Omar Rodríguez-López

This summer continues to see tracks released by multi-Instrumentalist/composer Omar Rodríguez-López (ORL) from his new 3LP vinyl box-set entitled “The Clouds Hill Tapes Parts I-III.” The complete vinyl box-set, which was finally released today July 24th, contains vinyl-only tracks along with the yet to be heard Part III. This vinyl box-set arrives just in time for the summer blues that have been plaguing the party nation.

These albums include new recordings of three sessions dating from the years 2018-2019 recorded at the Clouds Hill Studios. Part I features eight pieces, and Part II and III six pieces each. All of these tracks are performed by Omar Rodríguez-López and include a range of guest musicians.

In this album review Hazy Eye Music Media’s contributor Joseph Strand reviews “The Clouds Hill Tapes Part I-III” by Omar Rodríguez-López. ORL is best known as the guitarist and driving force behind At the Drive-In and The Mars Volta; however, this project takes the listener down an alternate path. “Each part is a different path to a different world. Each track a different incantation. Omar Rodríguez-López again shows us what kind of pan-dimensional musical collaborator he is.” Continue reading below for Joseph’s full review.

Hum

The reemergence of the band Hum is that of lost astronauts, revisiting the Earth, after over 20 years of flight. Their latest (and possibly greatest ) effort, Inlet, is massive. This is an album that undulates between the hardest and most ethereal they’ve ever been.

The landing of this album has been met with a very warm welcome from fans. With the current restraints on live music performance still pending, I’d chalk Hum up to be one of the most anticipated bands to hit any stage in 2021.

In this album review Hazy Eye Music Media’s contributor Joseph Strand reviews Hum’s fifth studio album, Inlet, released on June 23, 2020. “This 8 song album is another opus from Talbott.” Continue reading for Joseph’s full review.

Nick Sadler 2018 (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Hazy Eye Music Media is proud to post another 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 Nick Sadler aka Nicholas Andrew Sadler.

 Sadler is a musical artist most known as the guitarist for experimental rock band Daughters. He has established himself as unique guitar player and intensely passionate and creative musician. Continue reading below for my full interview with Nick Sadler.

Le Butcherettes

If you are a die hard fan of Teri Gender Bender and Le Butcherettes you were not disappointed with this new EP. If you recently discovered the band since the album’s release on Valentine’s Day, you were likely struck by Gender Bender’s crooked arrow of love.

From the opening track “Wounds Belong To Me” featuring Teri on acoustic guitar, singing into what sounds like an old cassette recorder, to the album’s closing track “Boom” dropping an 808 alongside contorted lead lines and idiosyncratic beats, and variations of electronic rock songs in between, Don’t Bleed is an eclectic 7 song journey through love and femininity’s deeper shades via one of rock music’s most colorful female artists.

In this album (EP) review Hazy Eye Music Media’s contributor Joseph Strand reviews Le Butcherettes’ Don’t Bleed released on February 14, 2020. “A must for burning and broken hearts alike.” Continue reading for Joseph’s full review.

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Tove Lo @ The Fillmore (Photo by Marley Hein)

Tove Lo played for a sold out crowd at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland on February 7, 2020 — and Hazy Eye Music Media’s contributor Marley Hein was there to capture some of the intense booty-shaking action. The Swedish singer/songwriter is known for her raw energy, honest lyrics, and “grunge-influenced” modern pop music. In this concert review, Marley will be our guide.

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All photos by Marley Hein/All words by Marley Hein and Andy Jillson
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Post Malone performing @ Capital One Arena in Washington, DC (Photo by Marley Hein)

Well look who we have here…it’s Marley Hein! Hazy Eye Music Media is more than happy to have Marley Hein on board as a contributor/author. Marley is a talented concert photographer and covers shows across DC, MD, and VA. For Marley’s first post she will be taking us through some of her rock photography from 2019. Yep, in this “Photo Flashback” we’re taking a trip down Marley’s “photographic memory lane.”

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WALK THE MOON (Photo by Marley Hein)
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The Jesus Lizard performing @ Union Transfer (Photo by Andy Jillson)

The Jesus Lizard performed for a rabid crowd at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 30, 2019 — I, Andy Jillson, was there having a rock ‘n’ roll catharsis. This was my fourth time seeing The Jesus Lizard live, but it was undoubtedly one of the most memorable. David Yow captivated the audience, the band punished their instruments, and we all loved every second of it.

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The Jesus Lizard performing at the Black Cat in DC 2018 (Photo by Andy Jillson)

The Jesus Lizard will be stopping at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 30, 2019 — I, Andy Jillson, will be there having a rock ‘n’ roll catharsis. This will be one of only three shows the band are scheduled to play this year. Whoa. Don’t sleep on this one y’all! Yep, The Jesus Lizard will be performing in Philly — and if you’re not a moron you’ll be there too. It’s going to be epic. Tickets for The Jesus Lizard show at Union Transfer can be purchased HERE.

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Thurston Moore Group performing @ Ottobar (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Thurston Moore Group performed at the Ottobar in Baltimore, Maryland on December 8, 2019 — and I, Andy Jillson, was there to capture some of the beautiful instrumental magic. Yep, in this “Photo Flashback” we’re taking a trip down memory lane with the Thurston Moore Group.

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The Joy Formidable performing @ Rock & Roll Hotel (Photo by Andy Jillson)

The Joy Formidable performed at Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington, DC on November 29, 2019 — and I, Andy Jillson, was there to capture some of the musical magic. Yep, in this “Photo Flashback” we’re taking a trip down memory lane with The Joy Formidable.

All photos and words by Andy Jillson