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Max & Iggor Cavalera have finally brought their tour of classic Sepultura material to the US, and will be playing at XL Live in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Thursday (6/2/22). The “Return: Beneath Arise” tour finds the brothers playing material from 1989’s Beneath the Remains and 1991’s Arise. Tickets for the tour are available HERE.

The original founding members of influential RIAA Gold-Certified Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura, Max & Iggor Cavalera are celebrating legendary albums Beneath the Remains and Arise by performing a hybrid set of songs exclusively from both albums. They did it in South America in 2018 and Europe in 2019…now it’s our turn!

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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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Animals As Leaders have officially kicked-off “The Parrhesia Tour,” and will be performing at Soundstage in Baltimore, Maryland on 4/13/2022. Tickets are still available HERE. This show is gonna be sick! Also be sure to check out the Official Animals As Leaders Website for music, news, merch, and tickets for all upcoming tour dates.

If you are unfamiliar, Animals As Leaders is an American progressive metal band. They are a trio of disciplined virtuosos playing avantgarde instrumental music. Stream Animals As Leaders’ new album, Parrhesia, on Spotify and then buy yourself a copy. Great band…great album. Go out and see this band!

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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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The Industrial Strength Tour

Ministry have finally hit the road and are touring across the states w/ support from Melvins and Corrosion of Conformity. The Industrial Strength Tour was postponed two years in a row due to COVID; however, the tour is now in full-swing. Praise the LARD! Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Each night will celebrate 30+ years of The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste as well as the recent release of Ministry’s 15th studio album, Moral Hygiene. Thankfully the tour stops at The Ritz in Raleigh, North Carolina on 3/18/22. This is literally a dream show for me. I’m sick with excitement. Get up…get on your feet!!!

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Melvins

The almighty Melvins are currently touring the US in support of industrial metal juggernaut Ministry. The Industrial Strength Tour (as it’s being called) was postponed the past two years due to COVID; however, the tour is now in full-swing. Thankfully the tour hits The Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey on 3/12/22. Tickets can be purchased HERE.