Trapt with Tantric, Saving Abel and Saliva at the Vanguard in Hampton, Virginia May 23, 2019

Initially built as an armory for the Virginia National Guard in 1936, the Vanguard is now a brewery/distillery in downtown Hampton that hosts live music five days a week. Four bands took the stage this evening as Tantric, Saving Abel, Saliva, and Trapt joined forces for a big crowd. Tantric Saving Abel Saliva Trapt Continue reading Trapt with Tantric, Saving Abel and Saliva at the Vanguard in Hampton, Virginia May 23, 2019

Lunatic Luau May17, 2019 Virginia Beach, Virginia

The 19th Annual Lunatic Luau in Virginia Beach, Virginia, brought out a powerful lineup of bands on what was a perfect day for an outdoor music event. Although twelve bands played on two stages throughout the afternoon, only eleven are covered here. The lineup was as follows: ENTRY PLAZA HELLZAPOPPIN CIRCUS SIDESHOW 2:00 NANCY’S NOOK SIDE STAGE JUST STANDING 2:15 – 2:35 (20 MIN) SEVEN TEN … Continue reading Lunatic Luau May17, 2019 Virginia Beach, Virginia

The Struts May 16, 2019 at The NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia

Like so many of the opening acts that come to the NorVa, Des Rocs could just as easily have been a headliner. Not to take anything away from The Struts who headlined this night, but those who came only for the main act missed out on a great performance. Think of a more energetic and bluesy version of Elvis, armed with a Stratocaster. More distortion … Continue reading The Struts May 16, 2019 at The NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia

Sevendust with Tremonti, Cane Hill, Lullwater, and Kirra at the NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia February 9th, 2019

I had the pleasure to sit with the members of Lullwater before the show and ask them a few questions. Music Matters: You mentioned on your website that you had a tumultuous two years since the release of Revival, enough so that it influenced your music. Do you want to talk about the influence of external forces on your music? John: You know, I think … Continue reading Sevendust with Tremonti, Cane Hill, Lullwater, and Kirra at the NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia February 9th, 2019

Puddle of Mudd with 710OIL and Mick Blankenship at Boathouse Live in Newport News, Virginia January 10, 2019

Fans were not disappointed at the Puddle of Mudd show held at the relatively new venue, Boathouse Live in Newport News, Virginia. There were many locals present, musicians and fans alike, who came to see 710OIL, one of the openers, after a months-long hiatus from the local stages. Frontman Chris Johnson took a leave of absence to have some neck surgery but was back full … Continue reading Puddle of Mudd with 710OIL and Mick Blankenship at Boathouse Live in Newport News, Virginia January 10, 2019

Angel Vivaldi and Nita Strauss in Richmond, Virginia, The Canal Club, December 20, 2018

Shooting at a new venue can be exciting. Not so when you have to stand in the rain for 45 minutes. Once inside however, we were treated to a block of no less than five bands for the evening. Local band, Emperial March, got the night started with their set of hard driving metallic rock. Getting a good spot on the front rail proved to … Continue reading Angel Vivaldi and Nita Strauss in Richmond, Virginia, The Canal Club, December 20, 2018

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