The Spaces of Athens DIY: The Hardcore House of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Jennifer Castaneda, Contributor The Hardcore House of Ruther Bader Ginsburg opened its doors to music lovers on June 23, 2015. Burst of Rage, Free At Last, Sarduakar, and Killjoy played on as teenagers moshed on hard-wood floors with the lights on. DIY shows are shows that are usually held in areas outside of a typical,…

Album Review: Animal Collective – Painting With

By Megan Fair, General Manager [Domino; 2016] Rating: 3/5 Key Tracks: “FloriDada,” “Lying In The Grass” Animal Collective has always been the embodiment of whimsy. Tantalizing polyrhythms, hundreds of layers of samples and absurd lyricism marry in a strange polyamorous, polygamist union to gnarl and twist pop melodies and danceable patterns into inventive, boundary breaking music that…

Album Review: Basement – Promise Everything

By Megan Fair, Features Editor [Run For Cover; 2016] Rating: 3.5/5 Key Tracks: “Brother’s Keeper,” “Oversized” Run For Cover darlings Basement have returned after a four year break with Promise Everything. Promise Everything offers infectious hooks and consistently pleasing guitar work, and feels cleaner and gentler than anything the band has put out to date. Promise…

Interview: Petal’s Kiley Lotz

By Megan Fair, Features Editor ACRN was lucky enough to speak to Kiley Lotz after her return home from her tour with Tigers Jaw. The artistic engine behind the emotive and undeniably infectious rock project Petal was talkative and vibrant as we chatted on the phone. Full of honesty and passion, Lotz filled us in…