Author Archive | Derrick Lee

The Suffers at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concert 8/18/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

The Suffers Feed The Santa Monica Pier’s Spirit With Some Gulf Coast Soul [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: The Suffers at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concert 8/18/16

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE REST OF OUR COVERAGE OF SANTA MONICA PIER’S TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES “Gulf Coast Soul”. If you aren’t familiar with the genre, you only need to know two words: “The Suffers”. Based out of Houston, Texas, this band is something special. To simply call them a “throwback band” would be a disservice […]

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Rodrigo y Gabriela at Hollywood Bowl 8/14/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Rodrigo y Gabriela Shred The Hollywood Bowl With Marty Friedman, Robert Trujillo And The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Hollywood Bowl 8/14/16

Having spent months on the road, performing in 22 countries, the globally acclaimed Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela (Rodrigo Sánchez and Gabriela Quintero) concluded their tour itinerary with a stop at the esteemed Hollywood Bowl on August 14, 2016.  This performance would be the fourth time I would see “Rodgab” in concert, and my […]

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RÜFÜS / RÜFÜS DU SOL at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concert 8/11/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

RÜFÜS / RÜFÜS DU SOL’s Twilight Concert Performance Was Historic [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: RÜFÜS / RÜFÜS DU SOL at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concert 8/11/16

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE REST OF OUR COVERAGE OF SANTA MONICA PIER’S TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES The Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concerts always draw big crowds. But, wow. I have NEVER seen a crowd as big as the one that showed up for RÜFÜS DU SOL’s performance last week. Headlining the evening’s “Australia Rocks” themed concert, […]

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Marc Baker at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concert 8/11/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Marc Baker’s Charismatic Twilight Concert Performance Delights Santa Monica [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: Marc Baker at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concert 8/11/16

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE REST OF OUR COVERAGE OF SANTA MONICA PIER’S TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES Charisma. You can write a good song and you can produce a good recording, but if your performance lacks charisma … the stuff that engages an audience to make them want to see you perform again … the good song and the good recording […]

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Natalia Lafourcade at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concert 8/4/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Latin America’s Most Successful Pop Singer, Natalia Lafourcade, Graces The Santa Monica Pier [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: Natalia Lafourcade at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concert 8/4/16

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE REST OF OUR COVERAGE OF SANTA MONICA PIER’S TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES I don’t speak Spanish. In fact, I spent years in middle school, high school and college studying French. I’m from Southern California. I really should have learned how to speak Spanish. When I saw that one of Santa Monica Pier’s […]

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Monsieur Periné at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concert 8/4/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Monsieur Periné Brought A Modern Twist To Classic Musical Themes To The Santa Monica Pier [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: Monsieur Periné at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concert 8/4/16

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE REST OF OUR COVERAGE OF SANTA MONICA PIER’S TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES Opening for Natalia Lafourcade was a fabulous band from Bogotá, Columbia named Monsieur Periné. This award winning band (having won the 2015 Latin Grammy for “Best New Artist”) put on a high spirited and adventurous show that made me fall in love with […]

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Raging Fyah at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concert 7/28/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Santa Monica Pier’s Twilight Concert Feelin’ Irie With Raging Fyah REVIEW+PHOTOS: Ragin Fyah at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concert 7/xx/16

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE REST OF OUR COVERAGE OF SANTA MONICA PIER’S TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES Kicking off the Santa Monica Pier’s reggae themed Twilight Concert, Kingston, Jamaica’s Raging Fyah took the stage to bestow upon the crowd some irie vibes. As soon as this 5-piece modern roots band (consisting of Kumar Bent (lead vocals), Courtland […]

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Protoje at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concert 7/28/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Protege Showers The Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concert With Innovative Reggae REVIEW+PHOTOS: Protoje & the InDiggNation at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concert 7/28/16

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE REST OF OUR COVERAGE OF SANTA MONICA PIER’S TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES As soon as the InDiggNation opened the set with two songs of ingeniously crafted, instrumental reggae vibes on the Santa Monica Pier, I knew that the audience would be given exactly what they were there for: a new, refreshing reggae […]

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TOKiMONSTA Re-Releases Debut Album “Midnight Menu” (LISTEN) ALBUM STREAM: TOKiMONSTA'S "Midnight Menu"

  TOKiMONSTA’s debut album, Midnight Menu, originally released in 2010, is now being re-released via the Los Angeles-based producer’s own imprint: Young Art Records. TOKiMONSTA has been very busy since that debut album and in the past year has released the collaborative EP  You’’re Invited with Gavin Turek and her own mini-album, Fovere, which features collaborations with Anderson .Paak, Jonny Pierce (The Drums), Turek and more. But it all […]

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Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor Releases Official Audio Of New Song “Bleeding Heart” NEW MUSIC: Regina Spektor's "Bleeding Heart"

It’s been almost over four years since Regina Spektor released her last album, “What We Saw From The Cheap Seats”, and her fans a restless for new music from the acclaimed alternative singer-songwriter. On September 30th, she is set to return with her seventh full-length, studio album “Remember Us To Life”. With entirely new songs written […]

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