Album Review: Alvvays – Blue Rev

By Adrian Woods, Contributor [Polyvinyl / Transgressive; 2022] Rating: 8/10 Key tracks: “Easy On Your Own?”, “Many Mirrors”, “Lottery Noises” Indie rock outfit Alvvays is back with their third studio album Blue Rev, and the band’s first studio album release since 2017’s Antisocialities. With the bands last record coming out five years ago, Alvvays has…

ACRN Live Review: Alvvays at Riviera Theatre in Chicago, Oct. 14

[Photo courtesy of Julia Weber] By Julia Weber, Features Editor There aren’t that many bands that I’m willing to trek to Chicago for (on a weekday, nonetheless). The last time I made the trip, it was for Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot anniversary tour in which I traveled both to Chicago and back in 24 hours…

ACRN’s Favorite Tracks of 2017

From monumental releases to rockstar controversies, 2017 was a huge year for music. As the year comes to an end, here are ACRN’s favorite tracks from 2017. Give these tracks a good listen; they deserve it. Sam Tornow, General Manager: Yves Tumor – “Limerence” In passing, “Limerence” can sound like an interlude. The light, ethereal…

Album Review: Alvvays – Antisocialites

By Marvin Dotiyal, Staff Writer [Polyvinyl; 2017] Rating: 6.5/10 Key Tracks: “Lollipop (Ode to Jim)”, “Dreams Tonite”, “Forget About Life” Toronto indie pop act Alvvays follow up their 2014 self-titled debut with Antisocialites, a dreamy merry-go-round of frontwoman Molly Rankin’s romantic wins and losses, as well as her quarter-life existential crisis. Antisocialites is an expansion to…