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Mace & Crown | February 28, 2017

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Music Archives * Mace & Crown

K. Flay and Paper Route Dominate The NorVa

February 24, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham Staff Writer

A strange mix of eyeliner-wearing, emo high schoolers, drunk college students and determined elders made their way to The NorVa Thursday night. Though all were of varying ages and attitudes, they were there with one … Read More

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Makes Stop at ODU

February 24, 2017 |

Fatima Rivera Contributing Writer

Artist Dubose, also known by his stage name A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, stopped by campus Feb. 20 for a meet-and-greet with fans before his concert at The NorVa that same evening. The hip-hop and R&B artist … Read More

Glass Animals Get Weird With ‘How to Be a Human Being’

February 24, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham Staff Writer

Indie-rockers Glass Animals have graduated from their muted psychedelic sound of “Zaba” to a more refined atmosphere. Coming together to create something personable and interesting, the band has taken a step up from their already … Read More

Joyce Manor – Not Another Pop-Punk Headache

February 16, 2017 |

Kelsey Walker Arts & Entertainment Editor

A string of Converse-clad teens lined up outside for the sold-out Joyce Manor show at Shakas Live on Feb. 11, anxiously awaiting to get their hands marked with the signature black X’s signifying their youth.

Compiled by Barry Johnson (vocals, … Read More

Recap: 59th Annual Grammy Awards

February 15, 2017 |

Kelsey Walker Arts & Entertainment Editor

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards kicked off Feb. 12 and wasted no time getting political, beginning with an empowering statement from Jennifer Lopez.

“As Toni Morrison once said, ‘This is precisely the time when artists go … Read More

Vinyl Gets Its Groove Back in Downtown Norfolk

February 9, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham

Staff Writer

In recent years, there’s been a resurgence of vinyl records, meaning that there’s also been a growth in record stores. Taking advantage of the rebirth of vinyl, Paul Levine opened The Groove Record … Read More

Local Music Scene: Dear Adamus Rocks Shakas Live

February 9, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham Staff Writer

When it comes to the local area music scene, bands are the base of art culture.  They play at tiny clubs for $10 a ticket to a crowd of no more than 100 people–and they thrive off … Read More

Album Review: David W. Jacobsen’s ‘Begin the Chagrin’

February 9, 2017 |

Adam Flores Editor-in-Chief

Singer-songwriter David W. Jacobsen’s latest release, “Begin the Chagrin,” continues his trademark acoustic, folk rock meanderings combining poetry, satire and storytelling. His latest effort presents an entertaining narrative of characters defined as noble, relatable, pitiable and revolting who … Read More

Kehlani Breaks Out with ‘SweetSexySavage’

February 3, 2017 |

Petra Rich Contributing Writer

Kehlani Parrish truly defined herself and gave any girl who is soul searching, going through a breakup or just living her life not caring what people think something to relate to with “SweetSexySavage.” Her first full-length studio … Read More

Hampton Roads Welcomes Home Big Baby D.R.A.M.

January 20, 2017 |

Kelsey Walker Arts & Entertainment Editor

My first Instagram DM was from D.R.A.M.

“Hey there lil lady, lemme play a tune for ya,” it read, accompanied by an image of the Jim Hensen muppet, Dr. Teeth.

I wasn’t sure how to respond, so … Read More

Future’s ‘Used to This’ Builds Anticipation for ‘Beast Mode 16’

January 20, 2017 |

Alexa Mann Contributing Writer

The lyrics, “Mexicano, working like I’m Mexicano,” open to Atlanta rapper Future’s hit, “Used to This.” Featuring Drake, the track was produced by the legendary hit-maker Zaytoven. “Used to This” is from the highly anticipated upcoming mixtape, … Read More

‘The Hamilton Mixtape’ Hits Hard

December 12, 2016 |

T.J. Thompson Staff Writer

“The Hamilton Mixtape” just dropped and it is a beacon shining bright in the world of popular music. The lineup is a who’s who of hip-hop, R&B and pop.

The album is inspired by the hit Broadway musical … Read More

Childish Gambino’s ‘Awaken, My Love!’ Shouldn’t Be Slept On

December 11, 2016 |

Richard Gabrintina Staff Writer

 

Donald Glover is the modern Renaissance man. He’s a writer, actor, rapper, comedian and recently, a showrunner with FX’s hit comedy-drama, “Atlanta.” With the release of “Awaken, My Love” on Dec. 2 from Glassnote Records, he’s added … Read More

A Tribe Called Quest’s Final Record Proves They Still Got It

December 10, 2016 |

Shannon Jay Staff Writer

Whether it’s the country’s institutionalization driven by drugs, poor political representation or the present generation finding their worth, A Tribe Called Quest’s long-awaited and final record, “We got it from here… Thank you 4 your service,” beautifully … Read More

Hopsin Brings ‘Savageville’ to Norfolk

November 20, 2016 |

Brooke Nicholson Contributing Writer

Marcus Jamal Hopson, better known by his stage name “Hopsin,” has had a particularly hard journey getting to the success he has built up. The Los Angeles native had always wanted to pursue a career making music … Read More

Musician Highlight: Manuchehr Jilavi’s Persian-Rock Fusion

November 15, 2016 | 4

Saamia Aslam Contributing Writer

A musician who beat the odds, Manuchehr Jilavi is an expert performer. Originally from Iran, exposure to concert videos of bands such as Metallica sparked an interest in him for rock music, specifically the drums. However, … Read More