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The Magpie Salute // Live @ The NorVa // 9.19.18

Article and photos by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar   Norfolk, VA -- Having lived in Georgia with its rich musical history attuned me to the plethora of talented bands that blossomed from the area. Ranging from hip hop/rap to alt rock and southern rock, I became a huge fan of The Black Crowes,

Seether & Tremonti // Live @ The NorVa // 9.17.18

Article and Photos by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar   Norfolk, VA -- The four band lineup of the evening opened a bit earlier than the posted start time with the emotive lyrics and energy of Veio, an alt metal/rock group hailing from Oregon. During their 20 minute set, they displayed a high excitement

Judas Priest & Deep Purple // Live @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater // 9.8.18

Article and Photos by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar   VIRGINIA BEACH, VA: Rock and metal legends arrived at Virginia Beach in a double headlining ticket while on a 25 date tour winding through the United States. Black band t-shirts were the attire of choice for the night, worn by an appreciative crowd who

Album Review: Clutch – Book of Bad Decisions

Article by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar   On September 7th, Maryland rockers Clutch will drop their 12th studio album, staying true to their roots with their trademark gritty guitar licks and quirky lyrics -- with a nod to delta blues, served with a side of funk. Recorded in three weeks in Nashville by producer

Shinedown & Godsmack // Live @ Veteran’s United Amphitheater // 8.18.18

Article and Photos by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar   VIRGINIA BEACH, VA: Powerhouse rock hit Virginia Beach hard, with Shinedown partnering up alongside Godsmack setting the venue on fire, and Red Sun Rising there to pump up the crowd. With concert goers keeping a wary eye on the rain, hot new Ohio rockers Red

Kansas // Live @ The Sandler Center // 8.10.18

Article and photos by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar   Virginia Beach, VA -- We are all familiar with the songs that put Kansas on the charts in a big way during the 1970's... “Carry on Wayward Son,” “Dust in the Wind,” and "Point of Know Return,” to mention just a few. This prog

The Trongone Band // Live @ Tradition Brewing // 7.7.18

Article and photos by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar NEWPORT NEWS, VA- The South continues to to rise, this time with the strains of song from Virginia's own homegrown favorites, Richmond's The Trongone Band. Delivering southern rock with a natural ease, brothers Andrew and Johnny Trongone accompanied by Chip Hale and Ben White stopped

The Black Dahlia Murder & Whitechapel // Live @ The NorVa // 6.19.18

Article and Photos by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar NORFOLK, VA- The front doors were literally shaking at the NorVa on Tuesday ... and metal layered upon metal continued to shake the very structure of the building as a 5 band lineup plowed through the evening, leaving the audience sweaty and exhausted and

Anthrax & Lamb of God // Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater // 6.12.18

Article and photos by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar VA BEACH, VA: The metal worshipping masses united one last time to pay tribute to one of the legendary “Big Four” thrash metal bands on their farewell tour... and four other bands stepped up to lend support during this historical event. An early evening in

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real // Live @ Boathouse Live // 6.09.18

Article and Photos by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar NEWPORT NEWS, VA: Surrounded by music his entire lifetime and mentored by legends, Lukas Nelson has paid with time, work, and sweat to earn his own way up the musical ranks and not rely on any advantages that having Willie Nelson as a father

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