Sunday, January 21

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Album Review: ‘The Desired Effect’

Most frontmen who break away from their Grammy-nominated bands seem to lose inspiration; Brandon Flowers, on the other hand, continues to improve his solo career with his new album, “The Desired Effect.” The album was recorded by Battle Born studios, mixed by Alan Moulder and produced by Flowers and Ariel Rechtshaid, who has produced songs for other popular indie artists such as Vampire Weekend. Read more...

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New Orleans native rapper Jared Pellerin, known as Pell on stage, performed at the El Rey Theatre Wednesday night. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)

Concert Review: Pell

The red-tinted lighting of the El Rey Theatre shifted to bright yellow, and without warning, Jared Pellerin, who performs under the name Pell, burst out on stage. Read more...

Photo: New Orleans native rapper Jared Pellerin, known as Pell on stage, performed at the El Rey Theatre Wednesday night. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)

New Orleans native rapper Jared Pellerin, known as Pell on stage, performed at the El Rey Theatre Wednesday night. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)

Michael de Virgilio, a third-year psychobiology student, will release his first single “Darling” Tuesday under the name Mr. Moon. 
(Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)

Student musician Mr. Moon to release first single “Darling”

Sixteen years ago, Michael de Virgilio met Brandon Hafetz, the new kid in kindergarten, in Manhattan Beach. Now, they are working together to release an EP, “Darling.” Under the moniker Mr. Read more...

Photo: Michael de Virgilio, a third-year psychobiology student, will release his first single “Darling” Tuesday under the name Mr. Moon. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)

Michael de Virgilio, a third-year psychobiology student, will release his first single “Darling” Tuesday under the name Mr. Moon. 
(Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)

Physics graduate student Eliot Bohr (left) and Michael Brown (right), also known as Eli and Mike Kush, will perform as The Bakerboys Monday night at Kerckhoff Coffee House for CAC's Hip Hop Appreciation Month.
(Miriam Bribiesca/Daily Bruin)

Student artists spotlighted in Hip Hop Appreciation Month events

February marks the start of the Cultural Affairs Commission Hip Hop Congress’ Hip Hop Appreciation Month, themed “Homegrown: Put My City On My Map.” Hip-hop related events span throughout the month, beginning with the Hip Hop Appreciation Kickoff, culminating with a Hip Hop Explosion concert on Feb. Read more...

Photo: Physics graduate student Eliot Bohr (left) and Michael Brown (right), also known as Eli and Mike Kush, will perform as The Bakerboys Monday night at Kerckhoff Coffee House for CAC's Hip Hop Appreciation Month. (Miriam Bribiesca/Daily Bruin)

Physics graduate student Eliot Bohr (left) and Michael Brown (right), also known as Eli and Mike Kush, will perform as The Bakerboys Monday night at Kerckhoff Coffee House for CAC's Hip Hop Appreciation Month.
(Miriam Bribiesca/Daily Bruin)

Fifth-year Spanish and community and culture student Juan Garces has tattooed more than 150 UCLA students over three years. Garces said tattooing gave him the opportunity to reconnect with his love of art by allowing him to practice drawing and sketching in a creative manner.
(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

UCLA student makes his mark as tattoo artist

Juan Garces on his experience as a tattoo artist (from Daily Bruin Radio’s Long Story Short) "LSS 12/1/14 tattoo artist ". "Juan Garces on his experience as a tattoo artist (from Daily Bruin Radio’s Long Story Short)"

Juan Garces used to think tattoos were taboo. Now, he has tattooed more than 150 students. Garces, a fifth-year Spanish and community and culture student, has been tattooing students at UCLA since he transferred here three years ago. Read more...

Photo: Fifth-year Spanish and community and culture student Juan Garces has tattooed more than 150 UCLA students over three years. Garces said tattooing gave him the opportunity to reconnect with his love of art by allowing him to practice drawing and sketching in a creative manner. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Fifth-year Spanish and community and culture student Juan Garces has tattooed more than 150 UCLA students over three years. Garces said tattooing gave him the opportunity to reconnect with his love of art by allowing him to practice drawing and sketching in a creative manner.
(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

UCLA's coed pre-med fraternity Phi Delta Epsilon will hold its Anatomy Fashion Show on Sunday in Ackerman Grand Ballroom.
(Bijun Liang/Daily Bruin)

Phi Delta Epsilon’s Anatomy Fashion Show uses art to help hospital

Models will walk down the runway appearing inside out, with the body’s anatomical parts on full display. This year marks the first annual Anatomy Fashion Show, coed pre-med fraternity Phi Delta Epsilon’s philanthropic event, on Sunday in Ackerman Grand Ballroom. Read more...

Photo: UCLA's coed pre-med fraternity Phi Delta Epsilon will hold its Anatomy Fashion Show on Sunday in Ackerman Grand Ballroom. (Bijun Liang/Daily Bruin)

UCLA's coed pre-med fraternity Phi Delta Epsilon will hold its Anatomy Fashion Show on Sunday in Ackerman Grand Ballroom.
(Bijun Liang/Daily Bruin)