Arts in the Union 2012

SCA is proud to present the ultimate festival in celebration of the last day of summer. In partnership with ASUCLA, Arts in the Union will feature more than 15 of the best UCLA student acts across four stages in our very own Ackerman Union. Don’t miss the final closing party to ring in the Bruin school year, with our very special headliner MiMOSA.

Concert is free and open to all students. Closing party in Ackerman Grand Ballroom has limited capacity.

Ticketing Locations:

Covel Plaza (By Bruin Cafe) @ Noon Wednesday 9/26
Bruin Walk @ Noon Wednesday 9/26
Strathmore & Gayley @ Noon Wednesday 9/26

Please bring your BruinCard to receive a wrist band!

About the artists

Special Guests:

MiMOSA: Electro maven MiMOSA has made a distinct mark on the west coast sound in the past two years and has become one of the scene’s top mixing exports. Signed to San Francisco’s premiere dubstep and glitch centric label Muti Music, this young producer has recently shared the stage with likes of Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, Flying Lotus, Rusko, and the Glitch Mob. Check out his good-time energy and his unique and tasteful take on Dubstep, Glitch Hop and Experimental Hip Hop (we recommend his Future Trill Mix):

LeJKeys Collective feat. Mic Holden, with special guest Arianna Asfar: Julian Le aka LeJKeys is a UCLA grad and currently working and touring full time as a keyboardist for artists such as Jhene Aiko, Dumbfoundead, Shafiq Husayn, Elzhi, Ahmad Jones, Breezy Lovejoy, Blu, Mic Holden, and many more. The members of the LeJKeys Collective change up every show and usually features guest artists. All of them are extremely talented and constantly gigging with some of the world’s finest musicians. We are very excited to feature Mic Holden and Arianna Afsar in this years Arts in the Union!  Here more:

Goshfather + Jinco (Bruin Party Network): Goshfather & Jinco are LA based performers and producers who have been lighting up stages in Hollywood.  Their out-of-nowhere rise has been attributed to their high energy prime-time sets, their charisma, and their commitment to creating and playing the kind of music that you won’t hear on your regular club outing.  Catch them on the main stages of such venues as Supperclub Los Angeles, Playhouse Hollywood, Colony Hollywood & Tru Hollywood where they have various residencies and planned appearances. Hear more: +

Student Artists:

Ace Mack – Maurice Wheatley, aka Ace Mack, is an 18 year old from Sacramento, CA who engineers his own music, shoots his own videos, and edits them. A freshman at UCLA, Ace Mack is already getting unprecedented hype for his mixtapes and creative videos. Hear more:

Arianna Afsar – Arianna Afsar is a senior studying ethnomusicology. She was a top 36 American idol contestant season 8 and top 10 at Miss America as Miss California 2010. She is so excited to be a part of Arts in the Union to showcase all of the amazing talent UCLA has to offer! Hear more:

Awaken– Awaken, founded in 1992 as southern California’s first Co-Ed A Cappella group covers a variety of styles – pop, r’n’b, rock, etc – and everything from oldies to contemporary hits. Along with quarterly concerts and community events, other notable places they have performed in recent years include Dodgers Stadium, The Staples Center, Universal City Walk, and the palladium opening for Ben Folds. Not only boasting members from all different majors, Awaken has a rich history of alumni who have gone on to professional musical careers, most notably Sara Bareilles, Lady Danville, and Sonos. Hear more:

Bruin Harmony – Bruin Harmony is UCLA’s only all-male a cappella group. Founded in 2006, Bruin Harmony has quickly made a name for itself. In 2009, Bruin Harmony launched the first annual Los Angeles A Cappella Festival, the largest festival of its kind on the west coast, now in its third year of existence. They made their film debut in 2010 in David Fincher’s award-winning movie The Social Network.

Courtney Randall – From performing in talent shows in elementary school to being awarded Best Solo in Spring Sing her first two years at UCLA, junior Courtney Randall has been sharing her acoustic-country-pop music with the world wherever she goes. She recently launched her YouTube channel with various cover videos and is currently writing and recording her debut EP! Here more:

DJ Harper

Free Food – Free Food is a Los Angeles hip hop collective that blends retro style with electronic experimentalism, performing a unique, high-energy brand of hip hop across California. Fresh off a summer tour in the bay area that included appearances at the Art n’ Soul Festival and Oakland New Parish with veterans Locksmith and Elzhi of Slum Village, FF returns to LA with a homecoming blowout at Los Globos (9/25) followed by a dope new set at Arts in the Union. They’ll be giving away copies of their self-titled EP as well as premiering new music from their upcoming, full-length record. Hear more:

Gaayatri Kaundinya – Gaayatri Kaundinya is an Indian Classical vocalist of the Baba Allauddin Maihar-Senia Gharana, having trained under the esteemed Ustad Ali Akbar Khan for the past 14 years. Gaayatri’s strong command of compositions and technique lend a depth and beauty to her performances that reflect the teachings of her Guru. Gaayatri is a regular performer at the Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael, the San Francisco World Music Festival, and on Bay Area television for a program called Swaralahari. Hear more:

Gearth – A sacred synthesis of raw American musical traditions, Gearth is a purveyor of thick, heavy Rock ‘n Roll sounds that incorporate blues and deep jazz influences to elevate listeners to new highs. Thick cream, wide load, juicy fuzz, raunchy swamp jams: Gearth. Here more:

India Carney – A 19 year-old native of Brooklyn, NY, India Carney defines her musical style as R&B/Pop. Some of her past UCLA performances include: Bruin Day Worldfest, Pi Kappa Phi’s Acoustic Coffeehouse 2012 (for which she won Best Artist), and the 26th Annual JazzReggae Festival, opening for The Roots, Gary Clark Jr., Booker T. Jones, Selah Sue, and more. Hear more:

The Internship – The Internship is four guys who came together in the halls of a UCLA dorm building after a few jam sessions and some shared musical interests. In the hectic consolidation of school, work, and life, they like to think of their band as a musical internship – striving to make a name for ourselves while learning everything there is to know about music. Hear more:

Jordan Meyer – UCLA student Jordan Meyer is very excited to be DJing for Arts at the Union this year!  He won last year’s UCLA DJ contest and opened for Dillon Francis at The Kickoff.  In addition to The Kickoff, and other UCLA events like Mighty Mic, he has performed at College Night at the Getty, Playhouse in Hollywood, and regularly spins for Electro Nights at Brewco in Westwood.

Medleys – Medleys a Cappella is a community service- based group that combines a love for music and an enthusiastic attitude about helping the community. They sing everything from Crosby Stills Nash & Young to Beyonce and beyond. Some of their recent favorite places to perform have been Shriner’s Hospital, St. John’s Hospital of Santa Monica, Foundation for the Junior Blind, Children of the Night, UCLA Dance Marathon, and Relay for Life.

Owl Fly South – Owl Fly South is a four-piece rock and roll band formed at UCLA. Consisting of two members for the first year of their existence, the recent additions to their lineup have expanded their blend of garage rock, ambient/noise soundscapes, and melodic pop. Here more:

Random Voices – Random Voices is UCLA’s premiere all-female a cappella group, boasting 15 lovely ladies this past year.  They perform at various festivals and events both on- and off-campus, and most of all, love appreciating the female voice and making beautiful together! Hear more:

ScatterTones – The Scattertones are a co-ed A Cappella group on UCLA’s campus who focus on new ways to sing pop, rock, jazz, and reggae. Over the years they have performed for Obama’s Campaign, sung backup for Taylor Swift, and this past year placed second in the Final round of the ICCA’s competition and are now considered the second best A Cappella group in the nation. The Scattertones will be holding auditions Monday- Wednesday day of 1st week.

Signature – Starting in 2007, the all female group, Signature A Cappella, has wowed audiences with their unique repertoire, strong sound, and contagious SIGNATURE love. They have performed on and off campus including at last years Spring Sing. They have produced one album thus far called “Take Flight” and are currently working on the second!

We The FolkWe the Folk is a collection of eclectic musicians who fiddle and dance to everything from bluesy tangos to acoustic pop with a flair, and the occasional pirate tune. They are composed of world music and composition majors from UCLA and strive for live shows that keep the audience wondering, “Who the fudge is We the Folk, and why am I enjoying these musicians staging themselves as intoxicated trapeze artists?!” Hear more:

Special thanks to our sponsors:

ASUCLA: It all comes back to you. Don’t miss the UCLA Store SALE, with special late hours for

Bruin Party Network: Party buses from Westwood to Hollywood: Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays + Special monthly EDM events:,,