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Saturday, April 16 • 10:45am - 12:45pm
Voicing Rock
John Covach, “Re-voicing Pop: Vanilla Fudge and the Psychedelic-Symphonic Cover Version”
Ann Powers, “Hard Rock, Sex Sounds, and the Groupie System: Life at the Riot House, 1973”
Maura Johnston, “When You're Talking to Yourself and Nobody's Home: The Odd Malleability of the Hard Rock Frontman”

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Holly George-Warren

Holly George-Warren is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books, including biographies of Gene Autry and Alex Chilton. She is the co-editor of American Roots Music and Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: An American Journey, among numerous collaborative volumes. Currently at work on a biography of Janis Joplin, she teaches at the State University of New York at New Paltz. She has presented at every EMP Pop Conference but... Read More →

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John Covach

John Covach is Director of the University of Rochester Institute for Popular Music and Professor of Theory at the Eastman School. He has published dozens of articles and is the lead author of the college textbook What's That Sound? An Introduction to Rock Music. He has co-edited Understanding Rock, Sounding Out Pop, American Rock and the Classical Tradition, and Traditions, Institutions, and American Popular Music. His MOOCs on Coursera have... Read More →
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Maura Johnston

Maura Johnston is a writer and editor who teaches at Boston College and edits the culture periodical Maura Magazine. She has written for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Time, Billboard, and Rolling Stone; her byline also appeared in a number of publications that have succumbed to 21st-century industry tumult. She lives in Boston. “When You're Talking to Yourself and Nobody's Home: The Odd Malleability of the Hard Rock Frontman&rdquo... Read More →
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Ann Powers

Ann Powers is critic and correspondent for NPR Music. She is the author of several books, including the forthcoming history of American music's relationship with American love and sex. “Hard Rock, Sex Sounds, and the Groupie System: Life at the Riot House, 1973” | The Los Angeles-grounded hard rock scene of the early-to-mid 1970s is often remembered as a lawless milieu: a Wild West populated by satin-clad outlaws and erotic... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 10:45am - 12:45pm
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