ACRN Media

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.

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
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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 F**ker & 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 F**ker & 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 queer 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 …

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 lives ...
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 …

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