Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis brings high notes and skillful guitar riffs that transform every Foals concert into an electric experience.
Tuesday night at the Hollywood Palladium was no exception for the British indie rock band.
Lines of 20-year-old electronic music enthusiasts began forming outside the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Saturday three hours before Flume was scheduled to perform.
Swarms of girls without tickets to the sold-out concert stood desperately nearby with cash in hand, looking for any way to bypass the bouncers.
Six seniors hailing from different a cappella groups will unite to take center stage at Pauley Pavilion as their last hurrah before graduation.
Under the ensemble name Views from the Six, a cappella singers Hannah Bannan, Matt Driver, Lashon Halley, Isaac Mirzadegan, Nisha Nalamala and Kelly Noe will perform their rendition of the national anthem and the alma mater songs at the College of Letters and Science graduation ceremony at 2 p.m.
As Sanjana Nidugondi, a second-year neuroscience student, headed to an event with Indus Bruins members dressed in a sari, two white men on Bruin Walk turned around and yelled at her, “Where are your cows?”
Nidugondi was shocked at the question, which revealed complete ignorance about her culture, she said.
Westwood Village Entertainment Group, or WVEG, was inspired by an old Nigerian proverb: “It takes a village to raise a child.” For them, their proverbial child is their music.
Ellen Key first fell in love with the viola in fourth grade and instantly knew she would never stop playing. But she never imagined that her future repertoire would include less Beethoven and more World of Warcraft.
Raymond Mai’s foray into rap was motivated by a pretty girl sitting next to him in class. Determined to catch her attention, Mai scribbled in his notebook a love poem, which he rapped to her during break.
Rihanna, Jay Z’s million-dollar pop product, turned trite demos into golden radio hits. The recipe required no lyrical profundity or vocal artistry. She hummed repetitive phrases like “umbrella, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh,” sang over EDM-based melodies like Calvin Harris’ “We Found Love,” and profitable radio hits were born.
BY SUZIE PAPANTONI
A reserved German exchange student in America, the peculiar land of stretchy pants and preservative-filled junk food, resorts to a full-body banana costume to charm his host’s daughter, a nonchalant girl in a gorilla suit.
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