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Kodo: Dadan. Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Used with permission.

Kodo: Dadan Builds Suspense With Every Pulse [REVIEW] REVIEW: KODO: DADAN 2017 @ WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL 2/7/17

  One of the first words that comes to mind to describe the music of Taiko drumming ensemble Kodo is “visceral”; I am far from the first to describe them this way, and it may have something to do with the word “Kodo” itself, which means heartbeat. Their performance of Dadan 2017 pulsed through the […]

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

Lo Moon Touched Hearts And Warmed Bodies At The Teragram Ballroom [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: LO MOON @ TERAGRAM BALLROOM 2/1/17

What can be better than a seductive, soul teasing synth-rock show on a rainy weekday in the City of Angels? As all the cool kids get together at Teragram Ballroom for the alt pop trio MUNA, LA’s Lo Moon touched hearts and warmed bodies. This small band with a big sound is moving surprisingly fast […]

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Kristeen Young @ The Hi Hat 1/31/17. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq.(@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Kristeen Young Concludes Month Long Residency At The Hi Hat With Fierce Performance [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: KRISTEEN YOUNG @ THE HI-HAT 1/31/17

On January 31, Kristeen Young wrapped up a month long residency at The Hi Hat. Kristeen Young (nee Maria Callas) is an extremely accomplished musician, having worked with such artists like David Bowie, Dave Grohl and Morrissey, while releasing 7 of her own studio albums. With an eighth album that is soon to be released, “Live At […]

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Holy Wars @ Echoplex 2/6/17. Photo by Constantin Preda (@ctpredaportraits) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Pawlak and Perez Debuts Holy Wars At The Echoplex [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: HOLY WARS @ ECHOPLEX 2/6/17

Bands in Los Angeles are always shape shifting, name changing, and reinventing themselves while searching for a voice, a sound, and an image. It’s every artist’s dream to create a living legacy that connects with audiences, while populating Spotify playlists everywhere. After last night’s début performance by Holy Wars at the Echoplex in Los Angeles, […]

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Shy Girls @ Teragram Ballroom 1/28/17. Shot by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

The Romantic Ruminations Of Shy Girls Overwhelms Emotions [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: SHY GIRLS @ TERAGRAM BALLROOM 1/28/17

Ever since the release of his first EP, “Timeshare” (2013), I have been patiently waiting for Dan Vidmar, p/k/a “Shy Girls”, to release his first proper full length album. It may have taken 3 years, but last month Shy Girls released his debut album, “Salt”. After hearing many of the tracks performed live at the Teragram […]

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Tiffany Gouché @ Teragram Ballroom 1/28/17. Shot by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Tiffany Gouché’s Lush Alto Voice Mesmerizes At The Teragram Ballroom [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: TIFFANY GOUCHE @ TERAGRAM BALLROOM 1/28/17

When my friend Terrace Martin released “Velvet Portraits” last year, I listened to that album and fell into it’s sonic warmth, enveloping myself in its genre bending styles. “Velvet Portraits” critical acclaim is due in no small part to the phenomenal contributions of musicians that I personally admire (i.e. Robert Glasper, Thundercat, Lala Hathaway, Kamasi Washington, etc.). […]

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Eric Hutchinson @ The Grammy Museum 1/25/17. Shot by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Eric Hutchinson Reveals That “Easy Street” Was Filled With Challenges [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: ERIC HUTCHINSON @ THE GRAMMY MUSEUM 1/26/17

The Grammy Museum regularly hosts intimate interviews with, and performances by, recording artists from all genres of music. In the 200 seat Clive Davis Theatre, attendees are afforded a unique experience, enabling them to learn more about their favorite performing artists while also getting treated to a short performance in the acoustically sound room. To […]

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