Tuesday, November 21

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Album review: ‘Phases’

Angel Olsen’s “Phases” sends listeners through cycles of love and longing set against hypnotizing guitar chords. At first listen, the album sounds like a random mix of songs without any rhyme or reason. Read more...

Photo: (courtesy of Jagjaguwar)

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ICARUS Contemporary Dance Company's audition routine consisted of jazz choreography to a catchy Britney Spears tune. The routine involved lots of skyward leaps, kicks and trials of flexibility. (Photo by Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin, photo illustration by Kristie-Valerie Hoand/Assistant Photo editor)

Dance Break: ICARUS’ complex jazz routine requires flexibility beyond most novices

Daily Bruin columnist Christi Carras’ limited dance background consists of bingeing episodes of “So You Think You Can Dance,” grapevining her way through high school show choir and stumbling through rehearsals at a daycare-like dance studio until the age of 8. Read more...

Photo: ICARUS Contemporary Dance Company's audition routine consisted of jazz choreography to a catchy Britney Spears tune. The routine involved lots of skyward leaps, kicks and trials of flexibility. (Photo by Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin, photo illustration by Kristie-Valerie Hoand/Assistant Photo editor)

ICARUS Contemporary Dance Company's audition routine consisted of jazz choreography to a catchy Britney Spears tune. The routine involved lots of skyward leaps, kicks and trials of flexibility. (Photo by Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin, photo illustration by Kristie-Valerie Hoand/Assistant Photo editor)

Irish Music Ensemble

Video: Irish Music Ensemble at UCLA

UCLA’s Irish Music Ensemble, led by adjunct assistant professor Aaron Bittel in the ethnomusicology department, provides students with the opportunity to come together, play Irish music and share memories and traditions associated with the Irish tunes. Read more...

Irish Music Ensemble

OK Go's concert at Royce Hall on Saturday night featured a Guitar Hero-like app that audience members downloaded and then played along with a rainbow screen onstage. The group performed old favorites such as its song "Here It Goes Again." (Raunak Devjani/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Concert review: OK Go at Royce Hall

OK Go is best known for dancing on treadmills and in zero gravity in its music videos. The music videos were the focus of its latest live performance at Royce Hall on Saturday. Read more...

Photo: OK Go's concert at Royce Hall on Saturday night featured a Guitar Hero-like app that audience members downloaded and then played along with a rainbow screen onstage. The group performed old favorites such as its song "Here It Goes Again." (Raunak Devjani/Daily Bruin senior staff)

OK Go's concert at Royce Hall on Saturday night featured a Guitar Hero-like app that audience members downloaded and then played along with a rainbow screen onstage. The group performed old favorites such as its song "Here It Goes Again." (Raunak Devjani/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Rapper Noname performed at Kerckhoff Grand Salon on Thursday night. The performance was a good way to relieve stress after midterms, but the acoustics in the venue were not very good, misrepresenting Noname's impressive skills. (Alexandra Del Rosario/Daily Bruin)

Concert review: Noname

Noname is a name everyone should know. The Campus Events Commission invited the “Sunny Duet” rapper and her band to perform in Kerckhoff Grand Salon on Thursday night. Read more...

Photo: Rapper Noname performed at Kerckhoff Grand Salon on Thursday night. The performance was a good way to relieve stress after midterms, but the acoustics in the venue were not very good, misrepresenting Noname's impressive skills. (Alexandra Del Rosario/Daily Bruin)

Rapper Noname performed at Kerckhoff Grand Salon on Thursday night. The performance was a good way to relieve stress after midterms, but the acoustics in the venue were not very good, misrepresenting Noname's impressive skills. (Alexandra Del Rosario/Daily Bruin)

Conductor and UCLA doctoral candidate Maxim Kuzin rehearses with singer Will Collyer and pianist James Lent for “David’s Quilt,” an oratorio comprising 19 musical compositions that follow the life of the biblical King David, in collaboration with the Max Helfman Institute. (Eda Gokcebay/Daily Bruin)

Composers stitch together diverse musical styles on ‘David’s Quilt’

“David’s Quilt,” a 90-minute oratorio about the biblical King David, begins at the end of his story. As David lies dying, a woman shrouds him in a quilt to keep him warm as he recollects his accomplishments and experiences. Read more...

Photo: Conductor and UCLA doctoral candidate Maxim Kuzin rehearses with singer Will Collyer and pianist James Lent for “David’s Quilt,” an oratorio comprising 19 musical compositions that follow the life of the biblical King David, in collaboration with the Max Helfman Institute. (Eda Gokcebay/Daily Bruin)

Conductor and UCLA doctoral candidate Maxim Kuzin rehearses with singer Will Collyer and pianist James Lent for “David’s Quilt,” an oratorio comprising 19 musical compositions that follow the life of the biblical King David, in collaboration with the Max Helfman Institute. (Eda Gokcebay/Daily Bruin)

Will Hammer, a third-year anthropology student, plays music in the Irish Music Ensemble at the group's meeting Thursday. Hammer said he is glad to be returning to playing Celtic and Irish tunes, which he played throughout middle school and high school after his mother sent him to a fiddle camp. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Traditional Irish music connects people in UCLA, throughout world

South Africa, Germany and Japan are all located on different continents, but they have one thing in common: traditional Irish music sessions. The sessions are informal social gatherings that take place across the world – meeting places for musicians who play traditional Irish tunes or songs at pubs, restaurants and even the Schoenberg Music Building, where UCLA’s Irish Music Ensemble meets every Thursday night. Read more...

Photo: Will Hammer, a third-year anthropology student, plays music in the Irish Music Ensemble at the group's meeting Thursday. Hammer said he is glad to be returning to playing Celtic and Irish tunes, which he played throughout middle school and high school after his mother sent him to a fiddle camp. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Will Hammer, a third-year anthropology student, plays music in the Irish Music Ensemble at the group's meeting Thursday. Hammer said he is glad to be returning to playing Celtic and Irish tunes, which he played throughout middle school and high school after his mother sent him to a fiddle camp. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)