[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…
Track Review: Of Two Minds – At a Distance
Takaaki, this track feels like a taste of a pleasant and exuberant ride through the palpable, distinctly human passion and hypnotic melodies that not only “At a Distance” and Of Two Minds provides, but Toe is known for.
Eric Slick Announces 2022 Solo Tour
Eric Slick, the drummer for Dr. Dog, recently announced his 2022 solo tour. In a tweet, Slick wrote: “this is my first tour since 2017 so i am so freaking excited. expect lots of high kicks. also masked up and vaxxed up, no ifs ands or butts”.
Battle of the Bands 2021 Q&A: RJ Martin
By Kwase Lane [Photo Courtesy of Bandcamp] Q&A with RJ Martin How did you feel about your set? RJ: Easily the best one I’ve played in a while. Not just my playing, I was proud of that, but the crowd, the interactions, all of it. I’ve played a couple of shows at The Union since…
Battle of the Bands 2021 Q&A: In Flow
By Paul Nern, News Editor [Photo Courtesy of Instagram] Q&A with Grant, Carson and Preston of In Flow In Flow graced the crowd at The Union last Thursday night for ACRN’s Battle of the Bands, so much so that they walked away as the crowd-voted winners of the night. They combine explosive elements of punk…
Snail Mail Postpones US Tour
Lindsey Jordan of Snail Mail announced via Twitter that her upcoming US tour in support of her latest album Valentine will be postponed due to vocal injury.
20,000 Albums for Eidelyn Gonzales: Shaking the Habitual
My previous column, Punk’d, focused on, as you could probably assume, punk music. When talking about punk music, it’s pretty much a guarantee that politics are going to come up.
The last two issues of my column covered the albums WIDE AWAAAAAKE! by Parquet Courts and WORRY. by Jeff Rosenstock, both of which are extremely political, covering issues ranging from systemic racism to the faults of capitalism.
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.
Athens band Sneakthief releases two new tracks on “Postcards”
Last Thursday, Athens folk-punk group Sneakthief released two new tracks under the blanket title “Postcards”. A year in the making, these songs embody the focus and dedication it takes to produce music amidst a lockdown – but also the exciting new sounds that can come out of it.
CMAT Announces Release Date of New Album and Drops New Single
tly announced the upcoming release of her debut album If My Wife New I’d Be Dead on February 25th, which is available for pre-order now. She also released a new single titled “No More Virgos” and announced multiple upcoming shows.
Album Review: Sadness – Rain chamber
Texas blackgaze outfit Sadness have already proven themselves to be a competent artist in their niche. 2019’s I Want to Be There was well-received critically and by fans, marked as a lovable and sometimes very blissful, uneven experience. Since then, two more EPs have been released, the latest of which being Rain chamber. A sonic departure from past records with its electronic influences and massively cleaned up production, Rain chamber is an all-around pleasant experience.
Album Review: Young Thug – Punk
Two years after Young Thug’s debut album So Much Fun, Thug returns with his sophomore album Punk. Despite its name, Punk is not what an average person would consider a punk album. In fact, most would consider it the opposite of a punk album. Young Thug justifies his reasoning for this name in a recent interview with The FADER, where he explains: “[Punk] means brave, not self centered, conscious. Very, very neglected, very misunderstood. Very patient, very authentic.”