Trinity of Terror comes to Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Virginia April 27, 2022

By Glenn Woodell Black Veil Brides, Motionless in White, and Ice Nine Kills came to Norfolk to finish off their tour featuring all three bands as headliners. Fame on Fire joined them to open and get things started. Part concert and part theatrical performance, this was a night where the crowd, who usually dresses up in costume and makeup, was met with stiff competition from … Continue reading Trinity of Terror comes to Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Virginia April 27, 2022

Lilith Czar at the Norva in Norfolk, Virginia April 24, 2022

By Glenn Woodell Opening for Three Days Grace was the vixen-lead band, Lilith Czar. Take In this Moment; replace the white with black; replace the drummer with a blond stick-slinging enchantress; and remove the dancers; and you have Lilith Czar. A mix of hard-hitting goth, metal, rock, pop, and some ballads mixed in, is what this evening was like. Black leather, black hair, and black … Continue reading Lilith Czar at the Norva in Norfolk, Virginia April 24, 2022

Daughtry with Tremonti and Lyell at the NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia February 27, 2022 

Lyell started off the show at the NorVa for Daughtry’s Dearly Beloved tour in support of his sixth album. Tremonti carried the middle of the show and was a local favorite, with their drummer, Ryan Bennett, being from the Richmond area. Daughtry Photo Gallery Set list DesperationWorld on FireChanges Are ComingNo SurpriseDearly BelovedDrum SoloEvilHomeCry For HelpIt’s Not OverHeavy Is the CrownThe VictimLionessSeptemberEncore:Over YouAsylum https://daughtryofficial.com/https://www.facebook.com/daughtryhttps://www.instagram.com/daughtry/https://twitter.com/daughtry_newshttps://www.youtube.com/user/daughtry Tremonti … Continue reading Daughtry with Tremonti and Lyell at the NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia February 27, 2022 

Skillet with Adelita’s Way and Eva Under Fire at the NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia

By Glenn Woodell Skillet always draws an exuberant crowd and this show was no different as it was near-capacity at the NorVa this evening. Hard rockers, Adelita’s Way, who had been to the Hampton Roads area back in May, was back in front of some familiar faces as an opener. New to the area was the female-fronted Eva Under Fire – think Evanescence turned up … Continue reading Skillet with Adelita’s Way and Eva Under Fire at the NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia

Styx with Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos at Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Virginia August 10, 2021

by Glenn Woodell Styx is one of those bands that if you’ve seen them before you can see them all over again with the same excitement. The vocal harmonies, the keyboard runs and guitar solos, and the drums all bring back the same memories for those singing along, playing air guitar, or thumping out the beat. Throughout their 49 year history, they have had a … Continue reading Styx with Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos at Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Virginia August 10, 2021

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