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The Head and The Heart at The State Theatre of Ithaca 3/4/17. Photo by Shoshana Swell (@ShoshanaSwell) for www.BlurredCulture.com.


It gets pretty cold in Ithaca. On this day, March 4th, 2017, the actual low temperature was just about freezing (literally). But there’s nothing like some good music to warm the heart and soul. Inside the State Theatre of Ithaca, with The Head and The Heart taking the stage, my soul was transported to warmer […]

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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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222 @ Lucky Strike Live 3/2/17. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq.(@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

222 Celebrates The Release Of Sophomore Album At Lucky Strike Live [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: 222 @ Lucky Strike Live 3/2/17

I don’t often embark on a 50 minute commute to catch a relatively new band, but there was something infectious about 222’s new single, “I”m Not Trying To Be You”, that compelled me to make the trek … on a weekday no less. 222’s core members are Jade Howard and Dennis Hamlin. They formed in 2014, […]

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Karriem Riggins @ The Hi Hat 2/23/17. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq.(@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Karriem Riggins Celebrates The Release Of “Headnod Suite” At The Hi Hat [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: KARRIEM RIGGINS @ THE HI HAT 2/23/17

On February 24, 2017, Stones Throw Records released Karriem Riggins latest album, “Headnod Suite”. The night before, they celebrated the album’s release at The Hi Hat in Los Angeles. It was a low-key event, but Stones Throw devotees, and lovers of that soul-infused, Detroit Hip-Hop that J Dilla immortalized, came out in droves to support the one producer out […]

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Lalah Hathaway & Friends @ Troubadour 2/10/17. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq.(@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Lalah Hathway Revisits The Troubadour With Friends During Grammy Week [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: LALAH HATHAWAY & FRIENDS @ TROUBADOUR 2/10/17

On April 21, 2015, Lalah Hathaway recorded a performance at the fabled Troubadour; the same Hollywood venue where her father, Donny Hathaway, recorded his legendary live album. Ms. Hathaway’s “Lalah Hathaway Live” album earned high praise, and on February 12, 2017 those accolades materialized in two Grammy statuettes (Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Angel” and Best R&B Album). […]

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SOC @ Loaded Hollywood 2/9/17. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq.(@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

SOC Rocks To A “Rebellions Are Built On Hope” Mantra At Loaded Hollywood [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: SOC @ LOADED HOLLYWOOD 2/9/17

SOC (the collaborative music project of recording artists Alexx Calise and Dennis Morehouse) are hard at work finishing up a new EP of covers, adding their own rocked-out vibes to a handful of popular songs to make them their own. Getting back to their performing roots, SOC took to the Loaded Hollywood stage to let […]

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RIVVRS @ Bootleg Theatre 2/9/17. Photo by Hector Vergara (@theHextron) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

RIVVRS Wore His Heart On His Sleeve At The Bootleg Theater [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: RIVVRS @ BOOTLEG THEATRE 2/9/17

Opening the night was singer-songwriter RIVVRS supported by a full band. I don’t know how to accurately describe the way I felt as the band started playing their first song, but I can say that I was immediately reminded of Labor Day weekend. That’s the energy I got from them. RIVVRS has a very classic and mellow […]

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The Brevet @ Bootleg Theater 2/9/17. Photo by Hector Vergara (@theHextron) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Acting Out Of Honor, Merit & Passion For Their Craft: An Interview with The Brevet [PHOTOS+INTERVIEW] REVIEW+PHOTOS+INTERVIEW: THE BREVET @ BOOTLEG THEATRE 2/9/17

Coming off a tour along the west coast with folk singer/songwriter RIVVRS, was a five man band named “The Brevet”. The Orange County based band consisting of Aric Chase Damn on vox/guitar, Michael Jones on the piano, David Agiuar on drums, Ben Ross on bass and John Kinglsey on guitar started in 2012 and have […]

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MUNA @ Teragram Ballroom 2/1/17. Photo by Marina Rose (@MarinaRose7) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

The Beauty Of MUNA’s Dark Synth Pop On Full Display At The Teragram [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: MUNA @ TERAGRAM BALLROOM 2/1/17

“This venue feels so special,” Katie Gavin, the singer of dark pop band Muna shared with her fans. “Maybe some of you were here with us when we opened for one of our favorite bands, Chairlift.” The look in Gavin’s eyes was one of joyful remembrance. Gazing into the crowd, she asked for a brief moment […]

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