Life and Legacy: Chris Cornell

By Amy Szmik, Contributor  [Photo by Universal Music Enterprises] The news of legendary grunge musician, Chris Cornell’s death shocked the music world when he died May 18, 2017. Best remembered as the lead singer of grunge band Soundgarden and rock band Audioslave, he was noted for his incredible four-octave vocal range. Cornell had cemented a place…

ACRN’s Favorite EPs

With only 28 days (and 29 in each leap year), February seemed like a fitting month to ask our staff about their favorite shortest albums. In other words, we’re talking about our favorite EPs. EPs and demos have the power to make or break careers and complement an artist’s entire discography. Like interludes between acts…

Movie Review: The Beatles: Eight Days a Week

By Kieffer Wilson, Contributor [Apple; 2016] Rating: 9/10 It is 1965, New York City, Shea Stadium; men and women are violently screaming, fainting, and running frantically in hopes to break out from the crowd and be noticed. Policemen surround them inside and out. This isn’t a riot, nor a revolt: it is the peak of Beatlemania….