Listen Again: Music You Should Change Your Mind About Right Now

Listen Again: Music You Should Change Your Mind About Right Now

"The [Experience Music Project] papers are a text radio, spilling out evidence of so many strange brilliant forays into the starry night of our common culture." Jonathan Lethem

Co-presented with The Popular Music Project of The Norman Lear Center, USC Annenberg School for Communication

Ready, set, reinterpret! All pop music, past and present, is fair game on this night of live, rapid-fire music criticism as the members of a distinguished panel of writers, musicians and scholars have five minutes each to persuade the audience to reconsider a series of pop tracks -- and find in them hitherto undiscovered pleasures. This high-spirited confab celebrates the publication of Listen Again: A Momentary History of Pop Music, a collection of writings drawn from the Experience Music Project Pop Conference. Panelists include Ann Powers (Los Angeles Times), R.J. Smith (Los Angeles magazine), Oliver Wang (, CSU-Long Beach) and Ernest Hardy (L.A. Weekly), among others.

Full list of speakers:
Christine Bacareza Balance (UC Riverside)
Alice Echols (USC)
Robert Fink (UCLA)
Oscar Garza (Ciudad magazine)
Judith Halberstam (USC)
Ernest Hardy (LA Weekly)
Rod Hernandez (Cal State-Dominguez Hills)
Josh Kun (USC)
Anthony Miller (Los Angeles CityBeat)
Neal Pollack (
Ann Powers (Los Angeles Times)
Ned Raggett (ILM-ILX website)
Randall Roberts (LA Weekly)
Janet Sarbanes (Cal Arts)
RJ Smith (Los Angeles magazine)
Karen Tongson (USC)
Elijah Wald (UCLA)
Oliver Wang (Cal State-Long Beach, Soulsides blog)
Eric Weisbard (editor, Listen Again)

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TUE 1/22
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff