Dream Wife release new single, accompanying music video

[Photo courtesy of Harriet Brown] By Lauren Patterson, Copy Editor Punk-rock trio Dream Wife released their latest single “Leech” on Wednesday. The track marks the first release from the band since their 2020 album, So When You Gonna…. Read more: MGMT announces new live album, “11.11.11” Articulating the single in a press release, the band…

Preview: Hardcore Holidays

[Flyer courtesy of Jonah Krueger] By Liam Syrvalin, Contributor Get ready to release your inner rage, Athens. Hardcore Holidays is coming to The Union this Thursday, Nov. 10. Two local Ohio bands will take the stage: Darkroom and Girl Cologne.  Read more: Black Market Karma release new single “The Sky Was All Diseased” Darkroom is…

Album Review: The Chats – Get Fucked

By: Paul Nern, News Editor [Bargain Bin Records; 2022] Rating: 8/10 Key Tracks: “6L GTR”, “Struck By Lightning”, “The Price Of Smokes” How would one describe The Chats to someone who has never heard them?  Well if you ask them, all you need is three chords, fast tempos, misplaced anger at the world, and a…

Lobsterfest 2022 Preview

By Paul Nern, News Editor  We’re approaching the end of another school year, and that means that Rock Lobsters everywhere will be making their way to Lobsterfest 2022.  After two years without an in-person celebration, it’s back to The Union on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and onto Galbreath Chapel the following Sunday morning. It’s…

Album Review: Young Thug – Punk

Two years after Young Thug’s debut album So Much Fun, Thug returns with his sophomore album Punk. Despite its name, Punk is not what an average person would consider a punk album. In fact, most would consider it the opposite of a punk album. Young Thug justifies his reasoning for this name in a recent interview with The FADER, where he explains: “[Punk] means brave, not self centered, conscious. Very, very neglected, very misunderstood. Very patient, very authentic.”

Group Feature: ACRN’s Live Music Feature

As 2021 comes to a close, it’s starting to look like we’re seeing the resurrection of live music. Here’s ACRN’s list of artists we’ll be rushing out to see as soon as we can.

Fiddlehead releases new single, “Heart to Heart”

Fiddlehead released their newest single “Heart to Heart” on Tuesday. The track is the second single from the punk supergroup’s upcoming sophomore album, Between the Richness, which is due out May 21 via Run For Cover Records. The song follows the initial single, “Million Time,” which came out in March.

Artist Profile: Andrés

By Marvin Dotiyal, Features Editor [Photos by Blacksheep Imaging] “When you’re up on a stage, don’t be the hero that they want, but what they need,” Andrés gracefully sings in the closing lines of his Heroes, Villains, and All That Jazz opener, “Andrespacito”. Reiterating his father’s teachings to be more than just a musical artist but…

Album Review: Say Anything – Oliver Appropriate

By Lane Moore, Reviews Editor [Dine Alone; 2019] Rating: 7/10 Key tracks: “Your Father”, “It’s a Process”, “Sediment” Punk rock’s favorite playwrights have returned with Oliver Appropriate, Say Anything’s final album (probably?) and a sequel to 2004’s … Is a Real Boy. Filled with the poetic and crude contempt that characterizes the band, Say Anything…

ACRN’s Favorite Tracks of 2018

Jon Fuchs, Music Director: Dean Blunt – “Chancer (feat. A$AP Rocky)” It’s crazy that the best hype track of 2018 is a minimal masterpiece with no actual beat at all. Acting as the opening track on his latest EP, Soul On Fire, Dean Blunt’s “Chancer” is based solely on a constantly looping strings sample, Blunt’s…

Group Feature: ACRN’s 2018 Summer Bangers

Summer definitely puts us in all kinds of moods… Here’s what the summer of 2018 sounded like for ACRN! Devon Hannan, Editorial Director: Dance Gavin Dance — “Care” This post-hardcore track has all of the ingredients necessary for a certified summertime banger. From Dance Gavin Dance’s latest chaotic album Artificial Selection, “Care” is about a…

Album Review: Suicidal Tendencies – Get Your Fight On!

By Eric Perzanowski, Staff Writer [Suicidal; 2018] Rating: 5.5/10 Key Tracks: “Get Your Bass On”, “Get United” The crossover between hardcore and thrash metal tends to be characterized by several traits: a more playful approach to the music in comparison to the style’s influences, lyrics that generally either reflect that playfulness, or make a political…