Wilco to play Mountain Stage live show in Athens, Ohio this April

[Photo courtesy of Peter Crosby] By Julia Weber, Features Editor Rock band Wilco will play National Public Radio (NPR) and West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Mountain Stage this coming April in Athens, Ohio. Read more: Ticketmaster and its business model: a major obstacle for music lovers everywhere The performance is scheduled to take place on April…

Preview: Hardcore Holidays

[Flyer courtesy of Jonah Krueger] By Liam Syrvalin, Contributor Get ready to release your inner rage, Athens. Hardcore Holidays is coming to The Union this Thursday, Nov. 10. Two local Ohio bands will take the stage: Darkroom and Girl Cologne.  Read more: Black Market Karma release new single “The Sky Was All Diseased” Darkroom is…

Battle of the Bands 2022 Q&A: The Laughing Chimes

[Photo courtesy of The Laughing Chimes] By Cody Englander, Contributor The Laughing Chimes are an indie-pop group from southeast Ohio who recently participated in ACRN’s Battle of the Bands at The Union. Within the band, Evan Seurkamp plays the guitar, Quinn Seurkamp plays the drums and Avery Bookman plays the bass. I met with Seurkamp…

Battle of the Bands 2022 Q&A: Meat and Cheese Collective

[Photo courtesy of Kyle Schwieger] By Roman Salomone, Contributor The 2022 Battle of the Bands took place at The Union on Thursday, Oct. 6. Among the five incredible acts that played, Meat and Cheese Collective put on an amazing and high energy show. Prior to their set, I sat down with the members to discuss…

Preview: ACRN Back2School

[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…

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…

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. 

Q&A: Beach Girl (Marcy Adams formerly of Athens)

Former Athens-based EDM producer Beach Girl, AKA Marcy Adams, is set to drop three singles in June, starting with their reimagining of Alice Deejay’s “Better off Alone” on June 2. “Let U Down” drops June 17, followed by “i can’t stop myself” on June 30. The singles follow two tracks Adams released in March, “I Do It Like That… You Love It?” and “SADNALONE” in addition to their recent move from Athens to Atlanta. ACRN spoke with Adams to inquire about the move, the new songs, the new place and how Krewella’s “Alive” fits into all of that:

Brick City Records to release signed artists’ EPs, music videos

By Ethan Bloomfield, Staff Writer
Ohio University’s own Brick City Records will begin to release signed artists’ music videos for their singles and EPs recorded with BCR since late summer, according to the label. The releases start in early April and showcase four artists.

Single Review: beach girl – “I Do It Like That… You Love It?”

Dance music usually has one goal in mind, and it’s in the name. But can dance music be chilled out? Not many years ago, raves and festivals were — and likely still are — eager to book artists who make rowdy, loud and abrasive dubstep. There was simply nothing else like it.