Author Archive | Constantin Preda

Social Distortion @ Fox Theater Pomona 3/11/17. Photo by Constantin Preda (@ctpredaportraits) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Social Distortion Perform Sold Out Show In Pomona [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: SOCIAL DISTORTION @ FOX THEATER POMONA 3/11/17

It’s Saturday night in the quaint and artsy city of Pomona, California and as I make my way toward the Fox Theater, I walk through night markets that smell of sizzling Mexican food, past cafes, and hole-in-the-wall venues with unknown bands playing in old, glass storefronts. I like it here and I already want to […]

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Thao Nguyen @ The Masonic Temple at Hollywood Forever 3/17/17. Photo by Constantin Preda (@ctpredaportraits) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Thao Nguyen Goes Solo In The Hollywood Forever Cemetery’s Landmark Venue [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: Thao Nguyen @ The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever 3/17/17

On St. Patricks Day, Los Angeles fans were treated to a stripped down, bare bones performance by one of indie rocks’s most heartfelt and earnest voices in music – Thao of The Get Down Stay Down – in Hollywood Forever Cemetery’s Masonic Lodge. It was standing room only in the Lodge, with attendees standing should to […]

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Jean-Michel Jarre in discussion with Hans Zimmer, Gary Numan, Moby, Julia Holter & Little Boots @ The Record Parlour 2/9/17. Photo by Constantin Preda (@ctpredaportraits) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Jean-Michel Jarre Hosts Grammy Week Roundtable With “Electronica 1: The Time Machine” Musicians [REVIEW+VIDEO] REVIEW+PHOTOS: JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH HANS ZIMMER, GARY NUMAN, MOBY, JULIA HOLTER & LITTLE BOOTS ROUNDTABLE @ THE RECORD PARLOUR 2/9/17

As a creative individual, it’s a benefit to be in the presence of some of the most accomplished creators in modern times, and that’s exactly what I was fortunate enough to experience on February 9, 2017 in Hollywood. I’m in the back room of The Record Parlour on Selma in Los Angeles. It’s the kind […]

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Holy Wars @ Echoplex 2/6/17. Photo by Constantin Preda (@ctpredaportraits) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Pawlak and Perez Debuts Holy Wars At The Echoplex [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: HOLY WARS @ ECHOPLEX 2/6/17

Bands in Los Angeles are always shape shifting, name changing, and reinventing themselves while searching for a voice, a sound, and an image. It’s every artist’s dream to create a living legacy that connects with audiences, while populating Spotify playlists everywhere. After last night’s début performance by Holy Wars at the Echoplex in Los Angeles, […]

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Chris Cuffaro's "Greatest Hits" Photography Exhibition @ Gibson Brands On Sunset 2/2/17

Chris Cuffaro’s Greatest Hits Adorn The Walls Of The Past [PHOTOS+INTERVIEW] EVENT REVIEW: Chris Cuffaro's "Greatest Hits" Photography Exhibition @ Gibson Brands On Sunset 2/2/17

I find myself on a new adventure in the gutted body of what was once a Sunset Strip beacon for music lovers: the outer shell of what could be considered one of our places of worship — the historic Tower Records. Opened in 1971, it’s now the home to Gibson Brands on Sunset. Still, with […]

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Angelica Rahe & Victoria La Mala 8/23/16 @ Mack Sennett Studios | Jack Daniel's "Amplify Your Life" | Photo by Constantin Preda (@ctpredaportraits) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

The Fresh Latin Sounds of Angélica Rahe & Victoria La Mala Fill Historic Mack Sennet Studios [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: Jack Daniel's "Amplify Your Life" Presents Angélica Rahe & Victoria La Mala 8/23/16 @ Mack Sennett Studios

I’m in a place I didn’t even know existed, which is pretty shameful considering the studio I’m in is celebrating its 100 year anniversary. Originally started by a legendary comedic filmmaker from the silent era, Mack Sennet opened the studios in 1916 in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, so he could have more creative control over […]

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Silversun Pickups Shine At The Hollywood Palladium [REVIEW] REVIEW: Silversun Pickups @ The Palladium 8/13/16

Grammy nominated, Los Angeles bred, indie-alt band Silversun Pickups graced the Hollywood Palladium with their Better Nature Tour on Saturday, August 13, 2016. A wall-to-wall audience filled the standing room only general admission area with mostly hip suburbanites and Hollywood dwellers of all ages gathered to experience a show that, in my 30 years of […]

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Thao & The Get Down Stay Down @ the Skirball 7/21/16. Photo by Constantin Preda. (@ctpredaportraits)

Los Angeles Got Down and Stayed Down With Thao Nguyen At The Skirball Cultural Center REVIEW: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down @ the Skirball 7/21/16

On a warm evening in an open courtyard, a devoted crowd of Angelinos gathered at the first concert of the 2016 Sunset Concerts series at the Skirball.  Guided by its Jewish tradition of welcoming everybody, from all walks of life, The Skirball Cultural Center has been welcoming guests for 20 years and during the summer, they welcome […]

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