Bumpin Uglies (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Bumpin Uglies performed in Stephens City, VA at The Family Drive-In on October 18, 2020 and I was there documenting some of the action. This was my third drive-in concert of the season and my first time attempting to take promo shots for a band.

Bumpin Uglies brought along fellow East Coasters Higher Education to kick off the show and both bands were obviously enjoying being back on stage again. The fans in attendance also seemed to have had a hell of a time. Continue reading below for more photos of Bumpin Uglies and Higher Education performing at The Family Drive-In on 10/18/20. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.

Higher Education (Photo by Andy Jillson)
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and their flock of fans rocked out at the Frederick Fairgrounds in Frederick, MD on October 15, 2020. Showtime At The Drive-In has been hosting drive-in concert events at the fairgrounds and still has multiple shows scheduled. This was my second drive-in concert and Pigeons did not disappoint.

Continue reading below for more photos of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong performing at the Frederick Fairgrounds on 10/15/20. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson. Tickets and schedule for all upcoming Showtime At The Drive-In concerts are available HERE & HERE.

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong (Photo by Andy Jillson)
GWAR (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Holy shit! GWAR played their first drive-in concert in the parking lot of The Diamond in Richmond, VA on 10/10/20, and I was fortunate enough to be there for my first parking lot show as well. The band’s performance was top notch and included all the horrific thrills and chills you would expect from these intergalactic metal gods — blood, guts, and senseless rock ‘n’ roll obscenity. I loved every second of it.

Continue reading below for my full concert review and more photos. Concert review and all photos by Andy Jillson.

GWAR (Photo by Andy Jillson)
GWAR (Scumdogs of the Universe)

Richmond’s own intergalactic metal gods GWAR are taking over The Diamond in Richmond, Virginia with two drive-in concert performances on Saturday, October 10. I, Andy Jillson, will be attending the early show and Hazy Eye Music Media’s own Brad Price will be in the front row (receiving the VIP treatment) for GWAR’s late show…and boy are we excited!!!

Tickets range from $139.95 to $199.95 per vehicle for the concert, based on proximity to stage. The late show is sold out, but there are still a few tickets left for the early show. For direct links to remaining tickets and GWAR merch, click HERE or HERE. Continue Reading below for more info and to view some lovely photos of GWAR & GWARbar. Photos and words by Andy Jillson & Brad Price.

Mt. Joy (Photo by Gabby Barbieri)

This past Tuesday, August 25, Mt. Joy rocked out for the parking lot crowd at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA. Their live musical performance was a part of the “Live-In Drive-In” concert series courtesy of Live Nation. Looks like the band and audience had a great time.

Live-In Drive-In is a drive-in concert series featuring live performances on stage in the parking lot at Citizens Bank Park in Philly. The series allows you to enjoy live concerts, while still maintaining social distancing from the comfort of your own individual vehicle.

The Live-In Drive-In series continues throughout September 2020 and features performances by artists such as Smith & Myers, Lotus, and Dark Star Orchestra among others. Tickets for all upcoming concerts within the drive-in series are available HERE & HERE.

Continue reading below for more photos of Mt. Joy performing at Citizens Bank Park on August 25, 2020. All images copyright and courtesy of Gabby Barbieri & Skylar Watkins. Images made available via Live Nation & Ike Richman Communications.

Mt. Joy (Photo by Gabby Barbieri)
The Front Bottoms (Photo by Skylar Watkins)

This past Sunday, August 23, The Front Bottoms rocked out for the parking lot crowd at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA. Their live musical performance was a part of the “Live-In Drive-In” concert series courtesy of Live Nation. Looks like the band and audience had a great time.

Live-In Drive-In is a drive-in concert series featuring live performances on stage in the parking lot at Citizens Bank Park in Philly. The series allows you to enjoy live concerts, while still maintaining social distancing from the comfort of your own individual vehicle.

The Live-In Drive-In series continues throughout September 2020 and features performances by artists such as Subtronics, Smith & Myers, Lotus, and Dark Star Orchestra among others. Tickets for all upcoming concerts within the drive-in series are available HERE & HERE.

Continue reading below for more photos of The Front Bottoms performing at Citizens Bank Park on August 23, 2020. All images copyright and courtesy of Skylar Watkins & Steve Garfinkel. Images made available via Live Nation & Ike Richman Communications.

The Front Bottoms (Photo by Skylar Watkins)
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong @ Citizens Bank Park

This past Friday, August 21, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong brought their unique brand of psychedelic funk to Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA. Their live musical performance was a part of the “Live-In Drive-In” concert series courtesy of Live Nation. Looks like the band and audience had a great time.

Live-In Drive-In is a drive-in concert series featuring live performances on stage in the parking lot at Citizens Bank Park in Philly. The series allows you to enjoy live concerts, while still maintaining social distancing from the comfort of your own individual vehicle.

The Live-In Drive-In series continues throughout September 2020 and features performances by artists such as Mt. Joy, Subtronics, Smith & Myers, Lotus, and Dark Star Orchestra among others. Tickets for all upcoming concerts within the drive-in series are available HERE & HERE. Continue reading below for more photos of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong performing at Citizens Bank Park on August 21, 2020. All images copyright and courtesy of Live Nation & Ike Richman Communications.

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong @ Citizens Bank Park
Eli Cook

The Eli Cook Band will be performing at “America’s Legendary Music Hall” The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA Friday August 22, 2020. The Birchmere is open and has taken all enhanced health and safety measures, and are following all procedures set forth by the CDC and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Tickets for the Eli Cook Band’s performance at The Birchmere can be purchased HERE or HERE.

“Everybody knows the story of the crossroads, where blues guitarists go at midnight to trade their souls to the devil for musical prowess. It’s just a myth, of course, but if it were true, firebrand Eli Cook could have bragging rights, as his scarifying solo-country blues chill like a hellhound on your trail.” –  Guitar Player (2007)

Eli Cook (Photo by Drew Stawin)
METZ (Photo by Norman Wong)

Hazy Eye Music Media is proud to post another interview in a series of interviews I’m currently conducting with some of my favorite artists. This time I was fortunate enough to chat with Hayden Menzies — drummer of the phenomenally talented noise-rock band METZ.

METZ recently announced the upcoming release of their fourth full-length album, Atlas Vending. Along with this announcement, the band released a new single and accompanying video for the song, “A Boat to Drown In.”

In this interview Hayden discusses the new album, single and video — and talks about art, drumming, and recording Strange Peace with Steve Albini. Continue reading below for my full interview with Hayden Menzies. All images copyright and courtesy of Sub Pop Records & Oblique Artist Management. Pre-order Atlas Vending on METZ’ Official Website or METZ’ Sub Pop Page. Also check out some of Hayden’s artwork HERE.

Slipknot (Photo by Bill Garman)

Hazy Eye Music Media is proud to announce another interview in a series of interviews I’m currently conducting with some of my favorite concert photographers. I’m stepping outside of my comfort zone and have begun picking the brains of some phenomenal photographers. My interviews in this series focus on concert photographers outside of DC, MD, and VA.

Anyway, check it out! I, Andy Jillson, was fortunate enough to interview Bill Garman. Bill is an extremely talented freelance photographer based in Massillon, Ohio. I met him last summer at the Knotfest Roadshow in Burgettstown, PA. Bill is the type of photographer I aspire to be. His work is unique and well, breathtaking.

Bill is not only a great concert photographer— he’s also an amazing sports photographer and shoots Notre Dame football for Irish Sports Daily. His sports photography is equally as impressive as his skills in the photo pit. Continue reading below for my full interview with Bill Garman. All photos copyright and courtesy of Bill Garman.

Notre Dame (Photo by Bill Garman)