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Summer May Be Heating up With New Music From Fetty Wap

June 29, 2017 |

Destiny Webb | Contributing Writer

It’s hot, but summer may be getting hotter with the release of new music by our favorite Remy Boy, Fetty Wap. It’s been a while since we last heard any major hits from Mr. Wap, but … Read More

Music’s Lost Voices

June 10, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

2016 saw the tragic and untimely deaths of many prominent musicians, namely David Bowie and Prince. As iconic frontmen, they artistically and visually pushed the limits of their voice and music within the popular music spectrum.

With … Read More

The Monarch Summer Music Guide

June 8, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Summer is right around the corner, but the music charts are already on fire with hot, new music. Check out these upcoming artist titles among the many new music releases this summer as a continuation of … Read More

Pianos Hit the Streets of Norfolk

June 1, 2017 |

Elizabeth Proffitt | Contributing Writer

Lively piano music has filled Norfolk streets the past couple weeks thanks to British artist, Luke Jerram’s public art project, “Play Me, I’m Yours.” The citywide public art project encourages locals and tourists alike to give … Read More

Brace Yourself: Papa Roach’s ‘Crooked Teeth’

May 24, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Written and recorded deep in the trenches of a cramped North Hollywood studio, Papa Roach present “Crooked Teeth,” their ninth studio album in a nearly 25-year career. The 10-track mix finds the Vacaville, California, quartet revisiting … Read More

Album Review: ‘Harry Styles’

May 16, 2017 |

Elizabeth Proffitt | Contributing Writer

Harry Styles released his first self-titled album May 12. The greatly anticipated solo album takes Styles in a new musical direction, departing from mainly pop songs that he wrote in One Direction, towards … Read More

Back to the Future: Paramore’s ‘After Laughter’

May 15, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

The ‘80s just called. They want Paramore.

Something happened since the release of the pop-punk trio’s 2013 self-titled album. Lost are the violent colors of frontwoman Hayley Williams’ hair and anthemic vocal … Read More

Rick Ross Wants to Show Norfolk Who’s Boss

May 2, 2017 |

Destiny Webb | Contributing Writer

Rick Ross, aka “Da Boss,” came to Norfolk and gave the city a one-night show. The 41-year-old, Maybach Music Group mogul, performed at the Ted Constant Convocation Center last Saturday night. The Florida rapper first debuted … Read More

Balance and Composure Rock Shaka’s Live

April 27, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | A&E Editor

Brandishing black X’s on their hands like medals of honor, groups of people crowded around the stage at Shaka’s Live anxiously awaiting for the show to start. People of all ages flocked to Virginia Beach to … Read More

Kendrick Lamar Has the Whole World Saying “DAMN.”

April 22, 2017 |

Destiny Webb | Contributing Writer

Kendrick Lamar has done it again, and his latest album will leave you saying “DAMN.” The Cali rapper’s fourth studio album, “DAMN.,” was released April 14 and hip-hop listeners are still going crazy.

Lamar first teased fans when … Read More

Monarch Music Review: Summer Jams

April 22, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | Staff Writer

Summertime is right around the corner and the one thing that’s going to make this summer great are the summer tunes. Luckily for you, I have brought to you the best music for your summer playlist. Ranging … Read More

Music to Your Ears: Record Store Day Returns

April 14, 2017 |

Kelsey Walker | Arts & Entertainment Editor

There’s nothing quite like walking into a record store–the papery smell of old vinyl sleeves worn down by the decades; the sight of the shiny plastic coverings of brand new, never before touched or … Read More

Monarch Style: Festival Edition

April 13, 2017 |

Kim Bering | Staff Writer

The season of concerts and music festivals is nearly here, so it’s time to appreciate great music, relaxed vibes and of course, festival fashion. Festival fashion receives its own genre of style since the combination of … Read More

Local Music Spotlight: Antny Rome

April 13, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | Assistant A&E Editor

South Carolina native Antny Rome has brought his new wave music and art to ODU. Having just dropped a new music video for “Runaway/Beautiful Death,” the artist is ready to prove to Norfolk what he … Read More

Monarch Music Review: 4/20 Edition

April 13, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | Assistant A&E Editor

Calling all smokers, stoners and college students alike–I have the best 4/20 music for you. Don’t be that person who can’t properly blaze because they haven’t prepared their playlist. Celebrate appropriately with the best old … Read More

Sheeran Bares All on ‘Divide’

April 10, 2017 | 1

Darryan Miller | Contributing Writer

After taking a year-long hiatus, Ed Sheeran is back and better than ever. His third studio album, “Divide,” released March 3, is an amazing combination of love, growing up and self-acceptance.

The 12-track album, which shares the … Read More