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Jack Black (Photo by Claude Sawyer)

The Greatest Band on Earth, the mighty Tenacious D brought their 2022 tour to the TD Pavilion at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia recently. A steady rain couldn’t stop fans from filling the venue to capacity. The show was livestreamed on nugs.net to raise funds for Rock The Vote. Glad I was able to photograph this performance.

Anyway, be sure to check the Official Tenacious D Website for music, videos, news, and tickets for all upcoming tour dates. Continue reading below for my full review. All images copyright and courtesy of Claude Sawyer.

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Tenacious D (Photo by Claude Sawyer)
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Evanescence (Photo by Bill Garman)

Evanescence and Helmet recently performed in Ohio while on tour with Korn and Hazy Eye Media’s “Man in the Midwest” Bill Garman was there to catch both bands. It was a soundboard show for the photographers, but well worth it for a fans of these bands. This show took place at the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH on 8/23/22.

Anyway, in this photo flashback we’re viewing Bill’s pics of Evanescence and Helmet (from the soundboard). Be sure to check the Official Evanescence Website and Helmet Website for music, videos, news, and all upcoming tour dates. All images copyright and courtesy of Bill Garman.

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Helmet (Photo by Bill Garman)

Halestorm headlined at St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater on Wednesday, 7/27. The Summer Tour featured The Warning, Lilith Czar, and The Pretty Reckless. As the sun set over Onondaga Lake, the group of artists sailed through their songs leaving very few in the crowd sitting.

Mid-Atlantic band, Halestorm is led by powerhouse singer, Lzzy Hale and accompanied by drummer Arejay Hale, guitarist Joe Hottinger, and bassist Josh Smith. Currently, the band is touring the United States.

Dylan Scott (Photo by Jianna Brown)

Country music artist Dylan Scott headlined radio station Big Frog 104’s FrogFest33 at Herkimer County Fairgrounds in Frankfort, NY on June 18, 2022. Curtis Lumber presented FrogFest33. Although the day was rainy, the bad weather cleared up before the performance of multi-platinum singer, Dylan Scott.

At the beginning of Dylan Scott’s set, he ran out on stage with nothing but energy. He sang great and the band played great. The audience danced and sang along with his entire setlist, they were “Hooked”! Continue reading below for more pics and my full review. All images copyright and courtesy of Jianna Brown.

The full photo gallery of Dylan Scott can be viewed at https://www.jibrownphoto.com/portfolio/dylan-scott-frogfest33

Train (Photo by Jianna Brown)

Train kicked off the AM Gold Tour at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on June 11, 2022. Seconds after Train took the stage, excitement emerged throughout the crowd as confetti shot up from just before the stage; and the song “Meet Virginia” began. Amazing.

In the middle of the set, Train’s lead singer Pat Monahan ran backstage and quickly put on a “Meet Virginia” t-shirt. He ran to each band member with a marker and had them sign the t-shirt. Monahan threw about a dozen t-shirts off the stage into the crowd and lastly threw the autographed shirt. What a night! Continue reading below for more pics and my full review. All images copyright and courtesy of Jianna Brown.

The full photo gallery of Train can be viewed at https://www.jibrownphoto.com/portfolio/train-x-travie-mccoy

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Modest Mouse (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Indie rock heroes Modest Mouse played to a sold out crowd at Rams Head Live in Baltimore’s inner harbor on 4/18/2022. This was the band’s first show of the tour, and it was clear they are at one of their top musical peaks. Amazing performance by versatile musicians. The band is currently on an extensive US tour in support of their 2021 album, The Golden Casket. Shows are selling out so secure your spot quickly.

Anyway, tickets for Modest Mouse’s current tour can be purchased at modestmouse.com/#tour. Also be sure to check the Official Modest Mouse Website for music, videos, merch, and tickets for all upcoming tour dates. Continue reading below for my full review. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.

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Animals As Leaders (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Animals As Leaders performed for a rabid sold out crowd at Soundstage in Baltimore’s inner harbor on 4/13/2022. This was a highly-anticipated show. Metalheads from DC, MD, VA (the DMV) and beyond filled the venue to its maximum capacity. The band were on tour in support of their 2022 album, Parrhesia, but the tour has now come to an end.

I was fortunate to be at this show, and too be the only photographer in the photo pit. What a treat! Anyway, be sure to check out the Official Animals As Leaders Website for music, news, merch, and tickets for festival appearances and tour dates. Continue reading below for my full review. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.

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Buddy Guy (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Buddy Guy recently performed at Capital One Hall with special guest Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, and I was there to document my first show in this new venue. The one-time-only show took place in Tysons Corner, Virginia on 4/2/2022. Fortunately, I was approved for a photo pass and received a warm welcome upon arrival. I hope to be back soon.

Anyway, this concert was truly a historical music event. Be sure to check the Official Buddy Guy Website & Kingfish Website for music, news, merch, and tickets for all upcoming tour dates. Continue reading below for my full review. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.

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Kingfish (Photo by Andy Jillson)
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Rob Halford (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Judas Priest and the Metal God himself Rob Halford fired up fans with a set of classic heavy metal songs in Oxon Hill, Maryland this past week. The “50 Years of Metal” North American tour was postponed in 2021, but the band are back on the road and showing no signs of age. Top notch musicians playing unapologetic heavy metal music. Truly amazing.

Anyway, be sure to check out the Official Judas Priest Website for music, news, merch, and tickets for all upcoming tour dates. Continue reading below for my full review. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.

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Rob Halford (Photo by Andy Jillson)
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Lauren Monroe (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Lauren Monroe, along with legendary Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen, played a heartfelt set of songs in an intimate setting at The Loft (City Winery DC) this past week. What an honor to have been granted access to cover this performance. Monroe’s music and lyrics are deeply moving and have a healing quality. The subjects and themes within the songs are intense yet the music is somewhat sedative. Bluesy Novocaine for the soul. Bravo.

If you are unfamiliar with Lauren Monore’s music I strongly encourage you to explore. She has an abundance of great material. If you are unfamiliar with Rick Allen and/or Def Leppard…you must not be from this planet. Anyway, be sure to check out the Official Lauren Monroe Website for music, news, merch, and tickets for all upcoming tour dates. Continue reading below for my full review. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.

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Rick Allen (Photo by Andy Jillson)