Friday, August 23

Pixies work their magic in Irvine

Late-1980s indie rock prophets the Pixies might not be the most obvious band that comes to mind when describing legendary, crowd-pleasing, sold-out arena tours. The group, which is largely credited with having invented a unique blend of punk, surf and pop sounds which would later be taken up by the likes of Nirvana and Alice in Chains, tends to be more often associated with professional heights it never managed to achieve ““ thanks in large part to a well-publicized feud between bassist Kim Deal and lead singer/guitarist Black Francis (aka Frank Black, aka Charles Thompson) that eventually led to the band’s demise in 1992. Read more...


'The Ten Commandments': A musical journey

It’s not at all surprising that Robert Iscove is feeling under the weather. As he spoke by phone last week during his lunch break, the director, whose credits range from the bubble-gum romantic comedy “She’s All That” to choreographer for the Academy Awards, was in the middle of rehearsing a project so ambitious that it’s tantamount to parting the Red Sea ““ literally and figuratively. Read more...


Corporate Creativity

Deciding whether to pursue an advanced degree is a question many if not most undergraduates now ponder as they reach the end of their college careers. Read more...


Student journalism keeps older hearts young

Over the last two years there have been numerous occasions when I have felt like an old fart. Whether I was sitting in a classroom discussion or working late into the night in the Daily Bruin office, there have been seemingly endless reminders that I am just a little too old to still be in college. Read more...



Moving Units

Moving Units is one of the hardest working bands in Los Angeles right now, touring and playing shows at a break-neck pace while putting the finishing touches on their first full-length album. Read more...




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