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Mace and Crown | May 27, 2018

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Music Archives * Mace and Crown

Breaking Benjamin break down the house

April 29, 2018 |

Brooke Nicholson | Arts & Entertainment Editor

Breaking Benjamin, the rock/metal band from Wilkes-Barre, Pa, has held a prominent position within the rock genre since their debut album, “Saturate,” debuted back in 2002. With the release of several albums afterward, Breaking Benjamin would … Read More

Kali Uchis drops debut album

April 13, 2018 |

Johnessa Richard | Contributing Writer

Kali Uchis released her new album, “Isolation” on April 6, reluctantly, the same as hip-hop superstar, Cardi B. The Colombian-American singer has dropped many projects before becoming the well-known artist she is today.

From her mixtape, … Read More

Concert Review: Wale at the Ted

April 6, 2018 |

Pettie Perkins | Contributing Writer

It was warm and then cold. The weather knew it would be hot in the Ted Constant Center. By 7:36 p.m., the arena was buzzing and people are beginning to arrive. Amazingly enough, the air conditioning … Read More

Music Review: Toni Braxton’s ‘Sex and Cigarettes’

April 6, 2018 |

Pettie Perkins | Contributing Writer

Toni Braxton is back! Her new album “Sex and Cigarettes” is different than her last ones. This album does not have the sass of her previous albums. The deep sultry singer has the sultry, just not … Read More

Music review: ‘Combat Sports’ by The Vaccines

April 4, 2018 |

Elizabeth Proffitt | Contributing Writer

English indie rock band, The Vaccines dropped their fourth studio album “Combat Sports” on March 30. “Combat Sports” doesn’t stray far from the band’s preoccupation with punchy drumbeats and meaningful lyrics. The 11-track album features songs … Read More

‘Be Careful’ of Cardi B

April 4, 2018 |

Johnessa Richard | Contributing Writer

Rap superstar, Cardi B is set to release a new album on Friday, April 6 to follow up after the amazing year she had in 2017 with her most popular release, the quintuple-platinum song, “Bodak Yellow.” … Read More

Album review: The Neighbourhood’s ‘The Neighbourhood’

March 24, 2018 |

Fatima Rivera | Staff Writer

Indie rock band The Neighbourhood is back with 18 new and old tracks on their self-titled album, “The Neighbourhood.” This is their first official album since “Wiped Out!”

The album’s overall tone is alternative yet has … Read More

BJ Griffin comes to ODU for Virginia Arts Festival

March 21, 2018 |

Alton Thompson | Contributing Writer

BJ Griffin is the multi-talented musician on the rise from Hampton Road to watch. After a successful trip around the world and guest performances with stars like Lauryn Hill and Smash Mouth, BJ blasts off to … Read More

‘Going to Mars’ with Judah and the Lion

March 19, 2018 |

Lindsey Lanham | A&E Editor

The floor is sticky with alcohol as the crowd jumps up and down. All 1,500 bodies are tightly packed, exchanging body heat, blinded by the lights flashing on them. The couple on the balcony that has … Read More

Local Artist Spotlight: Nay Nay

March 15, 2018 |

Pettie Perkins | Contributing Writer

Nathan Swihart (Nay Nay) is a hip-hop artist from Virginia Beach. He is a current graduate student at Old Dominion University in the MBA Program. His undergraduate studies were also at ODU where he graduated summa cum … Read More

Concert Review: Nightwish at The NorVa

March 14, 2018 |

Alex Scruggs | News Editor

When 6-foot-1 Floor Jansen took the stage to fulfill her role as lead vocalist, the crowd went wild. They were there to see her, and she knew it.

Last Monday night’s snowfall was a perfect setting for … Read More

The final boss: Excision

March 7, 2018 |

Erik Billings | Contributing Writer

Do you like glitter, costumes, headbanging, dubstep or any combination? Then, why were you not at the Excision concert on March 5 at The NorVa? Because you missed one memorable show. And despite the sore feet, … Read More

The Hunts prepare for their debut concert at The NorVa

March 7, 2018 |

Kim Bering | Contributing Writer

With only days left to prepare, local indie folk band The Hunts hastily prepare for their debut concert of their newest album “Darlin’ Oh Darlin”’ at The NorVa on March 10. The two sisters and five … Read More

Concert Review: A$AP Ferg and Denzel Curry at The NorVa

March 4, 2018 |

Vann Vitug | Contributing Writer

On March 2, fans lined up in crop tops and tank tops in front of The NorVa’s brick venue, Friday’s heavy winds did not stop concertgoers from coming out to attend Denzel Curry and A$AP Ferg’s … Read More

Janelle Monáe gets personal and political on new tracks

February 26, 2018 |

Assistant A&E Editor | James Finney

On Feb. 22, listeners caught word of a new world of power, class and energy, Janelle Monáe’s world, with the two new hit singles “Django Jane” and “Make Me Feel.” With a little afro-futurist spunk … Read More

Get lost in the sound of Chase Atlantic at The NorVa

February 25, 2018 |

Brooke Nicholson | Assistant A&E Editor

Chase Atlantic, the three-piece group of consisting of two brothers and one dedicated friend, began their musical journey in their teens in Australia. They appealed to the masses with their blissful mix of alternative, dark … Read More