2
Tuesday
Feb
2016
St. Alban's Church454 King Edward Avenue
4:00pm

Megaphono Festival
Official Launch:
Keynote Address
by Jessica Hopper

"Jessica Hopper's criticism is a trenchant and necessary counterpoint not just on music, but on our culture at large.
— Annie Clark, St. Vincent
Jessica Hopper

TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT OUR USUAL STORES.

 

The 2nd annual MEGAPHONO showcase music festival takes place in Ottawa, February 2-5, 2016.

Tickets ($12 adv / $15 door) are available from  MEGAPHONO  and include Jessica Hopper’s keynote and the concert by The Acorn, Emilie & Ogden, Pipahauntas 

Jessica Hopper's music criticism has earned her a reputation as a firebrand, a keen observer and fearless critic not just of music but the culture around it. With this volume spanning from her punk fanzine roots to her landmark piece on R. Kelly's past, The First Collection leaves no doubt why The New York Times has called Hopper's work influential." Not merely a selection of two decades of Hopper's most engaging, thoughtful, and humorous writing, this book documents the last 20 years of American music making and the shifting landscape of music consumption. The book journeys through the truths of Riot Grrrl's empowering insurgence, decamps to Gary, IN, on the eve of Michael Jackson's death, explodes the grunge-era mythologies of Nirvana and Courtney Love, and examines emo's rise. Through this vast range of album reviews, essays, columns, interviews, and oral histories, Hopper chronicles what it is to be truly obsessed with music.

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