Q&A: Machine Girl

By Kiah Easton, Staff Writer [Photo Courtesy of Machine Girl] After only a week off from their mini-tour in Mexico, Machine Girl is back on the road promoting their most ambitious album yet. The Ugly Art combines elements of several genres including house, breakbeat and punk, creating a futuristic, apocalyptic, ear-rupturing experience. After seeing the…

Emo Prom 2019 Q&A: Tweens

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer [Photo by Joe Medlen] Q&A with guitarist and vocalist Bridget Battle and guitarist Phil Valois of Tweens. So, you guys have been together for a while, right? Bridget: No, not necessarily. I’ve been a part of Tweens since about the latter half of 2012 and I had an initial lineup…

Emo Prom 2019 Q&A: Sneakthief

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor [Photo by Joe Medlen] Q&A with guitarists Nolan Quigley and Daniel Palmer and drummer Joe Fradette of Sneakthief. It’s cool that you are back with us after playing Battle of the Bands. What was that experience like for you, and what is it like to be back for ACRN Prom?…

Album Review: Dominique Larue – I’m Smiling Because I Hate Everything

By Abby Jeffers, Contributor [AU Music; 2018] Rating: 6/10 Key Tracks: “Escape”, “Intro” Returning after months of radio silence, Columbus rapper Dominique Larue’s I’m Smiling Because I Hate Everything, her fourth studio album, functions as a sort of therapy. The album centers around themes of mental illness and Larue’s recovery after a suicide attempt and…

Q&A: galen tipton

By Kwase Lane, Contributor Photo by Joey Medlen Just two months after their latest release, nightbath, galen tipton is on top of their game. Luckily for us, they were kind enough to play at ACRN’s first show of the year at The Union. galen is an electronic music producer from Columbus, Ohio, who brings an…

Setting the Stage: Reminiscing Athens’ Music from the 1970s and 1980s

By Emily DiAlbert, Staff Writer On March 9, almost 50 years after getting their start in music, J.D. Hutchison and the Realbilly Jive packed a crowd of Athens, Ohio residents into a local art gallery for a performance evoking pure Appalachian pride. On that night, the band’s audience was not just another crowd of strangers….

ACRN Prom with Adult Mom, Chris Farren and Scary Balance at The Union – 2/10/18

Adult Mom, Chris Farren and Scary Balance rocked the night away at ACRN’s first ever Prom! Check out our pics from the dream and delightful dance, and our captures from our auction fundraiser. We hope to see everyone real soon at this year’s Lobsterfest! Photos by Eric Perzanowski, Harley Wince, Joe Medlen and Braeden McClain.