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Album Review: ‘What if Nothing’ – Walk the Moon

November 14, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | A&E Editor

Though it’s been a long three years since we have heard from Walk the Moon (styled WALK THE MOON), it was well worth it. Finding a middle ground between rock and pop, the group makes it … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Derek Minor, Angel Olsen, Billy Ray Cyrus

November 13, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Derek Minor – ‘High Above’ 💿  💿  💿  💿  💿 

Formerly known as PRo, rapper Derek Minor’s “High Above” EP is the Christian hip-hop artist’s second installment to his “Up and Away” series. Following chapter one’s “Your Soul … Read More

Legend of Zelda: The Symphony of the Goddesses is a divine experience

November 13, 2017 |

Richard Gabrintina | Assitant A&E Editor

For over 30 years, the hearts and imagination of gamers all over the world have been captivated by the Legend of Zelda. Filled with rich lore, the allure of adventure and its gripping battle between … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Grace VanderWaal, Kelsea Ballerini, Maroon 5

November 12, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Grace VanderWaal – ‘Just the Beginning’ 💿 💿 💿 💿 💿 

Thirteen-year-old singer-songwriter phenom Grace VanderWaal’s full-length debut studio album, “Just the Beginning,” is just that from the 2016 season 11 winner of NBC’s America’s Got Talent competition … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Kelly Clarkson, Weezer and Hollywood Undead

October 30, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Kelly Clarkson – ‘Meaning of Life’ 💿💿💿💿💿 

Kelly Clarkson’s “Meaning of Life” is her eighth studio album and first with Atlantic Records. She successfully completed the terms of her recording contract with RCA Records in 2016, part of … Read More

SOJA looks back on their roots with ‘Poetry in Motion’

October 30, 2017 |

Brooke Nicholson | Assitant A&E Editor

One of the best-known reggae groups out there, Soldiers of Jah Army, or better known as SOJA, has continuously revolutionized the music of reggae. Originating from Arlington, VA, the group of eight grew up in … Read More

‘Tell Me You Love Me’ invites fans into Demi Lovato’s life

October 26, 2017 |

Brooke Nicholson | Assitant A&E Editor

On Sept. 29, Demi Lovato released her sixth studio album, “Tell Me You Love Me,” which she claims is her biggest tell-all about her and her journey. In addition, she released her second documentary, “Simply … Read More

Prog-metal supergroup Sons Of Apollo try to formulate a ‘Psychotic Symphony’

October 23, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

“Psychotic Symphony” – Sons of Apollo 💿💿💿

Within the music world, there’s something to take note of and be said when a supposed supergroup-to-end-all-supergroups conglomerate emerges to define the ideology and hermeneutical voice of a genre. Fans of … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Niall Horan, Darius Rucker, We Came as Romans

October 23, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Niall Horan – ‘Flicker (Deluxe)’ 💿💿💿💿💿 

Irish singer-songwriter and One Direction member Niall Horan has released his first solo studio album, “Flicker.” Preceding his inaugural collection, “This Town” was released as the lead single. “Slow Hands” and “Too … Read More

The Neighbourhood goes ‘Hard’ in new release

October 22, 2017 |

Fatima Rivera | Contributing Writer

After their 2015 release, “Wiped Out!,” The Neighbourhood has returned in their new EP “Hard.” Released on Sept. 22, it contains five new songs that allow fans to fly through their songs and experience the new … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Gucci Mane, Dirty Heads, dvsn

October 17, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Gucci Mane – ‘Mr. Davis’ 💿💿💿

Enlisting a host of A-list artists including Migos, The Weeknd and Ty Dolla $ign, veteran rapper Gucci Mane’s eleventh studio set, “Mr. Davis,” follows on the heels of his “Droptopwop” mixtape he … Read More

A Boogie with da Hoodie dazzles with his Atlantic Records debut

October 5, 2017 | 1

Ahmad Davis | Contributing Writer

Before listening to the music on the “The Bigger Artist” album, A Boogie’s album cover art is the first thing the listener experiences. The Bronx emcee’s famous diamond rings are shown controlling women as if he were … Read More

Shania Twain’s ‘Now’ tries to prevail over heartbreak and lost time

October 2, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

After a 15-year hiatus since her fourth record, 2002’s “Up,” country-pop queen Shania Twain is back with her highly anticipated fifth studio album, “Now (Deluxe).” Twain, 52, also took a 12-year sabbatical from the music industry. … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Kevin Gates, Macklemore, Matthew West

September 27, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Kevin Gates – ‘By Any Means 2’ 💿💿💿💿

Kevin Gates “By Any Means 2’s” title seems appropriate considering his current condition serving time in a Chicago prison after pleading guilty last year to felony gun possession. … Read More

Foo Fighters’ ‘Concrete and Gold’ pervades the spirit of American rock ‘n’ roll

September 25, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Dave Grohl is bringing up his children the right way. Harper, his middle daughter, is starting to learn to play the drums. As a rock ‘n’ roll dad, and with great pride, he heads down to … Read More

Daniel Caesar Tackles the Psychoanalysis of Emotion in Sophomore Album ‘Freudian’

September 19, 2017 |

Darryan Miller | Contributing Writer

On his sophomore album entitled “Freudian,” Daniel Caesar takes us on the rollercoaster of love and life. The heights of which this coaster stops at before dropping are unrequited love, religion, loss, the idea of soulmates, romance … Read More