Static-X with Raven Black, Wednesday 13, and Dope at the NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia October 20, 2019

MusicMattersMagazine’s contributing member, Glenn Woodell, had the opportunity to have a special interview with bassist and founding member of Static-X, Tony Campos. MMM: How did the reunion in 2018 come about? Had this been in the works for some time? Campos: Koichi and I never lost touch. Kenny and I reconnected back in 2012 I would say so we’d all been in touch. We didn’t … Continue reading Static-X with Raven Black, Wednesday 13, and Dope at the NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia October 20, 2019

Stone Temple Pilots with Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown and Rival Sons, September 17, 2019 at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, Virginia

by Glenn Woodell Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown Rival Sons Set list 1. Back in the Woods 2. Open My Eyes 3. Look Away 4. Pressure and Time 5. Where I’ve Been 6. Too Bad 7. End of Forever 8. Face of Light 9. Feral Roots 10. Electric Man 11. Keep on Swinging 12. Shooting Stars 13. Do your Worst Stone Temple Pilots Set List … Continue reading Stone Temple Pilots with Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown and Rival Sons, September 17, 2019 at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, Virginia

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