The Joy Formidable performing @ Rock & Roll Hotel (Photo by Andy Jillson)

The Joy Formidable performed at Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington, DC on November 29, 2019 — and I, Andy Jillson, was there to capture some of the musical magic. Yep, in this “Photo Flashback” we’re taking a trip down memory lane with The Joy Formidable.

All photos and words by Andy Jillson
Guided by Voices (Photo by Tony Nelson)

American indie rock pioneers Guided by Voices will be stopping at Black Cat in Washington, DC on December 7, 2019 to celebrate the release of their third album this year. Whoa. Yep, GBV are rocking out across America in support of their new album, Sweating The Plague. This may only be a short winter tour…don’t miss out! Tickets for Guided by Voices at Black Cat in DC can be purchased HERE or HERE.

The Joy Formidable (Photo by Timothy Hiatt)

Welsh alternative rockers The Joy Formidable will be stopping at Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington, DC on November 29, 2019 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut EP, A Balloon Called Moaning. The band recently announced a North American winter tour called “The Ten Years Floating Tour.” Tickets for their show in DC and all other upcoming shows are available HERE.

The Joy Formidable (Photo by Steve Reynolds)

The Joy Formidable will also be playing a special 30 min acoustic set before doors at Rock & Roll Hotel. The early acoustic set will include audience requests from A Balloon Called Moaning in Welsh or English. Tickets for their VIP acoustic set are available HERE.

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Page Hamilton of Helmet performing @ Union Stage (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Helmet performed at Union Stage in Washington, DC on October 27, 2019 and I was there to catch some of the action. The band is currently out on their 30th anniversary tour and fans everywhere are losing their shit. I loved Helmet as a teenager in the 90’s, and the band still kicks ass today. They are a constant in my “metal” playlists. Yep, for this “Photo Flashback” we’ll be taking a trip down memory lane with Helmet.

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Incubus performing @Warner Theatre (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Incubus recently announced a fall tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album, Make Yourself — and the band stopped in Washington, DC to play two nights at the Warner Theatre. I was fortunate enough to photograph Incubus on the second night, October 13, 2019. Wow. What a show. Incubus’ performance will be making my top 5 best concerts of the year list. So much fun. So many great songs. Yep, Incubus was on point and the setlist was fucking awesome!

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Mick Rock @ City Winery (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Legendary rock photographers Mick Rock and Henry Diltz visited City Winery in DC recently to tell the stories behind some of their legendary images during their “Behind The Lens” tour. Presented by Morrison Hotel, and hosted in DC’s beautiful City Winery on October 9, 2019, both Mick Rock and Henry Diltz were an absolute pleasure to meet. Their ground-breaking rock images changed the world of rock photography forever. The two also stayed after for a meet-and-greet to hand-sign some of their most iconic photographic prints.

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Doug Martsch of Built to Spill performing @ 9:30 Club

Built to Spill performed for a soldout crowd at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC on October 4, 2019. For this “Photo Flashback” we’ll be taking a trip down memory lane with Built to Spill. Whoa. Being a fan of Built to Spill since my late teens, this was a show I was sure not to miss and an experience I’ll soon not forget.

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All photos and words by Andy Jillson
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Mick Rock and Henry Diltz

Legendary rock photographers Mick Rock and Henry Diltz will tell the stories behind some of their legendary images during their “Behind The Lens” tour of the East Coast. Presented by Morrison Hotel, the evenings of stories and photography are coming to DC’s beautiful City Winery on October 9, 2019. Both Mick Rock and Henry Diltz will be available to hand-sign some of their most iconic photographic prints, which will be up for sale, during a meet-and-greet after the show.

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Ed Kowalczyk of Live performing @ 9:30 Club (Photo by Andy Jillson)

One of the biggest “alternative rock” bands to come out of the 1990’s, +LIVE+, stopped at DC’s 9:30 Club recently, and I was there taking photos and reliving a bit of my early teenager years. Live is out on tour again following their 2016 reunion, and the band played an amazing set of songs in front of a frenzied sold-out crowd at DC’s historic venue on September 16, 2019. The 2016 reunion of Live has been well-received by critics and fans alike. The reunion has given the fans a chance to see the band again and/or for the first time and gave the band themselves an opportunity to celebrate this year’s 25th anniversary of, Throwing Copper.

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All photos and words by Andy Jillson