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Thursday, April 20 • 5:15pm - 7:15pm
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Chris Molanphy, “Lifting My Voice, Plugging One Ear: The Post–Band-Aid History of the Communal-Singing Celebrity Megasingle—Chart Phenomenon, Crusading Pronouncement, Comic Punchline?”
Tim Quirk, “What I Learned in Jail”
Allison Hussey, “FU, HB2: Battles of Bands and Bathroom Bills”
Patrick St. Michel, “Japanese Music In The Post-Fukushima Era”

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Maura Johnston

Twitter | | Maura Johnston is a writer and editor who teaches at Boston College. 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... Read More →

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Allison Hussey

Twitter | | Since 2010, Allison Hussey has been writing about music from her home state of North Carolina, but has been a voracious music consumer for much longer. Her current position is the music editor at INDY Week, the alt-weekly serving the large metropolitan area of Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill. Hussey is deeply invested in local music and culture, with a sharp interest in learning about how they intersect with social justice issues and the thorny notion of Southern identity... Read More →
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Patrick St. Michel

Twitter | | Patrick St. Michel is a writer based in Tokyo, who has been covering Japanese music since moving to the country in 2009. His work has appeared in The Japan Times, Pitchfork, The Fader, The Atlantic, and many more. He operates the Japanese music blog Make Believe Melodies, and he has written an entry in the upcoming 33 1/3 Japan series... Read More →
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Chris Molanphy

Twitter | | Chris Molanphy is a pop-chart analyst and critic who writes about the intersection of culture and commerce in popular music. He writes the “Why Is This Song No. 1?” series for Slate, and his work has also appeared in Pitchfork, NPR Music's The Record, Billboard, Rolling Stone, and CMJ. Chris is also a frequent guest on National Public Radio (Soundcheck, All Things Considered, Planet Money, On the Media) and on... Read More →
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Tim Quirk

Twitter | | Tim Quirk spent more than 10 years as the singer and lyricist for the punk-pop band Too Much Joy. He’s also been a regular contributor to Raygun and The San Francisco Chronicle and overseen the music programming teams for Rhapsody and Google Play. His critical essays have been published in anthologies by the Oxford University Press, Best Music Writing 2010, and the academic journal Popular Music. Tim is currently one half of an electro-pop outfit called Wonderlick... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 5:15pm - 7:15pm
Learning Labs MoPOP, 325 5th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109