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…

Blessed releases new album Circuitous and will begin a tour next month

[Photo Courtesy of blessedtheband.com] By Adrian Woods, Contributor Progressive and avant-rock band Blessed have released their new album, Circuitous. The album marks the band’s second release to date, while they seem to have sharpened the strength and depth of their song craft. The band’s previous EP iii was well received by artists such as Iggy…

Battle of the Bands 2022 Q&A: Meat and Cheese Collective

[Photo courtesy of Kyle Schwieger] By Roman Salomone, Contributor The 2022 Battle of the Bands took place at The Union on Thursday, Oct. 6. Among the five incredible acts that played, Meat and Cheese Collective put on an amazing and high energy show. Prior to their set, I sat down with the members to discuss…

Blessed drop new single “Agoraphobia” ahead of upcoming album

[Image courtesy of Ultra Dogme] By Grace Koennecke, Columns Editor On Wednesday, avant-rock band Blessed dropped their new single “Agoraphobia” ahead of their upcoming album, “Circuitous“. On this track, the band has sharpened their musical strengths with controlled drums and staccato-like syncopation to heighten the excitement around their project.  Read more: Bandcamp to drop exclusive…

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: Big Thief – Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You

By Adrian Woods, contributor [4AD, 2022] Review: 9/10 Key tracks: “Change” “Certainty” “ Wake Me up to Drive” Big Thief, one of the most underrated indie rock bands of the modern day, have released their fifth studio album, Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You. Clocking in at 80 minutes long, it may be…

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.

Single Review: Sinai Vessel – “Swimming”

North Carolina rock trio Sinai Vessel are no stranger to doing a lot with a little. Last year’s excellent and understated Ground Aswim feels like a master class in the use of sparse instrumentation and minimal production to achieve an impactful sound. Track after track is carefully composed and executed beautifully, culminating in what is undoubtedly one of the best indie rock records of 2020. Great news: there’s more. 

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.