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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.

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ROCK LOBSTERS!! ACRN’s Prom is THIS SATURDAY at 8PM!!! We have three amazing bands/artists for y’all; we hope to see y’a...
03/15/2021

ROCK LOBSTERS!! ACRN’s Prom is THIS SATURDAY at 8PM!!! We have three amazing bands/artists for y’all; we hope to see y’all there on the livestream!!🦞🦞🦞

The winner of the 2020 Battle of the Bands is..... BIRDS WITH VERTIGO!! Rooftops comes in as our runner-up!! Thank you t...
11/27/2020

The winner of the 2020 Battle of the Bands is..... BIRDS WITH VERTIGO!! Rooftops comes in as our runner-up!! Thank you to all of our participating bands, everyone who tuned in, and all who made this possible behind-the-scenes! Thank you Rock Lobsters for making this Battle of the Bands so special despite all the obstacles!

Tonight at 8PM ACRN's Virtual Battle of the Bands premieres on our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9cuq...
11/20/2020
Preview: ACRN Battle of the Bands with Boy Jorts, Rooftops, Friends for Sale, Velvet Green, Birds with Vertigo

Tonight at 8PM ACRN's Virtual Battle of the Bands premieres on our YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9cuqypRVSQ
Voting goes live at 9PM: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cZQZWxcuAlnhT3n

Read this preview to see what's in store!🦞

https://acrn.com/2020/11/17/ce-needs-image-preview-acrn-battle-of-the-bands-with-boy-jorts-rooftops-friends-for-sale-velvet-green-birds-with-vertigo/

By Kwase Lane, Features Editor Flyer by Olivia Doepke The fates have not been kind to any of us this year, but ACRN’s Battle of the Bands is still happening—albeit in a new, virtual form. There are…

Up next is Athens’ own Velvet Green! This group is bringing an electric blend of some old and new favorites to this year...
11/17/2020

Up next is Athens’ own Velvet Green! This group is bringing an electric blend of some old and new favorites to this year’s lineup.

#Meettheband for our 2020 Battle of the Bands! First up is Rooftops, hailing from Columbus, OH and bringing the indie so...
11/16/2020

#Meettheband for our 2020 Battle of the Bands! First up is Rooftops, hailing from Columbus, OH and bringing the indie sound to this year’s lineup!

Battle of the Bands 2020 is upon us!! Catch 5 acts shred it up for a virtual premiere on November 20th 8pm on our youtub...
11/14/2020

Battle of the Bands 2020 is upon us!! Catch 5 acts shred it up for a virtual premiere on November 20th 8pm on our youtube! Our production and visual media teams have worked hard to bring you a virtual Battle of the Bands! Don't miss out, Rock Lobsters!🦞

(Design by Liv Doepke)

10/14/2020

Hey rock lobsters! Just here to remind y’all that the deadline to apply for this year’s Battle of the Bands is TOMORROW AT 5pm!! 🎸🎸🦞🦞

ATTENTION ATHENS, OH! ACRN’s annual Battle Of The Bands is going virtual this year! 🎸Six bands will be chosen to record ...
10/08/2020

ATTENTION ATHENS, OH! ACRN’s annual Battle Of The Bands is going virtual this year! 🎸

Six bands will be chosen to record live sessions in various locations across Athens. We will premiere them together next month and you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite! Apply by October 15th at 5pm. 🎃
Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies
Ohio University Scripps College of Communication

Flyer by Liv Doepke!

There's a place for you at ACRN, Bobcats! JOIN THE ROCK LOBSTERS🦞 Ohio University Scripps College of Communication Ohio ...
08/31/2020

There's a place for you at ACRN, Bobcats! JOIN THE ROCK LOBSTERS🦞

Ohio University Scripps College of Communication Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies

A statement in regards to ACRN's involvement with the band Gorilla Party. We have created a list of resources that are a...
07/08/2020

A statement in regards to ACRN's involvement with the band Gorilla Party. We have created a list of resources that are available at Ohio University and the Athens area.

WE MISS YOU!🦞 Share your favorite memory with ACRN in the comments! 📷: Joe Medlen
05/21/2020

WE MISS YOU!🦞

Share your favorite memory with ACRN in the comments! 📷: Joe Medlen

Stoked to share ACRN's very first Lobster Tracks EP! Lobster Tracks is a live EP series that is recorded at the ACRN sta...
05/01/2020

Stoked to share ACRN's very first Lobster Tracks EP! Lobster Tracks is a live EP series that is recorded at the ACRN station and then released through the artist that recorded it. Our first artist is a singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, A Day Without Love! Available on all major streaming platforms!🦞Art by Harley Wince

Unfortunately, due to the widespread of the coronavirus, Lobsterfest is cancelled. The safety and health of our bands, s...
04/05/2020

Unfortunately, due to the widespread of the coronavirus, Lobsterfest is cancelled.

The safety and health of our bands, staff, and attendees are of utmost importance at this time.

Be sure to keep up with ACRN Media for more updates moving forward. Stay safe.

- ACRN Media

Excited to drop our full Lobsterfest 2020 lineup! See you at The Union on April 24th & 25th. Let's rock! 🦞⚡️~Flyer by Ha...
03/13/2020

Excited to drop our full Lobsterfest 2020 lineup! See you at The Union on April 24th & 25th. Let's rock! 🦞⚡️
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Flyer by Harley Wince

ACRN Media staff writer, Josh Pettis, was recently quoted in Pitchfork covering Machine Girl!
03/10/2020
Machine Girl: U-Void Synthesizer

ACRN Media staff writer, Josh Pettis, was recently quoted in Pitchfork covering Machine Girl!

Relentlessly smashing together bits of punk, grindcore, rave, industrial, and more, the Pittsburgh duo’s maximalist music echoes the cruel momentum of the modern world.

03/03/2020

LOBSTERFEST 2020 is coming in hot! Stay tuned for announcements rolling through this week.

Friday, April 24
- Heart Attack Man
- The DollyHoppers
- Frankie Soleil
- mungbean
Saturday, April 25
- 90'S KIDS
- Isai Morales
- Damn the Witch Siren
- Fruit Lo0ops

📍 The Union
FIND OUT WHO THE SUPPORTING ACTS ARE BY FOLLOWING THIS THREAD

Kiah Easton walks through the song “Headache” by Grouper for his new column, Contexturally. Kiah states the new column "...
03/02/2020
Contexturally: Grouper – “Headache”

Kiah Easton walks through the song “Headache” by Grouper for his new column, Contexturally. Kiah states the new column "is a description of those connections I make between visual and sonic moments." Read more by clicking the link below!

By Kiah Easton, Columns Editor Music is unique when compared to other forms of media in that it has the innate ability to be paired with other experiences separate from what was intended by the art…

Visit ACRN.com to celebrate BHM and some of music's most influential artists
03/01/2020

Visit ACRN.com to celebrate BHM and some of music's most influential artists

02/15/2020
Lobsterfest 2020 Headliners

Introducing your LOBSTERFEST 2020 headliners.... 90'S KIDS & Heart Attack Man!!
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See you April 24th & 25th at The Union 🦞More announcements to come!
🎥: Harley Wince

“While Marley’s life came to an end in 1981 due to skin cancer, his legacy still lives on today, and he is just as cheri...
02/12/2020
ACRN Celebrates: Bob Marley

“While Marley’s life came to an end in 1981 due to skin cancer, his legacy still lives on today, and he is just as cherished as ever.” - Tierney Carter

By Tierney Carter, Contributor Today, many hear the cool, smooth sounds of reggae music and have to take a moment to reflect on the king of reggae himself, Bob Marley. This Jamaica-born singer too…

Discover the most disappointing albums of 2019, meet DJ KT, and more on ACRN.com!
02/12/2020

Discover the most disappointing albums of 2019, meet DJ KT, and more on ACRN.com!

Valentine’s Day Prom w/ Moonbeau & GrandAce Friday, February 14th at The Union 9pm! Featuring a live auction, art show, ...
02/08/2020

Valentine’s Day Prom w/ Moonbeau & GrandAce Friday, February 14th at The Union 9pm! Featuring a live auction, art show, & photo booth💞 flyer by Liv Doepke

Hey Athens! Check out upcoming events for this February featuring our annual Prom Auction Show Friday, February 14th!
02/07/2020
What’s Going On: February 2020

Hey Athens! Check out upcoming events for this February featuring our annual Prom Auction Show Friday, February 14th!

By Liz Partsch, Contributor Who: Winter Wilson and Dallas Craft When: February 5 at 8:30 p.m. Where: The Front Room Winter Wilson is a singer-songwriter from Athens, Ohio. Typically, she plays at l…

The Athena Cinema will show a limited screening of Mankiller on February 25 to continue the theater’s latest movie serie...
02/07/2020
Athena Cinema screens series celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage

The Athena Cinema will show a limited screening of Mankiller on February 25 to continue the theater’s latest movie series, Women Pioneers: Celebrates 100.

By Andrew Breazeale, Staff Writer [Photo courtesy of The Athena Cinema/Ohio University] The Athena Cinema will show a limited screening of Mankiller on February 25 to continue the theater’s l…

Melted Music Festival announces 2020 lineup featuring Thee Oh Sees, Twin Peaks, Guerilla Toss, and more!
01/22/2020
MELTED Music Festival announces 2020 lineup

Melted Music Festival announces 2020 lineup featuring Thee Oh Sees, Twin Peaks, Guerilla Toss, and more!

By Lauren Patterson, Staff Writer[Photo courtesy of MELTED] Ohio’s MELTED Music Festival is back for its second year in collaboration with the Nelsonville Music Festival and Archie Fox Live, and it…

Help our team of 10 rock lobsters make a splash at this year's 2nd annual Polar Bear Plunge at Lake Snowden in Albany, O...
12/08/2019
Click here to support ACRN Polar Plunge organized by Snat Rocklobster

Help our team of 10 rock lobsters make a splash at this year's 2nd annual Polar Bear Plunge at Lake Snowden in Albany, OH on January 25th. All proceeds go to the children at the Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities. We need YOUR help to make this happen! 🦞❄️

Snat Rocklobster ACRN Polar Plunge ACRN Media is putting together a team of 10 to participate in the 2nd annual Polar Bear Plunge at Lake Snowden in Albany on

ACRN Presents: Galen Tipton, Salad Fu**er & Camille Karavas"Athens may be cooling down for the winter, but ACRN is just ...
11/16/2019
Preview: galen tipton, saladf**ker, Camille Karavas / Nov. 16 / Galbreath Chapel

ACRN Presents: Galen Tipton, Salad Fu**er & Camille Karavas
"Athens may be cooling down for the winter, but ACRN is just heating up. Come take shelter from the frigid cold and warm up to the sweet sounds of college rock bouncing off of the walls of a 1950s chapel this Saturday, November 16. No matter what kind of music you’re into, whether it be indie or experimental, the show has something for you." -Taylor Linzinmeir

Read the rest on ACRN.com and come to the show tonight!

https://acrn.com/2019/11/15/preview-galen-tipton-saladf**ker-camille-karvas/

By Taylor Linzinmeir, Contributor Athens may be cooling down for the winter, but ACRN is just heating up. Come take shelter from the frigid cold and warm up to the sweet sounds of college rock boun…

11/15/2019
Harlot - ACRN In Studio Concert Series - FULL LIVE PERFORMANCE

Hey y'all! Harlot came by ACRN Media for a live in-studio session! Check out the full vid on YouTube right now.
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https://youtu.be/ySCLNq74T4U⁣⁣

Audio captured and mixed by Reese Clutter and the ACRN Production Team ⁣

Shot by:⁣
Harley Wince⁣
Dani Wasserman⁣
Justin Adamson⁣

Edited by:⁣
Dani Wasserman

Harlot: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bandharlotofficial/ Twitter: @bandharlot Instagram: @harlot__official Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/artist...

Meet the DJ: Blue"Abby Jeffers spent her days growing up near the Park of Roses in Clintonville, Ohio, making mixed CDs....
11/13/2019
Meet the DJ: Blue

Meet the DJ: Blue

"Abby Jeffers spent her days growing up near the Park of Roses in Clintonville, Ohio, making mixed CDs. Today, she spends her days in Athens, Ohio, still just as in love with music.

“I guess for me, the radio show is an extension of [making mixed CDs], but instead I’m making them for me and not for someone else,” Abby said.

Abby is a sophomore journalism major with a love for grammar and writing about gender and sexual orientation. She has her own blog, Indientry, where she has been writing music reviews since 2015, and she is currently working on a new website with a focus on gender, sexuality, and identity called Qth Magazine that hosts art and media from q***r folk."

Written by Taylor Linzinmeir

Read more on ACRN.com and listen live to “The Rainbow Hour,” hosted by Blue every Monday at 9 p.m. on the RadioFX app.

https://acrn.com/2019/11/13/meet-the-dj-blue/

By Taylor Linzinmeir, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Swipe Out Hunger] Abby Jeffers spent her days growing up near the Park of Roses in Clintonville, Ohio, making mixed CDs. Today, she spends her d…

Album Review: clipping. – There Existed an Addiction to Blood"The cult of the horror movie is a strong, murky corner of ...
11/13/2019
Album Review: clipping. – There Existed an Addiction to Blood

Album Review: clipping. – There Existed an Addiction to Blood

"The cult of the horror movie is a strong, murky corner of the greater cinema community that often only gets mainstream coverage when a film makes billions of dollars—or it’s just the month of October. Yet, any horror movie aficionado will be happy to tell you that the beauty of the medium is its ability to accurately depict our society in all of its flaws and fears. Experimental rap-trio clipping understand that, revel in it and completely deconstruct it to deliver poignant themes on their newest LP, There Existed an Addiction to Blood."

Written by Jonah Krueger

Read more on ACRN.com!

https://acrn.com/2019/11/13/album-review-clipping-there-existed-an-addiction-to-blood/

By Jonah Krueger, Contributor [Sub Pop, 2019] 8.5/10 Key tracks: “La Mala Ordina”, “Blood of the Fang”, “Run for Your Life” The cult of the horror movie is a strong, murky corner of the greater cin…

Album Review: Eartheater – Trinity"Trinity is the third full-length studio album from American multimedia artist Earthea...
11/13/2019
Album Review: Eartheater – Trinity

Album Review: Eartheater – Trinity

"Trinity is the third full-length studio album from American multimedia artist Eartheater, a.k.a Alexandra Drewchin. Her composition is dark sludge spread thinly across the project, as each track surrounds its listener in a cloud of ambiance structured by the skeleton of experimental trap influence. Drowning in reverb and delay, Trinity rides the line between full-blown ambiance and the trap-pop hybrid that hides beneath."

Written by Kiah Easton

read the rest on ACRN.com!

https://acrn.com/2019/11/13/album-review-eartheater-trinity/

By Kiah Easton, Columns Editor [Chemical X; 2019] Rating: 7/10 Key tracks: “High Tide”, “Super Soaker”, “Pearl Driver” Trinity is the third full-length studio album from American multimedia artist …

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Hey awesome folks of ACRN Media! My band Lung had a killer awesome time with you all the last time we were in Athens. Just giving a heads up that we're gonna be playing a benefit show at Casa this thursday. all the love. -kw
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What are the dates for this year's Lobsterfest?
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