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Saturday, December 16

The godfathers of alternative rock Dinosaur Jr. arguably put on one of the loudest performances of the entire weekend.

FYF fest draws standout artists and dedicated fans despite heat, dust of LA setting

Since its inception in 2004, FYF Fest has made quite a change. The brainchild of then 18-year-old L.A. native Sean Carlson, FYF Fest has gone from an Echo Park, local-band music party to a full-on, two-day event whose roster reaches well beyond the borders of Los Angeles to include the likes of seminal Swedish hardcore band Refused and the U.K.'s electronic prodigy James Blake. Read more...

The godfathers of alternative rock Dinosaur Jr. arguably put on one of the loudest performances of the entire weekend.

(Credit: Dark Horse Press Material)
(Credit: Dark Horse Press Material)

Image Courtesy of Domino Records

Album Review: "Swing Lo Magellan" by the Dirty Projectors

Generally characterized along the lines of indie or experimental, Dirty Projectors has released albums time and time again that keep its genre hazy. Ecstatic, mostly difficult-to-hum-along-to polyphonies are the band's home turf. Dirty Projectors' newest album "Swing Lo Magellan" is maddeningly catchy and weird, boasting more funky thrummings (as in the wonderful track "Gun Has No Trigger") and intimate songwriting (but no fewer vocal harmonies) than 2009's "Bitte Orca." But it is also one of the band's more listenable "“ aka more pop-sounding "“ records yet. Read more...

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UCLA alumna Stephanie Woropay is a pyrotechnics operator "“ a "pyro" for short. (Courtesy of Stephanie Woropay)
UCLA alumna Stephanie Woropay is a pyrotechnics operator "“ a "pyro" for short. (Courtesy of Stephanie Woropay)

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Festivals and events to attend over the three-day weekend

Memorial Day weekend is one of the few three-day weekends of the year for students to enjoy. But with an extra day off school comes an extra day to fill with a fun way to pass the time. For students looking forward to the day off but are unsure of how to spend it, here are some exciting festivals and events to consider attending. Read more...

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Credit: UCLA Film & Television Archive

Universal Pictures: Celebrating 100 years

In April 1912, the growing momentum of the film industry coupled with the independent studios' need to battle Thomas Edison's Trust led to the creation of Universal Film Manufacturing Company. A hundred years later, Universal has been involved in many of the industry's biggest hits, and operates as the oldest producer and distributor in the United States. Read more...

Credit: UCLA Film & Television Archive

Public Domain Photo
Hammer Presents Bloomsday
Public Domain Photo
Hammer Presents Bloomsday


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