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Old 05-20-2010, 03:21 AM
 
Location: Bardstown, KY
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Haven't been to a show in VA yet, I'm from Louisville, KY and live here for the Navy. I used to go to shows a lot before the Navy and I was just if there's even a scene here and where to find it. Hardcore/metal not hard rock.
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Old 05-20-2010, 06:40 AM
 
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I know this place, you take I-25 South to Sunport Blvd, and then get on University.......
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Miramar Beach, FL
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You could check out the NORVA in Norfolk. Sometimes they have bands there that play that type of music.
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:38 AM
 
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Good luck. The Norva sometimes books decent metal bands though it has dwindled a bit since they first opened. There isn't really a specific hardcore/metal venue here so you kind of have to scour out bars and stuff for individual shows. The Peppermint Beach Club seems to get more metal acts than a lot of other places. It is also not uncommon to venture up to Jaxx in Springfield, VA for shows of that nature. I love that place.
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Old 05-20-2010, 12:25 PM
 
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Haven't been to a show in VA yet, I'm from Louisville, KY and live here for the Navy. I used to go to shows a lot before the Navy and I was just if there's even a scene here and where to find it. Hardcore/metal not hard rock.
Virginia Beach Ampitheater, The Norva, Richmond Colosseum
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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Back in the day, before Isabel, there was the boathouse. After it flooded none of the other local places really took it's place.
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Bardstown, KY
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Thank you all for the help.
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Old 05-21-2010, 05:27 PM
 
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Most of the places in HR that had hardcore shows have been shut down or stopped booking hardcore shows because of fights. I was in a hardcore band a few years ago, and we had tons of places to play. Michael Bob's, Sweet Caroline's, Uncle Huby's, Peppermint Beach Club, Club Relevant, Harvest, Attitudz, Excess, Gil's, and so on. All of those have been shut down/stopped booking hardcore and metal shows, which is a real shame. I had some awesome times at those places, and saw some really great bands go through.

I've long since gotten out of the "scene", but it was lively when I was a part of it, but the kids got too rowdy and fight crews started forming, and that's when I left. No exaggeration, there was a fight at EVERY show I went to or played by the time I left. It was crazy. The police actually started investigating into the fight crews as gangs after a kid was put in a coma during a brawl at the NorVa. The fight was pushed outside and there was something like 30 or 40 kids in the middle of Monticello Ave. I can't tell you how many shows I've been to that were shut down in the middle of a band's set because a fight broke out. Or how many knives and brass knuckles were found on the floor of the venue after the show was over and everyone left. They really ruined a good thing.

There was a time when a hardcore/metal show was in the area just about everyday, whether it was a local show at one of the smaller venues or a big show at the NorVa, but now it seems like a lot of the shows Hampton Roads would get are going to Richmond or Northern Virginia instead. Now that Gil's is gone, the only place I know of that still has hardcore shows is the Half Shell in Virginia Beach.

Needless to say, the scene in Hampton Roads is there, and it used to be huge, but the fighting got out of control. Richmond has a decent scene, and some awesome venues (I like Alley Katz a lot), but the fighting which has become a regular part of the hardcore/metal scene will eventually ruin Richmond's scene too. Good luck, man. I know how much fun going to shows can be.
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Old 05-21-2010, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Chesapeake, Va!
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Bardstown, KY
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Most of the places in HR that had hardcore shows have been shut down or stopped booking hardcore shows because of fights. I was in a hardcore band a few years ago, and we had tons of places to play. Michael Bob's, Sweet Caroline's, Uncle Huby's, Peppermint Beach Club, Club Relevant, Harvest, Attitudz, Excess, Gil's, and so on. All of those have been shut down/stopped booking hardcore and metal shows, which is a real shame. I had some awesome times at those places, and saw some really great bands go through.

I've long since gotten out of the "scene", but it was lively when I was a part of it, but the kids got too rowdy and fight crews started forming, and that's when I left. No exaggeration, there was a fight at EVERY show I went to or played by the time I left. It was crazy. The police actually started investigating into the fight crews as gangs after a kid was put in a coma during a brawl at the NorVa. The fight was pushed outside and there was something like 30 or 40 kids in the middle of Monticello Ave. I can't tell you how many shows I've been to that were shut down in the middle of a band's set because a fight broke out. Or how many knives and brass knuckles were found on the floor of the venue after the show was over and everyone left. They really ruined a good thing.

There was a time when a hardcore/metal show was in the area just about everyday, whether it was a local show at one of the smaller venues or a big show at the NorVa, but now it seems like a lot of the shows Hampton Roads would get are going to Richmond or Northern Virginia instead. Now that Gil's is gone, the only place I know of that still has hardcore shows is the Half Shell in Virginia Beach.

Needless to say, the scene in Hampton Roads is there, and it used to be huge, but the fighting got out of control. Richmond has a decent scene, and some awesome venues (I like Alley Katz a lot), but the fighting which has become a regular part of the hardcore/metal scene will eventually ruin Richmond's scene too. Good luck, man. I know how much fun going to shows can be.
That sucks man I think the same thing is happening back in Louisville or the old schoolers ya know the tough guys are getting tired of seeing the new "scene kids" come in with the dragon ball z hair and girl pants. It seems like the scene changed overnight there and I miss it a lot.
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