Tuesday, August 22

The student-run Watermelone Music Festival,
was held in Shanghai on Aug. 13. The event marked Sheila Wang and David Jiaye Pan's first experience planning a music festival,
but they found a venue they could access for free and reached out to artists through friends.
 (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Students’ inaugural music festival bears fruit in Shanghai

The Watermelone Music Festival was born in Bruin Plate. It was there that second-year statistics student Sheila Wang and second-year undeclared student David Jiaye Pan first discussed the idea of putting together their own music festival and later held planning meetings in the same UCLA dining hall, as well as in a Sproul Hall music room. Read more...

The student-run Watermelone Music Festival,
was held in Shanghai on Aug. 13. The event marked Sheila Wang and David Jiaye Pan's first experience planning a music festival,
but they found a venue they could access for free and reached out to artists through friends.
 (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Maria Tuadi was diagnosed with arthritis in college and took a break from making music to focus on film. However, after regaining a sense of confidence, Tuadi channeled her feelings into writing "Still," which won the 2016 John Lennon Songwriting Contest in May. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)
Alumna Maria Tuadi was diagnosed with arthritis in college and took a break from making music to focus on film. However, after regaining a sense of confidence, Tuadi channeled her feelings into writing "Still," which won the 2016 John Lennon Songwriting Contest in May. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

(Courtesy of Kemosabe Records)

Album Review: ‘Rainbow’

Kesha returned in full force Friday with a playful country flair, showcasing a range of genres that is refreshingly folksy and genuine. “Rainbow,” Kesha’s third studio album and first in five years, comes amid the singer’s legal battle with Dr. Read more...

(Courtesy of Kemosabe Records)

Kendrick Lamar gave a high-energy performance of hits from his latest album “DAMN.” at the sold-out Staples Center show. (Crystal Nguyen/Daily Bruin)

Concert review: Kendrick Lamar at the Staples Center

Two hours after his set’s showtime, Kendrick Lamar finally made a discreet entrance, rising from beneath the stage on one knee. But the seven-time Grammy-winning hip-hop star’s first appearance of the night was on the stage screens as his alter ego Kung Fu Kenny. Read more...

Kendrick Lamar gave a high-energy performance of hits from his latest album “DAMN.” at the sold-out Staples Center show. (Crystal Nguyen/Daily Bruin)

Bryce Lamar has adopted a more free-flowing approach to his creative process, recently taking up painting as a way to reflect the emotions in his music. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)
Bryce Lamar has adopted a more free-flowing approach to his creative process, recently taking up painting as a way to reflect the emotions in his music. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Portugal. The Man performed popular hits such as "Purple Yellow Red and Blue" and "Modern Jesus" amid flashing strobe lights and an energized crowd at the Hollywood Palladium. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)
Portugal. The Man performed popular hits such as "Purple Yellow Red and Blue" and "Modern Jesus" amid flashing strobe lights and an energized crowd at the Hollywood Palladium. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

(Courtesy of Kemosabe Records)

Second Take: Kesha’s new sound is a good balance of poignant and peppy

The pop sensation who once sang about brushing her teeth with whiskey has turned to rainbows and fringed jackets. Kesha’s return to the music scene marks a turning point in her creative evolution –while her recent releases display the confidence and assertiveness that made her famous, the emotional rawness of her new material is unparalleled by previous releases. Read more...

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