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.
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.”
Tickets for Andy Frasco & The U.N.’s show at the 9:30 Club in DC can be purchased HERE.
Daughters stopped at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC on December 18, 2019 and I was there rocking out with the band for my third time in the last two years. The venue wasn’t sold out, but it was packed tightly. The photo pit was full, the crowd was frantic, and Daughters fucking killed it.
Continue reading below for my full concert review and more shots from the show. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.
Robert Earl Keen performed at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC on December 6, 2019 — and I, Andy Jillson, was there snapping pictures and having a blast with his fans. I was extremely fortunate to have obtained a photo pass and review ticket for this show. Keen’s “Countdown to Christmas Tour” was the best holiday concert I’ve ever attended.
Continue Reading below for my full concert review. All images copyright and courtesy of 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. Continue reading below for more photos from the show. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.
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. Continue reading below for full show preview.
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 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.
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’re taking a trip down memory lane with Helmet. Continue reading below for more photos from the show. All images copyright and courtesy of 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! Continue reading below for full concert review. All images copyright and courtesy of 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. Continue reading below for more photos from the show. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.