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Buddy Guy (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Buddy Guy recently performed at Capital One Hall with special guest Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, and I was there to document my first show in this new venue. The one-time-only show took place in Tysons Corner, Virginia on 4/2/2022. Fortunately, I was approved for a photo pass and received a warm welcome upon arrival. I hope to be back soon.

Anyway, this concert was truly a historical music event. Be sure to check the Official Buddy Guy Website & Kingfish 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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Kingfish (Photo by Andy Jillson)
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Slipknot (Photo by Anthony Scanga)

Well, I was fortunate to see Slipknot twice this year on the Knotfest Roadshow. I made the trip to BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ on 10/12/21, and also attended their show at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA on 10/13/21. Both performances were top notch, but the show in New Jersey was my favorite. The fans in Camden were fuckin’ nuts! The woman in the sit next to mine cried sporadically throughout Slipknot’s entire performance. Intense.

Be sure to check the Official Slipknot Website for music, videos, news, and all upcoming tour dates. Continue reading below for my full concert review. All images copyright and courtesy of Anthony Scanga. Much gratitude to Costa Nostra PR for making this happen.

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Slipknot (Photo by Anthony Scanga)
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Korn

Korn will be rocking out for tens of thousands of rabid metal fans at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA on 8/11/21. This show is going to be insane. We’ve all been waiting for a good metal show, and now we have one. Thank the metal gods! The 28-date run with Staind is bound to be something special. This tour will give rock fans a chance to see two of the biggest names in rock music perform on the same stage.

Tickets for this show and Korn’s other upcoming performances can be purchased at kornofficial.com. Select tickets are also available now for $20 at returntolive.livenation.com. Continue reading below for more information.

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Virginia’s 4th annual Blue Ridge Rock Festival will be taking place this year September 9-12 at the Blue Ridge Amphitheater in Danville, VA. Once again, the festival organizers have gone out of their way to provide an entirely “fan-driven” artist lineup. This musical event will be one of the best of the year!

Headliners for this year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival include Rob Zombie, Rise Against, Breaking Benjamin, Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Papa Roach, and Shinedown. I’m personally looking most forward to performances by Gojira, Lamb of God, Mastodon, and Anthrax. View full line-up and/or purchase tickets at blueridgerockfest.com. Continue reading below for more information.

The Infamous Stringdusters (Photo by Andy Jillson)

The Infamous Stringdusters played three sold out shows in a row at B Chord Brewing in Round Hill, VA last weekend. I was there covering their performances on Friday (4/16) and Saturday (4/17). These were the Stringdusters’ first shows in over a year. The band and crowd alike were overjoyed and full of positive energy. A good time was had by all.

Anyway, in this photo flashback we’re taking a glimpse into the world of post-COVID concerts. Be sure to check out the Official Infamous Stringdusters Website for music, videos, merch, and upcoming shows. Continue reading below for more shots of The Infamous Stringdusters performing for sold out crowds in the mountains of northern Virginia. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.

The Infamous Stringdusters (Photo by Andy Jillson)
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)
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.

Gary Clark Jr. (Photo by Rob Wallace)

Hazy Eye Music Media is proud to announce the second 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 “local” concert photographers. That is photographers around DC, MD, and VA. The DMV as we call it.

Anyway, check it out! I, Andy Jillson, was fortunate enough to interview Rob Wallace. Rob is a topnotch concert photographer and has covered a wide variety of great musical artists. Rob truly loves music and photography, and it shows in his work. He is a member of the I.M.P. house photographer team and shoots at multiple venues around the DMV such as The Anthem, 9:30 Club, Lincoln Theatre, Merriweather Post Pavilion, and Wolf Trap. Continue reading below for my full interview with Rob Wallace.

Bring Me the Horizon (Photo by Rob Wallace)
Shaggy & Sting (Photo by Alyssa Howell)

Hazy Eye Music Media is proud to announce the first 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 “local” concert photographers. That is photographers around DC, MD, and VA. The DMV as we call it.

Anyway, check it out! I, Andy Jillson, was fortunate enough to interview Alyssa Howell. Alyssa is an amazing concert photographer and is also the owner of her own media outlet. She has photographed some great artists over the past 5 years. Continue reading below for my full interview with Alyssa.

Travis Barker of Blink 182 (Photo by Alyssa Howell)