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Mace & Crown | March 25, 2017

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Bon Iver Reflects On Fame With ’22, a Million’

October 14, 2016 |

Michael McCann Contributing Writer

Over five years have passed since the release of Bon Iver’s self-titled sophomore breakthrough album. Universally acclaimed, the album garnered the band two Grammys, including “Best New Artist.” After much anticipation, their follow-up album “22, a Million” … Read More

The Rise of a New Generation Within ‘Kaya Stewart’

October 14, 2016 |

<h5>Adam Flores Editor-in-Chief</h5>

Looks can be deceiving. One glance at Kaya Stewart’s presence on her eponymous, full-length debut album reveals an artist who appears to have a bold, rough edge and no-holds-barred approach to anything that crosses her path. One listen … Read More

Slayer Reigns at the NorVa

October 14, 2016 |

T.J. Thompson Contributing Writer

Emerging from an abyss of social and political unrest over 35 years ago, a holy trinity of thrash invaded the sold-out NorVa on Oct. 3. This combination included half of the “Big Four” in metal, Anthrax … Read More

Banks Returns with ‘The Altar’

October 14, 2016 |

Lindsey Lanham

Staff Writer


Banks is back and heartbroken, but don’t let that fool you. This is no pity party. Fortunately for any listener looking for an album to get them through their most recent breakup, “The Altar” has you covered.


Two … Read More

Shape Shifting with Against Me!

September 28, 2016 |

Kelsey Walker Arts & Entertainment Editor


For punk music, there’s always been a fine line between success and selling out. Against Me! has managed to walk that line masterfully. With music that is full of raw guitar riffs as well as … Read More

The Lumineers Sell Out Richmond International Raceway

September 24, 2016 |

<h5>Lindsey Lanham

Staff Writer</h5>


“Richmond, you’ve been one of the loudest crowds so far on this tour,” Lumineers frontman Wesley Schultz said to the sold-out crowd at Richmond International Raceway. Currently on tour with artists Rayland Baxter and BØRNS, the band made their … Read More

Sway to the Beat with Gallant’s ‘Ology’

September 24, 2016 |

<h5>Christian Walker Contributing Writer</h5>

In a world that has become lost in trap beats and wobbling sound effects, there are still many artists that attempt to stay true to the roots of legendary genres. Alternative R&B artist Christopher Gallant (otherwise known … Read More

Bastille Unleashes “Wild World”

September 23, 2016 |

<h5>Lindsey Lanham

Staff Writer</h5>


After three long years, Bastille has released their second album, “Wild World.” The band has come back stronger than ever with lyrics fueled by politics and grief, and music driven by harsh beats and a heavy electric guitar … Read More

Blink-182 Assures that Punk Rock Isn’t Dead with ‘California’

September 16, 2016 |

Brooke Nicholson

Contributing Writer


In the ‘90s, Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, and Scott Raynor (later replaced by Travis Barker) of Blink-182 began redefining the punk-rock scene, beginning with the release of their first album, “Buddha.” Blink’s music career peaked from 1999-2003, with … Read More

Banks & Steelz: A Much Needed Collaboration

September 15, 2016 |

Jon Affolter Jr. Contributing Writer

Banks & Steelz: two new names, but two not so new faces. Banks, A.K.A. Paul Julian Banks, is best known for his work with the indie rock band Interpol, with hits such as “Obstacle 1,” “Slow … Read More

Album Review: ‘Home of the Strange’ – Young the Giant

September 15, 2016 |

Baylee Blume Contributing Writer

In their third full-length album, “Home of the Strange,” Young the Giant breaks new ground with a variety of different musical explorations while retaining some of the hooks that fans have come to know. The variety of … Read More

Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’: A Bitter Sweet Love Story

September 11, 2016 |

Isaiah K. Hobbs Contributing Writer

Yet again, Beyoncé has managed to astonish listeners with her melodious tunes, brilliant concepts, immaculate vocal performances and an intriguingly exquisite visual album. “Lemonade,” Beyoncé’s sixth album, is an hour-long story told through film and music.

“Lemonade’s” set … Read More

Album Review: “The Bride,” Bat for Lashes

September 10, 2016 |

Shannon Jay

Contributing Writer

“The Bride” serves as Bat for Lashes mastermind Natalie Khan’s strongest and deepest concept yet. Although past records have loose concepts, such as alter ego persona in debut “Two Suns,” none have stuck so closely and linearly to … Read More

The Avett Brothers Bring ‘True Sadness’ to Portsmouth

August 31, 2016 |

Zach Moeller Copy Editor

On Friday, August 12, the Avett Brothers returned to Portsmouth after over two years, treating those in attendance at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion to a show unlike any before. Following the release of their newest album, “True … Read More

dvsn’s ‘Sept. 5th’ Equals Love

August 31, 2016 |

Richard Gabrintina Staff Writer

Twenty years ago, R&B was at its prime. There was an overwhelming force derived from the soul of a vocalist. Even if the lyrics on a track simply reflected the sexual urges of a singer, a listener … Read More

Zakk Wylde’s ‘Book of Shadows II’ Tour Eclipses The NorVa

July 26, 2016 |

Adam Flores Editor-in-Chief

Zakk Wylde, one of rock’s true American guitar heroes, embarked upon The NorVa stage on July 20 in support of his latest release, “Book of Shadows II.” Wylde treated fans to a night of signature pinch-harmonic driven, blues-based, … Read More