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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

Monarch Music Minute

April 7, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | Staff Writer

Andrew McMahon Blasts Off

‘Zombies On Broadway’ – Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

Andrew McMahon made his initial mark on the alternative genre with the release of his self-titled, debut album. Securing a dedicated fan base with the … Read More

Track by Track: Big Sean’s ‘I Decided.’

March 30, 2017 |

Fatima Rivera Contributing Writer

After his “TWENTY88” album release with Jhene Aiko back in 2016, Big Sean finally dropped his fourth studio album, “I Decided.,” on Feb. 3. Produced by GOOD Music and Def Jam Recordings, the album features the two … Read More

Meeting Big NyQuil: The Savior of Crunk

March 30, 2017 |

Richard Hertz Contributing Writer

2006 suffered some heavy losses. The likes of Steve Irwin and Chris Penn were taken much too soon. Arguably, the most tragic loss of all was the art of crunk music. The rap genre that once reigned … Read More

Green Day and Against Me! Rock The Ted

March 24, 2017 |

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Hampton Roads Live – Music Venues in the 757

March 24, 2017 |

Kelsey Walker | Arts & Entertainment Editor

There’s something about the energy of live music that’s unparalleled when compared to all other forms. Luckily, ODU is surrounded by top-notch music venues that pull in a variety of acts. Whether you like … Read More

Monarch Music Minute – Spoon, Drake and Zara Larsson

March 24, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | Staff Writer

‘Hot Thoughts’ – Spoon 5/5

Possibly the most underrated indie band to ever grace the scene, Spoon have returned with yet another striking masterpiece.

Three years post “They Want My Soul,” “Hot Thoughts” has managed to take Spoon’s … Read More

Monarch Music Minute – The Shins, P.O.S. and Charli XCX

March 17, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham Staff Writer

‘Heartworms’ – The Shins 💿💿💿💿

In an age where indie rock has become a modernized, radio-ready mess, it’s hard for traditional indie artists to take a step up. Fortunately for The Shins, they had no trouble with reminding … Read More

SOJA Spreads Love at The NorVa

March 13, 2017 |

Maggie Giordano Contributing Writer

“We’re on the road and now we’re home. That was clever what I said. We’re home baby!” Jacob Hemphill, lead singer of SOJA, shouted into the microphone. His words echoed through the packed crowd that filled The … Read More