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Recap: 59th Annual Grammy Awards

February 15, 2017 |

Kelsey Walker Arts & Entertainment Editor

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards kicked off Feb. 12 and wasted no time getting political, beginning with an empowering statement from Jennifer Lopez.

“As Toni Morrison once said, ‘This is precisely the time when artists go … Read More

Vinyl Gets Its Groove Back in Downtown Norfolk

February 9, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham

Staff Writer

In recent years, there’s been a resurgence of vinyl records, meaning that there’s also been a growth in record stores. Taking advantage of the rebirth of vinyl, Paul Levine opened The Groove Record … Read More

Local Music Scene: Dear Adamus Rocks Shakas Live

February 9, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham Staff Writer

When it comes to the local area music scene, bands are the base of art culture.  They play at tiny clubs for $10 a ticket to a crowd of no more than 100 people–and they thrive off … Read More

Album Review: David W. Jacobsen’s ‘Begin the Chagrin’

February 9, 2017 |

Adam Flores Editor-in-Chief

Singer-songwriter David W. Jacobsen’s latest release, “Begin the Chagrin,” continues his trademark acoustic, folk rock meanderings combining poetry, satire and storytelling. His latest effort presents an entertaining narrative of characters defined as noble, relatable, pitiable and revolting who … Read More

Kehlani Breaks Out with ‘SweetSexySavage’

February 3, 2017 |

Petra Rich Contributing Writer

Kehlani Parrish truly defined herself and gave any girl who is soul searching, going through a breakup or just living her life not caring what people think something to relate to with “SweetSexySavage.” Her first full-length studio … Read More

Hampton Roads Welcomes Home Big Baby D.R.A.M.

January 20, 2017 |

Kelsey Walker Arts & Entertainment Editor

My first Instagram DM was from D.R.A.M.

“Hey there lil lady, lemme play a tune for ya,” it read, accompanied by an image of the Jim Hensen muppet, Dr. Teeth.

I wasn’t sure how to respond, so … Read More

Future’s ‘Used to This’ Builds Anticipation for ‘Beast Mode 16’

January 20, 2017 |

Alexa Mann Contributing Writer

The lyrics, “Mexicano, working like I’m Mexicano,” open to Atlanta rapper Future’s hit, “Used to This.” Featuring Drake, the track was produced by the legendary hit-maker Zaytoven. “Used to This” is from the highly anticipated upcoming mixtape, … Read More

‘The Hamilton Mixtape’ Hits Hard

December 12, 2016 |

T.J. Thompson Staff Writer

“The Hamilton Mixtape” just dropped and it is a beacon shining bright in the world of popular music. The lineup is a who’s who of hip-hop, R&B and pop.

The album is inspired by the hit Broadway musical … Read More

Childish Gambino’s ‘Awaken, My Love!’ Shouldn’t Be Slept On

December 11, 2016 |

Richard Gabrintina Staff Writer

 

Donald Glover is the modern Renaissance man. He’s a writer, actor, rapper, comedian and recently, a showrunner with FX’s hit comedy-drama, “Atlanta.” With the release of “Awaken, My Love” on Dec. 2 from Glassnote Records, he’s added … Read More

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