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…

Cloe Wilder drops new single “House By The Water”

[Photo courtesy of Grandstand Media] By: Adrian Woods, Contributor Florida based singer Cloe Wilder released “House By The Water”, her new indie pop single. This is Wilders first single since her EP “One Step Closer” which came out earlier in the year.  “I’m in this constant struggle between being really serious about everything,” Wilder says. “And…

Album Review: Lorde – Solar Power

Four years after the release of her sophomore album, Melodrama, Lorde graces us with her presence yet again, with a freshness in her sound that supersedes the melancholy heartbreak anthems of her predecessors. This time, the vocalist has found inspiration both in her home country of New Zealand and in her love of summer; it feels like you’re on a beach somewhere, eyes closed with the sun blazing down on you.

Album Review: Rex Orange County – Pony

By Jessica Jones, Copy Editor [Sony; 2019] Rating: 6/10 Key tracks: “10/10”, “Face To Face” “Pluto Projector” It’s always exciting to have the chance to watch a young artist grow and develop their sound, and that’s exactly what we get to experience with Alex O’Connor, more commonly known by his stage name Rex Orange County….