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LP4 The Paisley Underground
September 16, 2008 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
September 16, 2008
Tickets: Gen $5/Members Free A jingle-jangle excavation of a lost 80s moment in LA music led by Alejandro Cohen, a member of the band Languis and a “labrat” with Dublab.com. LACE Listening Parties are interactive public conversations curated by Josh Kun that are inspired by the current explosion of mp3 players, podcasts and other mobile media, and are used to score the soundtrack of everyday life. Each Party will feature special guest critics, musicians and curators who will share favorite recordings – from popular anthems to found sounds and new material – to serve as the impetus for this series of wide-ranging discussions about urban space and music. Party hosts will design her/his listening experience to shape how the music is encountered and to break down a traditional panel format. Josh Kun (PhD, Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley) is an Associate Professor in the Annenberg School of Communication and affiliated faculty with the Program in American Studies and Ethnicity. Prior to joining the USC Annenberg school, Josh Kun was Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author of Audiotopia: Music, Race, and America (UC Press) which won a 2006 American Book Award. His articles on popular music, the pop cultures of the US-Mexico border, and the music of Los Angeles have appeared in numerous scholarly journals and anthologies. He is director of The Popular Music Project at USC Annenberg’s The Norman Lear Center.