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Good Charlotte & Crown the Empire // Live @ The NorVa // 5.21.17

Article by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar Photos by: Glenn Woodell and Wendy Podmenik Darugar     The line went down past the venue and wrapped around the block, coiled in anticipation for the comeback of Good Charlotte, returning after a six year hiatus. Ages ranging from young 20's to folks in their 40's, the old

Mushroomhead // Live @ Shaka’s // 5.8.17

Article by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar Photos by: Glenn Woodell and Wendy Podmenik Darugar VIRGINIA BEACH, VA: This event in Virginia could have been billed as a metalfest, as a total of seven bands filled the night during day seven of Mushroomhead's current tour. Relicseed featured a thunderous sound with only three band members

Senses Fail // Live @ The NorVA // 3.14.17

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

Overkill // Live @ The NorVa // 3.8.17

  Article by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar Photos by: Glenn Woodell and Wendy Podmenik Darugar NORFOLK, VA:  night of thrash metal, courtesy of Nuclear Blast Records, powered through Norfolk on Tuesday night at the famous NorVa. The evening began with a consistently strong line up featuring two bands from Finland, Swallow the Sun and

Big Gigantic // Live @ The Norva // 2.19.17

Article by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar Photos by: Glenn Woodell and Wendy Podmenik Darugar   NORFOLK, VA- Bonnaroo. Coachella. Firefly. Austin City Limits. Who has played at all of these impressive, big-name festivals? Big Gigantic, that's who. Combine fantastic stage lighting, a full booming bass sound (extra cabinets abound), and the catchy engrossing beats

Anti Flag and Reel Big Fish // Live @ The NorVa // 1.21.17

Article by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar Photos by: Glenn Woodell and Wendy Podmenik Darugar   Possibly prescient in the titling of their latest album “American Spring”, given the current political climate, the political punk rockers Anti Flag gave theme to the evening in Norfolk following the historic nationwide Women's March of 2016. The timing could

Alejandro Escovedo // Live @ Shaka’s // 1.17.17

Article by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar Photos by: Glenn Woodell and Wendy Podmenik Darugar   VA Beach, VA- Boasting an impeccable musical resume, Alejandro Escovedo and his group of longtime friends and collaborators showed us how to “Burn Something Beautiful” on Tuesday night. Escovedo's rich and varied history initiated with San Fransisco punk rockers The

Badfish with Fayuca // Live @ the NorVa // 1.14.17

Article by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar Photos by: Glenn Woodell and Wendy Podmenik Darugar   NORFOLK, VA: An audience 900 strong filled the NorVa on Saturday night to jam out on some west coast based reggae blends. The crowd slowly filtered inside as the evening kicked off with two examples of Virginia's home grown

Pop Evil // Live @ The NorVa // 12.9.16

Article by Wendy Podmenik Darugar Photos by Glenn Woodell and Wendy Podmenik Darugar   A little over a year ago, we caught our first Pop Evil show at the NorVa. They were the slated openers for Three Days Grace and when I researched the bands pre-concert, I was impressed with their heavy hitting,

Dilly Dally // Live @ The NorVa // 11.10.16

Article by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar Photos by: Glenn Woodell and Wendy Podmenik Darugar     NORFOLK, VA- One of the greatest joys I have been blessed with is the opportunity to listen to fresh original bands on nearly a weekly basis. Attending the larger shows at the NorVa, I give an equal listen to

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