Meet the DJ: Blue

By Taylor Linzinmeir, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Swipe Out Hunger] Abby Jeffers spent her days growing up near the Park of Roses in Clintonville, Ohio, making mixed CDs. Today, she spends her days in Athens, Ohio, still just as in love with music.  “I guess for me, the radio show is an extension of [making…

Group Feature: ACRN’s 2019 Summer Bangers

Before the leaves turn red and we shift our gears into the chilly fall, here are ACRN’s certified summer bangers of 2019. Add them to your Back-to-School playlist while summer extends its stay! Emily DiAlbert, Editorial Director: Tyler, The Creator – “GONE, GONE / THANK YOU”  The most iconic breakup song of all time, Tyler,…

Sharon Van Etten announces short film Departure, to be released on Amazon Music

By Abby Jeffers, News Editor [Photo courtesy of Ryan Pfluger/Sharonvanetten.com] Indie singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten announced Monday that Departure, a new short film about her life and recent move from New York City, will be released on Amazon Music on Thursday, September 26.  Read more: Album Review: Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow Departure…

Brick City Records announces Kickstarter campaign to fund artist showcase

By Abby Jeffers, News Editor [Photo courtesy of Brick City Records] Brick City Records, Ohio University’s student-run record label, announced a Kickstarter campaign in March to help fund its end-of-year artist showcase in mid-April and set a goal to raise $1,000 by April 15. Read more: What’s Going On – April Donations to the Kickstarter campaign…

Artist Profile: Molly Burch

By Abby Jeffers, News Editor [Photo courtesy of Molly Burch/Captured Tracks] Vocalist and songwriter Molly Burch grew up watching her dad sing along to the Ben Folds Five from the backseat of the car and “truly believing” that he was actually a member of the band. Her dad was involved in the Los Angeles movie…

TRNSMT Festival announces lineup, faces backlash for all-male headliners

By Abby Jeffers, News Editor [Photo courtesy of TRNSMT Festival] TRNSMT Festival, a Scotland music festival, announced its 2019 lineup this week and is now facing backlash for its noticeable lack of female musicians, especially among the artists who will be featured on the festival’s main stage. Read more: Nelsonville Music Festival announces Thee Oh…

What’s Going On — February

By Abby Jeffers, News Editor The music scene in Athens is alive and well, even in the dead of winter, so check out the upcoming shows below and fill up your February with live music! Who: Jojo Stella, The Awful Kind When: February 1, 10 pm Where: Casa Nueva, 6 W State St Admission: $5 Join…

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:…

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 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…