Halestorm with New Year’s Day and In This Moment at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia on November 16, 2018

Photos and article by Glenn Woodell If you came out expecting very little light on the stage, and much of it red, and lots of F-bombs, then you came to the right show. It seems that hard rock and metal these days dictate that the stages shall be dimly lit in red, making it ever so difficult for the photographers, even with the latest gear, … Continue reading Halestorm with New Year’s Day and In This Moment at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia on November 16, 2018

Sofi Tukker with LP Giobbi and Crush Club at the NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia October 21, 2018

If you’ve ever been to a show where the time between the acts is a mix of gear changeouts and annoying filler music, this was not one of those. With a minimal amount of gear on the stage and with LP Giobbi at the helm, it was a night of perfect transitions as she not only provided the opening and changeover music, but she was … Continue reading Sofi Tukker with LP Giobbi and Crush Club at the NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia October 21, 2018

Judas Priest and Deep Purple, Virginia Beach, Virginia, September 8, 2018

Article and photos by Glenn Woodell The fans who came out to see rock and metal powerhouses from yesteryear, Deep Purple and Judas Priest, braved the rain and humidity and showed their loyalty. Local favorite, and drummer for Judas Priest, Scott Travis, brought out plenty of the area musicians who either played with him in years past or who remembered seeing him play the local … Continue reading Judas Priest and Deep Purple, Virginia Beach, Virginia, September 8, 2018

Godsmack and Shinedown in Virginia Beach August 18, 2018

Article and photos by Glenn Woodell It’s not every show that you walk away being impressed with the opening band. But Red Sun Rising is a band to watch as they got things started for heavy hitters Shinedown and Godsmack. A relatively young band out of Akron, Ohio, with only two albums to their credit, they were a perfect match for the lineup and made … Continue reading Godsmack and Shinedown in Virginia Beach August 18, 2018

The Fixx at Boathouse Live in Newport News, Virginia August 16, 2018

Article and Photos by Glenn Woodell The 80’s British rock band, The Fixx, has been a favorite of American audiences for decades. This time around, they were at Boathouse Live in Newport News, with local acoustic rock talent, Brandon Bower, getting things kicked off. For some of the younger crowd, if their name doesn’t ring a bell, then songs like One Thing Leads to Another, … Continue reading The Fixx at Boathouse Live in Newport News, Virginia August 16, 2018

Kansas at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach, Virginia on August 10, 2018

I’m a little partial to Kansas since this was my very first ever favorite band. I listened to them tirelessly up through their fifth album, Point of Know Return, when their music started to seem a little too popish for me. By then I was also heavy into Rush, Boston, and other competing bands. But I always loved the early Kansas so finally getting to … Continue reading Kansas at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach, Virginia on August 10, 2018

Black Label Society at the NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia August 5th, 2018

EyeHate God Corrosion of Conformity Black Label Society The NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia delivered again. This time it was the trio of heavy rockers EyeHate God, Corrosion of Conformity, and the legendary Black Label Society with Zakk Wylde. Sometimes there is a fine line between rock and metal. And although these bands are considered metal, they were heavy rockers in my book. EyeHate God puts … Continue reading Black Label Society at the NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia August 5th, 2018

Violent Femmes at the NorVa July 24, 2018

It all started with what sounded like a few of the audience members stomping their feet at the back of the house. The sound grew larger and began to move along the side, toward the front, as the audience turned to watch and listen, trying to figure out what was going on. Then, one by one, the members of the band, each one holding a … Continue reading Violent Femmes at the NorVa July 24, 2018