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Mace & Crown | March 23, 2018

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Music Archives * Page 13 of 19 * Mace & Crown

The Rocket Summer’s ‘Zoetic’ Demonstrates Musical Growth

March 11, 2016 |

Lindsey Lanham Contributing Writer

The Rocket Summer’s newest album, “Zoetic,” released on Feb. 26, is a collection of pop synth and quick lyrics. The new album is a true reflection on what the instrumentalist can do. There’s a remarkable change in … Read More

Hip-Hop Artist Kevin Gates Brings ‘Islah’ to The NorVa

March 11, 2016 |

Anika Williams Contributing Writer

New Orleans rapper Kevin Gates amazed fans with his performance at The NorVa last Friday, kicking off a great start to the weekend. The 30-year-old hip-hop artist released his debut album “Islah” on Jan. 29. His highly … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Santigold, Bonnie Raitt, Tweet

March 4, 2016 |

Adam Flores Arts & Entertainment

Santigold – ‘99¢’ 💿💿💿

American singer and producer Santi White, better known by her stage name as Santigold, has released her third studio album, “99¢,” on Feb. 26. The genre-bending pop singer goes for broke, imagining herself … Read More

Black Student Alliance Hosts Event Showcasing Music and Food

March 3, 2016 |

Kamaria Mason Contributing Writer

The inviting aroma of buttered, spiced and sugar glazed southern-style foods filled the North Café of Webb Center Wednesday evening, Feb. 24. Old Dominion University students gathered to celebrate the culture behind the hip-hop era.

Although festivities were … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Bullet for My Valentine, Lake Street Dive, Mýa

February 27, 2016 |

Adam Flores Arts & Entertainment Editor

Bullet for My Valentine – ‘Venom’ 💿💿💿💿💿

Returning to the thrash and metalcore genres found on some of their previous releases, Bullet for My Valentine’s fifth studio release, “Venom,” grips a deafening bite on the aural … Read More

The Struts: Strutting Their Way Onto the Music Scene

February 26, 2016 |

Lindsey Lanham Contributing Writer

There is something distinct about a classic rock album. With too much synth and auto-tune in today’s music, there’s an entire generation missing the sound of raw, old-fashioned rock music. The Struts first full-length album, “Everybody Wants,” … Read More

Silversun Pickups Experiment with a ‘Better Nature’

February 26, 2016 |

Zach Moeller Staff Writer

It’s been more than three years since indie rock group Silversun Pickups have generated a studio album, but following the release of “Better Nature” last September, fans can rejoice. For some, however, the fact the LA locals have finally created … Read More

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Lives Forever at The National

February 25, 2016 |

Rich Gabrintina Contributing Writer

Portland-based Unknown Mortal Orchestra delivered their unique brand of infectious psychedelic funk at the National in Richmond, Virginia on Feb. 16. While the first word in their name suggests the band’s obscurity, the large crowd indicated otherwise. Unknown … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Lissie, Datin, STATIK KXNG

February 18, 2016 |

Adam Flores Arts & Entertainment Editor

Lissie – ‘My Wild West’ 💿💿💿💿💿

Elisabeth Corrin Maurus, known as Lissie, delivers her third studio album, “My Wild West,” released on Feb. 12. Her debut EP, “Why You Runnin’,” in 2009, saw the sultry folk … Read More

Chuck Ragan: Changing the Sound of Soundtracks

February 16, 2016 |

Lindsey Lanham Contributing Writer

Singer-songwriter Chuck Ragan released music for his debut soundtrack recording, “The Flame in the Flood,” on Feb. 4. The soundtrack was written for the wilderness survival video game, “The Flame in the Flood,” which is set in … Read More

New Florida Music Festival to Create Eclectic Artist Collaborations

February 16, 2016 |

Jason Kazi Staff Writer

If you’re a fan of creative musical collaborations, the annual Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival 2016 is for you!

Produced by SoundSlinger, LLC and co-founded by Paul Peck of Bonnaroo SuperJam, the festival is set to take place … Read More

Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater Announces Spring/Summer Concert Lineup for 2016

February 14, 2016 |

Jason Kazi Staff Writer

The Veteran United Home Loans Amphitheater (formerly Farm Bureau Live), managed by Live Nation, has recently announced their near-full lineup of artists and bands coming to the venue this summer and fall.

A new, four-year sponsorship deal started … Read More

VEER Music Awards Recognizes Local Music and Industry

February 12, 2016 |

Shannon Jay Staff Writer

The Naro Expanded Cinema was packed to the gills for the 5th annual VEER Local Music Awards on Feb. 10. The yearly award ceremony honors the best in local music and industry, with winners decided by a … Read More

ODU Gets Some Philly Style with Rapper PnB Rock

February 12, 2016 |

Terrod Dillard Contributing Writer

The dream-come-true for aspiring rappers nationwide, PnB Rock is one of the youngest emerging rappers in the music industry. Recently signed with Atlantic Records at the age of 23, he has hit the scene with several singles … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Majid Jordan, Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug

February 11, 2016 |

Adam Flores Arts & Entertainment Editor

Majid Jordan – ‘Majid Jordan’ 💿💿💿

Canadian Duo Majid Jordan, Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman, the group’s singer and producer respectively, are pop enthusiasts first and foremost. Add a mixture of R&B and PBR&B. Toronto … Read More

Sci-Fi Romance’s ‘Dust Among the Stars’ Is Out of This World

February 10, 2016 |

Lexie Nobrega Contributing Writer

Folk band Sci-Fi Romance released their third album “Dust Among the Stars” on Jan. 26. It features 10 tracks, which together give the feel of a cinematic story. Vocalist and frontman Vance Kotrla’s emotional lyrics combined with … Read More