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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 the opening bands as to the headliners. And in some cases in the past, I enjoyed the openers more than the big guys. Being a small, touring opening band is no easy task- the road is relentless, the money is poor, the nights are long and it’s a huge financial gamble to win over the hearts of an audience that largely, didn’t buy tickets to see you specifically, and you only have a 30 minute opportunity on that city’s stage to win the crowd over.


That being said, there has been a lot of buzz over Toronto’s alt/ Rock/ Punk Dilly Dally. Vocalist Katie Monks and guitarist Liz Ball met while in high school, playing musically experimental riffs off of each other’s creative input, and eventually bringing in bass and drums. Upon graduation, they devoted many years of touring before finally releasing their debut album, “Sore”, in 2015. Monk’s aggressive, gritty vocals echoes the sounds of post punk movement of the 90’s while she lyrically touches on subjects such as sexuality and feminism, among others. Their introductory single is “Desire”.

Dilly Dally was tapped to join MUNA and Grouplove for the “Big Mess” tour, and current plans are to return to songwriting for the next album after this tour completes its’ run. Catch this line up at the following dates:

Nov 15 House of Blues, Dallas TX

Nov 16 House of Blues, Houston TX

Nov 18 Stubb’s Waller Creek Amp, Austin TX

Nov 19 Stubb’s, Austin TX

Dec 2 Lee’s Palace, Toronto, Canada


Wendy Podmenik 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.