The Cactus Blossoms to perform at Stuart’s Opera House on October 22

By Jonah Krueger, Contributor [Photo courtesy of The Cactus Blossoms/Stuart’s Opera House] Minneapolis country-rock outfit The Cactus Blossoms will perform at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. The band will perform with support from Esther Rose, and tickets can be purchased now. Read more: Americana band Foghorn Stringband set to…

Q&A: Inoculous

By Jonah Krueger, Contributor [Photo by Harley Wince, Visual Media Director] Q&A with bassist Jake Evans, drummer Bryan Sheets, and guitarist and creative force Demetri Wolfe of Athens math-rock trio Inoculous. You guys played this same venue last weekend—does that contribute to a sense of comfort or familiarity? DEMETRI: It’s a good time, you know….

Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien releases first solo work

By Jonah Krueger, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons] Ed O’Brien, guitarist for legendary alternative outfit Radiohead, debuted a new song titled “Santa Teresa” on Friday, October 4. The track marks his first solo release, according to Pitchfork, and is accompanied by a psychedelic video, with visuals credited to ULTRAVIOLET.  Read more: Kim Shattuck, lead singer…

Album Review: Pixies – Beneath the Eyrie

By Jonah Krueger, Contributor [BMG/Infectious; 2019] Rating: 6/10  Key tracks: “St. Nazaire”, “Daniel Boone” Google your favorite band and the term “Pixies.” Chances are, you’ll find the artist of your fancy singing praise to the eyeball-slicing indie legends. Their story and discography are permanently canonized in the stones of alt-rock history, and just about everyone…

New TV series, based on Billy Joel’s “The Stranger,” announced

By Jonah Krueger, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Creative Commons] Universal Music Publishing Group and MGM Television are reportedly teaming up to turn singer-songwriter Billy Joel’s songs into a scripted “arc-thology” television series titled Scenes From an Italian Restaurant, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Read more: Sharon Van Etten announces short film “Departure,” to be released on…

Group Feature: ACRN’s 2019 Summer Bangers

Before the leaves turn red and we shift our gears into the chilly fall, here are ACRN’s certified summer bangers of 2019. Add them to your Back-to-School playlist while summer extends its stay! Emily DiAlbert, Editorial Director: Tyler, The Creator – “GONE, GONE / THANK YOU”  The most iconic breakup song of all time, Tyler,…

Soccer Mommy releases new single ahead of shows with Wilco and Vampire Weekend

By Jonah Krueger, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Brian Ziff/Soccer Mommy] Indie-rock musician Soccer Mommy released her first track of 2019 on Thursday, September 19. The track, “Lucy,” follows her critically acclaimed 2018 debut record, Clean, and will be released on 7” vinyl later in 2019.  Read More: Album Review: Soccer Mommy – Clean Last year, Soccer Mommy, also…

Q&A: Bewarewolves

By Jonah Krueger, Contributor Photo by Harley Wince, Visual Media Director Q&A with guitarist and vocalist Noah Gfell, drummer Ben Gfell and guitarist Aidan Matney of Bewarewolves. How was your trip down to Athens? Aidan: It’s not bad, I haven’t made it in a long time. Noah: I came down here a lot over the…