The Strokes: August 24th, 2014 at FYF Fest

Check out this super sweet FYF throwback review by our New Media staff member Bryan!!! 

by Bryan Villalpando 

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The Strokes headlined day two of FYF Fest at Exposition Park in Los Angeles, CA and for not having a concert in Los Angeles since 2006, the crowd was definitely a bit anxious about the show: “Are they still going to be good after 3 years of not playing a single concert?!”, a fan exclaims to me and the tens of thousands of people, eagerly waiting for them to start. 10 minutes into their set time begins, still no sign of the band. The crowd begins to sing their 2001 hit, “Someday” out of sheer impatience yet excitement. Then house lights dim and a deep red light filled the stage. The crowd screamed as the shadows of Julian Casablancas (Lead Singer), Nikolai Fraiture (Bassist), Albert Hammond Jr. (Guitarist), and Fabrizio Moretti (Drums) appear. Standing stolidly for about 30 seconds, they tease the crowd with their presence. 3 half-beats of snare drum signify the beginning of their song, “Barely Legal” off of their debut album Is This It, and the beginning of their set. Released in 2001, the song brought nostalgia to the entire crowd, ranging from students just as myself—I was in elementary school when this 13-year-old song came out—to the parents of those students previously mentioned. The song finished and the crowd went wild, demanding more.

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MEET THE DJs WEEK: FALL 2014 

An Interview with Joanna Forde by Sergio Garcia

You can catch Joanna Fall 2014 on both The Fish Bowl (Thursdays 11-12pm) and Art House (Tuesdays 9-10pm) 

One artist. One album. Go.

JF: Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd because it puts me in a trance and the lyrics are just absolutely beautiful. Everytime I listen to it I just get so many feels, man.

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MEET THE DJs WEEK: Fall Quarter 2014 

uclaradio:

To kick off fall quarter, the UCLA Radio Tumblr celebrating by posting a week of DJ profiles and interviews! We want you to meet our station! 

Fall quarter intern applications are due just around the corner (October 16th!!)! Prospective DJs, this could be you! 

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Dean. 2nd year. Pre-Political Science and Communication Studies major.

Why did you decide to join UCLARadio?
I joined UCLARadio because I like music and I like people. I figured I could find that with a little extra “oomph” here.

What’s been your favorite album released in the past year?
Chance the Rapper – Acid Rap. It is my favorite because the beats and “flow” of the rap are all original and very easy/fun to listen to. A great combination of hip-hop/psychedelic.

Recommended Tracks from Chance the Rapper:
“Cocoa Butter Kisses”
“Interlude”
“Juice”

MEET THE DJs WEEK: FALL 2014 

Choppin’ It Up W/ DJ RAWRSH (Rasheed Tulay) / By: 1TAKE (Justin Duong)

FAll 2014 Show Time: Monday 2-4pm 

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First off, what’s your name/DJ name and what’s your story?

My name is Rasheed Tulay aka DJ Rawrsh. What’s my story? I’m a weird ass kid from Los Angeles that loves music and has a lot of free time, that’s about it.

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Concert Review: SBTRKT @ Belasco Theater 10/16

by Melina Powell

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Last night SBTRKT played his second consecutive night at the Belasco Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, riding on the buzz surrounding his new album titled Wonder Where We Land. Aaron Jerome came out with his self-titled debut LP in 2011, a highly successful album that featured other up-and-coming artists such as Sampha, Jessie Ware, and the catchy track “Wildfire” featuring Little Dragon. The new record was released on October 7th in the US, earning positive reviews and featuring additional talented musicians including Ezra Koenig, Warpaint, A$AP Ferg and more. You can stream the singles from the artist website or purchase the deluxe version on iTunes here.

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MEET THE DJs WEEK: Fall Quarter 2014 

uclaradio:

To kick off fall quarter, the UCLA Radio Tumblr celebrating by posting a week of DJ profiles and interviews! We want you to meet our station! 

Fall quarter intern applications are due just around the corner (October 16th!!)! Prospective DJs, this could be you! 

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Sara. 3rd year. Linguistics and Arabic major.

Why did you decide to join UCLARadio?
I joined radio to share my fabulous taste in music and comedy.

What’s been your favorite album released in the past year?
Habibi – Habibi. An amazing record, band name (it means “beloved” or “my love” in Arabic), and the album cover is pretty sweet too! They combine the psychedelic rock from both the West and the Middle East with lo-fi 60’s girl group sounds. 

Recommended Tracks from Habibi:
“Detroit Baby”
“Siin”
“I’ve Got The Moves”

burgerrecords:

out now on burger cassette, it’s…King Tuff - BLACK MOON SPELL (CASS)KILLER NEW ALBUM RECORDED AT STUDIO B BY BOBBY HARLOW!!! STACKED HIGH ON THE TOP SHELF!!!LP/CD available on Sub Pop Records!!!Watch this awesome video: http://bit.ly/ZCp2sVGet the cassette: http://bit.ly/1tyhOnt

I don’t know about you, but I am majorly obsessed with the new King Tuff album and think you should be too! ~tori 

burgerrecords:

out now on burger cassette, it’s…
King Tuff - BLACK MOON SPELL (CASS)
KILLER NEW ALBUM RECORDED AT STUDIO B BY BOBBY HARLOW!!! STACKED HIGH ON THE TOP SHELF!!!
LP/CD available on Sub Pop Records!!!
Watch this awesome video: http://bit.ly/ZCp2sV
Get the cassette: http://bit.ly/1tyhOnt

I don’t know about you, but I am majorly obsessed with the new King Tuff album and think you should be too! ~tori 

Its Thursday so it must be …. BRGR TV!!!!!

MEET THE DJs WEEK: FALL 2014 

Interview with The DJs of The Food Show, DJ Corndog (Tori) and DJ Panini (Darcy). 

Fall 2014 Show Time: Tuesdays 11am 

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Throwback Thursday Album Reviews

Every Thursday from now till the end of the quarter, we will be posting a throwback album review from our physical archive! Check out this one by JAS in 1992!