Lots of updates to the Coastal Virginia Local Calendar…

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This just listed on the Local Calendar:

  • Wed March 23rd ODU’s Spring Fling featuring Cage the Elephant
  • Sun April 10th Beirut @ The Norva
  • Mon April 18th Pearl Jam @ Hampton Coliseum
  • Also on Monday April 18th Puscifer (featuring Maynard James Keenan of Tool/A Perfect Circle) at The National Theater in Richmond
  • Tue May 17th Explosions In The Sky @ The Norva
  • Fri~Sat May 27th~28th Lava Music Festival @ Suffolk Executive Airport (Suffolk)
  • Wed June 22nd Weezer @ Va Beach Amphitheater

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Just Announced…Nine Inch Nails/Soundgarden @ Va Beach Amp 8/5/14

It looks like a string of great shows are coming our way to the Tidewater Virginia area. First Primus was announced, followed by Modest Mouse, and now Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden are doing a shared billing tour.

"I'm there, dude." ~ HipsterApproved.net

“I’m there, dude.” ~ HipsterApproved.net

The NIN/SG show will be at the Farm Bureau Live at Lakewood Amphitheater in Virginia Beach on Tuesday August 5th. Special guests Death Grips will also perform.

I have not gotten word on ticket prices yet but I do know that tickets go on-sale to the general public on March 21st.

Local News Reminder..Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros tonight @ The Norva

thenorvaUltra hipster band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are performing tonight (6/21/13) in beautiful downtown Norfolk Virginia at The Norva Theater.

Yes...this is a 10 piece band ~ HipsterApproved.net

Yes…this is a 10 piece band ~ HipsterApproved.net

You can get all the ticket info here at the Local Calendar page. Just follow the links…

BTW…You have got to check out this video I found on YouTube of this father and daughter performing a cover of Edward Sharpe’s hit ‘Home’…it’s awesome –>

 

 

Hip film review…Hardcore Norfolk: A Story of Rock N Roll Survival

hcnAs a resident of the city of Norfolk Virginia, I was very excited to hear about this film. I believe I read the interview that was in Veer Magazine when the filmmakers appeared on the cover.

Somehow I lost track of the date and missed the Opening Night showing at the Naro Theater. I’m sure that must have been quite an event. And ‘red-carpet’ events like that don’t happen that often here in Norfolk, VA. (Some footage of it appears as bonus material on the second disc!)

Debra Persons, the films co-director and executive producer, was nice enough to meet with me to talk about the film. I could really tell that this movie was a labor of love for Debra. This film is very personal to her, and co-director and associate producer Andrea Rizzo. The two were living the awesome life you see portrayed on the screen. By that I mean that the bands that you see in the movie are the bands that they were going out to see and getting to know. The same goes for cinematographer and editor Paul Unger only a bit later in the local scene.

The film starts with a brief history of the ‘Norfolk Sound‘ and the rich musical past that was in this area for quite some time. Very interesting. The footage of Tidewater landmarks and skylines are great and the ‘DIY‘ feel of it adds to the overall aesthetic of the film.

It’s not long till the documentary focuses on rock n roll…
I’m not going to spoil any of the great stories that are told in the film. (And it’s awesome that I know so many people interviewed in the movie!) I advise that you buy a copy of this great DVD for yourself and watch it. And tell your friends to do the same. These film-makers had a dream and went for it…and had success! That is a very bold thing for someone to do and I applaud them for that. We should all show our support by getting a DVD or CD (or both).

They don’t have any plans to make other feature films. (Except Paul…he’s still working in the video business). This is the movie that they envisioned to make, and after a lot of tweaking…it’s done. You can check out their website at –> www.HardcoreNorfolk.com

They are living the dream.

Tracy Morgan coming to Va Beach Funny Bone Feb 16 – Feb 19 2012

Tracy Morgan, one of the stars of the totally hip TV show 30 Rock is performing at the Funny Bone Comedy Club in Virginia Beach’s Town Center Thurs Feb 16th to Sun Feb 19th.

Tracy is scheduled for one show at 8pm on Thur, but has two shows on Fri, Sat, and Sun (times vary). Tickets are $45 and are in the ‘Full Menu Showroom’. Which I guess means the ‘Big Room’…I’ve never actual been to this Funny Bone location. I’ve been to one in a different city, and it was always a great time. If someone could comp me tickets to this show, that would be great. I’d love to write a review.

Get ahold of me at info@HipsterApproved.net