Chris Connelly

Hazy Eye Music Media is proud to announce the second interview in a series of interviews I’m currently conducting with some of my favorite artists. I’m stepping outside of my comfort zone and have begun picking the brains of some phenomenal musicians.

This time I, Andy Jillson, was fortunate enough to interview Chris Connelly. Chris Connelly is a Scottish-born musician and author who is widely known for his work with Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Pigface, and a other highly influence electro-industrial bands during the mid 1980’s and early 1990’s. He has since released established himself as respected solo artist and singer-songwriter. To this day, Connelly continues to write new material and has released several poignant solo albums.

In 2008, Connelly published a memoir of his early years in the music industry titled, Concrete, Bulletproof, Invisible, and Fried: My Life As A Revolting Cock. The book is “superbly written, funny, irreverent, and a downright scary memoir” at times. I highly suggest you buy the book and take the trip. Chris Connelly is a unique artist with an interesting career/life. I have been listening to his music since I was about 13. Anyway, check it out!

Justin Pearson

Hazy Eye Music Media is proud to announce the first interview in a series of interviews I’m currently conducting with some of my favorite artists. I’m stepping outside of my comfort zone and have begun picking the brains of some phenomenal musicians. It’s extremely unfortunate that there will likely be no live shows to attend during the remainder of 2020, but that’s not going to stop me from interacting with my musical peers.

Anyway, check it out! I, Andy Jillson, was fortunate enough to interview Justin Pearson earlier this week. Justin is a unique vocalist and bass guitar player, and is also the owner of his own record label, Three One G Records. He has had a prolific music career thus far, and there seems to be no end to his creativity. He is currently a member of Dead Cross, The Locust, Planet B, and Deaf Club. Continue reading below for my full interview with Justin.

Photos courtesy of Justin Pearson
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
All words by Rick Jones

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s new musical excursion, Reunions, is a wonderful concoction of music and lyrics that Isbell uses to provide insight into the human condition. With his wife Amanda Shires on violin and background vocals, and David Crosby on background vocals on some songs, the band shines on with country-flavored rock anthems that nicely fit into the Americana genre. In this album review, Hazy Eye Music Media’s contributor Rick Jones reviews the alt-country album Reunions released on May 15, 2020. Thanks Rick!

1
Young Dolph @ The Fillmore (Photo by Abdullah Konte)

Young Dolph and Key Glock performed for a sold out crowd at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland on March 1, 2020 — and Hazy Eye Music Media’s contributor Abdullah Konte was there to capture some of this soon to be classic Fillmore rap show. Young Dolph recently confirmed that he is retiring from the rap game. That’s right. Total bummer for his fans, but great news for his kids. We are truly grateful to have this “photo flashback.” Thanks Abdullah!

1
Key Glock @ The Fillmore (Photo by Abdullah Konte)
2
Cult of Luna @ Soundstage (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Cult of Luna headlined a show at Soundstage in Baltimore, Maryland on February 29, 2020 — and I, Andy Jillson, was there to capture some of action. This was an interesting lineup and a welcomed mixture of unique artists. Yep, in this “Photo Flashback” we’re taking a trip down memory lane with Cult of Luna, Emma Ruth Rundle, and Intronaut.

9
Intronaut @ Soundstage (Photo by Andy Jillson)
1
The Revivalists @ The Anthem (Photo by Marley Hein)

The Revivalists performed for a sold-out crowd at The Anthem in DC on February 29, 2020 — and Hazy Eye Music Media’s contributor Marley Hein was there doing her thing in the photo pit. This was the first stop on The Revivalists headlining “Into The Stars Tour.” The band is currently touring in support of their 2020 studio album, Made In Muscle Shoals.

2
All photos by Marley Hein // All words by Andy Jillson
4
Digable Planets @ The Birchmere (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Digable Planets played for a sold out crowd at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia on February 24, 2020 — and I, Andy Jillson, was there to capture some of the eclectic performance. This show was sold out for a reason. Digable Planets were awesome! Seriously. Wow. I am extremely fortunate to have obtained a photo pass for this show. I dig, Digable Planets.

1
All photos and words by Andy Jillson
The Revivalists -04 credit Zackery Michael (1)
The Revivalists (Photo by Zackery Michael)

American rock band The Revivalists will be performing at The Anthem in DC on February 29, 2020 — and tickets are selling fast! They are currently headlining a tour in support of their 2020 studio album, Made In Muscle Shoals. The band’s “Into The Stars Tour” hits DC on Saturday 2/29 and features fellow New Orleans rockers Tank and the Bangas. Tickets for The Revivalists show at The Anthem can be purchased HERE and HERE.

Muscle Shoals Press Photo - Zackery Michael
The Revivalists (Photo by Zackery Michael // Courtesy of Press Here Publicity)

Be sure to check The Revivalists Official Website for upcoming tour dates, merch, music, and other info about the band.

1
Queensryche @ Soundstage (Photo by Shane Gardner)

Queensryche performed at Soundstage in Baltimore, Maryland on February 20, 2020 and Hazy Eye Music Media’s contributor Shane Gardner was there to capture some of the classic metal action. Yep, in this “Photo Flashback” we’re taking a trip down memory lane with Queensryche — and Shane is our guide.

2
All photos by Shane Gardner // All words by Andy Jillson
4
Queensryche @ Soundstage (Photo by Shane Gardner)

John 5 performed at Soundstage in Baltimore, Maryland on February 20, 2020 and Hazy Eye Music Media’s contributor Shane Gardner was there to capture some of the electric guitar magic. Yep, in this “Photo Flashback” we’re taking a trip down memory lane with John 5 — and Shane is our guide.

5
All photos by Shane Gardner // All words by Andy Jillson