Styx at Chrysler Hall Norfolk, Virginia June 24, 2019

By Glenn Woodell If Styx is coming near you, just go see them! I was talking to one of the other music photographers after the show and we both agreed that the older bands put on more of a show and less of a series of songs than do so many of the newer bands. This was definitely the case with Styx. The sound quality … Continue reading Styx at Chrysler Hall Norfolk, Virginia June 24, 2019

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

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

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