Sunday, February 23




Music Preview

From the indie rock of Vampire Weekend's "Contra" to Usher's R&B release "Raymond v. Raymond," to the return of some long-lost artists (Sade? Michelle Branch? Really?), winter quarter is full of highly anticipated releases in every genre. Read more...


UCLA students go back to their roots, back to “˜La Bamba’

Some say it all changed with a 17-year-old Angeleno with Mexican blood, coiffed hair, an electric guitar and two words set to be immortalized: "La Bamba." Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year ethnomusicology student Marcos Ruedas rehearses with his Mexican and Latin American ensemble, Grupo Folklorico de UCLA. Other Mexican music and heritage groups on campus include Mariachi Uclatan and Nucleo Jaraner de UCLA.


Show explores punk salvation

For those of us who weren't around to experience the golden age of '80s punk, Joe Sib's spoken word concert "California Calling" can be a way to travel back to the period when rockers rebelled and rebels rocked. Read more...

Photo: Joe Sib of 98.7 FM’s punk rock show “Complete Control” will perform “Broken Word” at Largo on Jan 6.


Decade in Review: Pop

These past few years may have been more of a singles decade for pop music, yet a few underrated indie darlings and well-known seasoned veterans managed to fashion impressive long forms. Read more...



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