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VRLA attendees immerse themselves in a world of color and sound at the world’s first VR rave. The performance used SubPac technology, among other new VR systems, to feel music and beats physically. Phi Do / Daily Nexus
VRLA attendees immerse themselves in a world of color and sound at the world’s first VR rave. The performance used SubPac technology, among other new VR systems, to feel music and beats physically. Phi Do / Daily Nexus

A New Future Unveiled at Virtual Reality Cons

“Most of you are here because you believe VR is the future,” declared co-founder Cosmo Scharf to a crowd of 6,000 techies early this August at the Virtual Reality Los Angeles (VRLA) Summer Expo 20...
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Frank Ocean, ‘Blonde’ and the Visual Album

Using the phrase “long-awaited” would be trite in welcoming the release of Frank Ocean’s third album. The reclusive writer, singer and producer has been clamored after since last summer when fan...
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Suicide Squad: A Small Dose of Fun To Relieve the Blah

"Suicide Squad" is the third film of the thoroughly meh (at best) DC Extended Universe, focusing on the titular misfit anti-heroes, but at least the soundtrack's pretty sweet.
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Not Beyond Expectations, but Still a Good ol’ Trek

A better title would have been "Star Trek: Evolution." That said, perhaps it is warranted since the film seems to really be all about going beyond one's nature.
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Courtesy of consequenceofsound.net

FYF To Warmly Send Off Fest Season

The fest has outdone itself even in consideration of last year’s slate, highlighting Goldenvoice’s dedication to doubling down on FYF’s rep for a diverse, exciting lineup.
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Tyler, The Creator, Wows with Camp Flog Gnaw 2016 Lineup

Fans were blown back by Camp Flog Gnaw’s fifth-year expansion to a two-day affair, set for Saturday, Nov. 12, and Sunday, Nov. 13, at Exposition Park in Los Angeles.
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Jenny Luo / Daily Nexus

Margo Halsted Presents: A Summer Carillon Recital

Margo Halsted pounded the pedals of Storke Tower's 61-bell carillon on the sunny Sunday afternoon of August 7.
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Bustin’ Doesn’t Feel as Good as it Used To

The original movie realized the goofiness of its premise and ran with it, but the reboot tied its shoelaces together, leaving it to fall face-first to the pavement.
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Sierra Deak/Daily Nexus

Artsweek Summer Movie Preview

Resident snarky/sassy/savvy film critic Alex Wehrung offers up his summer recommendations to moviegoers.
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BØRNS Talks New Album, Influences

The Daily Nexus gets the scoop on the artist's inspirations and background.
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Courtesy of Connie Ha via The Confluence

Lightning in a Bottle Gets Woogie

The Nexus's outgoing Artsweek editor reflects on this famed spring music festival.
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BFOM getting hyped during their hit arrangement of "Let's Get It Started." Stephen Manga / Daily Nexus

BFOM Bids Grads Adieu

This Saturday, BFOM hosted their quarterly concert to a sold-out and packed-in I.V. Theater, wishing their senior members an emotional goodbye.
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BFOM getting hyped during their hit arrangement of "Let's Get It Started." Stephen Manga / Daily Nexus
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Paris Cullen / Daily Nexus

Wordstock Shows Colors of I.V.

Over 50 people gathered in Anisq’Oyo’ Park last Saturday to indulge in the 2016 Wordstock Music Festival presented by WORD, the Isla Vista arts and culture magazine.
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Beyoncé Gets Political in Lecture

Kevin Allred, an adjunct professor in women’s and gender studies at Rutgers University, came to UCSB to give students a lecture all about the legendary Queen B.
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Students gathered in the UCen Hub to recite self-made poems and songs to the crowd. John Clow / Daily Nexus
Students gathered in the UCen Hub to recite self-made poems and songs to the crowd. John Clow / Daily Nexus

Dope Metaphors Gets Real

Warm spotlights, chill vibes and supportive snapping encompassed the UCSB Poets’ Club’s showcase, Dope Metaphors.
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