Author Archive | Johanna Vanderspool

Chris Botti & Jewel @ Hollywood Bowl Marquee

Like A True Gem, Jewel Is A Dazzling Siren [REVIEW] REVIEW: JEWEL @ THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL 8/13/17

Hollywood, CA- Grammy nominated singer and songwriter, Jewel, stood on the Hollywood Bowl stage tonight in her sinewy Greek-like dress and sang sweeping ballads with heart, soul and conviction…not too far from being a siren, luring men in from the peninsula, with her sultry beguiling voice. Most people remember Jewel’s pop hits, like “Intuition,” “Foolish […]

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The Brian Setzer Orchestra 25th Anniversary Show at the Hollywood Bowl 8/2/17. Photo by Suzie Kaplan for 906A. Used with permission.

Rockabilly And Swing Are Alive And Well With Brian Setzer And His Orchestra [REVIEW] REVIEW+PHOTOS: THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA @ THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL 8/2/17

Hollywood, CA- After 25 years on the music scene, most people know of three-time Grammy winner vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Brian Setzer and his Orchestra. They know his big swing revival rock throws people into 50’s dance and his resonating raspy voice is going to get you off your seat. His 19 piece band and jump blues 4×4 […]

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Rodrigo y Gabriela at KRCW/Annenberg Space for Photography's "Sound In Focus" 7/29/17. Photo by Johanna Vanderspool (@JoJoVanders) for www.BlurredCulture.com. Edited by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13).

Natalia Lafourcade + Rodrigo y Gabriela = Invigorated at Sound In Focus [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: RODRIGO Y GABRIELA & NATALIA LAFOURCADE @ ANNENBERG SPACE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY 7/29/17

CLICK HERE FOR MORE SOUND IN FOUCS 2017 COVERAGE! Los Angeles, CA- By definition, “invigorate” (v) means to give strength or energy to; it also means to re-energize, revitalize, animate, galvanize, rouse and exhilarate. By every measure of the word, KCRW’s Sound in Focus Outdoor Concert on Saturday July 29th, 2017 in Los Angeles did just […]

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Vaud and The Villains. Photo courtesy of the artist. Used with permission.

Vaud and The Villains Bring Their Raucous Good Time To The Broad Stage [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: VAUD AND THE VILLAINS @ THE BROAD STAGE 3/13/17

It’s rare to see a band larger than five members in Los Angeles. So, it’s an extravagance to see a 19 member jazz troupe…BUT to call Vaud and The Villains simply a jazz group is to diminish their over-the-top grandeur. For when you’re in their presence, you are simply taken to new heights and eclectic […]

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