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(Harishwer Balasubramani/Illustrations Director)
(Harishwer Balasubramani/Illustrations Director)

John Legend's fifth studio album "Darkness and Light" (left) and Pete Doherty of The Libertines' "Hamburg Demonstrations" (right) were both released Friday. (Columbia Records (left) and BMG Rights Management (right)).
John Legend's fifth studio album "Darkness and Light" (left) and Pete Doherty of The Libertines' "Hamburg Demonstrations" (right) were both released Friday. (Columbia Records (left) and BMG Rights Management (right)).

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Bar necessities: Butcher’s Dog

Westwood’s bars, or lack thereof, can easily grow old for thirsty college students in search of a taproom suited to their tastes. Daily Bruin senior staffers Erin Nyren and William Thorne embark on a bar-sampling journey to uncover the best watering holes in Los Angeles. Read more...

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Title Tracks' latest album "Long Dream" (left), released Friday, incorporates the rock 'n' roll sounds of predecessors, including The Kooks and Arctic Monkeys. Thee Oh Sees' new release "An Odd Entrances" (right), also from Friday, blends 1980s electronic krautrock with dream pop.
Title Tracks' latest album "Long Dream" (left), released Friday, incorporates the rock 'n' roll sounds of predecessors, including The Kooks and Arctic Monkeys. Thee Oh Sees' new release "An Odd Entrances" (right), also from Friday, blends 1980s electronic krautrock with dream pop.

The homey bar Mom's in Santa Monica offers the White Light with lychee liqueur (left) and the cherry-topped Downtown Manhattan (right). (William Thorne/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Bar Necessities: Mom’s Bar

Westwood’s bars, or lack thereof, can easily grow old for thirsty college students in search of a taproom suited to their tastes. Daily Bruin senior staffers Erin Nyren and William Thorne embark on a bar-sampling journey to uncover the best watering holes in Los Angeles. Read more...

The homey bar Mom's in Santa Monica offers the White Light with lychee liqueur (left) and the cherry-topped Downtown Manhattan (right). (William Thorne/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Columnist Erin Nyren enjoyed honey with Larceny and a Sweeney Ted cocktail at Blind Barber, a bar hidden behind a barber shop in Culver City.  (Erin Nyren/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Bar Necessities: Blind Barber

Westwood’s bars, or lack thereof, can easily grow old for thirsty college students in search of a taproom suited to their tastes. Daily Bruin senior staffers Erin Nyren and William Thorne embark on a bar-sampling journey to uncover the best watering holes in Los Angeles. Read more...

Columnist Erin Nyren enjoyed honey with Larceny and a Sweeney Ted cocktail at Blind Barber, a bar hidden behind a barber shop in Culver City.  (Erin Nyren/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Honeyblood's Oct. 28 album “Babes Never Die" (right) brings female energy and powerful delivery, while Slow Hollows' Friday release “Romantic” (left) is repetitive and sleep-inducing.
 (Danger Collective Records/FatCat Records)
Honeyblood's Oct. 28 album “Babes Never Die" (right) brings female energy and powerful delivery, while Slow Hollows' Friday release “Romantic” (left) is repetitive and sleep-inducing.
 (Danger Collective Records/FatCat Records)


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