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Senses Fail // Live @ The NorVA // 3.14.17

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Article by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar
Photos by: Glenn Woodell and Wendy Podmenik Darugar


NORFOLK, VA — Another post-hardcore line up rocked the NorVa, this time led by New Jersey’s Senses Fail. Celebrating their fifteenth anniversary with a tour titled “Quince Años”, they were joined by Like Pacific, Counterparts, and Movements.

The crowd was slow to fill on this weeknight but by the time Senses Fail took the stage, it was evident that there was a lot of love from fans who turned out to show support for a favored band. Featuring the album “Still Searching” in it’s entirety, the dramatically lit show enthralled concert goers while original lead singer James “Buddy” Nielson kept the energy pumped up with jumps, mic tosses, and sharing inspirations with his audience. Like Pacific and Movements kept a similar sound (hardcore), while Counterparts was a decidedly harder, almost punk-ish or thrash metal influenced feel.

Promoting newest EP “In Your Absence”, look for Senses Fail to make a stop in your city:

Wendy Podmenik Darugar // Glenn Woodell
Since entering the world of photography in 2013, WENDY PODMENIK has focused her interest on live music. Her ultimate goal is to successfully present the live music genre as an art form which preserves the expression, emotion, and energy of specific moments in time. ////// GLENN WOODELL spends his musical time working both on and around the stage. He's spent decades behind the lens as a visual artist, and for his career, studied human vision as a scientific researcher. His time on the stage these days is either spent holding on to a bass guitar or a camera.

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