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Music Archives * Page 3 of 14 * Mace & Crown

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

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 |

Adam Flores | Editor-in-Chief

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 … 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