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Saturday, April 16 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Voices on Record
David Cantwell, “Living Room Loneliness and the Sounds of Suburban Silence (Or, I Dig Anita Kerr)”
Douglas Wolk, “Zero Tolerance for Instruments!”
Andy Zax, “‘Son, There’s A Little Bit More To Life Than Joining A Group Or Playing A Guitar’: The Death Of The 1960s Considered As A Helix Of Dreadful Spoken-Word Records”

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Glenn McDonald

Glenn McDonald believes that music is the thing that humans do best, and lives in fear that the music he hasn’t heard yet is even more amazing than the music he has. At Spotify he channels this into genre taxonomizing, music discovery, personalization, gothic symphonic metal and fraud detection. He spoke about Every Noise at Once at EMP Pop Conference 2014, and about Satanic metal and the worst songs in the world in 2015. “Can an... Read More →

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David Cantwell

David Cantwell lives in Kansas City, MO where he teaches college English, including the course “Literature of American Popular Music.” He is the author of Merle Haggard: The Running Kind, the co-author of Heartaches by the Number: Country Music’s 500 Greatest Singles, and a contributor to The New Yorker online. “Living Room Loneliness and the Sounds of Suburban Silence (Or, I Dig Anita Kerr)”  | The music of... Read More →
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Douglas Wolk

Douglas Wolk writes about pop music and comic books for Pitchfork, the New York Times, Billboard, and elsewhere. His most recent book is the graphic novel Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two, with artist Ulises Farinas.  “Zero Tolerance for Instruments!” | There is a tiny but persistent strain of a cappella punk rock: nothing could be more D.I.Y. than the sounds of the human body. I'll offer a brief history of voice-only punk... Read More →
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Andy Zax

Andy Zax is a Grammy-nominated music producer. His writing—under his own name and the pseudonym @Discographies—has appeared in Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, The Oxford American, and elsewhere. The Village Voice hailed him as its music critic of the year in 2010, and he received an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award in 2014. He lives in Los Angeles, where he is at work on a book about Beverly Hills... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
JBL Theater

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