Lobsterfest 2019 Q&A: DANA

By Kayla Chanthavong, Contributor Photo by Tristan Weary, Contributor  Q&A with vocalist and thereminist Madeline Jackson and guitarist Chris Lute of DANA. Is this your first Lobsterfest? Chris: Well, I’ve played it with other bands here. I also used to go to school here, like 10 years ago. But it is DANA’s first Lobsterfest! What…

Lobsterfest 2019 Q&A: Burger Big

By Kayla Chanthavong, Contributor Photo by Harley Wince, Visual Media Director Q&A with guitarist Carter Hickman, drummer Cobi Powell and bassist Gabe Dooley of Burger Big. What are your goals with Burger Big? Carter: Well, Cobi and I will be in Columbus next year, and Gabe will be here, so we’re not sure. Cobi: Well,…

Q&A: Machine Girl

By Kiah Easton, Staff Writer [Photo Courtesy of Machine Girl] After only a week off from their mini-tour in Mexico, Machine Girl is back on the road promoting their most ambitious album yet. The Ugly Art combines elements of several genres including house, breakbeat and punk, creating a futuristic, apocalyptic, ear-rupturing experience. After seeing the…

Emo Prom 2019 Q&A: Tweens

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer [Photo by Joe Medlen] Q&A with guitarist and vocalist Bridget Battle and guitarist Phil Valois of Tweens. So, you guys have been together for a while, right? Bridget: No, not necessarily. I’ve been a part of Tweens since about the latter half of 2012 and I had an initial lineup…

Emo Prom 2019 Q&A: Vacation

By Kayla Chanthavong, Contributor [Photo by Joe Medlen] Q&A with singer and guitarist Jerome “Jerri”  Westerkamp III of Vacation I’d like to welcome Vacation back to Athens after a long time of being away, and thank you guys for an awesome set at ACRN’s Emo Prom! So you guys have been around for quite a…

Emo Prom 2019 Q&A: Sneakthief

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor [Photo by Joe Medlen] Q&A with guitarists Nolan Quigley and Daniel Palmer and drummer Joe Fradette of Sneakthief. It’s cool that you are back with us after playing Battle of the Bands. What was that experience like for you, and what is it like to be back for ACRN Prom?…

Battle of the Bands 2018 Q&A: Darwin Evolution

By Josh Pettis, Contributor [Photo by Joe Medlen] Q&A with Michael Boston of Darwin Evolution. Athens has an interesting beat scene with a fair share of college-aged producers and rappers. How collaborative of a space does Athens feel like in that vein? How conducive is it to your workflow and the way you make music?…

Battle of the Bands 2018 Q&A: sweat workers

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor [Photo by Joe Medlen] Q&A with lead vocalist Dani Wasserman of sweat workers. How would you describe your musical style? Dani: The words “bedroom pop” seem to come up a lot. I guess ’cause a lot of it was made in my bedroom. I don’t really know; it’s hard to…

Lobsterfest 2018 Q&A: JPEGMAFIA

By Devon Hannan, Editorial Director Photo by Harley Wince, Visual Media Director Experimental rapper and producer, JPEGMAFIA, seems like he came out of nowhere. After a considerable amount of positive reception on his latest full-length album, Veteran, JPEGMAFIA is quickly grabbing everyone’s undivided attention. Peggy’s composition on Veteran is simply out of this world, being…

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…

Interview: Thelma’s Natasha Jacobs

By Jon Fuchs, Music Director Thelma is truly a project like no other. Fronted by none other than Natasha Jacobs, the Brooklyn-based band creates indie-folk soundscapes truly their own, impressing audiences with a debut record with such haunting and real atmospheres, it becomes almost impossible to describe. I got to talk to Jacobs after her…