Derek S. Abrams

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. I’m stepping outside of my comfort zone and have begun picking the brains of some phenomenal musicians. This time I, Andy Jillson, was fortunate enough to interview Derek S. Abrams.

Abrams is an extremely proficient metal drummer. He has been playing since the age of seven, and professionally since the age of fifteen. In high school, he focused on jazz history, theory and composition. After high school, he embarked on an extensive study of world percussion and ethnic drumming. He is most known for being a touring drummer for the pioneering industrial-metal band, Ministry. Continue reading below for my full interview with Derek S. Abrams.

Nick Sadler 2018 (Photo by Andy Jillson)

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. I’m stepping outside of my comfort zone and have begun picking the brains of some phenomenal musicians. This time I, Andy Jillson, was fortunate enough to interview Nick Sadler aka Nicholas Andrew Sadler.

 Sadler is a musical artist most known as the guitarist for experimental rock band Daughters. He has established himself as unique guitar player and intensely passionate and creative musician. Continue reading below for my full interview with Nick Sadler.

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Cult of Luna @ Soundstage (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Cult of Luna headlined a show at Soundstage in Baltimore, Maryland on February 29, 2020 — and I, Andy Jillson, was there to capture some of action. This was an interesting lineup and a welcomed mixture of unique artists. Yep, in this “Photo Flashback” we’re taking a trip down memory lane with Cult of Luna, Emma Ruth Rundle, and Intronaut.

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Intronaut @ Soundstage (Photo by Andy Jillson)
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The Revivalists @ The Anthem (Photo by Marley Hein)

The Revivalists performed for a sold-out crowd at The Anthem in DC on February 29, 2020 — and Hazy Eye Music Media’s contributor Marley Hein was there doing her thing in the photo pit. This was the first stop on The Revivalists headlining “Into The Stars Tour.” The band is currently touring in support of their 2020 studio album, Made In Muscle Shoals.

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All photos by Marley Hein // All words by Andy Jillson
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Digable Planets @ The Birchmere (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Digable Planets played for a sold out crowd at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia on February 24, 2020 — and I, Andy Jillson, was there to capture some of the eclectic performance. This show was sold out for a reason. Digable Planets were awesome! Seriously. Wow. I am extremely fortunate to have obtained a photo pass for this show. I dig, Digable Planets.

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All photos and words by Andy Jillson
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The Revivalists (Photo by Zackery Michael)

American rock band The Revivalists will be performing at The Anthem in DC on February 29, 2020 — and tickets are selling fast! They are currently headlining a tour in support of their 2020 studio album, Made In Muscle Shoals. The band’s “Into The Stars Tour” hits DC on Saturday 2/29 and features fellow New Orleans rockers Tank and the Bangas. Tickets for The Revivalists show at The Anthem can be purchased HERE and HERE.

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The Revivalists (Photo by Zackery Michael // Courtesy of Press Here Publicity)

Be sure to check The Revivalists Official Website for upcoming tour dates, merch, music, and other info about the band.

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Queensryche @ Soundstage (Photo by Shane Gardner)

Queensryche performed at Soundstage in Baltimore, Maryland on February 20, 2020 and Hazy Eye Music Media’s contributor Shane Gardner was there to capture some of the classic metal action. Yep, in this “Photo Flashback” we’re taking a trip down memory lane with Queensryche — and Shane is our guide.

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All photos by Shane Gardner // All words by Andy Jillson
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Queensryche @ Soundstage (Photo by Shane Gardner)

John 5 performed at Soundstage in Baltimore, Maryland on February 20, 2020 and Hazy Eye Music Media’s contributor Shane Gardner was there to capture some of the electric guitar magic. Yep, in this “Photo Flashback” we’re taking a trip down memory lane with John 5 — and Shane is our guide.

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All photos by Shane Gardner // All words by Andy Jillson
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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