Friday, October 19

After a five-year hiatus, British singer-songwriter Jamie T returns to the music scene in 2014 with the release of his album "Carry on the Grudge."(High Road Touring)

Across the Pond: Jamie T returns with more mature sound after five-year hiatus

There’s something about the British Isles that consistently produces musical greatness; it is inherent to the country, its people and its culture. Popular culture has been defined by bands and artists from the UK; they have consistently created new genres and musical subcultures – from the Beatles’ psychedelic rock in the ’60s all the way through to the explosion of dubstep and drum ‘n’ bass in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Read more...

Photo: After a five-year hiatus, British singer-songwriter Jamie T returns to the music scene in 2014 with the release of his album "Carry on the Grudge."(High Road Touring)

After a five-year hiatus, British singer-songwriter Jamie T returns to the music scene in 2014 with the release of his album "Carry on the Grudge."(High Road Touring)

Across the Pond: FKA twigs reinvents R&B tropes through performance, sound

There’s something about the British Isles that consistently produces musical greatness; it is inherent to the country, its people and its culture. Popular culture has been defined by bands and artists from the UK; they have consistently created new genres and musical subcultures – from the Beatles’ psychedelic rock in the ’60s all the way through to the explosion of dubstep and drum ‘n’ bass in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Read more...


British singer-songwriter Jake Bugg released his self-titled debut album in 2012, which later received a Mercury Prize nomination. 
(Courtesy of Mercury Records)

Across the Pond: Musician Jake Bugg revives spirit of classic rock

There’s something about the British Isles that consistently produces musical greatness; it is inherent to the country, its people and its culture. Popular culture has been defined by bands and artists from the UK; they have consistently created new genres and musical subcultures – from the Beatles’ psychedelic rock in the ’60s all the way through to the explosion of dubstep and drum ‘n’ bass in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Read more...

Photo: British singer-songwriter Jake Bugg released his self-titled debut album in 2012, which later received a Mercury Prize nomination. (Courtesy of Mercury Records)

British singer-songwriter Jake Bugg released his self-titled debut album in 2012, which later received a Mercury Prize nomination. 
(Courtesy of Mercury Records)

The UCLA Art | Sci Center will open its exhibit, "Secret Life of Birds," Thursday at the California NanoSystems Institute. The exhibit was organized by Design | Media Arts professor Victoria Vesna (left), physics professor Takashi Ikegami (center) at the University of Tokyo and ecology and evolutionary biology professor Charles Taylor (right). 
(Courtesy of Blanka Buic)

‘Secret Life of Birds’ exhibit shows new view of human interaction

Human ancestors looked to birds in times of migration, followed their calls when hunting and even used them to send messages. Yet, as humans have evolved and modernized, we have become increasingly disconnected from birds and removed them from our urban environments. Read more...

Photo: The UCLA Art | Sci Center will open its exhibit, "Secret Life of Birds," Thursday at the California NanoSystems Institute. The exhibit was organized by Design | Media Arts professor Victoria Vesna (left), physics professor Takashi Ikegami (center) at the University of Tokyo and ecology and evolutionary biology professor Charles Taylor (right). (Courtesy of Blanka Buic)

The UCLA Art | Sci Center will open its exhibit, "Secret Life of Birds," Thursday at the California NanoSystems Institute. The exhibit was organized by Design | Media Arts professor Victoria Vesna (left), physics professor Takashi Ikegami (center) at the University of Tokyo and ecology and evolutionary biology professor Charles Taylor (right). 
(Courtesy of Blanka Buic)

After living above a pub and working minimum wage jobs in Brixton, London, Fat White Family has come a long way to perform at The Echo in Los Angeles on Tuesday, bringing along its chaotic, charismatic rock 'n' roll. 
(Courtesy of Roger Sargent)

Across the Pond: Fat White Family to tear up Echo with high-energy UK punk

There’s something about the British Isles that consistently produces musical greatness; it is inherent to the country, its people and its culture. Popular culture has been defined by bands and artists from the UK; they have consistently created new genres and musical subcultures – from the Beatles’ psychedelic rock in the ’60s all the way through to the explosion of dubstep and drum ‘n’ bass in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Read more...

Photo: After living above a pub and working minimum wage jobs in Brixton, London, Fat White Family has come a long way to perform at The Echo in Los Angeles on Tuesday, bringing along its chaotic, charismatic rock 'n' roll. (Courtesy of Roger Sargent)

After living above a pub and working minimum wage jobs in Brixton, London, Fat White Family has come a long way to perform at The Echo in Los Angeles on Tuesday, bringing along its chaotic, charismatic rock 'n' roll. 
(Courtesy of Roger Sargent)

London-based DJ SBTRKT released his sophomore album, "Wonder Where We Land," in early October. SBTRKT’s strand of electronic music is far removed from the bombastic hits of American DJs, with a far more atmospheric and nuanced sound, better heard in an intimate setting than at a large music festival.
(Courtesy of Dan Wilton)

Across the Pond: EDM DJ SBTRKT produces subtle, layered sounds in new album

There’s something about the British Isles that consistently produces musical greatness; it is inherent to the country, its people and its culture. Popular culture has been defined by bands and artists from the UK; they have consistently created new genres and musical subcultures – from the Beatles’ psychedelic rock in the ’60s all the way through to the explosion of dubstep and drum ‘n’ bass in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Read more...

Photo: London-based DJ SBTRKT released his sophomore album, "Wonder Where We Land," in early October. SBTRKT’s strand of electronic music is far removed from the bombastic hits of American DJs, with a far more atmospheric and nuanced sound, better heard in an intimate setting than at a large music festival. (Courtesy of Dan Wilton)

London-based DJ SBTRKT released his sophomore album, "Wonder Where We Land," in early October. SBTRKT’s strand of electronic music is far removed from the bombastic hits of American DJs, with a far more atmospheric and nuanced sound, better heard in an intimate setting than at a large music festival.
(Courtesy of Dan Wilton)

British band alt-J returns to Los Angeles for the second time to promote their second album "This is All Yours." (Courtesy of Gabriel Green)

Across the Pond: Alt-J returns to LA with new album, mature sound

There’s something about the British Isles that consistently produces musical greatness; it is inherent to the country, its people and its culture. Popular culture has been defined by bands and artists from the UK; they have consistently created new genres and musical subcultures – from the Beatles’ psychedelic rock in the ’60s all the way through to the explosion of dubstep and drum ‘n’ bass in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Read more...

Photo: British band alt-J returns to Los Angeles for the second time to promote their second album "This is All Yours." (Courtesy of Gabriel Green)

British band alt-J returns to Los Angeles for the second time to promote their second album "This is All Yours." (Courtesy of Gabriel Green)