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Mace & Crown | March 24, 2017

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Music Archives * Page 2 of 13 * Mace & Crown

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

Hello Shaka’s! The Losing Streak Continues with Less Than Jake

November 12, 2016 |

T.J. Thompson Staff Writer

A two-night takeover at Shaka’s Live! in Virginia Beach will take place Tuesday and Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. Less Than Jake will be celebrating 20 years of their Capitol Records release, “Losing Streak,” kicking off the … Read More

Grouplove Takes Over The NorVa

November 12, 2016 |

Lindsey Lanham Staff Writer

After a week of what felt like mostly downs, Grouplove brought some much-needed joy to Norfolk. Their bubbly personalities and over the top act was the cure to everyone’s post-election blues.

No one could feel down as the band … Read More

Get Trippy with Empire of the Sun

November 12, 2016 |

Elizabeth Proffitt Contributing Writer

Empire of the Sun dropped their third album, “Two Vines,” on Oct. 28. With an album fit for a psychedelic fever dream, they did not disappoint. The band explores new sounds and themes while managing to connect … Read More

Mad Love for ‘Mad Love.’

November 4, 2016 |

Briel Felton Contributing Writer

A decade after the release of JoJo’s last full-length album, “The High Road,” fans have been waiting for the “Too Little, Too Late” singer to release another album. After record company debacles, she took a break from … Read More

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls Awaken The NorVa

November 3, 2016 |

Michael McCann Contributing Writer

The NorVa was alive on a sleepy night before Halloween with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls playing to an eager crowd. The show’s atmosphere was much like his previous shows, with bombastic sing-a-long onstage banter with … Read More

Downtown Norfolk Relives the ’90s

October 29, 2016 |

Kamaria Mason Contributing Writer

On Oct. 15, attendees entering the Norfolk Scope for the “I Love the 90s” Tour might have entered as a hipster wearing skinny jeans and wielding an iPhone. Audience members might have been cropping an Instagram photo, … Read More

Strung Out Shuts Down Shaka’s

October 29, 2016 |

T.J. Thompson Staff Writer

The bass rumbled, guitars screamed, drums pummeled and fruit flew Monday night at Shaka’s Live in Virginia Beach as Strung Out belted their punk rock anthems. It was a packed house with a crowd roused and ready … Read More

ODU’s Huey Supreme Follows His Dream

October 29, 2016 |

Seena Khalil Contributing Writer

Huey Supreme performed for the first time in his life at an open mic night in the Webb Center. Overwhelmed with excitement and nervousness, he made his way on stage.

Once on stage, his mind went completely blank, … Read More

Rae Sremmurd Invades The NorVa

October 29, 2016 |

Anika Williams Staff Writer

Fans were so excited waiting in line on Sunday night that they did not realize that Rae Sremmurd member Slim Jxmmi walked down the sidewalk past them. That was just the start of a supercharged night full … Read More

Gwar: Blood, Guts and Glory at The NorVa

October 29, 2016 |

T.J. Thompson Staff Writer

Scumdogs of the universe, Gwar, descended upon the NorVa Thursday night. Although Bohabs (fans) assembled for the alien lords of mayhem to deliver their music, the band brought the Intergalactic Wrestling Championship determining the next U.S. president.

Manager … Read More

Green Day Returns with ‘Revolution Radio’

October 27, 2016 |

Lindsey Lanham Staff Writer

America has screwed up so bad this election cycle that Green Day had to come back with a new album. The ultimate redemption album, “Revolution Radio,” puts Green Day in the political spotlight we all like to … Read More

Local Natives Plays a Sold Out 9:30 Club – Twice

October 26, 2016 |

Shannon Jay Staff Writer

I was thankful to find a place with a view on the balcony of the sold out 9:30 Club. Below me was a sea of folks packed like sardines, chattering in anticipation for Local Natives. The band … Read More

Gnash Rocks D.C.

October 22, 2016 |

Alayna Duke Contributing Writer

On  Oct. 8th, LA-based performer  Gnash came to the Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington D.C. Gnash’s  The U, Me & Us  Tour was  named after his three  previously  released EP s:  2015’s “Me” and “U,” as well … Read More