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Album Review: ‘Utopia’

Björk is back and weirder than ever with her latest release, “Utopia.” The Icelandic singer-songwriter’s first major release of new music since 2015’s “Vulnicura” combines a rustic aesthetic with a more modern, electronic element to create a complex yet overall harmonious album. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of One Little Indian Records)

(Courtesy of One Little Indian Records)

Alumna Veronica Bianqui wrote her single, "Victim," as a means of expressing herself as she recovered from a state of emotional codependence. All of the proceeds for the single, which was released in September, will be donated to the Harm Reduction Coalition in memory of Bianqui's sister, who died in July following a long period of drug addiction. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Alumna’s music video addresses codependency through self-expression

The music video for Veronica Bianqui’s garage-pop single “Victim” takes place entirely in an apartment living room. The video features Bianqui and her band in front of several different-colored sets built specifically for the video inside of the directors’ apartment. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Veronica Bianqui wrote her single, "Victim," as a means of expressing herself as she recovered from a state of emotional codependence. All of the proceeds for the single, which was released in September, will be donated to the Harm Reduction Coalition in memory of Bianqui's sister, who died in July following a long period of drug addiction. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Veronica Bianqui wrote her single, "Victim," as a means of expressing herself as she recovered from a state of emotional codependence. All of the proceeds for the single, which was released in September, will be donated to the Harm Reduction Coalition in memory of Bianqui's sister, who died in July following a long period of drug addiction. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Hui O' Imiloa's hula dance lesson, in which instructors taught the Waiahole, took place Nov. 14. Megan Elliot, one of the instructors,
 explained the cultural significance of the dance, which tells a narrative about nature.
 (Photo by Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin and Photo Illustration by Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Dance Break: Hui O ‘Imiloa educates and empowers students through hula dancing

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: Hui O' Imiloa's hula dance lesson, in which instructors taught the Waiahole, took place Nov. 14. Megan Elliot, one of the instructors, explained the cultural significance of the dance, which tells a narrative about nature. (Photo by Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin and Photo Illustration by Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Hui O' Imiloa's hula dance lesson, in which instructors taught the Waiahole, took place Nov. 14. Megan Elliot, one of the instructors,
 explained the cultural significance of the dance, which tells a narrative about nature.
 (Photo by Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin and Photo Illustration by Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Santiago's Trip performed in Parking Structure 7 with string lights and cookies for attendees. Nish Selvalingam, the band's guitarist and a second-year philosophy student, said the band tries to challenge society's expectations for what rock bands should sound like. (Liz Ketchum/Daily Bruin)

Rock band Santiago’s Trip seeks to break traditional musical molds

String lights and cookies set the mood in Parking Structure 7, which served as an impromptu concert venue for the band Santiago’s Trip. “The space seats little more than 20 people … but we get the best energy from these performances,” said Sahfa Aboudkhil, the band’s lead singer. Read more...

Photo: Santiago's Trip performed in Parking Structure 7 with string lights and cookies for attendees. Nish Selvalingam, the band's guitarist and a second-year philosophy student, said the band tries to challenge society's expectations for what rock bands should sound like. (Liz Ketchum/Daily Bruin)

Santiago's Trip performed in Parking Structure 7 with string lights and cookies for attendees. Nish Selvalingam, the band's guitarist and a second-year philosophy student, said the band tries to challenge society's expectations for what rock bands should sound like. (Liz Ketchum/Daily Bruin)


Ethnomusicology alumna Teira Lockhart Church has shifted from her jazz and gospel roots to a more experimental R&B sound as she navigates the Los Angeles music community. She plans on releasing an EP in early 2018. (Frank To/Daily Bruin)

Alumna singer-songwriter transcends genre to convey lived experience

Teira Lockhart Church was only 14 when she stood on stage and belted out “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” in front of more than 1,000 people. Read more...

Photo: Ethnomusicology alumna Teira Lockhart Church has shifted from her jazz and gospel roots to a more experimental R&B sound as she navigates the Los Angeles music community. She plans on releasing an EP in early 2018. (Frank To/Daily Bruin)

Ethnomusicology alumna Teira Lockhart Church has shifted from her jazz and gospel roots to a more experimental R&B sound as she navigates the Los Angeles music community. She plans on releasing an EP in early 2018. (Frank To/Daily Bruin)


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