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Body Count (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Virginia’s 4th annual Blue Ridge Rock Festival took place last year September 9-12 in Danville, VA. I was in attendance on 9/11 and 9/12, and Body Count was one of several bands I photographed. This year’s 5th annual Blue Ridge Rock Festival is taking place September 8-11 at the Virginia International Raceway. Tickets available HERE.

Anyway, in this photo flashback we’re looking at some photos of Body Count from 2021. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson. Enjoy!

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Body Count (Photo by Andy Jillson)
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Suicidal Tendencies (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Virginia’s 4th annual Blue Ridge Rock Festival took place last year September 9-12 in Danville, VA. I was in attendance on 9/11 and 9/12, and Suicidal Tendencies was one of several bands I photographed. This year’s 5th annual Blue Ridge Rock Festival is taking place September 8-11 at the Virginia International Raceway. Tickets available HERE.

Anyway, in this photo flashback we’re looking at some photos of Suicidal Tendencies from 2021. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson. Enjoy!

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Suicidal Tendencies (Photo by Andy Jillson)
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Starset (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Virginia’s 4th annual Blue Ridge Rock Festival took place last year September 9-12 in Danville, VA. I was in attendance on 9/11 and 9/12, and Starset was one of several bands I photographed. This year’s 5th annual Blue Ridge Rock Festival is taking place September 8-11 at the Virginia International Raceway. Tickets available HERE.

Anyway, in this photo flashback we’re looking at some photos of Starset from 2021. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson. Enjoy!

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Starset (Photo by Andy Jillson)
Dylan Scott (Photo by Jianna Brown)

Country music artist Dylan Scott headlined radio station Big Frog 104’s FrogFest33 at Herkimer County Fairgrounds in Frankfort, NY on June 18, 2022. Curtis Lumber presented FrogFest33. Although the day was rainy, the bad weather cleared up before the performance of multi-platinum singer, Dylan Scott.

At the beginning of Dylan Scott’s set, he ran out on stage with nothing but energy. He sang great and the band played great. The audience danced and sang along with his entire setlist, they were “Hooked”! Continue reading below for more pics and my full review. All images copyright and courtesy of Jianna Brown.

The full photo gallery of Dylan Scott can be viewed at https://www.jibrownphoto.com/portfolio/dylan-scott-frogfest33

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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.

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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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Cannibal Corpse (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Death metal icons Cannibal Corpse recently kicked off their long-awaited headlining tour of the states and stopped at Baltimore Soundstage this past weekend. Of course, I had to check them out. I couldn’t help myself!

One word basically sums up this show…brutal. Cannibal Corpse is a must-see live act for fans of extreme hard rock and heavy metal. The band sold out Soundstage and are selling out other dates as well. Be sure to check the Official Cannibal Corpse 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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Cannibal Corpse (Photo by Andy Jillson)