Punk, funk and everything in between. A journey into the Athens, OH music scene.

By Haadiza Ogwude


Haffa’s Records, a 30-year-old vinyl store and a staple in the Athen’s music community.

Located in the southeastern town of Athens, OH exists a thriving underground music scene where genres from across the spectrum are welcomed. From touring alternative bands, to local Pink Floyd tribute acts, there is no shortage of interesting music in this small town. With the collaboration of the Do It Yourself music community, the All Campus Radio Network, Haffa’s Records and more the music scene continues to be a prominent entity in the Athens’ community.

Want to know more about this independent music scene? Check out the video below.




A Look Inside the Studio

The ACRN Studio
The DJs get to relax in this quaint little room for each of their shifts.
Loud, messy, and filled with an abundance of equipment, an eclectic range of records, and generally a handful of people, my favorite place on campus is the ACRN studio located in Baker University Center. Just after walking through the door, you’re more than likely to see a handful of people already inside, be they members of the programming department DJing for the online stream, members of the production department in the editing room fixing up a track, or a local band recording their new EP.

As a DJ, there’s nothing more satisfying than going into the studio to relax and jam to your favorite tunes. Music is the best therapy for me, and taking time every week to share my favorite tracks with my listeners just melts the stress out of my body. I’ve even been known to just go into the studio, bring some homework, and work on that. The atmosphere gets the creative juices in my brain flowing in a different way than my room or the library would, and my assignments see better results because of it.

I go in at 11:00 every Wednesday night when things are quiet to DJ, playing my own alternative brand of rock and metal music. You’re more than welcome to check out ACRN and listen to the stream live at any time!