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Concert Review: Luke Bryan’s ‘Huntin’, Fishin’ & Lovin’ Everyday Tour’

August 18, 2017 |

Amanda Martin | Contributing Writer

Luke Bryan proved that he is worthy of his country star status during his concert at the Veterans United Home Loan Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, Virginia on Thursday, Aug. 18. From the very first song, he … Read More

Album Review: ‘Rainbow’

August 14, 2017 |

Emily Rogers | Social Media Director

Kesha has come a long way since her last album release of ‘Warrior’ in 2012. She has been in the middle of a three-year long civil lawsuit with her producer, Lucasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, for … Read More

Tyler, The Creator Blooms on ‘Flower Boy’

July 31, 2017 |

Richard Gabrintina | Staff Writer

About six years ago, Tyler, The Creator first emerged with his debut album, “Goblin.”  Known for his anarchism and out-of-hand antics, Tyler has amassed a cult following and established himself as a cultural icon over the years. … Read More

Lil Yachty Coming to The NorVa Aug. 18

July 31, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Lil Yachty, the 19-year-old “bubblegum trap” rap sensation, is due to port at The NorVa on Aug. 18, at 8 p.m., in support of his debut studio album, “Teenage Emotions.”

Yachty, also a proclaimed Instagram star, is … Read More

In Memoriam: Chester Bennington of Linkin Park

July 29, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

The rock community was again shaken July 20 by the tragic death of iconic Linkin Park frontman, Chester Bennington. The singer, 41, was found dead in his Palos Verdes Estates, California, home and on the following … Read More

Boston Takes Flight From the VUHL Amphitheater Stage

July 23, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

The Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater became the Cape Canaveral launch pad Thursday evening.

Legendary rock band Boston lifted off taking an enthusiastic crowd into an intergalactic two hour set of the group’s four decades of classic … Read More

Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ Delivers His Societal Critiques to Listeners with Poetic Ambiences

July 17, 2017 |

Donyá Price | Contributing Writer

Jay-Z’s “4:44″ is heavily composed of hard-hitting personal, political and cultural critiques, as well as, well-sculpted artistic elements complementary to his greatness. Those elements alone are enough to lead any listener into deep thought about the … Read More

Boston’s Current Tour Launches Concertgoers Into Hyper Space

July 16, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Boston is Tom Scholz’s rock ‘n’ roll mother ship within the heliosphere of music.

The veteran guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist is currently leading his legendary band on a North American summer trek. The tour launched back … Read More

Upcoming Artist OMB Peezy Shines a Light on Southern Hip-Hop

July 16, 2017 |

Destiny Webb | Contributing Writer

New rapper OMB Peezy, is making his presence known in the hip-hop industry while bringing his southern twang to the front line. Originally from Mobile, Alabama, this southern rapper first gained major recognition when hip-hop legend … Read More

Boston With Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Live in Virginia Beach

July 12, 2017 |

For Immediate Release:

The Hyper Space Tour Comes to VUHL Amphitheater Thursday, July 20, 7:30 p.m.

Have you ever wondered how the unearthly sounds that you hear on a Boston album actually happen?

See for yourself this summer at a live show on … Read More

Calvin Harris Sets All of the Moods For Summer

July 10, 2017 |

Richard Gabrintina | Staff Writer

Even though summer technically begins on the summer solstice, this year it officially began with Calvin Harris’ release of “Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1” on June 30. Not new to producing summer anthems, Harris shifts gears … Read More

Imagine Dragons Fall Short On ‘Evolve’

July 10, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | A&E Editor

Two short years after the release of their sophomore album, “Smoke and Mirrors,” Imagine Dragons have returned with “Evolve.” After such a strong follow-up to their debut album, “Night Visions,” “Evolve” falls just short of the … Read More

Nickelback Focus on How We ‘Feed the Machine’

July 8, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Canadian rock conglomerate Nickelback has fueled the fire of America’s current social and political state with their latest epic, “Feed the Machine.” Contrary to the new record’s ostensible tone of the divide between right and left … Read More

Lorde’s ‘Melodrama’ Defines Her Triumphant Return

July 4, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

After a three-year hiatus, Lorde’s sophomore effort “Melodrama” continues her dream/art pop indietronica narrative. The eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2013’s “Pure Heroine” reflects the pop prodigy’s coming-of-age story surviving teenage heartbreak to her arrival into the … Read More

Shaggfest Sets the Summer Off Right

July 4, 2017 |

Richard Gabrintina | Staff Writer

Hampton Roads has a reputation for its notable contributions to music. From artists like Missy Elliot, The Neptunes, Clipse, D.R.A.M and more, there’s no shortage of entertainment. When it comes to putting together an amazing show, there’s … Read More

Katy Perry’s Latest Release May Need More Than a Witness

July 1, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Within the realm of pop music, the road can be smooth, yet unpredictable. Pop music’s quantum semantics can change at any moment. When change presents itself, can the artist and audience adapt and overcome?

“Witness,” the latest … Read More