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MØ @ The Novo 3/23/17. Photo by Angelina Paldzyan. (@angelinapaldzyan) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

MØ’s Dance Moves Had Us All Moving At The Novo [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: MØ & TEI SHI @ THE NOVO 3/23/17

I remember perusing through YouTube a couple summers ago, desperately searching to find new music that reflected my mood. After coming across MØ’s quirky (then newly released) music video for “Walk This Way”, I was instantly hooked on her sound and style. Her stage name, meaning “maiden” or “virgin” in Danish, is an intentional contradiction on the lyrics […]

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Pen, Paper, and Gallant Gallant's Tiny Desk Concert

NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series definitely puts every other office to shame. With previous performances by Lila Downs and rapper Gucci Mane, it was only a matter of time before Gallant’s flawless falsetto made it’s way behind the desk. Performing songs from his debut album Ology including Jhené Aiko-assisted single, “Skipping Stones” and hit single “Weight In […]

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Ravyn Lenae: Proves That Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number [Interview] BC Artist Profile: Ravyn Lenae

From juggling her classical studies, teenage growing pains, and budding music career Chicago native Ravyn Lenae has her sights set on illuminating the world with her undeniable black girl magic. Adding to her growing resume, Ravyn is a third of talented trio Zero Fatigue and is set to hit the road with fellow Chi-town native […]

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River Tiber @ Theatre At Ace Hotel 11/30/16. Photo by Marina Rose (@MarinaRose7) for www.BlurredCulture.com. This photo was obtained under the express authorization and license by Red Bull Media House North America, Inc.

River Tiber Wows “30 Days In LA” With Their Soulful Jams [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: River Tiber @ The Palace Theater 11/30/16 For Red Bull Sound Select's 30 Days In LA

CLICK HERE FOR MORE 30 DAYS IN LA COVERAGE! A laptop with patriotic Canadian flag sticker shows up on stage as the multi-instrumentalist River Tiber (nee Tommy Paxton-Beesley) and his band takes over The Theatre at the Ace Hotel for Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” concert event opening for Nick Murphy. Imagine […]

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Allan Rayman @ The Wiltern 12/1/16. Photo by Marina Rose (@MarinaRose7) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Allan Rayman’s Mysterious Performance At The Wiltern Capitvated REVIEW: Allan Rayman @ The Wiltern 12/1/16

Before James Vincent McMorrow took the stage at the Wiltern on December 1, 2016, the theater was taken over by the mysterious Allan Rayman. Rayman isn’t your ordinary R&B soul singer. There’s a darkness to his romance that he presents to the audience both literally and figuratively. Dressed in a loosely fitted, hooded cloth, he walked towards […]

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Jhené Aiko at Avalon as part of Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in LA, in Los Angeles, CA, USA 11/22/16 (Photo by Carlo Cruz for Red Bull Sound Select). Used With Permission.

Jhené Aiko’s Squad Is Cooler Than Yours … Seriously. [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: Jhene Aiko, Eryn Allen Kane & Cherrie @ Avalon 11/21/16 For Red Bull Sound Select's 30 Days In LA

CLICK HERE FOR MORE 30 DAYS IN LA COVERAGE! I’ve been a fan of Jhene Aiko since her music project with Cocaine 80s. I’ve listened to all of her silky smooth vocal tracks from all of her EPs and album, and I was more than thrilled to finally see her perform live. I headed into Avalon […]

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Empress Of @ Club Bahia 11/7/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com. This photo was obtained under the express authorization and license by Red Bull Media House North America, Inc.

Empress Of Is A One-Woman Show You Don’t Want To Miss [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: Empress Of @ Club Bahia 11/7/16 For Red Bull Sound Select's 30 Days In LA

CLICK HERE FOR MORE 30 DAYS IN LA COVERAGE! Though she may now be Brooklyn-based, Lorely Rodriguez p/kl/a “Empress Of” is an L.A. native. Her performance at Club Bahia earlier this month headlining a Red Bull Sound Select “30 Days In LA” date served as a bit of a homecoming for her. With family and […]

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