcome back to Between the Bars. It’s been a little while, but let’s jump right in. This week we’ll be taking a look at the first verse of “November” by Tyler the Creator. This song embodies the more introspective tones Tyler adopted on his latest album: Flower Boy….