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Dropkick Murphys & Murphy’s Boxing Saint Patrick’s Clash II @ House of Blues, Boston 3/18/17. Photo by Maia Kennedy (@maiakphotography ) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

A Saint Patty’s Day CLASH With The Dropkick Murphys & Murphy’s Boxing [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: DROPKICK MURPHYS & MURPHY'S BOXING SAINT PATRICK'S CLASH II @ HOUSE OF BLUES, BOSTON 3/18/17

The Dropkick Murphys have been a Boston fixture for years. Starting out in 1996 based on a dare, they quickly gained popularity and kept going as a Boston favorite. With a popularity that spread like a wildfire, they now tour worldwide packing stadiums. Just finishing up a world tour to promote their new album “11 […]

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Esa-Pekka Salonen. Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Used with permission.

Experience The Uniquely Beautiful Music Of Iceland At The Reykjavik Festival [PREVIEW] PREVIEW: Reykjavik Festival At The Walt Disney Concert Hall (APRIL 2017)

Iceland, as you may have heard, is a long way away from California – nine hours by air, give or take. I mention this because each and every one of my friends who’s been describes their trip in basically the same way: it took a long time for us to get there, but when we […]

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Pakistan wants Facebook & Twitter to help find people suspected of blasphemy Proof that this whole world has gone fucking insane....

Pakistan has asked Facebook and Twitter to help identify users in violation of its strict blasphemy laws. Yes this really happened in 2017 and you thought Southern Republicans were conservative crazies. Shit Republicans in the U.S. are ultra liberals compared to most politicians in vast regions of central Asia and African. Under Pakistani law anyone […]

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Los Angeles Philharmonic Association - "Nixon In China" @ WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL 3/3/17. Photo by Craig T.Mathew/Mathew Imaging. Used with Permission.

John Adams’ “Nixon In China” Is A Monumental Work Of American Minimalist Composition [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: JOHN ADAMS' "NIXON IN CHINA" @ WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL 3/3/17

I’ve always found opera to be the most difficult form of music to review, if only because there’s not supposed to be anything you can compare it to. If you go see the Strokes (or Tool or Miranda Cosgrove or whoever), you can asses their performance by comparing it to their studio recordings; the only […]

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