Monday, May 29

Second-year undeclared student Will Hammer produces "Live Session" videos in which his friends film him performing his songs.  He has released three films so far on his YouTube channel GARLYN. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)
Second-year undeclared student Will Hammer produces "Live Session" videos in which his friends film him performing his songs.  He has released three films so far on his YouTube channel GARLYN. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Reggae singer Oje Ken Ollivierre performed under his stage name Protoje at the 31st annual JazzReggae Festival hosted by Cultural Affairs Commission in Sunset Recreation. He took the stage with funky keyboard tunes and an electric guitar, and featured two female vocalists on "Rasta Love." In between two of his songs, he encouraged the crowd to live in the moment. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)
Reggae singer Oje Ken Ollivierre performed under his stage name Protoje at the 31st annual JazzReggae Festival hosted by Cultural Affairs Commission in Sunset Recreation. He took the stage with funky keyboard tunes and an electric guitar, and featured two female vocalists on "Rasta Love." In between two of his songs, he encouraged the crowd to live in the moment. (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)
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)

The UCLA-based event-planning organization House of Balloons created WestWoodstock, a two-day music festival featuring 35 student musical acts including both up-and-coming and more established bands and musicians. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)
The UCLA-based event-planning organization House of Balloons created WestWoodstock, a two-day music festival featuring 35 student musical acts including both up-and-coming and more established bands and musicians. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

Jen Hirsh has been releasing electronic pop and rhythm and blues music under her musical project "Monogem" since 2014. She will perform songs from her album "100%" for her upcoming EP release show Wednesday. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

On the Rise: Monogem

Three-year-old Jen Hirsh used to love Luciano Pavarotti. But, Hirsh said, probably only because the opera singer had a beard that made him look like her father. Read more...

Jen Hirsh has been releasing electronic pop and rhythm and blues music under her musical project "Monogem" since 2014. She will perform songs from her album "100%" for her upcoming EP release show Wednesday. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

Barry Manilow (left) performed at a previous iteration of "Concert for America" in April. The series was founded by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley (center and right). (Courtesy of Jenny Anderson)
Barry Manilow (left) performed at a previous iteration of "Concert for America" in April. The series was founded by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley (center and right). (Courtesy of Jenny Anderson)

U2 celebrated the 30th anniversary of its 1987 album, "The Joshua Tree," at the Rose Bowl on Saturday night, performing songs like "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "Where The Streets Have No Name." (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)
U2 celebrated the 30th anniversary of its 1987 album, "The Joshua Tree," at the Rose Bowl on Saturday night, performing songs like "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "Where The Streets Have No Name." (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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