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Vaud and The Villains. Photo courtesy of the artist. Used with permission.

Vaud and The Villains Bring Their Raucous Good Time To The Broad Stage [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: VAUD AND THE VILLAINS @ THE BROAD STAGE 3/13/17

It’s rare to see a band larger than five members in Los Angeles. So, it’s an extravagance to see a 19 member jazz troupe…BUT to call Vaud and The Villains simply a jazz group is to diminish their over-the-top grandeur. For when you’re in their presence, you are simply taken to new heights and eclectic […]

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

Springtime Carnivore’s Technicolor Daydream Pop & Greta Morgan Delight Ithaca [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: SPRINGTIME CARNIVORE @ STATE THEATRE OF ITHACA 3/4/17

When Springtime Carnivore took to The State Theater stage, their front woman Greta Morgan introduced the band explaining, “We booked an Airbnb and once we arrived we realized it was in a cemetery.” Welcome to Ithaca, Springtime Carnivore! Greta Morgan certainly does it all: piano, bass, vocals, drums. She started her career in music by […]

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Thao Nguyen @ The Masonic Temple at Hollywood Forever 3/17/17. Photo by Constantin Preda (@ctpredaportraits) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Thao Nguyen Goes Solo In The Hollywood Forever Cemetery’s Landmark Venue [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: Thao Nguyen @ The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever 3/17/17

On St. Patricks Day, Los Angeles fans were treated to a stripped down, bare bones performance by one of indie rocks’s most heartfelt and earnest voices in music – Thao of The Get Down Stay Down – in Hollywood Forever Cemetery’s Masonic Lodge. It was standing room only in the Lodge, with attendees standing should to […]

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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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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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