Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Public Musicology

In line with yesterday's post, here's another example of musicologists doing their thing in public! I kind of like the idea of turning the usual EMP crowd into a traveling circus. I won't be in town myself, but I hope the Angelenos among my readership will think about it. Somebody needs to keep them honest.

A Special Evening at Redcat:
Listen Again
Music You Should Change Your Mind About Right Now

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

All pop music, past and present, is fair game on this night of live, rapid-fire music criticism as the members of a distinguished panel of writers, musicians and scholars have five minutes each to persuade the audience to reconsider a series of pop tracks -- and find in them hitherto undiscovered pleasures. This high-spirited confab celebrates the publication of Listen Again: A Momentary History of Pop Music, a Duke University Press collection of writings drawn from the Experience Music Project Pop Conference. Panelists include Christine Bacareza Balance (UC Riverside), Alice Echols (USC), Robert Fink (UCLA), Oscar Garza (Ciudadmagazine), Judith Halberstam (USC), Ernest Hardy (LA Weekly), Rod Hernandez (Cal State-Dominguez Hills),Josh Kun (USC), Anthony Miller (Los Angeles CityBeat), Neal Pollack (alternadad.com), Ann Powers (Los Angeles Times), Ned Raggett (ILM-ILX website), Randall Roberts (LA Weekly), Janet Sarbanes (Cal Arts), RJ Smith (Los Angelesmagazine), Karen Tongson (USC),Elijah Wald(UCLA), Oliver Wang (Cal State-Long Beach, Soulsides blog), Eric Weisbard (editor, Listen Again). Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 8:30 pm.$8 (students $4, CalArts & USC free)

INFO AND TIX HERE: http://redcat.org/season/0708/mus/listen.php

In other news, I am typing this from the hammock on my back porch, where I am lying in short sleeves and bare feet enjoying the 70 degrees. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the only sound is Mabel worriedly humming along with passing ambulances. Weird weather. Weird dog.

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