Baaba Maal at KRCW/Annenberg's "Sound In Focus" 7/16/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13)

Baaba Maal’s Life Affirming Music Brought Joy To “Sound In Focus” [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: Baaba Maal at KRCW/Annenberg's "Sound In Focus" 7/16/16

CLICK HERE FOR OUR COMPLETE COVERAGE OF THIS YEARS SOUND IN FOCUS CONCERT SERIES To paraphrase Blurred Culture’s music editor  photo editor Derrick Lee: “With all the chaos in the world, there’s something incredibly life affirming about a musician like Baaba Maal.” How true. A pro jock. A presence. A purveyor of beats, rhythms, and lyrics that transcend linguistic […]

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Alexandra Savior at Hotel Cafe 8/10/16. Photo by Michelle Shiers (@MichelleShiers) for

Alexandra Savior Takes A Charming Bite Out Of The Hotel Cafe REVIEW+PHOTOS: Alexandra Savior @ Hotel Cafe 8/10/16

Once again, The Hotel Cafe welcomed Portland’s siren songstress Alexandra Savior to one of their stages. During her last performance at the Hollywood venue,  her co-writer, and Arctic Monkey’s frontman, Alex Turner showed up to play guitar and this time, there were a handful of patrons in the crowd hoping to catch a glimpse of Turner (who […]

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Buddy Guy at Hollywood Bowl 8/10/16.

Buddy Guy Returns To The Hollywood Bowl And Brought Funk We Could Smell REVIEW: Buddy Guy @ Hollywood Bowl 8/10/16

As Buddy Guy left the stage on Wednesday night at the Hollywood Bowl, my initial thought is that nothing I had listened to in my 25 years of enjoying the blues could have prepared me for the dichotomy between his recordings and his explosive, funny, and endearing stage performance. The 80-year old performer oozes with […]

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