Thursday, May 23

Sound Bite: The National

In the fast-paced world of music criticism, where the blogosphere fuels hype and backlash all before an album is even officially released, The National is pulling off an incredible feat. Read more...


Sound Bite: The Hold Steady

The recipe for The Hold Steady Album Review Cocktail: three parts alcohol of choice, two parts '70s rock and roll, string together your favorite Craig Finn lyrics, shake well, top off with a reference to Bruce Springsteen. Read more...



Sound Bite: The Quiet

With all of the twee pop and slow-as-molasses indie music clogging the music industry, it's a breath of fresh air to hear a rock band unafraid to see if there's a little mileage left in a good guitar riff and straight-forward songwriting. Read more...


The UCLA Philharmonia, conducted by Professor Neal Stulberg, rehearses Tuesday for its upcoming performance of Rachmaninoff's "Symphonic Dances" tonight at 8 p.m. at Schoenberg Hall. Stulberg will be absent during the first half of the performance.
The UCLA Philharmonia, conducted by Professor Neal Stulberg, rehearses Tuesday for its upcoming performance of Rachmaninoff's "Symphonic Dances" tonight at 8 p.m. at Schoenberg Hall. Stulberg will be absent during the first half of the performance.


Soundbite: “Hidden” These New Puritans

The hardest record to make is the sophomore record. It can make or break a career, and any important decisions about who you will be as an artist are often determined by how you handle the pressure of defining yourself with your second record. Some sophomore records changed everything. Read more...



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