Bassnectar at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia, August 31, 2019

by Glenn Woodell Reminiscent of Phish and their fans invading the “Mothership”, the Hampton Coliseum, Bassnectar is the Millennial version but based on electronic dance music, complete with lights and body-shaking bass and lots of thongs and booty shorts. The vibe among the crowd waiting for the doors to open was one of peace, love, and psychedelica. It seemed that everyone knew one another but … Continue reading Bassnectar at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia, August 31, 2019

Slipknot with Behemoth, Gojira, and Volbeat at the Virginia Beach Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, Virginia August 14th, 2019

By Glenn Woodell Thanks to the traffic which normally turns the 45-minute drive into 60 minutes, this evening, it took a full two hours to make it to the venue. I therefore missed the photographers’ walkout to the stage for Behemoth who put on quite a visual show. I present to you the images from Gojira, Volbeat, and Slipknot. Gojira Volbeat Slipknot Setlist courtesy of … Continue reading Slipknot with Behemoth, Gojira, and Volbeat at the Virginia Beach Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, Virginia August 14th, 2019

Korn with Alice in Chains at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, Virginia July 30, 2019

Photos by Glenn Woodell Alice in Chains 1) Angry Chair 2) Man in the Box 3) Check My Brain 4) Again 5) Them Bones 6) Dam That River 7) Stone 8) Never Fade 9) No Excuses 10) Nutshell 11) Bleed the Freak 12) We Die Young 13) The One You Know 14) Would? 15) Rooster Korn 1) Here to Stay 2) Blind 3) Divine 4) … Continue reading Korn with Alice in Chains at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, Virginia July 30, 2019

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

Sponge with Everafter at the Vanguard in Hampton, Virginia June 14, 2019

by Glenn Woodell There was a small but very dedicated crowd at the Vanguard for the Sponge show. Graduation weekend combined with rainy weather held back all but the die hard fans of this Detroit-based alternative, sometimes punky rock band. Virginia Beach-based favorites, Everafter, opened the show up with a powerful mix from this small but versatile trio, starting with an instrumental selection from Pink … Continue reading Sponge with Everafter at the Vanguard in Hampton, Virginia June 14, 2019

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