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Mace & Crown | September 24, 2017

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Monarch Music Minute Archives * Page 2 of 3 * Mace & Crown

Monarch Music Minute: Dropkick Murphys, The XX and Run The Jewels

January 20, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

Dropkick Murphys – ‘11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory’ 💿💿💿💿

There is no better cathartic release than good, loud rock music. Dropkick Murphys have always been a reassuring voice in times of trouble and … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: The Weeknd, Justice and The Narrative

December 15, 2016 |

Richard Gabrintina Staff Writer

The Weeknd – ‘Starboy’ 💿💿💿

Ever since debuting with “House of Balloons” back in 2011, The Weeknd, born Abel Tesfaye, has consistently sought out to reinvent R&B. In his quest, he’s mostly found success. Following his first three … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Bruno Mars, The Griswolds and In Flames

December 10, 2016 |

Lindsey Lanham Staff Writer

Bruno Mars – ‘24K Magic’ 💿💿💿💿

“If you ain’t here to party / take your ass back home,” is the lyric that best represents everything “24K Magic” is. The album reflects on the nostalgia of ‘80s and ‘90s … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: STRFKR, Alicia Keys, Sleigh Bells

November 18, 2016 |

Richard Gabrintina Staff Writer

STRFKR – ‘Being No One, Going Nowhere’ 💿💿💿💿

Because of IFC’s Portlandia, the city of Portland brings to mind the humorously eclectic. STRFKR, based out of The City of Roses, is certainly different but approaches music with seriousness. … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Two Door Cinema Club, Lady Gaga, and D.R.A.M.

November 12, 2016 |

Richard Gabrintina Staff Writer

Two Door Cinema Club – ‘Gameshow’ 💿💿💿

At the beginning of the decade, Two Door Cinema Club was the quintessential indie band. Songs like “Something Good Can Work,” “Undercover Martyn” and “What You Know,” off 2010’s “Tourist History,” became … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Warpaint, Meek Mill and Avenged Sevenfold

November 3, 2016 |

Lindsey Lanham Staff Writer

Warpaint – ‘Heads Up’ 💿💿💿

The actual embodiment of Los Anegels grunge-rock, “Heads Up” shows how Warpaint have finely tuned their alternative sound.

Two years after the release of their self-titled album, Warpaint is back and more moody than … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Jimmy Eat World, Tove Lo and Gucci Mane

October 29, 2016 |

Lindsey Lanham Staff Writer

‘Integrity Blues’ – Jimmy Eat World 💿💿💿💿💿

On what is possibly their best record since “Bleed American,” Jimmy Eat World have matured with “Integrity Blues.” No longer the self-conscious, broody, emo-type, Jimmy Eat World have successfully reestablished themselves … Read More

Monarch Music Minute – Yellowcard, The Game and the Naked and Famous

October 22, 2016 |

Lindsey Lanham Staff Writer

Yellowcard – “Yellowcard” 💿💿

 

After many years together, the band Yellowcard is saying their goodbyes. They didn’t leave their fans empty-handed, though. Along with the announcement of their departure from the music world, they also released a farewell … Read More

Monarch Music Minute – Solange, Regina Spektor and Danny Brown

October 14, 2016 |

Rich Gabrintina Staff Writer

 

Regina Spektor – ‘Remember Us To Life’ 💿💿💿💿

Born into a musical household, Regina Spektor was classically trained in piano at an early age. Spektor and her family left the Soviet Union and immigrated to the Bronx in … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Grouplove, Token and Beach Slang

October 1, 2016 |

Lindsey Lanham Staff Writer

‘Big Mess’ – Grouplove 💿💿💿💿

Grouplove has brought back their wired, eccentric feel on their new album “Big Mess.” Known for quirky lyrics and standout chord progressions, Grouplove is kind of like the weird kid at school everyone … Read More

Monarch Music Minute – James Vincent McMorrow, AlunaGeorge and Mac Miller

September 23, 2016 |

<h5>Richard Gabrintina

Staff Writer</h5>

 

James Vincent McMorrow – ‘We Move’ 💿💿💿💿

 

To unfamiliar ears, James Vincent McMorrow might fall somewhere on the spectrum between Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and James Blake. His 2010 debut album, “Early in the Morning,” championed acoustic folk, while … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: The Head and the Heart, M.I.A. and A Day to Remember

September 17, 2016 |

Monarch Music Minute

Lindsey Lanham

Staff Writer

 

<strong> The Head and the Heart – ‘Signs of Light’ 💿💿💿💿 </strong>

 

On their third album, the Head and the Heart explore the pop side of music. Traditionally known for their indie-folk sound, the band has now adopted … Read More

Monarch Music Minute

September 10, 2016 |

Monarch Music Minute

Richard Gabrintina

Staff Writer

 

Mild High Club – ‘Skiptracing’ 💿💿💿 

Last year, Stones Throw founder Peanut Butter Wolf launched Circle Star Records, an offshoot label catering to stranger, less conventional sounds in an effort to distinguish his expansive … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Radiohead, Mayer Hawthorne, James Blake

June 20, 2016 |

Richard Gabrintina Contributing Writer

Radiohead ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ 💿💿💿💿💿

Five years since the release of “The King of Limbs,” Radiohead returned with their ninth studio album, “A Moon Shaped Pool,” on May 8. Thom Yorke and company, once … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Kaytranada, Pierce the Veil, Chance the Rapper

June 20, 2016 |

Richard Gabrintina Contributing Writer

Kaytranada ‘99.9%’ 💿💿💿💿💿

In today’s digital era, countless artists flock to SoundCloud, as well other online platforms, to put themselves out there even though success is never guaranteed. Many musicians often struggle to distinguish … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: M83, Deftones, TWENTY88

April 22, 2016 |

Richard Gabrintina Contributing Writer

M83 – ‘Junk’ 💿💿💿💿

M83 frontman Anthony Gonzalez is known for gravitating toward dreamy synthpop, saxophones and nostalgia. Named after Messier 83, the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, the band redirects its command of crafting strong, cosmic ballads and lush … Read More