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ACRN Media All-Campus Radio Network (ACRN) is Ohio University's student-run radio station.

Tune in to ACRN's music stream by following this url: http://acrn.com/listen ACRN.com features tons of editorial content from album reviews, live previews, news, features and interviews.

Meet RJ, aka Rev, and listen to his live DJ show ”Stoned to Death” every Wednesday at 5 pm. 🎧
11/05/2019
Meet The DJ: Rev

Meet RJ, aka Rev, and listen to his live DJ show ”Stoned to Death” every Wednesday at 5 pm. 🎧

By Taylor Linzinmeir, Contributor [Photo by Emily Doll] A native of Rittman, Ohio, RJ Martin grew up in a place where the town’s biggest highlights are having one Burger King and one Subway. “It’s…

What's going on this month? We've got you covered!
11/04/2019
What’s Going On: November 2019

What's going on this month? We've got you covered!

By Jessica Jones, Copy Editor Who: The Rocky Horror Picture Show When: November 1 and 2, 10 p.m. Where: The Union Every year, Lost Flamingo Theatre Company does a shadow cast performance of The Ro…

"With a music career that started in the early 1960s, any doubt of the talent that Nash possesses is disputed with the v...
10/22/2019
Live Review: An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, Oct. 19

"With a music career that started in the early 1960s, any doubt of the talent that Nash possesses is disputed with the very fact that nearly 60 years later, he is still able to put on one hell of a show through songs fated to last an eternity." A live review of Graham Nash at Memorial Auditorium written by Lauren Patterson is live on our site!

By Lauren Patterson, Contributor [Photo by Lauren Patterson] The scene is set, lit with candles and garnished by a multicolored oriental rug. Instruments are propped on stands that surround the sta…

Happy Tuesday, Bobcats! If you stop by Scripps Amphitheater from 1-5pm today you'll be able to see some of our live DJs ...
10/22/2019

Happy Tuesday, Bobcats! If you stop by Scripps Amphitheater from 1-5pm today you'll be able to see some of our live DJs throwing it down. Check it out and support college radio at our very first ACRN Live Extravaganza!!🎧🦞 flyer by Olivia Doepke

"With its sudden impressions and fleeting moments, fake meat ambushes your brain with the complexity of sonic data and q...
10/18/2019
Album Review: fake meat – galen tipton

"With its sudden impressions and fleeting moments, fake meat ambushes your brain with the complexity of sonic data and quickly morphs from intricate, harsh sounds to melodies that bring tears even after many listens." Galen Tipton's fake meat is out now! By Kiah Easton
https://acrn.com/2019/10/18/album-review-fake-meat-galen-tipton/

By Kiah Easton, Columns Editor [Orange Milk; 2019] Rating: 9/10 Key tracks: “touch”, “orbs w/ frere tuck”, “tender” This article cannot accurately represent the experience presented by galen tipto…

"Viewers learn from the film that they cannot evade grief—it will come for them, with a vengeance, and tear their live...
10/18/2019
You Can’t Miss This: Don’t Look Now

"Viewers learn from the film that they cannot evade grief—it will come for them, with a vengeance, and tear their lives away." Read the full feature of Nicholas Roeg’s 1973 'Don't Look Now' below. By Keri Johnson
https://acrn.com/2019/10/18/you-cant-miss-this-dont-look-now/

By Keri Johnson, Contributor [Paramount; 1973] Don’t Look Now is Nicholas Roeg’s 1973 masterpiece that viewers know, but haven’t watched. Don’t Look Now is the story of grieving couple John (Donal…

The Cactus Blossoms to perform at Stuart's Opera House on October 22nd. Read more about this event below!
10/18/2019
The Cactus Blossoms to perform at Stuart’s Opera House on October 22

The Cactus Blossoms to perform at Stuart's Opera House on October 22nd. Read more about this event below!

By Jonah Krueger, Contributor [Photo courtesy of The Cactus Blossoms/Stuart’s Opera House] Minneapolis country-rock outfit The Cactus Blossoms will perform at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville on…

Q&A with Athens native, Hope Davis is live on our site! Read to hear more about what it was like growing up in a small t...
10/18/2019
Q&A: Hope Davis

Q&A with Athens native, Hope Davis is live on our site! Read to hear more about what it was like growing up in a small town and how music made its way into her life.

By Anna Birk, Contributor [Photo by Noel Davis] Q&A with Hope Davis following a performance at Donkey Coffee in Athens, Ohio. You grew up in Athens, Ohio—what made you leave? Hope: Well, I was…

Meet Kwase, aka TB Cooper as he hosts Cool Kids Club every Thursday at 10 p.m.🎧
10/17/2019
Meet The DJ: TB Cooper

Meet Kwase, aka TB Cooper as he hosts Cool Kids Club every Thursday at 10 p.m.🎧

By Taylor Linzinmeir, Contributor [Photo by Emily Doll] Kwase Lane grew up in Southfield, Michigan as a self-described nerdier version of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He moved from a public school …

Trying
10/16/2019
Trying

Trying

Write up of "That Is Not Your Dirt" from ACRN Media + a lil preview of the EP, big thanks!
Come hear the new song tonight at Spacebar!

“This year, our second annual Battle of the Bands is bigger and better than before. Emceed by Mike Carson of Mike’s ...
10/10/2019
Preview: ACRN’s Second Annual Battle of the Bands / October 10 / The Union

“This year, our second annual Battle of the Bands is bigger and better than before. Emceed by Mike Carson of Mike’s Dog Shack, ACRN is bringing in eight bands for your listening and voting pleasure. Trust us, this battle is one you don’t want to miss.”

Click the link to read more about tonight’s Battle of the Bands!!! Article written by Emily DiAlbert.

https://acrn.com/2019/10/09/preview-botb-2019/

By Emily DiAlbert, Editorial Director [Flyer by Liv Doepke] A maximum-capacity crowd quickly packed The Union last November to watch six local bands duke it out for the title of crowd favorite, $15…

"Swedish singer Tove Lo has made a name for herself as a modern star with a forthright attitude toward her sexuality, an...
10/07/2019
Album Review: Tove Lo – Sunshine Kitty

"Swedish singer Tove Lo has made a name for herself as a modern star with a forthright attitude toward her sexuality, and she delivers her fourth studio album, Sunshine Kitty, which details her lust for bad decisions. After three albums characterized by carefree girl anthems, Sunshine Kitty purrs with trap and Latin influences that pop music doesn’t see enough."

Album Review by Maddie Young

https://acrn.com/2019/10/07/album-review-tove-lo-sunshine-kitty/

By Maddie Young, Contributor [Universal Music AB; 2019] Rating: 6.5/10 Key tracks: “Jacques”, “Bad as the Boys” Swedish singer Tove Lo has made a name for herself as a modern star with a forthright…

"SeeYouSpaceCowboy came out swinging earlier this year with Songs For The Firing Squad—an intoxicating compilation of ...
10/07/2019
Album Review: SeeYouSpaceCowboy – The Correlation Between Entrance and Exit Wounds

"SeeYouSpaceCowboy came out swinging earlier this year with Songs For The Firing Squad—an intoxicating compilation of their past songs that manifested their self-dubbed, “sasscore” trademark."

Album review by Marvin Dotiyal

https://acrn.com/2019/10/07/album-review-seeyouspacecowboy-the-correlation-between-entrance-and-exit-wounds/

By Marvin Dotiyal, Features Editor [Pure Noise; 2019] Rating: 8/10 Key tracks: “With High Hopes and Clipped Wings”, “Late December”, “Put on a Show, Don’t Let Them See You Fall” SeeYouSpaceCowboy c…

10/07/2019
ACRN Presents: Battle of the Bands

EIGHT BANDS...IN ONE NIGHT?!⁣⁣
HELL YEA, WE DID IT ONCE AND WE’RE DOING IT AGAIN!!!! ⁣⁣
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ACRN Presents: Battle of the Bands

Thursday, October 10⁣
Ages 18+ // $5 at door⁣
Doors at 8:00pm⁣
The Union

ACRN Presents: Battle of the BandsACRN'S 2ND ANNUAL #BOTB IS ONE WEEK AWAY!!!!! Swing by, listen, and vote for your fave...
10/03/2019

ACRN Presents: Battle of the Bands

ACRN'S 2ND ANNUAL #BOTB IS ONE WEEK AWAY!!!!!
Swing by, listen, and vote for your fave band 🤟🤪

Ages 18+ // $5 at door
Doors at 8:00 p.m.
The Union

www.acrn.com

Flyer by Olivia Doepke

Folk outfit Loving has released a new single entitled “Only She Knows.” The release of this single comes ahead of th...
10/02/2019
Folk band Loving releases single ahead of North American tour

Folk outfit Loving has released a new single entitled “Only She Knows.” The release of this single comes ahead of their North American tour.
By Micah Organ

By Micah Organ, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Ft Langley/Loving] Folk outfit Loving has released a new single entitled “Only She Knows.” The release of this single comes ahead of their North Ameri…

“Before the leaves turn red and we shift our gears into the chilly fall, here are ACRN’s certified summer bangers of...
09/26/2019
Group Feature: ACRN’s 2019 Summer Bangers

“Before the leaves turn red and we shift our gears into the chilly fall, here are ACRN’s certified summer bangers of 2019. Add them to your Back-to-School playlist while summer extends its stay!” https://acrn.com/2019/09/26/group-feature-acrns-2019-summer-bangers/

Before the leaves turn red and we shift our gears into the chilly fall, here are ACRN’s certified summer bangers of 2019. Add them to your Back-to-School playlist while summer extends its sta…

Bewarewolves's Q&A is live at ACRN.com! The band chats about their thoughts on the current post-punk rock scene and what...
09/18/2019
Q&A: Bewarewolves

Bewarewolves's Q&A is live at ACRN.com! The band chats about their thoughts on the current post-punk rock scene and what new music they have in the works. Check it out👇🏽

By Jonah Krueger, Contributor Photo by Harley Wince, Visual Media Director Q&A with guitarist and vocalist Noah Gfell, drummer Ben Gfell and guitarist Aidan Matney of Bewarewolves. How was your…

go support Aquabear Legion on their 15th anniversary! ❤️
09/15/2019
Aquabear Legion

go support Aquabear Legion on their 15th anniversary! ❤️

The 'bear has always loved calling Athens home. For all of those 15 years ACRN Media and its many, many hybrid Bobcat/Rock Lobsters have always been very supportive of us. Thanks!

CALLING ALL MUSICIANS + BANDS!! ACRN is hosting our 2nd annual Battle of the Bands on Thursday, Oct 10th at The Union. T...
09/09/2019

CALLING ALL MUSICIANS + BANDS!! ACRN is hosting our 2nd annual Battle of the Bands on Thursday, Oct 10th at The Union. The winner receives a $150 CA$H PRIZE and recording session with ACRN.

To apply, email all applications to [email protected] with a subject line "BOTB Entry" by Sep 27 at 12 pm. Applications must include: band name, amount of members, member names, genre, contact info, and example of work. There is also an application fee of $25 cash. All genres are welcomed.

Flyer by Olivia Doepke

Rock Lobsters outside of baker promoting our Back to School Bash!
09/06/2019

Rock Lobsters outside of baker promoting our Back to School Bash!

Lobsterfest 2019 was supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.- Our editorial staff interviewed our lineup which includes... M...
05/28/2019
LOBSTERFEST 2019 PHOTOS

Lobsterfest 2019 was supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

- Our editorial staff interviewed our lineup which includes...

Machine Girl by Josh Pettis (https://acrn.com/2019/05/29/lobsterfest-2019-qa-machine-girl/)

Lung by Maria Lubanovic (https://acrn.com/2019/05/21/lobsterfest-2019-qa-lung/)

Galen Tipton by Kiah Easton (https://acrn.com/2019/05/29/lobsterfest-2019-qa-galen-tipton/)

DANA by Kayla Chanthavong (https://acrn.com/2019/05/22/lobsterfest-2019-qa-dana/)

Burger Big by Kayla Chanthavong (https://acrn.com/2019/05/20/lobsterfest-2019-qa-burger-big/)

Kali Dreamer by Emily DiAlbert https://acrn.com/2019/05/29/lobsterfest-2019-qa-kali-dreamer/

- We also have stunning pictures by Joey Medlen and Harley Wince on ACRN.com (https://acrn.com/2019/05/28/lobsterfest-2019-photos/)

- We reached max capacity at The Union.

Thank you so so so much for supporting ACRN!

04/16/2019

Do you want to hear some live ASMR and partake in a free tarot card reading? What about a whole hour of emo music? You can even test your trivia knowledge and partake in Disney sing alongs. ACRN is having an all nighter in the station this Thursday starting at 10PM! Be sure to tune in with our DJs all night long at acrn.com OR find us on the RadioFx app. 🦞

"Billie Eilish's WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? is hauntingly mesmerizing – a nuanced pop record that illust...
04/10/2019
Album Review: Billie Eilish – WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?

"Billie Eilish's WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? is hauntingly mesmerizing – a nuanced pop record that illustrates existential angst, bitter romance and scarring adolescent despair through a comfortably disorienting atmosphere." Give it a read!

By Marvin Dotiyal, Features Editor [Darkroom/Interscope; 2019] Rating: 7.5/10 Key tracks: “xanny”, “you should see me in a crown”, “listen before i go” When Finneas O’Connell first wrote “Ocean Eye…

"The festival represents 41 countries, and there are competitions for short films, features, documentaries and more." Ch...
04/08/2019
Athens International Film and Video Festival returns for its 46th year

"The festival represents 41 countries, and there are competitions for short films, features, documentaries and more." Check out all that the Athens International Film and Video Festival has to offer this week at The Athena Cinema!

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor [Photo courtesy of Athens International Film and Video Festival] The Athens International Film and Video Festival will celebrate its 46th anniversary this year with …

04/08/2019

Today is ACRN’s 48th Birthday! Thank you to everyone who keeps us going. Celebrating 48 wonderful years of college rock. LONG LIVE THE ROCK LOBSTER🦞

"With a horrendously predictable storyline and an unrealistic climax, FIVE FEET APART feels dull and lacks excitement." ...
04/04/2019
Movie Review: Five Feet Apart

"With a horrendously predictable storyline and an unrealistic climax, FIVE FEET APART feels dull and lacks excitement." Latest movie review is up!👇🏽

By Jessica Jones, Staff Writer [Lionsgate; 2019] Rating: 4.5/10 Five Feet Apart, the latest teenage sob story to hit the big screen, is nothing more than average at best. The film takes every oppor…

Hot new Wallows record, Nothing Happens! Check out the full review.🎧
04/04/2019
Album Review: Wallows – Nothing Happens

Hot new Wallows record, Nothing Happens! Check out the full review.🎧

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer [Atlantic; 2019] Rating: 7.5/10 Key tracks: “Are You Bored Yet?”, “Scrawny”, “Ice Cold Pool” On their debut album, Nothing Happens, Wallows dyes their colorful, upbeat i…

"Lena Raine’s One Knowing represents a blank canvas for its listener to imprint upon. The tracks, like a nutrient bed ...
04/03/2019
Album Review: Lena Raine – One Knowing

"Lena Raine’s One Knowing represents a blank canvas for its listener to imprint upon. The tracks, like a nutrient bed of silt, allow for mental sprouts that bloom into flowers." Check out the full review here:

By Kiah Easton, Staff Writer [Self-released; 2019] Rating: 7/10 Key tracks: “Tsukuyomi”,”Insomnia”, “Trance State” After widespread critical acclaim from her release Celeste OST, Lena Raine has use…

"Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters is one of the most moving films in recent years, bringing audiences around the globe ...
04/02/2019
Movie Review: Shoplifters

"Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters is one of the most moving films in recent years, bringing audiences around the globe to tears." Check out the full review here!
https://acrn.com/2019/04/02/movie-review-shoplifters/

By Andrew Breazeale, Staff Writer [GAGA; 2018] Rating: 8.5/10 Shoplifters introduces us to the Shibatas, a poor family of six living together under one tiny roof, scraping money together any way th…

Consider donating to the Brick City Records Kickstarter to support their annual artist showcase featuring mungbean, The ...
04/02/2019
Brick City Records announces Kickstarter campaign to fund artist showcase

Consider donating to the Brick City Records Kickstarter to support their annual artist showcase featuring mungbean, The Emperor Chaz, JReneé, and $eptember!
https://acrn.com/2019/04/01/brick-city-records-announces-kickstarter-campaign-to-fund-artist-showcase/

By Abby Jeffers, News Editor [Photo courtesy of Brick City Records] Brick City Records, Ohio University’s student-run record label, announced a Kickstarter campaign in March to help fund its end-of…

School might be winding down for the semester, but the Athens music scene is not! Check out what's going down in April! ...
04/01/2019
What’s Going On – April

School might be winding down for the semester, but the Athens music scene is not! Check out what's going down in April! 👇🏽
https://acrn.com/2019/04/01/whats-going-on-april/

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer Even though the school year is winding down, that doesn’t mean the music is going to leave with it. Here’s a look at all of the events going on this month. Who: Yuckmouf…

"Marianas Trench’s alluring quality is their ingenious creativity when it comes to shifting musical styles within a si...
03/20/2019
Album Review: Marianas Trench – Phantoms

"Marianas Trench’s alluring quality is their ingenious creativity when it comes to shifting musical styles within a single song, integrating chorale-like vocals, orchestral movements and pop influences." Marianas Trench is back! 😍 Give it a read.
https://acrn.com/2019/03/20/album-review-marianas-trench-phantoms/

By Kayla Chanthavong, Contributor [604; 2019] Rating: 7.5/10 Key tracks: “Echoes Of You”, “I Knew You When”, “The Killing Kind” Three years after the release of Astoria, Marianas Trench grace us wi…

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