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Mace & Crown | May 29, 2017

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Music Archives * Mace & Crown

Brace Yourself: Papa Roach’s ‘Crooked Teeth’

May 24, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Written and recorded deep in the trenches of a cramped North Hollywood studio, Papa Roach present “Crooked Teeth,” their ninth studio album in a nearly 25-year career. The 10-track mix finds the Vacaville, California, quartet revisiting … Read More

Album Review: ‘Harry Styles’

May 16, 2017 |

Elizabeth Proffitt | Contributing Writer

Harry Styles released his first self-titled album May 12. The greatly anticipated solo album takes Styles in a new musical direction, departing from mainly pop songs that he wrote in One Direction, towards … Read More

Back to the Future: Paramore’s ‘After Laughter’

May 15, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

The ‘80s just called. They want Paramore.

Something happened since the release of the pop-punk trio’s 2013 self-titled album. Lost are the violent colors of frontwoman Hayley Williams’ hair and anthemic vocal … Read More

Rick Ross Wants to Show Norfolk Who’s Boss

May 2, 2017 |

Destiny Webb | Contributing Writer

Rick Ross, aka “Da Boss,” came to Norfolk and gave the city a one-night show. The 41-year-old, Maybach Music Group mogul, performed at the Ted Constant Convocation Center last Saturday night. The Florida rapper first debuted … Read More

Balance and Composure Rock Shaka’s Live

April 27, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | A&E Editor

Brandishing black X’s on their hands like medals of honor, groups of people crowded around the stage at Shaka’s Live anxiously awaiting for the show to start. People of all ages flocked to Virginia Beach to … Read More

Kendrick Lamar Has the Whole World Saying “DAMN.”

April 22, 2017 |

Destiny Webb | Contributing Writer

Kendrick Lamar has done it again, and his latest album will leave you saying “DAMN.” The Cali rapper’s fourth studio album, “DAMN.,” was released April 14 and hip-hop listeners are still going crazy.

Lamar first teased fans when … Read More

Music to Your Ears: Record Store Day Returns

April 14, 2017 |

Kelsey Walker | Arts & Entertainment Editor

There’s nothing quite like walking into a record store–the papery smell of old vinyl sleeves worn down by the decades; the sight of the shiny plastic coverings of brand new, never before touched or … Read More

Local Music Spotlight: Antny Rome

April 13, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | Assistant A&E Editor

South Carolina native Antny Rome has brought his new wave music and art to ODU. Having just dropped a new music video for “Runaway/Beautiful Death,” the artist is ready to prove to Norfolk what he … Read More

Sheeran Bares All on ‘Divide’

April 10, 2017 | 1

Darryan Miller | Contributing Writer

After taking a year-long hiatus, Ed Sheeran is back and better than ever. His third studio album, “Divide,” released March 3, is an amazing combination of love, growing up and self-acceptance.

The 12-track album, which shares the … Read More

Monarch Music Minute

April 7, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | Staff Writer

Andrew McMahon Blasts Off

‘Zombies On Broadway’ – Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

Andrew McMahon made his initial mark on the alternative genre with the release of his self-titled, debut album. Securing a dedicated fan base with the … Read More

Lil Uzi Vert Brings ‘Luv’ to ODU

April 2, 2017 |

Destiny Webb Contributing Writer

Trap artist Lil Uzi Vert showed love to ODU this past Friday with an explosive performance at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. At only 22 years old, the young rap star is making a name for himself … Read More

Worth Noting: The Monarch Music Review

April 1, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Editor-in-Chief

Trey Songz Hits With New Album

Trey Songz Tremaine The Album

The singer-songwriter, actor and Petersburg, Virginia native releases his highly polished, seventh studio album showcasing seductive crooning and masterful use of musical control. The once … Read More

Track by Track: Big Sean’s ‘I Decided.’

March 30, 2017 |

Fatima Rivera Contributing Writer

After his “TWENTY88” album release with Jhene Aiko back in 2016, Big Sean finally dropped his fourth studio album, “I Decided.,” on Feb. 3. Produced by GOOD Music and Def Jam Recordings, the album features the two … Read More

Meeting Big NyQuil: The Savior of Crunk

March 30, 2017 |

Richard Hertz Contributing Writer

2006 suffered some heavy losses. The likes of Steve Irwin and Chris Penn were taken much too soon. Arguably, the most tragic loss of all was the art of crunk music. The rap genre that once reigned … Read More

Green Day and Against Me! Rock The Ted

March 24, 2017 |

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Hampton Roads Live – Music Venues in the 757

March 24, 2017 |

Kelsey Walker | Arts & Entertainment Editor

There’s something about the energy of live music that’s unparalleled when compared to all other forms. Luckily, ODU is surrounded by top-notch music venues that pull in a variety of acts. Whether you like … Read More