Monday, September 23

All-male a cappella group Bruin Harmony will attempt to defend its Spring Sing 2013 title of best a cappella entry and best overall entry this Friday at Pauley Pavilion for Spring Sing 2014. 
(Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

Spring Sing Profile: Bruin Harmony

Members of Bruin Harmony, UCLA’s only all-male a cappella group, have been rehearsing two-and-a-half hours a day, three times a week, for the last few months to perfect the marriage of their song and choreography in preparation for Spring Sing 2014. Read more...

Photo: All-male a cappella group Bruin Harmony will attempt to defend its Spring Sing 2013 title of best a cappella entry and best overall entry this Friday at Pauley Pavilion for Spring Sing 2014. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

All-male a cappella group Bruin Harmony will attempt to defend its Spring Sing 2013 title of best a cappella entry and best overall entry this Friday at Pauley Pavilion for Spring Sing 2014. 
(Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

Second-year Design | Media Arts student Sienna Moffitt will perform her original song "I Shan't Be There (When You Go)" at Spring Sing. (Gabrielle Cabalza/Daily Bruin)

Spring Sing Profile: Sienna Moffitt

Sienna Moffitt, a second-year Design | Media Arts student, grew up participating in musicals and singing covers of songs that other artists had already made famous. Read more...

Photo: Second-year Design | Media Arts student Sienna Moffitt will perform her original song "I Shan't Be There (When You Go)" at Spring Sing. (Gabrielle Cabalza/Daily Bruin)

Second-year Design | Media Arts student Sienna Moffitt will perform her original song "I Shan't Be There (When You Go)" at Spring Sing. (Gabrielle Cabalza/Daily Bruin)

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Album Review: ‘Talk Dirty’

Women, alcohol and sex – three words that sum up Jason Derulo’s new album, “Talk Dirty.” “Talk Dirty” is anything but creative. It is unoriginal, uninteresting and does little but sexualize women, despite having a few decent songs. Read more...

Photo: (Warner Bros. Records)

(Warner Bros. Records)

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Graduate student conductors to lead final choral performance

In an a cappella piece titled “Zephyr Rounds” and composed by Richard Vuichard, eight distinct parts are sung at once. Listeners can hear the different voices, but cannot make a distinction of which section will sing next, creating a spatial sense of coming and going as the musical wind blows where it pleases. Read more...

Photo: (Felicia Ramirez/Daily Bruin staff)

(Felicia Ramirez/Daily Bruin staff)

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Album Review: ‘Helios’

Picture an inverted pyramid. The top starts off broad and incorporates new musical styles. Then, the layers slim down to a single point, pulling away newer techniques and leaving only the raw core of a pop-rock band. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Epic Records)

(Courtesy of Epic Records)


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Album Review: ‘After the Disco’

Electro-pop, slow, sad ballads and existential lyrics combine together to create the typical Broken Bells sound. Although the tracks are seemingly disconnected, Broken Bells still manages to make space rock sound original. Read more...

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