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.

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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Theo Katzman @ The Foundry (Photo by Jordan August)

Theo Katzman performed for a sold out crowd at The Foundry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 19, 2020 — and I, Jordan August, was there in the intimate venue jamming along with all the other obsessed Katzman fans. What a wonderful musical experience. Don’t miss out on seeing him on his 2020 tour!

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All photos and words by Jordan August
Guided by Voices (Photo by Tony Nelson)

American indie rock pioneers Guided by Voices will be stopping at Black Cat in Washington, DC on December 7, 2019 to celebrate the release of their third album this year. Whoa. Yep, GBV are rocking out across America in support of their new album, Sweating The Plague. This may only be a short winter tour…don’t miss out! Tickets for Guided by Voices at Black Cat in DC can be purchased HERE or HERE.

J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. performing @ Baltimore Soundstage (Photo by Brad Price)

Dinosaur Jr. performed at Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, Maryland on November 18, 2019 — and Hazy Eye Music Media’s contributor Brad Price was there to capture some of the sonic assault. Yep, in this “Photo Flashback” we’re taking a trip down alt-rock memory lane with Dinosaur Jr. — and Brad is our guide.

All photos by Brad Price/All words by Andy Jillson
J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. performing @ Baltimore Soundstage (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Dinosaur Jr. performed at Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, Maryland on November 18, 2019 — and I, Andy Jillson, was there taking photos and having my ear drums blown out. All three original members of Dinosaur Jr. are out on a fall tour of North American and I was able to score a photo pass despite the obstacles.

All photos and words by Andy Jillson
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Doug Martsch of Built to Spill performing @ 9:30 Club

Built to Spill performed for a soldout crowd at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC on October 4, 2019. For this “Photo Flashback” we’ll be taking a trip down memory lane with Built to Spill. Whoa. Being a fan of Built to Spill since my late teens, this was a show I was sure not to miss and an experience I’ll soon not forget.

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All photos and words by Andy Jillson
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Ty Segall performing @ Ottobar (Photo by Andy Jillson)

For this Hazy Eye Music Media “Photo Flashback” post we’ll be taking a trip down memory lane with Ty Segall & White Fence. As a rule, I never miss an opportunity to catch a performance by the prolific garage rocker and rock & roll slave, Ty Segall. On this go around he paid a visit to Ottobar in Baltimore, MD on February 25, 2019 with fellow indie rocker and American singer-songwriter Tim Presley (aka White Fence). The venue wreaked of beer and stale cigarette smoke for this gig (I mean more so than usual). The band were drinking beer, the crew were drinking, and a large majority of the crowd were joining along.

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Tim Presley performing @ Ottobar (Photo by Andy Jillson)