Album Review: Frankie Cosmos – Vessel

By Emily DiAlbert, Staff Writer [Sub Pop; 2018] Rating: 8.5/10 Key Tracks: “Caramelize”, “Duet”, “Vessel” It’s not a secret that singer-songwriter Greta Kline of Frankie Cosmos has always viewed herself as an outsider. Her previous effervescent albums show snapshots of her distinct human experiences with the outside world through her metaphorical lyrics and sometimes outlandish…

Feature: Nurturing a Record Label to its Nature

By Marvin Dotiyal, Features Editor Meet Fredo Fosco and Michael Mangan—two music-loving friends starting up a DIY, emo/indie label from the suburbs of Chicago. Mangan, a college freshman studying business, wanted to create a site to post and share musical content, which was inspired by Making New Enemies, a collaborative media blog and record label….

Interview: Carter and Jack on Station 116

By Eli Schoop, Copy Editor Station 116 has been an Athens staple ever since it was founded last year for primarily artistic purposes. But now, it has built its status as a house of reaction, resistance, and revolution against the caustic norms we take for granted. I talked to the principal owners and showrunners for…

Sexism in Local Spaces: You Do It Yourself

By Tanner Bidish, Staff Writer Content Warning: This piece contains mild language and references experiences dealing with sexual assault. From its inception, DIY has been fundamentally about empowering the underdog. The scene is designed to give voices to people who don’t have them, to reject power structures and to equalize the playing field (see every…

Date Auction – 2/19/17

ACRN’s Date Auction featuring Wasted Champs, Mosquito Coast, Roy G Biverly, and Pretty As You Please. Photos: Maddi Rotunda

You’re In The Band! Ohio University Professors Know How To Get Down

By Claire Klodell, Contributor Of anyone, professors have one of the most preconceived notions of who they should be. When I was in elementary school, my gym teacher told us he was an ex-member of The Backstreet Boys and I believed him. That being said, I was also the kid who thought Aéropostale was the…

The Spaces of Athens DIY: The Hardcore House of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Jennifer Castaneda, Contributor The Hardcore House of Ruther Bader Ginsburg opened its doors to music lovers on June 23, 2015. Burst of Rage, Free At Last, Sarduakar, and Killjoy played on as teenagers moshed on hard-wood floors with the lights on. DIY shows are shows that are usually held in areas outside of a typical,…

The Women of Athens DIY

By Jane Dickerson, Contributor Concerts were one of the few redeeming factors of the years leading up to college. Growing up on the border of Cleveland, I was exposed to all kinds of shows and venues. Cleveland was a place that, like Athens, seemed to be fairly inclusive for non-male musical artists. However, despite these…