Sunday, May 28

Tea Tunes: Love of metal genre plays into Justin Loera’s original music

Third-year anthropology student Justin Loera is working on his fourth album after making his own progressive rock music in January 2016.  He released his first album "Untitled Album" last year and his most recent album "Faded Dream" in January. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

Third-year anthropology student Justin Loera is working on his fourth album after making his own progressive rock music in January 2016. He released his first album "Untitled Album" last year and his most recent album "Faded Dream" in January. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

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Music inspires the soul and allows listeners to feel joyful and free, and behind every piece of inspirational music lie a songwriter and a story. Throughout spring quarter, columnist Kaitlyn Peterson will sit down over tea with UCLA singer-songwriters to explore their musical goals, personal inspirations and what makes their songs so special.


For the past two years, JazzReggae Festival organizers have tried to return to the roots of the original festival. (Daily Bruin file photo)
For the past two years, JazzReggae Festival organizers have tried to return to the roots of the original festival. (Daily Bruin file photo)

"The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" – a sequel – graced Westwood's theaters just after "Fate of the Furious" – another sequel. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)
"The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" – a sequel – graced Westwood's theaters just after "Fate of the Furious" – another sequel. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

The Chainsmokers, pictured at the Hollywood Palladium, may be considered the Nickelback of EDM, but countless other artists strive to innovate in their music. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)
The Chainsmokers, pictured at the Hollywood Palladium, may be considered the Nickelback of EDM, but countless other artists strive to innovate in their music. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Beyoncé’s music and performances go beyond entertainment into the realm of generating wider dialogues. (Creative Commons photo by Rocbeyonce via Wikimedia Commons)

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Beyoncé’s music and performances go beyond entertainment into the realm of generating wider dialogues. (Creative Commons photo by Rocbeyonce via Wikimedia Commons)

(Daily Bruin file photo)
(Daily Bruin file photo)

Chance the Rapper performed at 2014's Bruin Bash. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Chance the Rapper performed at 2014's Bruin Bash. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Television tapings are a lot longer than you think, but at least there’s a gift shop. (Michelle Lin/Daily Bruin)
Television tapings are a lot longer than you think, but at least there’s a gift shop. (Michelle Lin/Daily Bruin)


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