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Maria del Pilar @ The Hammer Museum for KCRW's Rebel Rebel Concert Series July 27, 2017 || Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Maria del Pilar Enchants “Rebel Rebel” Crowd At The Hammer [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: MARIA DEL PILAR @ HAMMER MUSEUM 7/27/17

Westwood, CA- For the Hammer Museum and KCRW’s final installment of the “Rebel Rebel” concert series, attendees were treated to the bilingual musicality of the latin alternative recording artist Maria del Pilar. Maria is a very big voice in the transnational Chilean alternative / electronic pop scene, and has had some success over the past […]

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The War On Drugs @ KCRW'S Apogee Sessions 8/5/17. Photo by Larry Hirshowitz. Courtesy of KCRW. Used with permission.

Don’t Miss The War On Drugs KCRW Broadcast On August 24th! [PREVIEW] PREVIEW: THE WAR ON DRUGS @ APOGEE STUDIOS 8/5/17

Santa Monica, CA- On August 24th, KCRW will broadcast the taping of an intimate performance by The War On Drugs held at Apogee Session 8/5/17. With Adam Granduciel and company set to release their next album, “A Deeper Understanding”, the following day, the timing couldn’t be more perfect. I remember my “Aha!” moment with the The […]

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Chris Botti & Jewel @ Hollywood Bowl Marquee

Like A True Gem, Jewel Is A Dazzling Siren [REVIEW] REVIEW: JEWEL @ THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL 8/13/17

Hollywood, CA- Grammy nominated singer and songwriter, Jewel, stood on the Hollywood Bowl stage tonight in her sinewy Greek-like dress and sang sweeping ballads with heart, soul and conviction…not too far from being a siren, luring men in from the peninsula, with her sultry beguiling voice. Most people remember Jewel’s pop hits, like “Intuition,” “Foolish […]

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Traveller at AmericanaFest NYC @ Hearst Plaza 8/12/17. Photo by Vivian Wang (@Lithophyte) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Amanda Shires, Flaco Jimenez and Traveller Dazzle At AmericanaFest NYC [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: ROOTS OF AMERICAN MUSIC: AMERICANAFEST NYC @ HEARST PLAZA 8/12/17

New York, NY- Americana is an ever-evolving genre, a shapeshifting shorthand reference that encompasses the deep roots and sprawling branches of American music, from country to folk to blues to rock and beyond. It includes the likes of Alabama Shakes, Drive-By Truckers, Lucero, Sturgill Simpson, and Valerie June. It’s altogether fitting, then, that this weekend’s […]

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The Brian Setzer Orchestra 25th Anniversary Show at the Hollywood Bowl 8/2/17. Photo by Suzie Kaplan for 906A. Used with permission.

Rockabilly And Swing Are Alive And Well With Brian Setzer And His Orchestra [REVIEW] REVIEW+PHOTOS: THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA @ THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL 8/2/17

Hollywood, CA- After 25 years on the music scene, most people know of three-time Grammy winner vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Brian Setzer and his Orchestra. They know his big swing revival rock throws people into 50’s dance and his resonating raspy voice is going to get you off your seat. His 19 piece band and jump blues 4×4 […]

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Miami Horror at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concerts 7/27/17. Photo by Hector Vergara (@theHextron) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Miami Horror Brings The Disco Vibes To Santa Monica’s Twlight Concerts [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: MIAMI HORROR @ TWILIGHT CONCERTS 7/27/17

Santa Monica, CA- Just as the sun had finished setting against the beautiful Santa Monica Pier, I enjoyed a few pieces of watermelon as I stared down at the ocean below me before making my way to the front of the stage to witness Australia’s very own Miami Horror. The lights dimmed and the crowd began […]

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Rickie Lee Jones at NPR's "Turning The Tables" @ Damrosch Park 7/26/17. Photo by Vivian Wang (@Lithophyte) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Pioneering Women of the Classic Album Era Take Center Stage [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: NPR'S TURNING THE TABLES @ DAMROSCH PARK 7/26/17

New York, NY- That wasn’t just sweat on the faces of Lincoln Center concertgoers on a balmy Monday night — those were genuine tears of joy in seeing legends like Roberta Flack and Ronnie Spector from a mere arm’s length away, commanding the stage and reminding us of their roles in music history. NPR Music, […]

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