Tag Archives | Synthpop

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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Night Drive

Night Drive Debuts Self-Title Album

It’s as if the 80’s and 90’s decided to pick their best years in order to create Texas-based duo Night Drive. The electronic art-rockers are here to drop off their synth-pop debut self-titled album. Inspired by sci-fi cinematic landscapes, the duo’s modern synth-pop seeks to explore the darker currents of abstract emotion. With infectious melodies […]

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Future Islands @ KCRW'S Apogee Sessions 4/18/17. Photo by Brian Feinzimer. Courtesy of KCRW. Used with permission.

Don’t Miss Future Islands’ Apogee Session Performance May 9th on MBE PREVIEW: FUTURE ISLANDS @ APOGEE STUDIOS 4/18/17

In between Sunday sets at Coachella, Future Islands dropped by Apogee Studios in Santa Monica, CA to hang out with KCRW andand record an interview and live performance for Morning Becomes Eclectic. Having just released their last album, “The Far Field”, Jason Bentley interviewed the band and they discussed a broad range of topics including the history of the band’s origins, their […]

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MØ @ The Novo 3/23/17. Photo by Angelina Paldzyan. (@angelinapaldzyan) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

MØ’s Dance Moves Had Us All Moving At The Novo [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: MØ & TEI SHI @ THE NOVO 3/23/17

I remember perusing through YouTube a couple summers ago, desperately searching to find new music that reflected my mood. After coming across MØ’s quirky (then newly released) music video for “Walk This Way”, I was instantly hooked on her sound and style. Her stage name, meaning “maiden” or “virgin” in Danish, is an intentional contradiction on the lyrics […]

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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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Aurora @ Fonda Theatre 11/28/16.Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com. This photo was obtained under the express authorization and license by Red Bull Media House North America, Inc.

Aurora’s Carefree Jubilation Wins Over “30 Days In LA” Crowd [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: Aurora @ Fonda Theatre 11/28/16 For Red Bull Sound Select's 30 Days In LA

CLICK HERE FOR MORE 30 DAYS IN LA COVERAGE! “What is it with you guys and Chipotle?” Aurora Asknes smiles sincerely in between songs during her headlining gig for Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA”, “I just don’t understand it.” I don’t understand it either, but at only 20 years old, Aurora still has […]

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