Author Archive | Derrick Lee

Off Bloom @ The Peppermint Club || July 17, 2017 || Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for

Off Bloom Leaves Lasting Impression With First U.S. Live Performances [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: OFF BLOOM @ THE PEPPERMINT CLUB 7/10/17

Los Angeles, CA- There’s some exciting new electronic pop coming out of Denmark. The trio of Mads, Alex and lead vocalist Mette are Off Bloom, and there’s nothing “off” about them. Alex and Mads are producers whose beats will melt brains and with Mette wailing passionately over their instrumentals, they seem to be a match […]

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EXES @ The Echoplex || June 27, 2017 || Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for

EXES’ Electronic, Dream-Pop Sonics Fills The Echoplex [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: EXES @ THE ECHOPLEX 6/27/17

Echo Park, CA- Opening for Ella Vos at The Echoplex on June 27, 2017 was the Los Angeles based electronic, dream-pop band EXES. Fronted by vocalist Allie McDonald, this band has recorded and released a handful of tracks that have racked up some pretty impressive numbers on Soundcloud. I can understand why. Their recordings are sharply produced […]

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Cory Becker @ The Sanctuary at Pico-Union || July 7, 2017 || Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for

Cory Becker’s Music Imbued A Strong Mood At The Sanctuary [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: CORY BECKER @ THE SANCTUARY AT PICO-UNION 7/7/17

Los Angeles, CA- Los Angeles based (via St. Louis) singer songwriter Cory Becker performed at The Sanctuary at Pico-Union opening for Sean Rowe on July 7, 2017. Having just released his latest album (which I’m assuming was his debut as I couldn’t find very much information about him online), he passionately sang a set of […]

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Lauren Ruth Ward at The Echoplex 6/26/17. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for

Round Two With Lauren Ruth Ward Knocked Me Out [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: LAUREN RUTH WARD @ THE ECHOPLEX 6/26/17

Echo Park, CA- There’s something magical about the musical creature named Lauren Ruth Ward. Ever since I saw her perform at The Roxy, I was instantly hooked. With a voice that some have called a “70s-Channelling mix of Janis Joplin and Courtney Barnett” and with a stage presence that’s so intensely in the moment, watching her live […]

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The Atomics at The Roxy 6/21/17. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for

The Atomics Were Energized And Ready To Rock The Roxy [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: THE ATOMICS @ THE ROXY 6/21/17

Hollywood, CA- I was able to watch The Atomics Coachella performance earlier this year. Though they would be highly critical of their own performance after the first weekend, I found it pretty enjoyable. Plus, it certainly doesn’t hurt to watch a family of models rock out on stage. Flash forward a few months later on June […]

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Dan + Shay @ MuscleKingz Car Show & Concert at SilverLakes Sports Complex July 1, 2017 || Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for

Dan + Shay Don’t Know “How Not To” Give A Hell Of A Performance [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: JACKIE LEE @ MUSCLEKINGZ CAR SHOW + CONCERT July 1, 2017

CLICK HERE FOR MORE COVERAGE OF MUSCLEKINGZ’S CAR SHOW AND CONCERT! Norco, CA- Headling MuscleKing’s inaugural car show and concert festival was the vibrant and accomplished sound of the country pop duo Dan + Shay. With their latest single, “How Not To”, sitting at the number 1 spot in both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Radio Airplay […]

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Marcia Griffiths at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concerts 7/13/17. Photo by Christian Hill (@ChristianHillPhotos) for

Marcia Griffiths Took the Throne at Twilight Concerts [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: MARCIA GRIFFITHS @ SANTA MONICA PIER TWILIGHT CONCERTS 7/13/17

CLICK HERE FOR MORE SANTA MONICA PIER TWILIGHT CONCERTS 2017 COVERAGE! Santa Monica, CA- On July 13, 2017, the “Queen of reggae” Marcia Griffiths took the Santa Monica Pier with some old time chimes that brought an equally vintage audience. An anxious commotion from the crowd paired with a sort of informal yet simultaneously royal pageant on […]

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Johnny Ramone Tribute @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery Flyer

Punk Legends Billy Idol & Steve Jones to Perform at 2017 Johnny Ramone Tribute [PREVIEW] PREVIEW: JOHNNY RAMONE TRIBUTE @ HOLLYWOOD FOREVER CEMETERY JULY 30TH, 2017

Hollywood, CA- The Spirit of Johnny Ramone will be revived later this month at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on July 30th, 2017. Music and memories will echo over and through the tombs of the celebrity cemetery as as punk legends Billy Idol and Steve Jones (of the Sex Pistols) are confirmed to play some amazing acoustic songs at this […]

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Rodney Atkins @ MuscleKingz Car Show & Concert at SilverLakes Sports Complex July 1, 2017 || Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for

Rodney Atkins Bleeds Red, White + Blue At MuscleKingz [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: RODNEY ATKINS @ MUSCLEKINGZ CAR SHOW + CONCERT July 1, 2017

CLICK HERE FOR MORE COVERAGE OF MUSCLEKINGZ’S CAR SHOW AND CONCERT! Norco, CA-  First of all, congratulations are in order for Rodney Atkins as I just heard that he and his wife are expecting their first child together. Second, a huge round of applause for Rodney repping the red, white and blue with pride at MuscleKingz inaugural car […]

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