Tag Archives | New Wave

The Ohana Fest 2017, Atmosphere. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

The Ohana Fest | A Music Festival By Music Lovers, For Music Lovers [HOMEPAGE] REVIEW+PHOTOS: OHANA FESTIVAL 2017 @ DOHENY STATE PARK 9/8/17 - 9/10/17

Dana Point, CA- These days’ music festivals are everywhere. You can find them on the coast or deep inland, in big cities and small towns, on the water or in a desert. If there’s an available space and money to be made, someone will inevitably capitalize on it. But at a certain point music festivals started […]

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Rancid at It's Not Dead 2 @ Glen Helen Amphitheater 8/26/17. Photo by Elise Hillinger (@Ela_Fauxtow) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

It’s Not Dead Fest 2 Killed & Then Revived My Faith in Punk & The Future [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: IT'S NOT DEAD FEST 2 @ GLEN HELEN AMPHITHEATER 8/26/17

San Bernardino, CA- The prospect of seeing some of the bands that make up my earliest memories of punk music at It’s Not Dead Fest 2 made the awkward, doofy high schooler within me positively elated. Historic heavy-hitters such as Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Buzzcocks, and The Adicts all under one blazing hot sun– be still […]

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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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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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Leon Else @ L.A. PRIDE 6/10/17 // Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13)

Leon Else Embraces Self-Acceptance At L.A. Pride [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: LEON ELSE @ L.A. PRIDE 6/10/17

FOR OUR COMPLETE L.A. PRIDE COVERAGE CLICK HERE! Leon Else’s name is intriguing enough, but once he opens his mouth and belts out several notes, your eyes are quickly plastered onto the UK import. Else’s brand of synth pop and deep brooding vocals quickly cast a spotlight on the crooner and soon after he received numerous […]

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Phoenix at the Hollywood Bowl 6/15/17. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Phoenix Is All About Love Bringing “Ti Amo” To The Hollywood Bowl [PHOTOS] PHOTOS+REVIEW: PHOENIX, MAC DEMARCO & THE LEMON TWIGS @ HOLLYWOOD BOWL 6/15/17

Los Angeles, CA- When Phoenix lead singer Thomas Mars addressed the audience at the Hollywood Bowl with, “We’re very happy to be here. This is the best place in the world,” I’m fairly certain that each and every one of the fifteen thousand plus in attendance was feeling the same way. With a performance that […]

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Bloodboy @ Broke L.A. // 4/8/2017 // Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Float Like A Butterly, Sting Like Bloodboy [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: BLOODBOY @ BROKE L.A. 4/8/17

FOR OUR COMPLETE BROKE L.A. COVERAGE CLICK HERE! The last artist I was able to catch at Broke L.A. was Lexie Papillon’s Bloodboy. I read somewhere online that Lexie was a surfer turned rocker, and watching her live performance I was thoroughly impressed with the physicality that she embodied into her music. Her music lends itself to her joyfully hyperactive […]

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