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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)
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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)
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Modest Mouse (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Modest Mouse played to a sold out crowd at The Met in Philadelphia, PA on 8/5/21. The band are currently on an extensive US summer and fall tour in support of their new album, The Golden Casket. This was my first time at The Met and my first time seeing Modest Mouse live since 1999. It felt amazing being in the photo pit for this show.

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

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Modest Mouse (Photo by Andy Jillson)
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Milo Aukerman (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Descendents were the main supporting artist for Rise Against’s “Nowhere Generation Tour” when it stopped at MECU Pavilion in Baltimore, MD on 8/3/21. Lots of old and new school punk fans turned out for this show. Awesome.

Anyway, tickets for the Nowhere Generation tour can be purchased at riseagainst.com. Also be sure to check the Official Descendents Website for music, videos, merch, and all upcoming tour dates. Continue reading below for more photos from the show. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.

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Milo Aukerman (Photo by Andy Jillson)
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Rise Against (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Rise Against’s “Nowhere Generation” tour made a stop at MECU Pavilion in Baltimore, MD on 8/3/21, and I was there in the photo pit for this highly-anticipated performance. Fortunately I was able to enjoy the experience alongside some familiar concert photographers too. Good times.

Anyway, tickets for the Nowhere Generation tour can be purchased at riseagainst.com. Also be sure to check the Official Rise Against 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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Rise Against (Photo by Andy Jillson)
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Gemini Syndrome (Photo by Andy Jillson)

In this photo flashback we are looking at shots of Gemini Syndrome performing at Baltimore Soundstage on 8/1/21. The LA metal band are currently touring clubs across the country and are scheduled to perform at a couple rock/metal festivals later this year as well. For their summer tour, the band are be joined by A Killer’s Confession, Ovtlier, and Pushing Veronica.

Anyway, tickets for Gemini Syndrome’s upcoming shows can be purchased at synnersociety.com. Also be sure to check out the Official Gemini Syndrome 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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Gemini Syndrome (Photo by Andy Jillson)
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Korn

Korn will be rocking out for tens of thousands of rabid metal fans at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA on 8/11/21. This show is going to be insane. We’ve all been waiting for a good metal show, and now we have one. Thank the metal gods! The 28-date run with Staind is bound to be something special. This tour will give rock fans a chance to see two of the biggest names in rock music perform on the same stage.

Tickets for this show and Korn’s other upcoming performances can be purchased at kornofficial.com. Select tickets are also available now for $20 at returntolive.livenation.com. Continue reading below for more information.