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Friday, April 15 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Vox Populi
Tom Ewing, “Vox Popular: The Charts as Soapbox in a Digital Era”
Erin MacLeod, “Sound System Culture in Jamaica: Still the Voice of the People?”
Phil Oppenheim, “When Tires Go Pop: Listening to the Voice of Firestone”

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Jack Hamilton

Jack Hamilton teaches in the departments of American Studies and Media Studies at the University of Virginia. He is also the pop critic for Slate, where he writes about music, sports, and other areas of culture. His first book, Just Around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination... Read More →


Tom Ewing

Tom Ewing is a London-based writer and market researcher. A former columnist and reviewer for The Guardian and Pitchfork Media, his main music project is Popular, a blog discussing British number-one hits. He also founded the influential music message board I Love Music. He has spoken... Read More →

Erin MacLeod

Erin MacLeod teaches Caribbean literature at Vanier College in Montreal, Canada. She has also lectured in the Institute of Caribbean Studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica. She is the author of Visions of Zion: Ethiopians and Rastafari in the Search for... Read More →

Phil Oppenheim

Phil Oppenheim has worked in the entertainment industry for longer than he would care to admit. For 25 years he toiled in the trenches of cable television, culminating with his role as SVP of Programming for TNT and TBS. More recently, he has joined the growing army of cord-cutters... Read More →

Friday April 15, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
Hyatt House 201 5th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109