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Static X // Live @ the NorVa // 11.20.19

Article and Photos by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar   NORFOLK, VA: Where has this band been all my life? Nestled into a genre that's right up my alley, industrial/nu-metal band Static-X has rejoined the scene, with a twist and a purpose. Currently touring both as a memorial tribute to late lead singer Wayne

Dead and Company // Live @ Hampton Coliseum // 11.8.19

Article and photos by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar   HAMPTON, VA: Thirteen gleaming red and white semi trucks were parked in a meandering line in the back lot, humming in unison on a crisp fall night. The latest incarnation of the Grateful Dead had finally returned to the famed mothership, after twenty-seven long

Stone Temple Pilots // Live @ Chrysler Hall // 9.17.19

Article and photos by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar   NORFOLK, VA: The magnificent Chrysler Hall, soon to undergo extensive renovations, hosted Stone Temple Pilots as one of their last events. Home to the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, in the past the venue has featured tours such as Robert Plant and Alice Cooper.   Leading the evening

Breaking Benjamin // Live @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater // 8.21.19

Article and Photos by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar   VIRGINIA BEACH, VA: A stacked rocking line up hit Virginia Beach on Wednesday night, giving the audience bang for their concert buck. Paving the way on the stage was young and electric Diamante, out to garner exposure for her brand, a hard and modern-edged

Knotfest Roadshow // Live @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater // 8.14.19

Article and Photos by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar   VIRGINIA BEACH, VA: Wikipedia has no less than 27 different metal genres listed, not to mention sub-genres ad infinitum. The “Knotfest Roadshow” North American tour line up features four bands that cut across a healthy spread of metal. Leading the evening is Polish “extreme

Alice in Chains & Korn // Live @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater // 7.30.19

Article and photos by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar   Virginia Beach, VA -- #KORNAIC is the name of this summer tour, led by none other than two different powerhouse bands of the 90's. Each band pioneered groundbreaking interpretations of the metal genre, and each band continues to consistently churn out hits to this

Godsmack // Live @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater // 7.19.19

Article and photos by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar   VA BEACH, VA: Fans braved extreme heat conditions and daytime temperatures in excess of 100° (not including heat index calculations) to catch long time favored metal/ rockers Godsmack with up and coming opening band New Years Day. Originally scheduled to play in Portsmouth VA,

Styx // Live @ Chrysler Hall // 6.24.19

Article and photos by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar   Norfolk, VA -- Rock giants Styx brought the magic to Chrysler Hall, in a rescheduled and relocated event that was to be originally held at the Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion in Portsmouth. Structural issues with the canopy at Portsmouth's open-air venue led to the

The Struts // Live @ The NorVa // 5.16.19

Article and photos by Wendy Podmenik Darugar NORFOLK, VA: In the midst of a long, world-wide tour supporting sophomore album Young and Dangerous, The Struts kept the audience engaged and enthusiastic for the entire evening. Flamboyant front man Luke Spiller, with mannerisms and an appearance eerily reminiscent of rock legends Freddie

Lunatic Luau // Live @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater // 5.17.19

Article and photos by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar VIRGINIA BEACH, VA- Concert season is now in full swing, especially the increasingly popular music festivals. While most major festivals are a three day event (and can be somewhat of a long, hot ordeal for an attendee,) one of Hampton Road's radio stations takes

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