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IDLES (Photo by Tom Ham)

DC is in for a special treat when IDLES maul The Anthem on Wednesday September 14, 2022. The Bristol, UK-based band are currently touring North America in support of their new album, Crawler. Many of the US dates have sold out, but tickets for the DC performance are still available. Do yourself a favor and go see this show or a show near you. Phenomenal live artist.

Tickets for the show at The Anthem can be purchased HERE. Also be sure to check the Official IDLES Website for music, videos, news, and all upcoming tour dates. Go see IDLES, ya muppets!

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In this Hazy Eye Media photo flashback we’re taking a trip down memory lane with Hoodie Allen at Union Stage in Washington, DC on 8/26/2022. Allen is currently touring the US in support of his new album and has been wowing crowds across the country.

Anyway, be sure to check out the Official Hoodie Allen Website for music, videos, news, and all upcoming tour dates. All images copyright and courtesy of Misha Bucknor.

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Primus (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Primus performed at the Warner Theatre earlier this year and I was there doing my best to document the event (as usual). This is a difficult band to capture due to extremely low-lighting and lots of fog/smoke. The band performed a slew of classic Primus jams to the delightment of the DC crowd. Great show.

Anyway, in this photo flashback we’re viewing images from Primus’ performance at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC on 5/24/2022. Be sure to check the Official Primus Website for music, news, and upcoming tour dates. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson. Enjoy!

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Primus (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)
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Maynard James Keenan (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Fortunately for me I was able to photograph Tool at Capital One Arena in DC recently. Whoa. What an amazing show! Both musically and visually stunning. Psychedelic, progressive hard rock at its finest. A bit challenging for a photographer, but so much nervous excitement. I had not seen Tool since the late 90s. Completely blew my mind.

Tool are still touring the US in support of their fifth studio album, Fear Inoculum. Check the Official Tool Website for remaining tour dates and tickets. Continue reading below for more photos of their performance in DC. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.

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Acclaimed singer-songwriter, and frontman of The Revivalists, David Shaw played his first ever solo show in DC on 12/18/21. Union Stage was the perfect set and setting for Shaw to showcase the raw poetry and storytelling within his debut solo work. This was a rare treat in an intimate musical setting.

Anyway, be sure to check the Official David Shaw Website for music, videos, merchandise, news, and all upcoming tour dates. Continue reading below for live photos from the performance. All images copyright and courtesy of Zach Brien.

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METZ (Photo by Norman Wong)

Canadian post-punkish noise-rockers METZ will be performing at Union Stage in DC on December 13, 2021. The band is on the road in support of their newest album, Atlas Vending. This is a must see band and must hear album. Not to mention their entire catalog is fucking amazing! I, along with several other METZ fans, have been anticipating this tour since 2020.

Anyway, tickets for their show at Union Stage can be purchased HERE. Also be sure to check the Official METZ Website for music, videos, merchandise, and tickets for all upcoming tour dates. Continue reading below for more information. All images copyright and courtesy of Norman Wong.

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All Things Go Music Festival will be held at Merriweather Post Pavilion this year on Saturday October, 16. The festival is highly-anticipated, and the excitement has been building for months. Music fans from all around will be heading to Columbia, MD to be apart of this musical extravaganza. The lineup is top-tier. Don’t miss out! Tickets are selling fast. Click HERE to purchase tickets while they are still available.

In addition to the festival, All Things Go is hosting their Creator Summit on Friday October, 15 at the Eaton Hotel in Washington, DC. Continue reading below for more details about both events.

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Green Day (Photo by Andy Jillson)

The Hella Mega Tour featuring Green Day and Weezer made a stop in DC on 8/8/2021. I was fortunate enough to be in the photo pit for this one. This is my biggest show to date. Wow…just wow. Surreal is an understatement. I was only allowed in the photo pit for a couple songs, but I made the most of my time. I had a freakin’ blast!

Anyway, tickets for the Hella Mega Tour can be purchased at hellamegatour.com. Also be sure to check out the Official Green Day Website & Official Weezer Website for music, videos, merch, and all upcoming tour dates. Continue reading below for more information and photos from the show. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.

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Weezer (Photo by Andy Jillson)