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.

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
All words by Rick Jones

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s new musical excursion, Reunions, is a wonderful concoction of music and lyrics that Isbell uses to provide insight into the human condition. With his wife Amanda Shires on violin and background vocals, and David Crosby on background vocals on some songs, the band shines on with country-flavored rock anthems that nicely fit into the Americana genre. In this album review, Hazy Eye Music Media’s contributor Rick Jones reviews the alt-country album Reunions released on May 15, 2020. Thanks Rick!

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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
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Grandmaster Flash @ U Street (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Grandmaster Flash performed for a sold out crowd at U Street Music Hall in Washington, DC on February 8, 2020 — and Hazy Eye Music Media contributors were there to check it out. Flash’s interactive set (which includes Flash, his turntables, laptop, and a projection screen) rocked U Street for 3 solid hours, and the man never missed a beat.

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All photos by Andy Jillson // All words by JayQuan
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Tove Lo @ The Fillmore (Photo by Marley Hein)

Tove Lo played for a sold out crowd at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland on February 7, 2020 — and Hazy Eye Music Media’s contributor Marley Hein was there to capture some of the intense booty-shaking action. The Swedish singer/songwriter is known for her raw energy, honest lyrics, and “grunge-influenced” modern pop music. In this concert review, Marley will be our guide.

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All photos by Marley Hein/All words by Marley Hein and Andy Jillson
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Andy Frasco @ The Foundry (Photo by Jordan August)

Andy Frasco & The U.N. will be playing at DC’s historic 9:30 Club on February 13, 2020 — and I, Andy Jillson, will be there to document the musical madness. The band’s sound has been described as “feel good blues-rock fueled by reckless abandonment and a disregard for the rules, and witty lyrics to back it all up.” The band’s live performances have been described as a “boisterous blend of harmonic funk and jazzy influences, all topped with boundless energy.”

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All photos by Jordan August/All words by Andy Jillson

Tickets for Andy Frasco & The U.N.’s show at the 9:30 Club in DC can be purchased HERE.

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Machine Head @ The Fillmore (Photo by Abdullah Konte)

Machine Head performed at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland on January 31, 2020 — and Hazy Eye Music Media’s contributor Abdullah Konte was there to capture some of the punishing metal madness. Abdullah had no idea what he was in for. The band played two full sets of extremely loud heavy metal. Yep, in this “Photo Flashback” we’re taking a trip down memory lane with Machine Head — and Abdullah is our guide.

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All photos by Abdullah Konte // All words by Andy Jillson
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Machine Head @ The Fillmore (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Machine Head stopped at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland on January 31, 2020 — and I, Andy Jillson, was there to capture some of the metal madness. The band played two full sets of their most classic and loved material. Yep, in this “Photo Flashback” we’re taking a trip down memory lane with Machine Head.

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All photos and words by Andy Jillson
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J. Roddy Walston @ Union Stage (Photo by Brad Price)

J. Roddy Walston & Palm Palm performed at Union Stage in Washington, DC on January 26, 2020 — and Hazy Eye Music Media’s contributor Brad Price was there to capture some of the rock ‘n’ roll strangeness. Yep, in this “Photo Flashback” we’re taking a trip down memory lane with J. Roddy Walston & Palm Palm — and Brad is our guide.

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All photos by Brad Price/All words by Andy Jillson