Jessie Meehan (far left) and UCLA alumna Merilou “Cosmo” Salazar (left), Garrett Harney (center) and Dylan Robin (right) are members of the riot pop band WASI. The band is releasing its first EP "Bleed Pop" Tuesday. Bassist Meehan said WASI’s music is inspired by the Riot Grrrl movement of the 1990s. Frequently performing in DIY venues and the LGBT music scene, the band strives to create a sense of community in its shows, said drummer Harney. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Jessie Meehan (far left) and UCLA alumna Merilou “Cosmo” Salazar (left), Garrett Harney (center) and Dylan Robin (right) are members of the riot pop band WASI. The band is releasing its first EP "Bleed Pop" Tuesday. Bassist Meehan said WASI’s music is inspired by the Riot Grrrl movement of the 1990s. Frequently performing in DIY venues and the LGBT music scene, the band strives to create a sense of community in its shows, said drummer Harney. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Jessie Meehan (far left) and UCLA alumna Merilou “Cosmo” Salazar (left), Garrett Harney (center) and Dylan Robin (right) are members of the riot pop band WASI. The band is releasing its first EP "Bleed Pop" Tuesday. Bassist Meehan said WASI’s music is inspired by the Riot Grrrl movement of the 1990s. Frequently performing in DIY venues and the LGBT music scene, the band strives to create a sense of community in its shows, said drummer Harney. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Jessie Meehan (far left) and UCLA alumna Merilou “Cosmo” Salazar (left), Garrett Harney (center) and Dylan Robin (right) are members of the riot pop band WASI. The band is releasing its first EP "Bleed Pop" Tuesday. Bassist Meehan said WASI’s music is inspired by the Riot Grrrl movement of the 1990s. Frequently performing in DIY venues and the LGBT music scene, the band strives to create a sense of community in its shows, said drummer Harney. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

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Album Review: ‘The Desired Effect’

Most frontmen who break away from their Grammy-nominated bands seem to lose inspiration; Brandon Flowers, on the other hand, continues to improve his solo career with his new album, “The Desired Effect.” The album was recorded by Battle Born studios, mixed by Alan Moulder and produced by Flowers and Ariel Rechtshaid, who has produced songs for other popular indie artists such as Vampire Weekend. Read more...

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Jazz, funk and R&B band Fine Print took home The Northern California Alumni Grand Sweepstakes Award for best overall performance and The UCLA Las Doñas Award for best band entry for its performance of its original song "Move On." (Miriam Bribiesca/Daily Bruin)
Jazz, funk and R&B band Fine Print took home The Northern California Alumni Grand Sweepstakes Award for best overall performance and The UCLA Las Doñas Award for best band entry for its performance of its original song "Move On." (Miriam Bribiesca/Daily Bruin)



Students from the sorority Delta Gamma and the fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha will perform a number featuring Top 40 songs with modified lyrics at Spring Sing. This will mark Delta Gamma's ninth consecutive year in the competition. (Max Himmelrich/Daily Bruin)
Students from the sorority Delta Gamma and the fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha will perform a number featuring Top 40 songs with modified lyrics at Spring Sing. This will mark Delta Gamma's ninth consecutive year in the competition. (Max Himmelrich/Daily Bruin)


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