ZZ Top with Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos in Portsmouth, Virginia August 2, 2022

by Glenn Woodell For ZZ Top fans, the big question over the past year has been whether or not Elwood Francis would be able to fill the shoes of the late Dusty Hill, the bassist who passed in July of last year. This show would have those not too familiar with the band wondering if that was really Dusty on stage. Case closed! Dusty joined … Continue reading ZZ Top with Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos in Portsmouth, Virginia August 2, 2022

Starset at the NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia June 24, 2022

By Glenn Woodell In contrast to the dark metal bands that frequent the NorVa, locals were treated to the bright lights and vibrant sounds of Starset. A cross between alternative and electronic rock, their latest album, Horizons, was released in October of 2021. But the audience was in for a surprise when violinist, Siobhán Richards, and celloist, Zuzana Engererova, took the stage on opposite sides, … Continue reading Starset at the NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia June 24, 2022

Train in Virginia Beach, Virginia July 2, 2022

By Glenn Woodell Train performed at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, Virginia on June 2, 2022, along with openers Blues Traveler, Jewel, and Will Anderson. Will Anderson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Will-Anderson-Music-103925881749086 Blues Traveler Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bluestravelerWWW: https://bluestraveler.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bluestraveler/ Train AM GoldMeet Virginia/The JokerIf It’s LoveGet to MeRunning BackPlay that SongBruises/Love the One You’re WithSave Me SanFranciscoTurn the Radio UpDancing Queen/Listen to the MusicIt’s EverythingMarry … Continue reading Train in Virginia Beach, Virginia July 2, 2022

The Black Crowes with Howlin’ Rain, Portsmouth, Virginia June 22, 2022

By Glenn Woodell In a long-awaited reunion, Chris and Rich Robinson stepped out from their individual projects; Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Magpie Salute, and shared the stage for their Shake Your Moneymaker tour as the Black Crowes. 30 years and much controversy later, they took the stage and played the entire album, 30 years after it came out as their debut album. While Rich was … Continue reading The Black Crowes with Howlin’ Rain, Portsmouth, Virginia June 22, 2022

Lunatic Luau, May 20, 2022 Virginia Beach Amphitheater Norfolk, Virginia

by Glenn Woodell The Lunatic Luau has been a celebration of music sponsored by WNOR Radio, FM99 since 1997 and held at the amphitheater in Virginia Beach, currently called the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater. This year’s lineup included One Shot Fired, Dead Friends, Magg Dylan, Crobot, Plush, Living Color, Lilith Czar, Ayron Jones, Bad Wolves, Dirty Honey, The Pretty Reckless, and Disturbed. High heat … Continue reading Lunatic Luau, May 20, 2022 Virginia Beach Amphitheater Norfolk, Virginia

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

Blackberry Smoke, Portsmouth Pavilion, Virginia, October 15, 2021

By Glenn Woodell In support of their new album, You Hear Georgia, which was released in March, Blackberry Smoke is making their way around the US through the end of the year and then heading to Europe until March when they return to North America. Local favorites Bennett Wales and the Relief opened the show while Brian Grilli played an acoustic set in the VIP … Continue reading Blackberry Smoke, Portsmouth Pavilion, Virginia, October 15, 2021

Blacktop Mojo with Hostile Within, 710OIL, and Magg Dylan at Elevation 27 in Virginia Beach, Virginia October 10, 2021

By Glenn Woodell I got the chance to sit down with lead singer, Matt James before the show and talk about recent events. MMM: How would you describe your genre? Are you really southern rock and do you think it’s changed with the gain and loss of new members? I ask that because I’ve heard you described as southern rock and post grunge and I … Continue reading Blacktop Mojo with Hostile Within, 710OIL, and Magg Dylan at Elevation 27 in Virginia Beach, Virginia October 10, 2021

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