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Mace & Crown | October 23, 2017

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Music Archives * Mace & Crown

Monarch Music Minute: Marilyn Manson, New Politics, August Burns Red

October 12, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Marilyn Manson – ‘Heaven Upside Down’ 💿💿💿

Nearly two years in the making, Marilyn Manson, Tyler Bates, Twiggy and Gil Sharone have unleashed “Heaven Upside Down,” the group’s tenth studio album. Lead single “WE KNOW WHERE YOU F—ING … Read More

Hollywood Undead brings California to Norfolk

October 11, 2017 |

Brooke Nicholson | Assitant A&E Editor

Hollywood Undead, mostly known for making crude, humorous rock music, is back in Norfolk to bring fans some of the latest on what they’ve been up to in the studio. Currently made up of five … Read More

A Boogie with da Hoodie dazzles with his Atlantic Records debut

October 5, 2017 | 1

Ahmad Davis | Contributing Writer

Before listening to the music on the “The Bigger Artist” album, A Boogie’s album cover art is the first thing the listener experiences. The Bronx emcee’s famous diamond rings are shown controlling women as if he were … Read More

Tom Petty: The heartbreaking death of rock’s legendary storyteller

October 3, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Tom Petty, iconoclastic frontman of rock’s Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, died Monday after suffering from full cardiac arrest. Petty was 66.

A statement released Monday evening by Petty’s longtime manager, Tony Dimitriades, said, “On behalf of … Read More

Shania Twain’s ‘Now’ tries to prevail over heartbreak and lost time

October 2, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

After a 15-year hiatus since her fourth record, 2002’s “Up,” country-pop queen Shania Twain is back with her highly anticipated fifth studio album, “Now (Deluxe).” Twain, 52, also took a 12-year sabbatical from the music industry. … Read More

Surf’s Up with Jack Johnson at VUHL Amphitheater

October 1, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Jack Johnson, the former professional surfer turned singer-songwriter, entertained an enthusiastic multigenerational crowd Wednesday at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater in Virginia Beach. The musician, actor, producer and documentary filmmaker is touring in support of his … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: David Gilmour, Hoodie Allen, Pearl Jam

October 1, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

David Gilmour – ‘Live at Pompeii’ 💿💿💿💿💿

English rock musician David Gilmour returns to Pompeii after nearly four decades since 1971 during his time with Pink Floyd — when no audience was permitted and the show was … Read More

Monarch Music Minute – Fall 2017 Preview Edition

October 1, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Fall is upon us and as temperatures start to cool off, the music charts are on fire with new music. Check out these upcoming artist titles among the many new music releases through the fall holiday … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Kevin Gates, Macklemore, Matthew West

September 27, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Kevin Gates – ‘By Any Means 2’ 💿💿💿💿

Kevin Gates “By Any Means 2’s” title seems appropriate considering his current condition serving time in a Chicago prison after pleading guilty last year to felony gun possession. … Read More

Album review: ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ – The Killers

September 26, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | A&E Editor

Legends of their own making, The Killers have struggled for eternal life since their debut album. Frontman Brandon Flowers has always carried an aura of arrogance, and with songs like “Mr. Brightside” and “All These Things … Read More

Foo Fighters’ ‘Concrete and Gold’ pervades the spirit of American rock ‘n’ roll

September 25, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Dave Grohl is bringing up his children the right way. Harper, his middle daughter, is starting to learn to play the drums. As a rock ‘n’ roll dad, and with great pride, he heads down to … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Prophets of Rage, Wyclef Jean, Ringo Starr

September 23, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Prophets of Rage – ‘Prophets of Rage’ 💿💿💿💿

Rap-rock supergroup Prophets of Rage have released their self-titled debut. Formed in 2016, the group consists of Tim Commerford, Tom Morello and Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine, … Read More

Daniel Caesar Tackles the Psychoanalysis of Emotion in Sophomore Album ‘Freudian’

September 19, 2017 |

Darryan Miller | Contributing Writer

On his sophomore album entitled “Freudian,” Daniel Caesar takes us on the rollercoaster of love and life. The heights of which this coaster stops at before dropping are unrequited love, religion, loss, the idea of soulmates, romance … Read More

Foster the People make The NorVa part of their ‘Sacred Hearts Club’

September 16, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | A&E Editor

There is no denying that being in a successful indie rock band is a hard job. The Gypsy lifestyle brings a lack of stability which leads to a possibly boring cycle of playing the same show … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Tori Amos, Living Colour, Dustin Lynch

September 13, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Tori Amos – ‘Native Invader’ 💿💿💿💿💿

Tori Amos’ painful past as a victim of rape has been the cornerstone of her music. The classically trained turned pop/rock musician has released “Native Invader,” her 15th studio LP. The … Read More

Brad Paisley brings on the ‘Perfect Storm’ at VUHL Amphitheater

September 13, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

As the nation recovers from the devastating impacts of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and with the tragic sudden passing of Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry, Brad Paisley delivered a solid 90-minute set Sunday showcasing new and classic … Read More