Author Archive | Derrick Lee

DIIV 8/27/16 @ Fuck Yeah Fest. Photo by Laura June Kirsch for FYF Fest. Used With Permission By www.BlurredCulture.com.

DIIV’S FYF Fest Performance Felt Like An Homage to Sky Ferreria [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: DIIV @ FYF Fest 8/27/16

CLICK HERE to check out more FUCK YEAH FEST Coverage! Zachary Cole Smith, the frontman of DIIV, has been through a lot over the past few years. Perhaps the most high profile “event” was when he and his girl friend were arrested for possession of heroin back in 2013. His girlfriend? Sky Ferreira. A lot of the music on DIIV’s […]

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Recording artist and technophile will.i.am will participate in a CES panel discussion on entrepreneurship and innovation. (c) Intel. License under CC BY 2.0.

VIDEO: Amidst Troubling Times, Will.I.Am and the Black Eyed Peas Reimagines “Where Is the Love?”

These day, it seems that every time I log onto my social media accounts, or turn on the television, there’s another horrific tragedy flooding the news feeds. It’s sad to think that a day without headlines of people getting shot and killed is considered a “good day” in today’s world. Sigh. While there isn’t a panacea […]

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Brandi Carlile & Old Crow Medicine Show. Photo courtesy of the artist. Used with permission.

Brandi Carlile’s L.A. Dreams Comes True At The Hollywood Bowl [REVIEW] REVIEW: Brandi Carlile & Old Crow Medicine Show @ Hollywood Bowl 8/20/16

The Hollywood Bowl. Its storied stage has featured some of the world’s finest talent. Ella Fitzgerald, Janis Joplin, Luciano Pavarotti, Jimi Hendrix … It’s every aspiring, Los Angeles based musician’s dream to play a set on that historic stage. On August 20th, 2016, Performing the final concert of their joint tour, two more names were added […]

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Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals at the Hollywood Bowl 8/19/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Call It What It Is: Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals’ Concert At The Hollywood Bowl Was Fine Art [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: Ben Harper at The Hollywood Bowl 8/19/16

Ben Harper has played the Hollywood Bowl before … but never like this. On August 19th, 2016, the multi-Grammy award winning artist was joined on the stage at the landmark venue by both his Innocent Criminals and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Thomas Wilkins. It was, and pardon the cliche, “a once in a lifetime musical […]

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City and Colour at the Hollywood Bowl 8/19/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

City and Colour’s Acoustic Solo Set At The Hollywood Bowl Was Right Where It Belonged [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: City and Colour at The Hollywood Bowl 8/19/16

It’s always a pleasure to see Dallas Green perform under the alias City and Colour. Using a tenderly soulful voice to emote passionately fragile folk melodies, it can be hard to image Dallas used to be the guitarist and singer for the post-hardcore band Alexisonfire. Knowing the musical path that his career has taken over the years, […]

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

After 10 Years, The Legendary Mavis Staples Returns To The Santa Monica Pier [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: Mavis Staples 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 If you ever doubt the adage “Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number”, I’ll refer you to Exhibit “A”: Mavis Staples. At 77 years old, I can only hope that I’m as spry as this glorious woman. Mavis has led a full […]

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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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