By Roman Salomone, Contributor Welcome back, rock lobsters! We hope you all had a great time at Lobsterfest, but we’re not done just yet. ACRN has one killer final treat for you all before the school year ends, so get ready for the greatest DIY and hardcore show you’ll ever see, right here at The…
Preview: Lobsterfest is back in Athens this weekend, here’s what to expect
[Flyer courtesy of Hudson Forman] By Grace Koennecke, Columns Editor This weekend, ACRN’s annual student-run music festival, Lobsterfest, is back at The Union during the height of spring. Running from March 31 to April 2, this year’s festival has a stacked lineup coming to southeast Ohio, with nationally known and local acts taking the stage….
Album Review: Kaiba – Three Tyrsts
By Roman Salomone, Contributor [Self-Released; 2022] Rating: 8/10 Key Tracks: “Blue Mirror Window”, “Wake”, “Broken” Kaiba is a four-piece skramz outfit from Athens, Ohio that formed in the summer of 2019. The band consists of vocalist/guitarist Lane Moore, drummer Jack Hampton, vocalist/guitarist Emma Campbell, and bassist/sound engineer Jeff Podolski. The quartet recently embarked on a…
Upcoming Athens Music Events
eason kicks off the end of spring semester for Ohio University students. Many local bands are on the lineups, showcasing their talent and energy to new crowds weekly.
Preview: ACRN Goth Prom with Short Fictions, Enlove, and Kaiba
By Paul Nern, News Editor
Can you feel it? There’s a foreboding sense of angst and aggression in the air, which can only mean that heavy music is about to grace the ears of all Rock Lobsters this Friday. Short Fictions, En Love, and Kaiba are about to bring the house down at the Union for ACRN’s 2022 Goth Prom. It is going to be intense. It is going to be hardcore. But most importantly, it is going to be fun. There is absolutely no excuse to miss what will surely be a rocking night of heavy music bliss on Union Street. Come hang with all of us!
Preview: Teenage Halloween with Dairy Family + Kaiba
By Paul Nern, News Editor
Well Rock Lobsters, there’s a buzz floating around ACRN. We had a glorious Halloween weekend full of music and spooky celebrations, but why on earth would we stop there? The mist of the Hocking River seems to exude a certain energy at this time of year, and what better way to capitalize on this than to have Teenage Halloween and Dairy Family bring the heat on what otherwise might have been an average Wednesday night in Athens, Ohio. The Union will play host to these two phenomenal bands November 3 at 7:00 pm, for what ACRN promises is sure to be a glorious night.
The DIY Scene’s Impact on Artistry and Alternative Careers
By Kiah Easton, Columns Editor [Photo by Kiah Easton] The DIY music scene in Athens, Ohio, provides a crucial launching pad for various art forms and alternative lifestyles. Although the Athens scene is small, the movement reflects a broader trend toward artistic freedom, sustainability and independence, resulting in far-reaching impact. The local youth subculture is…