Group Feature: ACRN’s 2018 Summer Bangers

Summer definitely puts us in all kinds of moods… Here’s what the summer of 2018 sounded like for ACRN! Devon Hannan, Editorial Director: Dance Gavin Dance — “Care” This post-hardcore track has all of the ingredients necessary for a certified summertime banger. From Dance Gavin Dance’s latest chaotic album Artificial Selection, “Care” is about a…

Group Feature: ACRN’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2018

Will 2018 be as bright as 2017 for music? Here are our most anticipated albums of 2018! Jon Fuchs, Music Director: Current Joys – A Different Age Nick Rattigan has never made a bad record before. Whether it’s with guitarist Jacob Rubeck as Surf Curse or by himself as Current Joys, every record he’s been a…

Group Feature: Our Favorite Spooky Tunes

Jon Fuchs, Music Director: The Fog by John Carpenter There’s no denying that John Carpenter is one of the masters of horror (just look at his own Twitter handle). He’s also an underrated pioneer of both film scores and the electronic genre as a whole, with several excellent horror film scores under his belt, from…

Group Feature: Our Back-to-School Playlist

We’re a month into the semester and already a few days into fall – back-to-school time moves quickly. There are classes, work, and endless introductions to be made. Keeping up with it all is daunting, but we’ve got some tunes to help you hold it together. Here are our picks to bring in the new…

Favorite Non-Male Anthems

The voice of a woman is a force to be reckoned with. Even in 2017, the music industry is heavily dominated by men and their often misogynistic platform. In this month’s group feature, our staff constructed a soundtrack created by non-binary persons and women alike that articulate the importance of their presence both in and…

ACRN’s Favorite EPs

With only 28 days (and 29 in each leap year), February seemed like a fitting month to ask our staff about their favorite shortest albums. In other words, we’re talking about our favorite EPs. EPs and demos have the power to make or break careers and complement an artist’s entire discography. Like interludes between acts…

ACRN’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

This year has already proven to be rough around the edges. Between politics and worldwide devastation, 2017 may seem unforgiving. Luckily for us, fantastic albums aren’t always made in fantastic times. That being said, 2017 will absolutely go down in history as a great year in music. Here are the albums that are going to…

ACRN’s Top 25 Albums of 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, so does another year in music. This year may not have treated all of us significantly well, however if anything is for certain, 2016’s albums will go down in history as one of the best. Our staff vigorously voted and the results are in! Here are ACRN’s top picks…

ACRN’s Top Films of 2016

Whether it was this year’s advancements in animation or powerful social themes, 2016 proved to not only be a year for music, but also a year for film. Some of our film reviewers defended their favorite releases of the year.(Apparently, everyone on our staff really enjoyed Moonlight.) Jon Fuchs, Music Director: Moonlight I haven’t seen a…

Group Feature – Band That Scare Us

As the days get shorter and the nights grow colder, you may feel an ominous gloom fill the air. Beware of horrifying creatures, wicked tales, and every frat house playing some rendition of The Chainsmokers. That being said, Halloween is here. At ACRN, the conventional things may not scare us (they do), but these bands…

Group Feature: ACRN’s First Albums

Within every music enthusiast is an album that started it all. Some of us came out listening to critically acclaimed glory while the rest just wanted to be as cool as Avril Lavigne. No matter how embarrassing, or impressive, our first taste of music was, we all turned out alright. Here are some of ACRN’s…

Group Feature: Most Anticipated Record Store Day Releases

Today is Record Store Day – It’s actually here! Record Store Day may be considered every music enthusiast’s Black Friday, Christmas, and second birthday. Here at ACRN, you can bet some of us were waiting outside Haffa’s for a chance to snag and spin those sick, limited edition tracks. Here’s what we are excited for…