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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

Lunatic Luau Festival // Live @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater// 5.5.18

Article and photos by Glenn Woodell   Virginia Beach, VA -- Perfect weather, a strong band lineup, and an enthusiastic crowd all came together to make the 2018 Lunatic Luau a great success. This show has been running (almost) annually since 1997 and has been sponsored by FM99, one of the local

Fortunate Youth // Live @ The NorVa // 4.6.18

Article by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar Photos by: Glenn Woodell and Wendy Podmenik Darugar   NORFOLK,VA- Music has long been the great communicator. Throughout the ages, music has been used to evoke emotions ranging from love and longing, grief, anger, frustration, inspiration, love and joy- and Fortunate Youth was on hand in Norfolk to

Papadosio // Live @ The NorVa // 3.23.18

Article by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar Photos by: Glenn Woodell and Wendy Podmenik Darugar   NORFOLK, VA- Asheville, North Carolina's own “space rock” band Papadosio arrived in Virginia to promote latest release Pattern Integrities with an interesting merge of science, philosophy, and music. Their Spring Tour 2018 was supported by the funky jams of

The Hunts // Live @ The NorVa // 3.10.18

Article by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar Photos by: Glenn Woodell and Wendy Podmenik Darugar NORFOLK, VA: Chesapeake Virginia's own The Hunts drew a huge crowd of local followers to The NorVa for the release of their second album Darlin' Oh Darlin'. Part of a regional movement that highlights original indie folk featuring themes

Doyle // Live @ Shaka’s // 2.28.18

Article by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar Photos by: Glenn Woodell and Wendy Podmenik Darugar   NORFOLK, VA: Doyle and crew raged onstage at Shaka's Live in Virginia Beach last week, accompanied by four local bands- Glenrose, Rose Milk, Dirty Toys, and Mammoth Black- all with an intensity appropriate to set the scene for an

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